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We’re a company that truly believes in the “bottom-up” approach to management. Our leadership team is comprised of individuals with various backgrounds. But they all have one thing in common – the goal of making Sports PT the best physical therapy provider around.

President and CEO
Lynn Steenberg, PT, ATC

How did she come to Sports PT? “Sports PT found me!”

  • Has more than 37 years of experience in the healthcare field
  • Graduated from Ithaca College in 1978 with her degree in Physical Therapy
  • Earned her National Certification in Athletic Training the following year in 1979
  • Began her physical therapy career in pediatrics while serving as a volunteer high school athletic trainer for various teams
  • Began her sports medicine management career at Cornell University in 1981 where she was the Supervisor of the Physical Therapy Department
  • Moved to Syracuse, NY in 1986 to open Onondaga Sports Medicine Center, a sports medicine-focused outpatient rehabilitation center
  • Joined HealthSouth under a management contract in 1994, where her responsibilities grew from managing two locations in Central New York to more than 50 locations across the state by 2000
  • Founded Sports Physical Therapy of New York, PC after the termination of HealthSouth’s management agreement on July 1, 2005

What’s her favorite part of the job?  “Mentoring my people.”


What does she enjoy outside of work? “Being with my family, volunteering, watching my husband’s football team, reading, and playing golf.”

  • Key4Women Achieve Award Recipient in October 2017
  • Hospice of CNY Honoree in June 2017
  • An active member of the WISE Advisory Board focusing on mentoring women entrepreneurs
  • Received Outstanding Mentor Award by BizEventz Successful Business Women Awards 2016
  • Named Ann Michel Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013
  • Named one of the "Professional Women of the Year" by the Syracuse division of the National Association of Professional Women in 2012
  • Received the "Clara Barton Award for Exceptional Volunteer Leadership" by the Central New York Chapter of the American Red Cross in June 2010
  • Received the "Women Who Mean Business" Award in 2010
  • Has served for more than 20 years as the musical director of two youth choirs at University United Methodist Church, sits on multiple support committees and is the former President of the Board of Trustees
  • Member of the Executive Women’s Golf Association and is a 2008 Woman in Business award recipient
  • Member of the National Associaiton of Professional Women
  • Resides in Syracuse with her husband, Matt, a retired physical education teacher at Fayetteville-Manlius high school and a collegiate football coach at Cortland State University
  • Their three adult children have also joined the medical and fitness/wellness professions
  • Member of the Women Presidents' Organization


Leadership Team
Alex DiRienzo,
Practice Liaison

"I wanted to join a team that puts people first and help that team and their positive mentality grow."

  • Earned his B.A. in English from LeMoyne College in 2013
  • Performs in Murder Mystery dinner theatre with the ACME Mystery Company


What's his favorite party of the job?

  • "Meeting new people"


Things Alex enjoys outside of work:

  • Watching movies, reading, live music, and being outside when it's not winter!
Dot Hall,
Executive Vice President

How did she come to Sports PT?

"I served on the Board of the American Red Cross with Lynn Steenberg and admired hearing her success stories. She offered me a chance to facilitate an All State meeting for Sports PT and I was convinced that I wanted to be part of the next chapter with these wonderful people!"

  •  Received a BS in Business/Human Resources from SUNY Empire State College.
  •  Earned a Certificate in Human Resources from LeMoyne College
  • Consults with organizations on human resources, team dynamics and strategic planning


What's her favorite part of the job?

"Being able to contribute to the development of the people who make up Sports PT is the best part. Strategically aligning with the leadership to bring programs to the staff, community and the stakeholders delivers daily satisfaction and reward."


What does she enjoy doing outside of work?

Spending time with my family, engaging in community activities and helping those in need.

  • Board of Directors, American Red Cross of Central New  York, Past Chair, Current Executive Committee Member
  • Former member & Vice Chair, NYS Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) Committee
  • Past President of CNY American Society of Training & Development
  • Past President, Professional Secretaries International


Teresa Lindell, PT, DPT, OCS
Director of Clinical Operations

Teresa oversees the clinical operations across Sports PT. Teresa maintains our clinical compliance programs, mentors our new clinicians on best practices, and organizes ongoing clinical education programs for all our physical therapists. Teresa can frequently be found speaking at professional organizations on clinical topics, and is a sought-after advisor to students considering entering the profession. 

Regional Manager
Rebecca Korosi, PT, DPT, ATC

Becky has been a leader within Sports PT for over 10 years, serving our Western New York locations in Downtown Buffalo, East Amherst, Tonawanda, and Wheatfield. Becky has a passion for treating athletes and is a skilled vestibular clinical provider as well.

As a Regional Manager, Becky oversees the operations of all 4 Western New York locations, as well as mentors new staff and builds community relationships. 

Alison Synakowski, PT, DPT, ATC

Alison has been a leader within Sports PT for over 10 years, serving our Eastern New York locations in Saratoga and Malta. Her desire and passion to treat orthopedic conditions, train new clinicians, and educate our communities in the importance of learning as much as they can in order to have control over their bodies and to not let pain run their lives. 

In her role as Regional Manager, Alison helps grow our Eastern New York market, trains staff, and provides clinical mentoring to students. You will find her complete bio by visiting our Saratoga or Malta locations pages. 

Clinic Manager
Alana Gorman, PT, DPT
Clinic Manager

Alana leads our Malta clinic in our Eastern New York market. She brings over 7 years experience with her that serves our patients and community, and is passionate about educating on the importance of staying healthy, mobile and independent in your life.

Chad LaChance, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Chad joined Sports PT in 2018 and has been a positive leader in the CNY market since joining. He currently oversees the operation of our Camillus clinic, as well as lends leadership guidance to our Liverpool team. 

Matthew Walsh, PT, DPT

Matt has been with Sports PT for 3 years and oversees the operations of our Downtown Buffalo location. During his time with us, Matt has become proficient with mentoring new students, growing relationships in our community, and educating patients on the many benefits of physical therapy.

Operations Administrator
Shelly Conover,
Operations Administrator

Shelly has over 15 years in billing and collections experience. She brings a wealth of experience understanding insurance verifications, authorizations and efficient processes to support patient account balances. Shelly works with all our clinics to support our patients in answering insurance questions, and helping helping patients understand their financial responsibility for their care. 

Tara MacAuley,
Operations Administrator

Tara has several years experience in customer service and oversees the patient service operations of our Western New York market. She is skilled in insurance verifications, authorizations and assisting patients with understanding their available benefits. Tara is also a leader on our social media team and coordinates our daily social media messages helping us share our great company culture.  

Theresa Samstag,
Operations Administrator

Theresa brings strong leadership to our customer service team in our Eastern New York market. She helps implement effective processes with our Patient Service Coordinators, develops external relationships in the market, and trains staff on on important workflow approaches. 

Lisa Vinci,
Operations Administrator

Lisa has been an integral part of our operations in our Rochester market for over 10 years. She is the welcoming face that greets our patients and helps with getting benefits authorized and removes obstacles that may block their important care. Lisa handles many responsibilities across the state, including training, marketing and outreach, and business reporting and analysis.