Our Awesome Staff

All our professionals at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

We’re passionate about helping people like you feel better! Check out more about our background and get to know the family at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates. If you want a rewarding, long-term career in a fun, team-oriented environment consider our employment opportunities!


Scott P. Heape

Practice Administrator/CFO

Co-founder of Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, Scott Heape graduated from Illinois State University in 2000 with a BS in Accountacy. He came on as practice administrator/CFO in July 2018.  When Scott does have spare time, he enjoys playing poker or watching his favorite sports teams with Dr. Lockwood.

Lynda Hicks, CNA

Medical Assistant

Hi, I’m Lynda and I was born in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans. My family moved to Bloomington-Normal, IL in August of 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. I attended Normal West and went on to attend Heartland Community College where I earned my CNA. Within the past 3 years, I’ve had the privilege to work with patients at Bloomington Rehabilitation, Heritage Health, and Bromenn gaining experience with patients in a wide variety of situations. Working here at HFAA has made a positive impact in my career and my mindset in the workplace. I love the amazing people I work with, and I look forward to meeting you and helping you walk comfortably on your feet again!


Bree Satterfeal, CNA

Billing Coordinator

Hi, my name is Bree and I am the Billing Coordinator here at HFAA! I graduated from LeRoy High School in 2010 and received my CNA  from Parkland College in May 2019. I am currently going to Parkland College to get my nursing degree. I previously worked at a bank for six years, but my main focus in life is to care for others! Hope to see you soon! 

Jody Remkus

Front Desk Coordinator

Hi, I’m Jody! I am originally from the Lincoln/Atlanta area. I moved to Bloomington in 2019 and got married in September of 2020. I have an amazing step-daughter that is an ISU student and gymnastics athlete, and we also have a dog named Gizmo. My favorite things to do are travel and go to concerts. I can’t wait to meet you!


Jess Utter

Front Desk Coordinator

Hi, my name is Jess and I was born and live in Bloomington with my partner Nathan and two cats Pyp and Mylo. I started out in healthcare working in eyecare as a Certified Paraoptometric. My passion is to help serve people and to put a smile on your face! In my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with family, traveling, and lounging around the house with my cats.

Mayson Fitton, CNA

Medical Assistant

Hi I’m Mayson! I’m a medical assistant here at HFAA. I attended Bloomington High School and I became a CNA my senior year  after attending Bloomington Area Career Center. Since then I’ve worked in hospitals, doctor’s offices, long term care facilities and in-home care. I have a son who is the happiest, sweetest little human, I love watching him grow. I have a passion for people and smiling faces. I look forward to meeting you!


Brittany Dunham, CNA

Medical Assistant

Hi everyone! My name is Brittany and I’m a Medical Assistant here at HFAA. I was born and raised in Bloomington-Normal. I graduated from Normal Community West High School and Heartland where I received my CNA and Medical Assistant licenses. My husband and I enjoy spending our time with our son Abel – and also being outdoors with our furr-baby Pickles. I’m passionate about making sure my patients receive the best care possible and leave with a smile on their face! I can’t wait to meet you!