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
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.”
Senior Vice President, Operations
How did she come to Sports PT? “I was lucky enough to have been a student in the Tonawanda office, and became part of the team right after graduation from college.”
Earned her Bachelor's of Science in Physical Therapy degree in 1999 from Daemen College in Amherst, NY
Started working at the Sports PT location in Syracuse, NY following graduation, where she focused on rehabilitation of post-operative injuries and treating high-level sports-related injuries
In 2003, relocated to Buffalo with a focus on spine rehabilitation
Elected Treasurer of the Western District of the NY Physical Therapy Association in 2013
Has attended numerous advanced continuing education courses for both spine and extremity rehabilitation, and has incorporated that into a muscle imbalance philosophy for treatment
Focus on Women's Health, especially Physical Therapy during Pregnancy and has taught numerous courses on these topics statewide
Is a certified Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association, which allows for strong mentorship programs with the local colleges and universities
Has been a member of the Delegate Assembly of the NY Physical Therapy Association in 2012, 2013 and 2014
Active member of the Physical Therapy Alliance of Upstate NY since 2012
What’s her favorite part of the job? “Treating our wonderful patients and mentoring our clinical and leadership team.”
What does she enjoy outside of work? “Spending time with my children and husband, traveling, biking/working out, being outdoors, shopping, cooking. Enjoying life in beautiful Upstate NY!”
PT, DPT, OCS
Senior Vice President, Director of Clinical Services
How did she come to Sports PT? The clinic she worked for joined the HealthSouth network in 1996 and later became Sports PT.
Received a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from SUNY Oneonta in 1993
Earned her B.S. and Masters Degrees in Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in 1996
A member of the APTA since 1994
Appointed Professional Member of the New York State Board for Physical Therapy in 2013
Treats with a strong emphasis on manual therapy and functional exercise strategies to rehabilitate all types of orthopedic injuries
Clinical interests include treatment of post-operative knees/shoulders, pain relief, and rehabilitation for pregnant and post-natal patients
Serves as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services for all 21
Sports PT locations, establishing clinical education programs for employees and overseeing clinical treatment programs to ensure clinical excellence throughout the state Coordinates Sports PT’s student program with Colleges and Universities throughout the country
Oversees the Clinical Pathways for all clinicians at Sports PT
Implementing the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Study Group and Director of Residency Programs at Sports PT
What’s her favorite part of the job? “Mentoring clinical staff and creating opportunities for their professional growth. Improving the overall quality of the services we provide to our patients through these opportunities.”
What does she enjoy outside of work? “My two girls – Ava and Emma. I’m also an avid tennis fan.”
Vice President of Performance Management
How did she come to Sports PT? “Sports PT was willing to be flexible with my hours, allowing me to complete my Bachelor’s degree and maintain my job.”
Graduated from Cazenovia College
Joined the Sports PT family in 1999
Earned the Certified Physician Practice Manager certification from AAPC in October 2014
Managed the billing department at our Administrative Office for a number of years
Promoted to Quality Coordinator for the Upstate NY Region in September 2005, and added Senior Metrics Analyst to her title in 2009
Works directly with the leadership team and front desk staff to ensure that all of our patients receive the highest customer service
What’s her favorite part of the job? “Getting to see employees having fun and growing professionally at the same time.”
What does she enjoy outside of work? “Spending time outdoors, mowing 12 acres of lawn over the summer. I also enjoy baking and cooking, spending time with friends and family, and trivia."
Vice President of Human Resources
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