Harris Hill Rehab Team

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Holly Abbott, PT, DPT

Joined company in: 2016. Graduated from: Daemen College. Best part of the job: “Seeing patients progress is rewarding.” Hobbies: Working out and spending time with her family. How she motivates patients: She performs the exercises with them if needed and encourages them. Most important thing for patients to do: “Work hard in therapy.”

Jen Brennan, Physical Therapist

Joined company in: 2009. Graduated from: Daemen College. Best part of job: “Seeing our rehab patients succeed and go home.” Most important thing for patients to do: Have determination.

Katherine Bull, PT DPT, Physical Therapist

Joined company:  June 2018. Graduated from:  Daemen College. Best part of the job:  “Interacting with the patients and seeing their progress.” How she motivates patients:  “I keep a positive attitude throughout each treatment session and provide reassurance as needed.” Most important thing for a patient to do:  “Work hard”. Personal hobbies:  Field hockey official, softball […]

Tiara B, AAS – COTA

Joined company: August 2018 Graduated from:  Villa Maria College Best part of the job:  “Helping my patients get back their independence” How she motivates her patients:  “Try to be as compassionate, understanding and encouraging as possible.” Most important thing for a patient to do: Be willing to participate and know that it will take time, […]

Emily Cincotta, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Joined company:  November 2018. Graduated from:  University at Buffalo. Best part of the job:  “Seeing my patients improve their quality of life.” How she motivates patients:  “Keeping a positive attitude.”

Emily Cumminsky, COTA/L

Joined company:  November 2018. Graduated from:  Erie Community College. Best part of the job:  “Watching patients make progress so they can go home.” How she motivates patients:  “Encourage them to be positive and have an open mind.” Most important thing for patients to do:  “Don’t give up and stay positive.”

Eric Duchscherer PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Joined Company:  January 2019. Graduated from:  Erie Community College Best part of job:  “Seeing patients go home happy and healthy and excited for the rest of their lives.” Hobbies: Hiking, football, biking, exploring, traveling, strategy card games, movies, video games, reading. How she motivates patients:  “I tell them that they have a lot to look […]

Bob Donovan, COTA/L, Rehab Director

Joined company: November 5, 2001. Graduated from: Erie Community College. Best part of the job: “Helping others.” Hobbies: Golf, traveling concerts and fantasy sports. How he motivates patients: “Don’t be afraid to get better.” Most important thing for patients to do: “Exercise + nutrition + medication = success.”

Krysta, PT, DPT, PT Supervisor

Joined company: April 5, 2016. Graduated from: D’Youville College.

Lindsay K., PTA

Joined company: May 16, 2013. Graduated from: Villa Maria College.

Elizabeth Koenig, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Joined the company in: 2003. Graduated from: University at Buffalo. Best part of the job: “Watching a patient walk out of the facility at the end of their rehabilitation feeling proud of themselves and knowing you helped them.” Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends. How she motivates patients: “I try to motivate patients by […]

Rob Kordylewski PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Joined company:  2009. Graduated from:  Daemen College. Best part of the job:  “Helping those who were sick or had an injury.” How he motivates patients:  “Highlight their accomplishments from admissions and work together on their areas in need of improvement.” Most import things for patients to do:  “Keep trying but actively strive to achieve goals.”

Lisa Lucas, COTA

Joined company in: 2002. Graduated from: Erie Community College North. Best part of the job: “Nothing can replace the feeling I get when I help someone succeed at something and see them smile after they’ve accomplished an activity or task they couldn’t do before.” Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, camping, horseback riding […]

Claire Mangano, M.S., CCC-SLP

Joined company:  October 2018. Graduated from:  Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Best part of the job:  “Working with a wonderful team of therapists, nurses and MDs.” Hobbies:  Skiing, yoga, boxing, cooking, baking and decorating. How she motivates patients:  “I find something that’s motivating for the individual patient (i.e. going home, being able to eat their favorite […]

Marcy Manning, PTA

Joined company in: 2015. Graduated from: Canisius College & Villa Maria College. Best part of the job: “Getting to know about my patients lives.” Hobbies: Hiking, aerial yoga and playing with her puppy. How she motivates patients: She reminds them about the comforts of their home and their goals to get back if they work […]

Carrie McCoy, MS, OTR/L

Joined company: October 2017. Graduated from:  D’Youville College. Best part of the job:  Sharing compassion with others. How she motivates her patients:  It’s very individualized and it’s important to understand what matters most to your patients. Most important thing for a patient to do:  “Be open minded and understand everything we do has a purpose […]

Mitch Mediak, PTA

Joined company: October 2018. Graduated from:  Niagara County Community College. Best part of the job:  Getting residents back home. How he motivates his patients:  “The harder you work in therapy the easier it will be when you get home.” Most important thing for a patient to do:  “Stay positive and focus on their goals.” Personal […]

Nicole Mierczewski, PTA

Joined company in: 2015. Graduated from: Villa Maria College. Best part of the job: “Improving patients’ functional ability.” How she motivates patients: “I encourage them to do their best.”

Gena Monahan, Physical Therapist

Joined company in: 2003. Graduated from: Daemen College. Best part of the job: “Seeing patients progress.” Hobbies: Spending time with family. How she motivates patients: With “anything that works!” Most important thing for patients to do: “Stay positive! Try their best!”

Rachel Pandolfe, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Joined company:  October, 2018. Graduated from:  “D’Youville College. Best part of the job:  “Improving the quality of life of patients.” Hobbies:  Walking her dog, soccer and painting. How she motivates patients:  “Using words of encouragement and having a positive attitude.” Most important thing for patients to do:  “Try their best each session and give 100% […]

Pashawn Romer, OTA

Joined company: June 2018. Graduated from:  Villa Maria College. Best part of the job:  The residents. How he motivates his patients:  Singing. Most important thing a patient can do:  “Have a positive attitude.” Personal hobbies:  Chess and travel.

Allison Schuler, PTA

Joined company:  May 2018. Graduated from:  Genesee Community College. Best part of the job:  Getting to know the patient’s and watching them make progress. How she motivates her patients:  “Encourage them to do their best!” Most important thing a patient can do:  “Stay positive”.

Alicia Seweryn, BS, Physical Therapist

Joined company in: 2011. Graduated from: University at Buffalo. Best part of the job: “I love what I do!” Most important thing for patients to do: Have a positive attitude.

Justine Smith, MS, OTR/L

Joined company:  July 2018. Graduated from:  D’Youville College. Best part of the job:  “Smiling patients”. Most important thing for a patient to do: “Ask questions”. Personal hobbies: Volleyball, hiking, and my puppy named Odin.

Michelle Smith, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Joined company in: 2015. Graduated from: I.U. Medical Center. Best part of the job: “Seeing patients improve and the teamwork/friendships of my co-workers.” Hobbies: Crafts and hiking. How she motivates patients: She tells them, “Attitude is everything and you have the power to make this a great day!” Most important thing for patients to do: […]

Michelle Solazzo, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Joined company in: 2013. Graduated from: D’Youville College. Best part of job: “Watching patients achieve their full potential.” Hobbies: Reading and spending time with her 3 sons. How she motivates patients: Setting small goals to help boost their confidence levels when they meet them which encourages them to keep trying. Most important thing for patients […]

Jordan Thompson, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Graduated from:  Daemen College. Best part of the job:  “Contributing to our patients’ success and seeing them go home.” How he motivates patients:  “I provide ongoing encouragement, and I build upon what they can already do.” Most important thing for a patient to do: “The patients nedd to have a positive attitude, be dedicated, and […]

Wade Tomaszewski, PTA

Joined company:  September 2018. Graduated from:  Villa Maria. Best part of the job:  “Helping people get back to their previous state.” How he motivates patients:  “By giving them encouragement and giving them achievable goals.” Most important thing for a patient to do:  “Put the work in”. Personal hobbies:  Owning, training and driving racing horses at […]

Kim Tupper, PTA

Joined company in: 2009. Graduated from: Villa Maria College.

Joe Vokes, OTR/L

Joined company: September 2018. Graduated from:  University at Buffalo. Best part of the job:  “Working with the patients and seeing their progress”. How he motivates his patients: “Finding what is meaningful to them and working towards that.” Most important thing for a  patient to do:  “Give the best effort they have during therapy.” Personal hobbies:  […]

 

Amanda R. S. Wesolowski, PT, DPT

Joined company in: 2010. Graduated from: University at Buffalo. Best part of the job: “Assisting people to walk when they haven’t been able to and seeing them increase their independence.” Hobbies: Reading, cooking, traveling, church activities. How she motivates patients: Reassuring and encouraging them by making them aware of the improvements she sees. Most important […]

Shannon Wiseman, OTR

Joined company: July 2018. Graduated from:  D’Youville College. Best part of the job:  “Communication with the patients and residents, as well as seeing them improve.” How she motivates her patients: “You work with me, I’ll work with you and we’ll get through this together.” Most important thing for a  patient to do:  “Give their full […]