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Alexandria Albert, PT Assistant, Long-Term Care Specialist

Graduated from: Niagara County Community College Best part of the job: “Assisting residents to maintain and improve their functional mobility with appreciation in return” Best thing for patients to do: “Participation is key!”  

Kate Bartlett, Speech-Language Pathologist

Joined company in: 2015 Graduated from: University at Geneseo and University at Buffalo Best part of the job: “Helping patients reach their communication goals” Hobbies: She’s a busy working mom who enjoys running and yoga How she encourages patients: She helps patients choose goals that are meaningful and achievable

 

Kara Bliss, PTA

Graduated from: Niagara County Community College Best part of the job: “Helping people return to the things they love doing” Best thing for patients to do: “Be motivated and patient”

Michele Clark, COTA

Joined company in: April 2004 Graduated from: Erie Community College Best part of the job: Seeing patients meet their goals and go home Hobbies: Going to sporting events with my family and watching my boys play sports How she motivates people: She asks her patients what their personal goals are and what they want to […]

Karen Cuddihy, OTR/L

Joined company in: October 2007 Graduated from: State University of New York at Buffalo Best part of the job: Seeing my patients get better and go home Hobbies: Baking and tap dancing Most important thing for patients to do: Have a positive attitude and stay motivated

Kayla D., PTA

Joined company in: May 2016 Graduated from: Villa Maria College Hobbies: Enjoying the company of her Bichon Frise dog named Biscuit and observing cows Most important thing for patients to do: Stay positive!

Meghan Dayton, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Joined company in: June 2016 Graduated from: University at Buffalo Most important thing for patients: Participate in every session to the best of your ability

Alyssa Dueringer, OTR/L

Joined the company: August 2017 Graduated from: D’Youville College Hobbies: Playing beach and cart volleyball How she motivates patients: By encouraging them Most important thing for patients to do: Keep a positive outlook and stay motivated

 

Melissa Filipski, PTA

Joined company in: August 2014 Graduated from: Villa Maria College

Jackie Gaczewski, PTA

Joined company in: February 2016 Graduated from: Villa Maria College Best part of the job: Seeing functional progress in a patient and when they are discharged Hobbies: Being a mom, spending time with her family and shopping How she motivates people: Every patient is different and requires an individualized plan of approach Most important thing […]

Emily Hart, OTR/L

Joined Company in: July 2017 Graduated from: D’Youville College Best part of the job: Building relationships with the patients Hobbies: Baking and taking walks with her dog How she motivates patients: By being supportive, empathetic and encouraging Most important thing for patients to do: Participate to the best of your ability

Sarah Howard, PT, DPT

Joined company: January 2013 Graduated from: D’Youville College Best part of the job: Getting people back to doing the things they love to do Hobbies: Cooking, playing with her dogs, working on her house and working out How she motivates people: I incorporate my patients’ personal goals into their treatments Most important thing for patients […]

Leah Johnson, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Joined company in: August 2003 Graduated from: St. Francis University Best part of the job: Helping patients and their families Hobbies: Hiking with her family

Christy S. Martin, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Joined company in: November 2013 Graduated from: Daemen College Best part of the job: Helping patients progress and listening to past experiences and stories Hobbies: Volleyball, exercising, eating healthy and being with family How she motivates patients: I encourage them to be positive Most important thing for patients to do: Have a positive attitude and […]

Kristen Metz, DPT

Joined company in: May 2016 Graduated from: D’Youville College Best part of the job: Helping people reach their fullest potential and helping them get back to their families Hobbies: Hiking, reading and spending time with her family How she encourages patients: “I tailor my sessions around each patient as an individual.” Best thing for patients […]

Nathan Moran, PTA

Joined company in: May 2015 Graduated from: Villa Maria College Best part of the job: Meeting new people Hobbies: Boating, sports, cooking and gardening How he encourages patients: I try to connect with patients on a personal level and find out what motivates them Best thing for patients to do: Understand that it is expected […]

Chelsea O’Neill, PT, DPT, PT Director

Joined company in: April 2018 Graduated from: University at Buffalo

Colleen M. Pandolfino, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Joined company in: April 2007 Graduated from: D’Youville College Most important thing for patients to do: Actively participate

 

Jill Pyszczynski, OTR

Joined company in: August 2016 Graduated from: Keuka College Best part of the job: Watching patients progress and seeing them achieve their goals Hobbies: Sports, reading and playing cards How she motivates people: She looks to find what motivates each individual Most important thing for patients to do: Try your best, giving a little more […]

Krystal Reed, MS, OTR/L

Joined company in May 2015 Graduated from: D’Youville College Best part of the job: Watching patients achieve their goals of becoming more independent Most important thing for patients to do: Be motivated and push yourself

Mary Snyder, COTA

Joined company in: April 2016 Graduated from: Erie Community College Best part of the job: Seeing patients progress and achieving their goals. I also enjoy listening to the stories about their lives Hobbies: Reading, word puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and Sudoku How she motivates people: I find out what they like to do and encourage them […]

Stephanie Sova, PT, DPT

Joined company in: May 2014 Graduated from: University at Buffalo Best part of the job: Watching patients improve and meet their goals Hobbies: Spending time with her family, reading and cooking How she motivates people: I like to point out the positives, showing them their progress and showing them their potential for improvement Most important […]

YaYa Tiller, Therapy Clerk

Joined company in: January 2007

Rick Van Curen, COTA

Joined company in: August 2015 Graduated from: Jamestown Community College Best part of the job: Working with the patients and residents Hobbies: Exploring and learning about nature with his two grandsons How he motivates patients: I try to encourage each person to work hard each session because it will all pay off Most important thing […]

Kevin Vinh, PTA

Joined company in: June 2018 Graduated from: Villa Marie College Best part of the job: “Seeing patients progress” Hobbies: Painting, hunting and reading Best thing for patients to do: “Work hard and keep a positive mindset”

Shauna Weber, PTA

Joined company in: 2017 Graduated from: Genesee Community College Best part of the job: Helping patients succeed Hobbies: Spending time with her family, friends and dogs as well as going to the beach How she motivates patients: I encourage them Most important thing for patients to do: Have positivity

Becky, COTA, Long-Term Care Specialist

Joined company in: October 2007 Hobbies: Cooking How she motivates patients: Helps them work toward the ultimate goal of independence in the home setting

Marichu, PT

Joined company in: August 2003 Graduated from: Cebu Doctors’ College Best part of the job: Knowing that I can make a difference in the patients’ lives through treatment. Also, when I’m able to help them regain their ability to walk and carry out daily activities How she motivates people: I encourage them to do the […]

Jessica, PTA

Joined company in: September 2011 Graduated from: Villa Maria College

Jill, MSOTR/L

Joined company in: January 2006 Graduated from: Ithaca College

Lisa, COTA

Joined the company in: December 2011 Graduated from: Erie Community College