Our Caring Staff
The Alliance O&P family is dedicated to providing excellence care for our patients. When you receive orthotic and prosthetic services from us, you become part of the Alliance family. We strive to take the very best care of our family.
About the Alliance Team Members
Alan is a native Texan with over 20 years experience in the orthotics and prosthetics field...
Phyllis is a native Texan with over 20 years experience in the orthotics and prosthetics field...
Jammy is our business partner and Controller for Alliance O&P.
Mike is a business partner and Director of Finance for Alliance.
Shelbi is a native Texan growing up in West Texas...
Katie is a native Texan, born and raised in the small town of Clifton, Texas...
Rhae joined the Alliance O&P staff in May of 2016 as a full-time Prosthetic/Orthotic Resident...
Scott is a native Texan who resides in Burleson, Texas. He joined the Alliance family in 2017...
Shawn joined the Alliance family in 2014 as a prosthetic and orthotic technician...
Christi joined the Alliance team in June 2018.
Jennifer has been with Alliance Orthotics and Prosthetics since January of 2012...
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Alan Sheppard is a native Texan with over 20 years experience in the orthotic and prosthetic field. Alan graduated in 1996 from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center with his Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Alan’s compassion and empathy are expressed through the quality of his care as well as the satisfaction from his patients. Alan specializes in both prosthetic and orthotic lower extremity care for pediatrics and adults.
Alan is board certified in both prosthetics and orthotics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). Alan has also been licensed by the Texas Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics since 2003.
Alan’s wife, Jammy, is our business partner and Controller for Alliance O&P. They have two wonderful children, Claire and Jackson.
Phyllis McNiel is a native Texan with over 20 years experience in the orthotic and prosthetic field. Phyllis graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Abilene Christian University. She received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1995. Phyllis’ devotion to helping others combined with her years of experience in the field has made her a practitioner that always provides the highest level of patient care. Phyllis specializes in lower extremity orthotic and prosthetic care for both pediatrics and adults.
Phyllis is board certified in both prosthetics and orthotics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) and has been licensed by the Texas Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics since 2001.
Phyllis's husband Mike is also a business partner and Director of Finance for Alliance. They have lived in the North Texas area for over 30 years and Mike has had a career in the Aerospace Industry since he graduated from college.
Shelbi Hrnack is a native Texan growing up in West Texas. Shelbi is married, and she and her husband, Dr. Scott Hrnack, live in Keller, TX. Shelbi began her education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She completed her degree in 2006 at the University of Texas Southwestern Allied Health Sciences School receiving a Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. She then went on to complete her residency at Advanced Limb and Brace at their offices in Lubbock and Amarillo. During her residency, Shelbi was a supporting author for an article that was published in the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Shelbi is board certified in both prosthetics and orthotics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) and is Texas state licensed. Shelbi offices out of Denton but covers Wise, Tarrant, Montague, and Denton Counties. She sees patients of all ages for both prosthetic and orthotic services.
Katie is a native Texan, born and raised the small town of Clifton, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Allied Health Sciences School in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics. She went on to complete her residency in Temple, Texas at Central Prosthetics and Orthotics. Katie has been an active member of the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, serving on the executive board and the legislative committee. Her passion for prosthetics and orthotics and serving others has led her to mission work in Zambia with a non-profit, Prosthetic Promises in His Name. When not working, Katie enjoys being active in her church and painting. Katie lives in the Valley View area with her husband, Jason. She was honored with being named Citizen of the Year for 2017 by the Valley View Chamber of Commerce.
Katie is board certified in both prosthetics and orthotics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) and is Texas state licensed. Katie offices out of both the Denton and Gainesville offices. She sees patients of all ages for both prosthetic and orthotic services.
Rhae Kiessling joined the Alliance O&P staff in May 2016 as a full-time Prosthetic/Orthotic Resident. She received her Texas Licensure after completing her Masters degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from UT Southwestern, December 2015. Rhae has a lengthy scientific background that includes a Bachelors in Biology/Chemistry, a Masters of Molecular and Cellular Biology research from Southern Methodist University, and a first career teaching advanced sciences at JJ Pearce High School in Richardson, TX.
In 2013, Rhae found the Orthotic and Prosthetic profession coincidentally while she was mentoring high school chemistry students to pursue careers in the sciences, taking a group to tour the campus of UT Southwestern Health Professions. Her own eyes were opened to the creative blend of art and science and the lifelong relationships involved in Orthotic and Prosthetic care and instead put in her own application to graduate school! She is delighted to say the rest is history and is optimistic about her future. Rhae is working towards her American Board Certification in Prosthetics and Orthotics, projected for Spring 2018. She lives locally with her husband and baby boy, Connor.
Scott is a native Texan who resides in Burleson, Texas. He joined the Alliance family in 2017 as a Licensed Prosthetic Assistant, which he received in 2015. Scott is currently working towards his assistant license in orthotics as well. Scott's journey to the field of O&P field came to be when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 14. The cancer resulted in Scott losing his right leg above the knee. Since losing his leg to cancer, Scott has founded a non-profit, ABI, which hosts charity benefit basketball games to help kids and their families going through cancer. In 2014, Scott became the first above knee amputee to play in a professional basketball game in the PBL league in Michigan. He has been featured in numerous articles and news outlets such as ESPN Sportscenter Top Ten Plays, LA Times, SLAM Magazine, and the cover of XXL basketball magazine in Taiwan. He has been awarded Fox 4's Hometown Hero, CBS 11 Texan with Character, KRLD Community Hero, and Cook Children's Hospital's 2015 Aflac Duckprint Award for leaving his footprint on the fight against childhood cancer. Every summer, Scott volunteers at Camp Sanguinity which is a camp for kids with cancer and blood disorders. Scott has worked in the medical field since age 18 as a physical therapy tech for 7 years, a wound care tech for 4 years, a patient model and patient consultant for a prosthetic manufacturer for 3 years, and now as a licensed prosthetic assistant for the past 4 years. Scott chose the medical field because he feels given his experience with cancer and being an amputee, he can relate to patients and give them some hope with what they are going through. His latest project is a children's book he has written about his story and his relationship with Christ titled "Me and JC" which is set to be released later in 2018. All the proceeds from the book with go to kids with cancer and their families. Scott lives with his wife, Vanessa, and their two dogs, Daisy & Allie.
Shawn joined the Alliance family in 2014 as a prosthetic and orthotic technician. He started as a technician in the prosthetic and orthotic field in 2000. Shawn lives in the Hurst area with wife, Elisa, and three boys. Shawn’s philosophy on the job is "The two greatest days of my life were the day I was born and the day I found out why; I do this job to serve others".
Jennifer has been with Alliance Orthotics and Prosthetics since January of 2012. She is the office manager at the Gainesville location. Jennifer lives in Whitesboro with her husband, Rodney, three children, Jordan, Lily, and Sadie, and two dogs, Sugar and Biscuit.
Christi joined the Alliance team in June 2018.