Our Staff

Learn more about our licensed physical therapists in Omaha, NE at Premier Physical Therapy!

Jennifer Beran, DPT/OWNER

Jennifer was born and raised in Minneapolis and thus is extremely well-known for her cold hands but equally warm heart. She received her BS in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse in 1995 and her doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton in 1998. She ran her first marathon in 2001, started Premier Therapy in 2005, married the love of her life in 2009, and became certified in scuba-diving and sky-diving in 2011. Jennifer loves running, reading, talking, and helping her patients meet their goals. She also loves a good joke and padded tennis shoes (in case we didn’t mention, she’s ridiculously short.)

[email protected]


Hannah Lawson, DPT, OCS

Hannah is from a small town near Savannah, GA. She received her BS in Exercise and Sports Science from University of Georgia (Go dawgs!). She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Georgia Southern University in 2020 and received her Orthopedic Specialist Certification in 2022. She loves traveling, adventuring (hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and skiing), reading, and helping patients get back to their hobbies and active lifestyles.

[email protected]

Julie Ortman, DPTJulie Ortman, DPT

Julie joined the Premier team in 2014. Prior to that, she enjoyed serving our veterans as a physical therapist at the VA Medical Center for 16 years. Julie grew up right here in Bennington, NE, and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 1998 from Creighton University. Julie is best known for her crazy endurance endeavors. She has completed a 50K, 9 marathons, many 1/2 marathons, and all triathlon distances -including 2 full Ironmans. Julie even finished in the top 10% of all world Ironman branded triathletes in 2013, qualified and ran the Boston Marathon in 2014, and placed 2nd overall female in a half-iron distance triathlon in 2016. An injury and subsequent surgery have set her back recently, but she hopes to get back to competing soon.

[email protected]

Katy Sousan, PTA

Born and raised in Omaha, NE and graduated PTA school from Nebraska Methodist College. Married her husband, Ben, in 2018 and moved to Georgia with their dog Frankie but moved back to Husker nation in 2023. Since graduation has worked in outpatient physical therapy which is her favorite setting due to the diverse diagnosis’ and patient population she gets to work with. Outside of work loves cooking/baking, reading, hiking, traveling, and spending most of her free time with family, friends, and her dog. Although she has a deep passion for health/wellness, she is just as happy spending all day watching romantic comedies on the couch.

Aaron Jensen, PTA

Meet physical therapist assistant Aaron Jensen-Roberts (for you Key & Peele fans, it’s prounounced A A Ron. HaHaHa.) Aaron’s childhood was split between living just outside the small town of Missouri Valley, IA and then moved to Omaha for middle school through college. He is a big fan of mountain biking, lifting weights, boxing and belly laughs. His plans for his future are to travel more and to “continually challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone.” Since Aaron started here in June, he’s shown us that he keeps his upbeat energy going all the live long day!

Chris Beran, Business ManagerChris Beran, Business Manager/Owner

Chris is the master of all things electronic, technical, and creative. He loves his wife, his children, and his computer. He is a pilot and a skydiving instructor with over 800 jumps and is successful (most of the time.) When his son was asked what would be his dad’s perfect day, “Any day with weather nice enough to fly into the blue sky or jump through it.” And if you ever need to ask a favor, Chris loves peanut butter to an almost freakish degree.

[email protected]