The Staff of JOI Rehab 

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This page is dedicated to the JOI Rehab Staff members at all 12 of our locations.  We are so proud of our front desk and clinical staff members.  Our goal to provide excellent customer service and the highest level of quality care in our centers.  Please meet our staff!

JOI Rehab Staff – Arlington

Diana Cratem, OTR/L, CHT

Diana Cratem, OTR/L, CHT

Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy (Our Lady of the Rosary Bogota Colombia, 1990)

Diana Cratem has been an Occupational Therapist since 1990 and has worked in a variety of setting including Baptist hospital and JOI.   She is also a Certified Hand Therapist since 2000. She continues to be an asset to this rehabilitation office with her knowledge of the functioning of the hand. Diana is also fluent in Spanish.  She currently works at the JOI Rehab Arlington Physical Therapy Clinic.

Chad Evans, PT, MPT

Chad Evans, PT, MPT – Site Coordinator

Bachelor of Science, Health Education/Wellness (University of Florida, 1993)
Master of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 1999) 

Chad Evans has been a licensed physical therapist since 1999.  He has worked in a variety of outpatient settings. He is an original member of the JOI rehab team. Since 2009 he has been the Site Coordinator for JOI Rehab University Physical Therapy Office and has now transitioned to being the Site Coordinator at JOI’s Arlington office.  He continues to stay up-to-date with the latest in orthopedic care while rooting for the Gators and Jags.


Linda Knight, Intake Coordinator

Linda Knight, Intake Coordinator

Linda Knight is along time resident of Jacksonville and graduated from Englewood High school, GO RAMS! Attended FSCJ. She has worked in the Rehabilitation front desk field for approximately 19 years. Linda previously worked for Healthsouth physical therapy. She joined JOI in 2008 and has worked in multiple  JOI rehab locations. Linda received the Jim Harrison Award for Excellence in Customer Service in 2017. She enjoys spending time with her puppy dog Miss Rusty and taking cruises.


Katy Trumble, PT, DPT, ATC

Katie Trumble, PT, DPT, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2007)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2010)

Prior to joining JOI, Katie Trumble managed an outpatient clinic. She worked with people with various orthopedic conditions and helped with local high school athletics. She has worked in the outpatient setting since graduating from the University of St. Augustine, where she focused on manual therapeutic techniques and sports medicine.

In addition to treating patients at the Arlington rehab office, Katie Trumble is currently providing physical therapy treatment for the student-athletes at JU. She found her passion for physical therapy while playing soccer in high school, club, and collegiately, and still enjoys running, yoga, and Jaguars football. She is interested in pursuing certifications in manual therapy and orthopedic specialist.


Mariah True

Mariah True, PTA

Associates in Exercise Science (University of North Florida)
Physical Therapy Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, 2019)

Mariah True was born in Maine and has moved to several different states throughout the East, West, and Gulf Coast. For the past eight years Fernandina Beach, FL has been her home. Mariah graduated from Florida State College of Jacksonville in 2019 and became a licensed PTA in 2020. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant, Mariah attained her Associates in Exercise Science from the University of North Florida. Mariah recently joined the JOI team in 2021 and is splitting her time between the Nassau, Arlington, and North clinics. In her free time she enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with her family and friends.


JOI Rehab Staff – Beaches

Suzie Blue

Suzie Blue, Front Desk

Suzie moved to Jacksonville Beach a year and a half ago from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is enjoying the beach area, and all it offers, with her two beagle girls. Suzie started off as a patient here at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute’s Jacksonville Beach Rehab and decided she wanted to be a part of our work family. She enjoys meeting and greeting our patients at the front desk.


Anita Ballmick

Anita Ballmick, MOTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (University of Central Florida, 2013)
Master of Occupational Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2017)

Anita Ballmick is originally from Orlando, Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Health Science. She then graduated with honors from the University of St. Augustine in 2017 with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. She is currently working toward obtaining her Certification in Hand Therapy.  Anita currently works at the JOI Rehab Beaches Physical Therapy Clinic.


Ashley Bruns

Ashley Bruns, Front Desk

Ashley grew up in the Jacksonville area and loves that she gets to work near the beach area.
Aside from her job at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, she also teaches children’s dance at a local Jacksonville Dance studio. Ashley enjoys spending time with her son and loves to go on new outdoor adventures. She loves her job at JOI Beaches and enjoys meeting new people on a daily basis.


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Tim Burkhart, PT

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education (Furman University, 1987)
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology ( University of Tennessee, 1988)
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (Florida International University, 1994)

Tim Burkhart’s experience includes personal training, strength and conditioning for the Orlando Magic, spinal cord/traumatic brain injury rehab, home health, and outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy. He has been with JOI since February 2005.


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Cameron Delicato, PTA

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Concorde Career Institute, 2018)

Cameron Delicato has worked at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute since 2013 as a Rehabilitation Technician at the San Marco Rehab Office. After completing his PTA program he relocated to the JOI Rehab Beaches Office.


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Meghan Dunn, PT, DPT, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2005)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of Florida, 2008)

Meghan Dunn has been with the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Rehabilitation team since 2008. She enjoys working in the outpatient orthopaedic setting and is certified in the Graston technique for soft tissue mobilization. In her free time, Meghan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and the beach.


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Rachel Consolazio, Site Coordinator, PTA

Rachel Consolazio has been a practicing Physical Therapist Assistant at the JOI Baptist Beaches clinic since 2015, and has been site coordinator since 2019. She serves a diverse patient population including joint replacement, sports medicine, and spinal dysfunctions. Rachel is a clinical instructor, mentoring students during their clinical internship. She is also a certified Pilates instructor, which she utilizes in the rehabilitation of patients and transition back to recreational exercise. Rachel loves living in Jacksonville Beach with her husband Michael and their two cats.


Josh Martin, ATC, LAT, DME Coordinator

Josh Martin, ATC, LAT, DME Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science with a specialty in Athletic Training, (California University of Pennsylvania 2019) 

Josh Martin joined the JOI team in September of 2019. Josh is currently the head ATC for the Jacksonville Sharks. Prior to joining the JOI team, Josh worked in various athletic training settings which include: an NFL internship with the Cleveland Browns, Division II Athletics, and High School Sports. Josh graduated from CALU in 2019 with his Degree in Athletic Training.

While in college, Josh played Rugby for the CALU Vulcans and was also the Head Fitness Instructor for Herron Hall. Josh is passionate about improving athlete’s health and performance on and off the field.

Josh is currently working as the DME Coordinator at the JOI Beaches Location.


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Joan McLoud, PT

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (1985)
Hogeschool Enschede, Netherlands, (1995)

Joan McLoud worked at Baptist Medical Center in the Health/Wellness/Cardiac Rehab department for nine years. After receiving a second PT degree, she enjoys working in inpatient/outpatient hospital settings.  She also likes to work in home health, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient Sports Medicine physical therapy.

She is trained in the Graston Technique, Electric Therapy Point System (ETPS), McConnell Taping, Body Balance for Performance Golf Program, and personal fitness programs. Early in her career she worked with the Aspen Colorado Hospital Physical Therapy Department.  Joan joined JOI Beaches Rehab in 2005, and is currently the Senior Physical Therapist.

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Kurt Mulaney

Kurtis Mullaney PT, DPT, ATC, LAT – Front Desk Manager

Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2012
Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 from FGCU

Kurtis (Kurt) Mullaney is a native of Jacksonville who graduated from Bishop Kenny High School. He received his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2012 while playing baseball for the Eagles. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 from FGCU. Kurt has been practicing in predominantly outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for 5 years. Before joining the JOI Beaches Rehab team, he spent 3.5 years at our San Marco office and 1.5 years as a traveling physical therapist in several private practice physical therapy clinics throughout Arizona and California. He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and being on the water. He is passionate about health and fitness and is a huge Jacksonville Jaguars fan.

 


Jen Neuntfeldt

Jennifer M. Neuenfeldt MOTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Health Science (University of Florida, 2012)
Master of Occupational Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2014)

Jennifer Neuenfeldt was born and raised in the Jacksonville beaches area. While studying there she spent many hours volunteering in a hand clinic where she found her passion. Jen has now been with JOI for over a year with a focus in upper extremity treatment. Jen looks forward to many years with the organization. She currently works at the JOI Rehab Beaches Clinic.


Melissa Ross, LMT

Melissa Ross, LMT

Melissa Ross was born in Michigan. However military life brought her to Jacksonville in 1985, where she graduated Sandalwood High School. Melissa returned to Jacksonville in 1995 to raise her 3 children. Melissa went back to school after the market crash and graduated Southeastern School of Massage in 2012.  She worked in Chiropractor’s offices most of her career ever since.  JOI performed her back surgery in 2018 and helped her graduate out of rehabilitation through their fantastic physical therapy program.  She joined the JOI family August 2019 as a massage therapist at the Beaches Rehabilitation.  When not at work she enjoys volunteering at various events around Jacksonville, Girl Scout leader for 12yrs. Her hobbies include gardening and photography. It brings her great joy in helping other people achieve wellness and assisting in alleviating muscle soreness through massage.

 


JOI Rehab Staff – Fleming Island

Kaylee Munch

Kaylee Munch, MOT, OTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Dayton, 2013)
Master of Occupational Therapy (University of Pittsburgh, 2016)
Kaylee is originally from Dayton, OH. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she went onto graduate school in Pittsburgh, PA. While in graduate school, she was a graduate student researcher working for the Rehabilitative Sciences department. She collected data for a randomized control trial (RCT) research study, looking at the development of pressure ulcers and wheeled mobility. This was funded by the National Institute of Health. Kaylee is a member of American Occupational Therapy Association, American Society of Hand Therapists, and a Contributing Faculty Member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. When not in the clinic, she loves paddleboading, traveling, and going on hikes with her dogs.

Terri J Ahern, OTR/L

Terri J Ahern, OTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and Minor in Psychology (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, )

Terri has experience in multiple setting including UE orthopedics , pediatrics, and general inpatient rehabilitation specializing in spinal cord injuries. Terri has been an active military spouse for 26 yrs. Completed the AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certification Program(FWECP) and Graston Certification.

Terri Ahern is a occupational therapist in Fleming Island.

Terri Ahern.


Lisa Chekanowsky, MS, ATC, LAT, PES

Lisa Chekanowsky, MS, ATC, LAT, PES

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (Duquesne University, 2007)
Master of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention (California University of Pennsylvania, 2009)

Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) in 2007. She continued on to earn a Masters degree in Exercise Science. She did this while working as a Graduate Intern at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she was the Athletic Trainer for the Men’s Football, Wrestling, and Women’s Softball teams. After moving to Florida, Lisa worked as the Head Athletic Trainer at Flagler Palm Coast High School in Palm Coast, FL. Lisa joined JOI in July of 2012, and is currently the Head Athletic Trainer at Bishop J. Snyder High School, providing medical coverage for all Cardinal student-athletes.


Justin Delicato- Site Coordinator, PTA

Justin Delicato- Site Coordinator, PTA

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Concorde Career Institute, 2013)

Justin Delicato has worked at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute since 2008 as a Rehabilitation Technician at the San Marco Rehab Office. After completing his PTA program he relocated to the Fleming Island Office. Justin took on the role of site coordinator in 2016.

Justin Delicato is a coordinator at JOI.

Justin Delicato.


Belinda Weaver, Front Desk

Belinda Weaver, Front Desk

Belinda Weaver was born in Nashville, TN. I currently posses an Associates Of Science in Nursing and have been in the medical field since 2005. Belinda Weaver is a mother of 3 teenagers and a 4 year old. A functioning mess by day and a football/T-ball mom by night. I am a wonderful wife, a fantastic cook, an excellent care taker, a taxi and carpool driver for my kids, a lover of most sports, and most importantly I am a person of faith.

Belinda currently works at the JOI Rehab Fleming Island Front Desk.

“If you need something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.” ~ Lucille Ball ~


Drew Zachary, PT, DPT

Drew Zachary, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics (Clemson University, 2015)
Doctorate in Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine, 2019)

Drew is from Greenville, SC but has been in Florida for 4 years now. He attended Clemson University and graduated with his Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. When he is not at work, Drew enjoys watching football, taking his dog Tucker to the park, or finding new spots to grab a bite to eat. He has a passion for physical therapy and looks forward to helping you achieve your goals!

Drew currently is a physical therapist at the JOI Rehab in Fleming Island.

 


Melinda Kirk, Front Desk

Melinda Kirk, Front Desk

Melinda is a long time resident of Clay County. She has worked in the medical field for over 16 years as a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist, Medical Coder, and Customer Service Representative. Melinda Joined JOI in February 2017. She is active in her local church and enjoys crafting, camping, and spending time with her family.

 


JOI Rehab Staff – Mandarin

Johnny Barthel , OT, CHT

Johnny Barthel , OT, CHT

Bachelor of Science specializing in Biology and Psychology (Samford University)
Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (University of Alabama of Birmingham)

Johnny is an Occupational Therapist with more than 12 years of experience. While at Samford University, he played football. Since finishing school, he has worked in a variety of settings. While in the outpatient setting, Johnny found a love for hand therapy and pursued his hand certification. Currently, he works as a CHT, where he focuses on upper extremity rehabilitation.


Nora Brabston PTA

Nora “Liz” Brabston, PTA

Bachelor of Science in Communications

Associates of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant

Liz grew up in Jacksonville, FL and moved to Nashville, TN after high school to get her bachelor’s in Communications from Trevecca Nazarene University.  After graduating, Liz began running and decided to pursue a license as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Liz has worked in outpatient and skilled nursing, and has found her passion in orthopaedic rehab. In her spare time, Liz enjoys spending time with her family and running.


Jared S Ernest, MPT

Jared S Ernest, MPT

Bachelors of Science from West Virginia University in 1991 and Masters of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in 1994

Jared Ernest has been practicing as a licensed physical therapist for 20 years with a focus on sport and orthopedic rehabilitation. Jared was the manager of the Point Meadows clinic for many years.  He now is at our JOI Rehab Mandarin Clinic as a clinician.


Cresida Frederick Data Entry

Cresida Frederick Data Entry

Business Office specialist in Data Entry for JOI Rehab

Cresida Frederick currently works at the JOI Rehab Mandarin clinic as a data entry specialist.  She is a part of the JOI Rehab Data Entry Team which does data entry for all of the 12 JOI Rehab Locations.

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Amanda Garland, DPT, ATC

Amanda Garland, DPT, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2005)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of North Florida, 2009)

Amanda Garland currently works in the outpatient physical therapy setting.  Amanda also works with local high school athletic teams and injured players in the clinic.  She has been employed with JOI since 2006.  Amanda is a physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer at the JOI Rehab Mandarin location.

JOI Rehab has won the Bold City Best Contest for the best physical therapy center for the last 5 years.

 

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Taylor Ged, OTD, OTR/L

Taylor Ged, OTD, OTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Health Education (University of Florida, 2016)
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (Nova Southeastern University, 2019)

Taylor was born and raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Bolles High School. She grew up a Gator fan and eventually attended the University of Florida where she received her B.S. in Health Education. She then went on to attend Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, FL where she earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. She has outpatient experience working with a variety of orthopedic conditions, as well as neurological conditions. She is now working towards getting her certification in hand therapy.

Taylor currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco and Mandarin clinics.


Charslesetta Johnson, Site Coordinator 

Charslesetta Johnson, Site Coordinator 

Charslesetta Johnson has been working in the Physical Therapy industry for over 19 years. She has been with Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Rehabilitation for the last 13 years. Charlesetta has held several positions over the past 13 years and is currently the Site Coordinator at our Mandarin Rehabilitation Clinic, Supervisor of our Rehab Data Entry Dept., and our Clinical Coordinator for student interns.


Belinda Kirkland DPT CHT ATC

Belinda Kirkland DPT CHT ATC

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – Summa Cum Laude (Florida A&M University, 1990)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, 2010)

Belinda Kirkland has been a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) since 1998, and a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 1996. She is the team Trainer and PT for the Roar of the Jaguars Professional Cheerleading Squad. In addition to her work in the clinic, she is also certified in Yoga, Pilates and Zumba. She teaches group fitness classes at several local gyms.


Trina McDonald, Data Entry

Trina McDonald, Data Entry

Trina Mcdonald has been with JOI since 2016. She loves to make people smile and feel welcome.  Trina currently works in the JOI Rehab Mandarin Physical Therapy Clinic.  She is part of the data entry team for all of the 12 JOI Rehab Clinics in the area.


Ron Salazar MPT, ATC

Ron Salazar MPT, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences specializing Athletic Training (University of Florida, 1994)
Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 1999)

Ron Salazar has nine years of experience of working in an outpatient orthopaedic setting, where he focuses on spine rehab, sports physical therapy, and manual therapy techniques. Received Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification through Florida Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FIOMPT)-  December 2014.  Ron currently works at the JOI Rehab Mandarin Physical Therapy Center


Sonya Thigpen, ATC

Sonya Thigpen, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science (University of Florida, 2002)

For the past seven years, Sonya Thigpen has worked in outpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation. Sonya has been with JOI Rehab since the first clinic opened in 2003. She is actively involved in the JOI Sports Medicine Program. She serves as an assistant sports medicine director. Sonya Thigpen also helps with sports medicine coverage at the high school and collegiate level.

Sonya also works closely with the Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association (JJVA), helping to provide sports medicine coverage for all of their home tournaments.


Diane Carter, Front Desk

Diane Carter, Front Desk

Diane Carter has worked in the physical therapy industry since 2002 and been with JOI since 2005. She has worked at several JOI Rehab locations. Diane enjoys taking trips to Disney and spending time with her granddaughter.


Pam Luh, Front Desk

Pam Luh, Front Desk

Pam Luh has been with JOI since 2006 and has worked at several JOI Rehab locations. She enjoys spending time with her grandkids and going on cruises.


JOI Rehab Staff – Nassau

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Adam Hutchison, PT, DPT Site Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Purdue University, 2014)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of Dayton, 2018)

Adam is originally from the Chicago-land Area and moved to Jacksonville shortly after graduate school.  While in PT school Adam fulfilled multiple clinical rotations all over the country, with a special focus on orthopedics and sports medicine. During his final year at the University of Dayton, Adam was able to complete an Independent Study at DePaul University in Chicago working with Division I college athletes. Adam started working at JOI in June 2018 and currently splits his time between the San Marco and Nassau clinics. In his off time Adam enjoys exercising, playing soccer and spending time outside with friends and family. Adam is the site coordinator for the JOI Nassau Physical Therapy Clinic.

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Laura Kreger, OTR/L, CHT

Laura Kreger, OTR/L, CHT

Bachelor or Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Illinois at Chicago 1988)

Laura graduated with honors from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1988. She has spent her career focusing on orthopedic upper extremity rehabilitation. Laura became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1993. Since that time she has taken many opportunities to further her education. She’s done this through continuing education, membership in professional organizations such as American Society of Hand Therapist, hand study groups and further certifications such as; Graston soft tissue technique, kinesio taping, LSVT BIG. Laura takes a hands on approach to therapy. Her goal is to achieve the highest level of function for her clients. Throughout her career Laura has always worked closely with the hand surgeons she works with to provide the best care for her clients through good communication regarding diagnosis and treatment options.


Zach Lewis, LMT

Zach Lewis, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist (Alpha School of Massage, 2017)

My name is Warren Zachary Lewis, and I am Licensed Massage Therapist and a former Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA (International Sports Science Association). Some of the things I enjoy doing are hiking, traveling, working out, and taking care of my plants. I have always strived to have a positive impact on people’s lives. My passion for massage began at the age of 12.  Zach started out practicing on friends and family members and now years later here I am.  I enjoy making that passion into a reality and love the sense of accomplishment that I get from helping improve the lives of others. I specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Hot Stone, Ashiatsu (Barefoot Massage), and Neuromuscular Therapy.

Zach currently is working at the JOI Rehab Nassau clinic.  Finally, to schedule an appointment with him, please call 904-557-9021 or click below.

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Joe Stubits, PTA

Joe Stubits, PTA

Bachelor of Science  in Health Sciences (University of Central Florida, 2009)

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College at Jacksonville, 2014)

Joe Stubits is a native of Fernandina Beach, FL where he grew up playing multiple sports. While in middle school, Joe sustained a significant knee injury requiring surgery and months of Physical Therapy. Once he was able to return to playing sports, Joe he wanted to work in the Physical Therapy field.  To help others return to their hobbies and sports like he was able to.

Since becoming a licensed PTA, Joe has had clinical experience in outpatient, skilled nursing and home health settings and has had the opportunity to work with patients with sports injuries, orthopedic, neurological, cardiac and medically complex conditions. Joe has been a member of the JOI rehab team since 2016.


Mariah True

Mariah True, PTA

Associates in Exercise Science (University of North Florida)
Physical Therapy Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, 2019)

Mariah True was born in Maine and has moved to several different states throughout the East, West, and Gulf Coast. For the past eight years Fernandina Beach, FL has been her home. Mariah graduated from Florida State College of Jacksonville in 2019 and became a licensed PTA in 2020. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant, Mariah attained her Associates in Exercise Science from the University of North Florida. Mariah recently joined the JOI team in 2021 and is splitting her time between the Nassau, Arlington, and North clinics. In her free time she enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with her family and friends.


JOI Rehab Staff – Nocatee

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Steve Borkowski PT, MPT, MTC, CEAS

Master of Science in Physical Therapy (University of Florida, 2004)

While at the University of Florida, Steve Borkowski had the opportunity to assist with treatment of Division I collegiate athletes.  He worked with a variety of sports and professional athletes in the National Football League (NFL). He has provided physical therapy services for the touring companies of several Broadway shows including Wicked, Les Misérables, and Book of Mormon.  Steve also served as a physical therapist for the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Georgia Force (AFL) cheerleading squads. He has treated Ironman and ITU World Championship triathletes, and has been a member of various high school sports medicine teams. Steve obtained his Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St. Augustine and brings his interest in manual therapy and sports medicine to our clinic.  He currently is a physical therapist at the JOI Rehab Beaches clinic.

 

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Genesis Villanueva PT Site Coordinator

Genesis Villanueva PT Site Coordinator

Genesis Villanueva has practiced in a variety of Rehab settings from Acute/Sub-acute care to Home Health Physical Therapy. Furthermore, Genesis has taken various specialization courses, primarily in manual therapy applications, and functional movement screens. He is the site coordinator for the JOI Rehab Nocatee and World Golf Village Centers.

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Florida State University, 2008)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2011)


Tracy Wilcox PTA ATC LAT

Tracy Wilcox PTA ATC LAT

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of Central Florida, 2005)
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology (University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2007)
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, 2015)

Before coming to Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Tracy Wilcox worked with teams at UAB and North Georgia College. Tracy graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Athletic Training in 2005. Further, she completed her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Florida State College of Jacksonville in 2015. Tracy Wilcox enjoys working in outpatient orthopedics and has spent time with a variety of sports teams. Tracy has been with JOI since 2010.


JOI Rehab Staff – North

Latara Bartley

Latara Bartley, Front Desk Specialist

Medical Billing & Coding (Ultimate Medical Academy 2019)

Latara started at JOI in May 2021. She graduated from Ultimate Medical Academy with a degree in Medical Billing and Coding in 2019. In her free time she likes to spend time at home with family.


Niki Heeter

Niki Heeter PT, DPT, ATC Site Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (Texas Christian University, 2013)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2015)

Niki graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2015 with her doctorate in physical therapy with an emphasis in manual therapy. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Niki graduated from Texas Christian University, with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, working with D1 collegiate and professional athletes. In her free time Niki enjoys working out, cooking, and playing with her dog Jaxon.  Niki is currently the Site Coordinator for the JOI Rehab North Physical Therapy Clinic.


Emily Kolar, PT, DPT

Emily Kolar, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science for Human Performance (University of Central Florida, 2015)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2018)

Emily Kolar is from Venice, FL where she participated in a variety of sports growing up. These include soccer in high school which resulted in an injury that led not only to surgery, but also to discovering her dream of becoming a physical therapist. Emily graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015. She graduated with a Major in Sport and Exercise Science for Human Performance, and Minor in Fitness Training. She then attended the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2018. Emily has clinical experience in a variety of therapy settings including outpatient, inpatient, aquatics, and vestibular. She is passionate about patient care and applying evidence based practice. Emily currently works at the JOI Rehab North Clinic.


Jane Newhoff, Intake Coordinator

Jane Newhoff, Intake Coordinator

Jane Newhoff has been with JOI Rehab since 2012.  She currently works at the JOI Rehab North Physical Therapy Center.  She is an intake coordinator and receptionist at this office.


Kim Segler, OTR/L, CHT

Kim Segler, OTR/L, CHT

Kim Segler has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, orthopaedics, and home health care. She has also worked with the JOI hand surgeons since 1997, and joined JOI rehabilitation in 2004.

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Florida,1988)
Certified in Hand Therapist (CHT), (2001)


Mariah True

Mariah True, PTA

Associates in Exercise Science (University of North Florida)
Physical Therapy Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, 2019)

Mariah True was born in Maine and has moved to several different states throughout the East, West, and Gulf Coast. For the past eight years Fernandina Beach, FL has been her home. Mariah graduated from Florida State College of Jacksonville in 2019 and became a licensed PTA in 2020. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant, Mariah attained her Associates in Exercise Science from the University of North Florida. Mariah recently joined the JOI team in 2021 and is splitting her time between the Nassau, Arlington, and North clinics. In her free time she enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with her family and friends.


JOI Rehab Staff – Point Meadows

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Justin Carmel, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing (University of Cincinnati, 2007)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2015)

Justin Carmel is a graduate from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a specific focus in manual therapy. During his clinical experiences, he treated a wide range of sports and orthopaedic injuries and had the opportunity to work directly with various collegiate and professional athletes.

Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist, Justin graduated from the University of Cincinnati, with a Bachelors of Business Administration. He worked as a Sales/Marketing Manager for an International Manufacturing Supplier. Justin has a passion for therapeutic exercise program design/implementation, functional movement analysis, and sports injury prevention.

He is currently working towards obtaining his Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He plans to further his knowledge of functional movement analysis/sports injury prevention by pursuing a Functional Movement Systems Certification. Justin’s hobbies include cabrewing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fantasy football, zumba, and powerlifting.


Cesar Roman, MS, ATC, LAT

Cesar Roman, MS, ATC, LAT

Cesar Roman joined JOI after spending 16 years working in professional baseball. He worked for the Miami Marlins as a minor league athletic trainer in different levels. Cesar worked with the Jacksonville Suns/Jumbo Shrimp. Further, he began his athletic training career late in 2000 working as an assistant athletic trainer at St Francis College of New York.

Cesar was named Head Athletic Trainer for the 2006 Team Panama, and 2009 & 2013 Team Puerto Rico during the World Baseball Classic. Roman attended the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and Long Island University in Brooklyn New York. Further, he earned his BA and MS in Athletic Training and Sports Sciences respectively. He is a native of Puerto Rico and currently resides in Jacksonville.

Cesar currently is the Athletic Trainer for the Jacksonville Armada.


Fadel Taazieh, PT Site Coordinator

Fadel Taazieh Site Coordinator PT

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2012)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2014)

Fadel Taazieh is a graduate of University of North Florida in 2012 with BS in Athletic Training.  He then went to the University of St Augustine to get a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2014. Fadel’s interests are sports-related injuries and are pursuing further certification with manual therapy.

Fadel practiced Taekwondo for 14 years to receive a 3rd black belt. He has an extensive background in martial arts. Fadel also participates in extreme martial arts for several years.  He has a great understanding of acrobatic stunts. Fadel’s other interests include watching football, music, and fitness. He welcomes new patients at our Point Meadows Clinic.

 


Lisa Wilson, Intake Coordinator

Lisa Wilson, Intake Coordinator

Lisa Wilson joined the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Rehab team in 2018. She has worked in the Medical Office field for over 8 years in Customer Service. She enjoys Yoga & Meditation, Stamp Collecting, Camping and Archery.  Lisa currently works at the JOI Rehab Point Meadows Physical Therapy Clinic.


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Kaylee Munch

Kaylee Munch, MOT, OTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Dayton, 2013)
Master of Occupational Therapy (University of Pittsburgh, 2016)
Kaylee is originally from Dayton, OH. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she went onto graduate school in Pittsburgh, PA. While in graduate school, she was a graduate student researcher working for the Rehabilitative Sciences department. She collected data for a randomized control trial (RCT) research study, looking at the development of pressure ulcers and wheeled mobility. This was funded by the National Institute of Health. Kaylee is a member of American Occupational Therapy Association, American Society of Hand Therapists, and a Contributing Faculty Member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. When not in the clinic, she loves paddleboading, traveling, and going on hikes with her dogs.

Renan Abagat, DPT

Renan Abagat, DPT

Cebu Doctors’ College, Philippines (March 1990)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (College of St Scholastica, 2020)

Renan Abagat has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1991. He has worked in all therapy settings but the bulk of his experience is in outpatient orthopaedics. His special interests include neuromuscular reeducation as an adjunct to manual medicine. Renan works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Physical Therapy Clinic.


Ehren Allen, DPT, COMT

Ehren Allen, DPT, COMT

Ehren Allen is a Senior Physical therapist and Content Writer at the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute Rehabilitation – San Marco Division. He has been with JOI since 2005. Ehren studied Physical Therapy at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Further, he completed a Post-Professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the College of Saint Scholastica.

Ehren Allen specializes in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and sports issues with an emphasis on spinal rehabilitation. He is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and integrates manual therapy into the treatment of joint and tissue injuries. Further, he specializes in post-concussion rehabilitation. He also specializes in vestibular rehabilitation and has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist.


Mikel Betancourt

Mikel Betancourt, Physical Therapy Tech

Mikel Betancourt has been with JOI since 2017 starting off at the beaches front desk while also attending FSCJ. I am an aspiring PTA so I’ve moved over to the Tech position at San Marco to expand my knowledge in the field I am currently working towards.


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Daniel Brady, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience (Rider University, 2013)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of Florida, 2017)

Daniel Brady is a New Jersey native. He graduated from Rider University in 2013 where he  was a member of the Swimming and Diving team. Daniel graduated with a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Neuroscience. He went on to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Florida and graduated in 2017. Daniel fulfilled multiple internships while at the University of Florida, including an outpatient sports rotation at the Texas Metroplex Institute where he had the opportunity to work with athletes of all age ranges and gained a strong interest for outpatient orthopedics. He is excited to be part of the JOI team.   Dan currently is the Front Desk Manager and a physical therapist at the JOI Rehab San Marco Clinic. 

 


Luke Bratton ATC

Luke Bratton ATC

Athletic Trainer

Luke Bratton is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a major in Athletic Training. Further, his clinical experience includes Division-I athletics with the UNF softball and soccer team. He was also part of the Sports Medicine staff for Jacksonville University Football. Further, he is currently the Athletic Trainer for Fernandina Beach High School Athletics, providing sports medicine coverage for practices and games.

Luke focuses his treatment based on a combination of manual therapy and therapeutic exercises to build strength, stability and improve ROM. He enjoys playing beach volleyball, kayaking, swimming, and playing guitar. Luke is now the ATC for Bishop Kenny High School.


Jessica Bruno, MOTR/L

Jessica Bruno, MOTR/L

Masters of Occupational Therapy (University of St Augustine, 2015)
Bachelors of Communication (William Paterson University, 2008)

Jessica Bruno is originally from New Jersey and moved to Florida for graduate school. She decided to go back to school after being exposed to occupational therapy. Further, she fell in love with her career.

During her internships, she gained experience in many settings including inpatient rehab, schools, pediatrics, and outpatient orthopedics. Further, she thoroughly enjoyed working in the outpatient setting. She decided to pursue her career in this setting. Jessica currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Location.


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Bridget Carey, PTA

Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (University of Central Florida, 2014)
A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College at Jacksonville, 2017)

Bridget Carey has been a practicing physical therapist assistant here at JOI since November 2017. She was born and raised here in Jacksonville where she attended Duncan U. Fletcher High School.  She then went onto West Virginia University. Further, she walked onto the Varsity Volleyball team and competed in the Big East as a Libero/ Defensive Specialist.

Bridget Carey then went on to transfer to the University of Central Florida where she completed her Bachelors in Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She found her love for the field of Physical Therapy during her last semester at UCF while working with patients in the Aphasia House where she was given the opportunity to be apart of the rehabilitation of patients that were affected by TBI, stroke, and other neurological deficits. Further, she then attended the PTA program at FSCJ and graduated in August of 2017.  In her free time she enjoys playing beach volleyball, riding her beach cruiser, and playing with her two dachshunds.


Chang Chau, OT

Chang Chau, OT

Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science (University of North Florida, 2011)
Master of Occupational Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2015)

Chang Chau is a Jacksonville native who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Augustine in 2015 with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. During his clinical internships, he treated both traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury patients at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. Further, he placed special emphasis on upper extremity orthopedics at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center.

Further, Chang Chau graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist. He is currently working towards obtaining his Certification in Hand Therapy. Go Jags!


Lily Condy, MOTR/L, CHT, CLT

Lily Condy, MOTR/L, CHT, CLT

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Flagler College, 2008)
Master of Occupational Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2012)

Prior to graduating from Occupational Therapy school, Lily Condy worked as an Exceptional Student Educator in St. Johns County, FL. She has worked in a variety of settings, including subacute care, skilled nursing, outpatient orthopedics, and home health. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. After starting at JOI Rehab, Lily became a certified hand therapist and is now the Lead OT at JOI Rehab San Marco Location


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Louis Corpora III, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Louisiana Tech University, 2010)

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2015)

Louis has worked with a variety of patients of all ages and backgrounds. He has experience in multiple settings and loves to treat orthopedic cases. Being a New Orleans native, Louis enjoys watching LSU and Saints football. Besides physical therapy, Louis’s passion is getting outside and hiking in the high mountains of Colorado. He has summited more than 50 peaks over 14,000 feet.

Louis currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Physical Therapy Location.


Michelle Duclos MA ATC LAT CES

Michelle Duclos MA ATC LAT CES

Sports Medicine Director

Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences with a specialty in Athletic Training (University of Florida, 2005)
Master’s Degree in Physical Education with a specialty in Exercise Science (University of South Florida, 2008)

Michelle Duclos gained valuable experience at UF by working with the volleyball and football teams. Further, she later interned at the University of South Florida. She also worked with the football team, which was invited to the Meineke Car Care Bowl, the first bowl game in USF history.

While at USF, she worked mainly with the Women’s volleyball team, and helped to cover the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2008. She also helped cover the NCAA Men’s First and Second Rounds hosted in Tampa. Further, Michelle Duclos helped host the Big East Tennis and Baseball Tournaments in 2008. She came to JOI in 2008. She is presently the athletic trainer for events and practices at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Michelle also serves as the Sports Medicine Director.


Taylor Ged, OTD, OTR/L

Taylor Ged, OTD, OTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Health Education (University of Florida, 2016)
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (Nova Southeastern University, 2019)

Taylor was born and raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Bolles High School. She grew up a Gator fan and eventually attended the University of Florida where she received her B.S. in Health Education. She then went on to attend Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, FL where she earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. She has outpatient experience working with a variety of orthopedic conditions, as well as neurological conditions. She is now working towards getting her certification in hand therapy.

Taylor currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco and Mandarin clinics.


Keri Gilbert, PT, DPT

Keri Gilbert, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (University of Central Florida, 2014)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of Florida, 2017)

Kerri Gilbert is a Jacksonville native who graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 2010. She attended the University of Florida for physical therapy school graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in April 2017. Kerri began working for JOI Rehab San Marco in August 2017. She then decided to pursue a travel physical therapy opportunity in January 2019. During this time she worked in several outpatient orthopedic clinics throughout Arizona and California. Kerri returned to Jacksonville and the JOI Rehab San Marco clinic in July 2020 eager to share her experience with co-workers and patients.

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Kenny Goodin, Physical Therapist

Kenneth Goodin, DPT, CSCS

Bachelor in Exercise Science (Utah Valley University, 2014)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of North Florida,2017)

Kenneth Goodin has been a Licensed DPT since 2017, prior to joining JOI he worked in Skilled Nursing, Acute Care, and Outpatient settings. Further, he is training to specialize in running biomechanics to provide care for the local running community.  He completed his certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2018 through the NSCA. Kenneth Goodin is a Jacksonville native, he graduated from Duncan Fletcher in 2001 before joining the military.


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Thomas Gorman, MS, ATC, LAT

Bachelor of Science in Movement Science, Sport, and Leisure Studies w/ a concentration in Athletic Training (Westfield State University, 2009)
Bachelor of Science in Movement Science, Sport, and Leisure Studies w/ a concentration in Physical Education (Westfield State University, 2010)
Master of Science in Human Performance (Lindenwood University, 2013)

Thomas has been a certified athletic trainer since September of 2010. Further, he has experience working with a multitude of sports with a vast range of age groups. Originally a Massachusetts native he has traveled to London to work with cheerleaders and dancers. He has worked with professional athletes doing a summer internship with the St. Louis Rams. Further, he worked with the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional Baseball team), and worked the Boston Marathon for years.

He comes to us after working with three Division I universities (Brown, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and most recently Florida A&M University). Further, Thomas joined JOI in August of 2018 and serves as the Head Athletic Trainer at The Bolles School.


Cody Gresham MS, LAT, ATC

Cody Gresham MS, LAT, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2019)
Master of Science in Kinesiology (Jacksonville University 2021)

Cody Gresham was born in Southern California and has been in Jacksonville since he was ten years old. After graduating from Mandarin High School, he went on to University of North Florida with his bachelors in athletic training. During his undergrad experience, Cody spent a season with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an athletic training student. After receiving his Kinesiology degree through Jacksonville University, he joined JOI in May of 2021.

Cody is currently the Head Athletic Trainer for the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football Team.

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Renee Haire

Renee Haire, LMT

Renee Haire has always had a passion for massage, so it seemed only natural that she makes it into a career. Graduating from Southeastern School for Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy in 2004, she received her certification in Neuromuscular Therapy. Further, she has since also received training in Sports Massage, Cupping Therapy, and Medical Massage.

Renee has worked for various companies including the very first Massage Envy in Jacksonville, FL. Further, she was able to work on hundreds of clients. Gaining the much-needed practice and confidence, all therapists require before finding herself at JOI.  She currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Clinic.


Drew Heideman

Andrew Drew Heideman MPT ATC PES

Assistant Administrator

Bachelor in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine (University of North Florida, 2002)
Master’s Degree of Physical Therapy (University of North Florida, 2004)

Drew Heideman has been with JOI Rehabilitation staff more than six years. Further, he joined the rehabilitation team in 2004. In 2009 became Site Coordinator of JOI’s largest rehabilitation facility, San Marco. He completed athletic training internships with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the USAT National Triathlon Training Center.

Further, he has also served as Athletic Trainer for the Jacksonville Barracudas hockey team. Drew enjoys working with elite and amateur athletes who have a special interest in endurance sports, including running, cycling and multisport.

He serves as a clinical liaison between JOI Rehab sites and JOI physicians to sustain consistent and exceptional patient care and to ensure that current staff is given educational opportunities to develop and enhance clinical skills.


Sarah Katsaras, MPT, OCS

Sarah Katsaras, MPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Sarah Katsaras graduated from FSU with Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 1994. Earned Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 1999. Sarah continues to work as a physical therapist for several years  She opened the JOI Spine Center in 2011 and has been coordinating the Spine Club meetings for 6 years. She also earned her OCS certification in 2011. Sarah currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Physical Therapy Clinic.


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Tristyn Kinser, MS, ATC, LAT

Tristyn Kinser joined the JOI staff in August 2019. She serves as the outreach Athletic Trainer at Paxon School for Advance studies as well as Assistant Athletic Trainer to the ROAR of the Jaguars. Kinser comes to JOI from High Point University in North Carolina where she worked as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for men’s & women’s cross country and track & field programs from August 2018 to May 2019.  The Jacksonville native graduated from The University of North Florida in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She continued her educational career at Jacksonville University, earning a Master’s in Kinesiological Sciences in April 2018. During this time she served as the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Dolphins’ football program for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.


Melissa Levy

Melissa Levy, DACM, AP

Melissa Levy is an Acupuncture Physician and is NCCAOM Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude from Pacific College of Health and Science, where she received her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida College of Integrative Medicine with her Masters of Oriental Medicine and Bachelors in Professional Health Science.

Before her acupuncture studies, Melissa studied Exercise Science at The University of Tampa. She has further training in Injection Therapy, Sports Acupuncture, and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction. Her love and passion for living a healthy holistic life started at a young age as an athlete. She proceeded to expand her love of fitness by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine).  Melissa is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), Certified Boxing Instructor, Hatha Yoga Instructor, and Certified SPINNING Instructor. She has trained a wide variety of clientele and has taught numerous group fitness classes. Dr. Levy appreciates the health benefits that acupuncture has to offer. She intends to educate all her patients on acupuncture and health prevention.

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Leslie May, Front Desk

Leslie May, Front Desk

Leslie May has worked for JOI Rehab San Marco clinic since 2007.  She currently is an intake coordinator and receptionist at the front desk.


Alejandro Navarro, PT Tech

Alejandro Navarro, PT Tech

Alejandro Navarro has been a PT Tech at the San Marco location since August of 2020. He is currently attending UNF and is pursuing his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. His goal is to continue to expand his knowledge in the field and eventually become a Physical Therapist.


Andrew Orpiano, ATC, LAT

Andrew Orpiano, ATC, LAT

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2012)

Andrew Orpiano earned an Athletic Training degree from the University of North Florida in 2012. While at UNF, Andrew worked with Bishop Kenny High School, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Bartram Trail High School, and UNF Track & Field. Further, after graduating from UNF, Andrew worked as an Athletic Trainer with the Providence School of Jacksonville football team. In November 2012, Andrew joined JOI and is currently the Head Athletic Trainer for The Episcopal School of Jacksonville.

 

 


Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, LAT

Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, LAT

Site Coordinator

Bachelor in Exercise Science-Athletic Training (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1997)
Master’s degree in Kinesiology-Athletic Training (Indiana University,1998)

Matt has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1997, and especially enjoys working with post-operative knees and shoulders. He was the Sports Medicine Director (2002-08) at the JOI Rehab San Marco office. Matt was also Head Athletic Trainer for Bishop Kenny High School from 1999 to 2005. He specializes in throwing and running biomechanics, foot orthotics fabrication, biomechanical analysis (throwing, running), and soft tissue mobilization using the Graston Technique (Level II trained). Currently, Matt is the Site Coordinator of JOI Rehabilitation – San Marco office.


Nicole Roberts

Nicole Roberts, DME

Nicole has been actively involved in sports since she was 5 years old, her main sports being softball and volleyball. She has graduated from Florida State College of Jacksonville with an A.A in 2019. Nicole is currently a student at the University of West Florida pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and will graduate December 2021. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a doctorate in Physical Therapy. Besides work and school, Nicole enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her kids.

Nicole currently works in the DME department at JOI Rehab San Marco.


Debbie Rockett, PT, OCS

Debbie Rockett, PT, OCS

Bachelor of Science with Honors (Sunderland University, West Yorkshire, England, 1987)
Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Sheffield Hallam University, 1991)
Orthopedic Certified Specialist, June 2012

Debbie Rockett has worked in several fields of Physiotherapy, and has specialized in orthopaedic outpatient therapy services. Further, he received her post-graduate certification in Mobilization of the Spine and Extremities in 1992. Recently, Debbie became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. Further, Debbie has been with JOI since 1995.  Debbie currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Physical Therapy Clinic.


Cesar Roman, MS, ATC, LAT

Cesar Roman, MS, ATC, LAT

Cesar Roman joined JOI after spending 16 years working in professional baseball. He worked for the Miami Marlins as a minor league athletic trainer in different levels. Cesar worked with the Jacksonville Suns/Jumbo Shrimp. Further, he began his athletic training career late in 2000 working as an assistant athletic trainer at St Francis College of New York.

Cesar was named Head Athletic Trainer for the 2006 Team Panama, and 2009 & 2013 Team Puerto Rico during the World Baseball Classic. Roman attended the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and Long Island University in Brooklyn New York. Further, he earned his BA and MS in Athletic Training and Sports Sciences respectively. He is a native of Puerto Rico and currently resides in Jacksonville.

Cesar currently is the Athletic Trainer for the Jacksonville Armada.


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Samantha Seifert, MS ATC CES

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (Emory & Henry College 2016)

Master of Science in Advanced Athletic Training (University of South Florida, 2019)

Samantha Seifert graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2016 with her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. In the Fall of 2017, she continued her education by working on her Master’s degree in Advanced Athletic Training at the University of South Florida and obtained it in 2019. Furthermore, Samantha worked for two years as an intern at Warner University. Also, she was primarily responsible for men’s soccer and baseball. Samantha joined JOI in July of 2018 and is serving as the DME Coordinator.


Brittany Smith, Front Desk

Brittany Smith, Front Desk

Brittany recently joined the JOI team in 2020. She has been involved in sports since she was 3 years old. She now devotes her time to her wonderful little family and is trying to save all the dogs she can in her community.

Brittany currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Front Desk


Jon Stiffler, PTA, CPT, PES – Site Coordinator

Jon Stiffler, PTA, CPT, PES – Site Coordinator

Associate of Arts (Florida Community College of Jacksonville, 2003)
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College at Jacksonville, 2011)
Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine, 2016)

Jon is a Jacksonville, FL native who attended the Providence School where he also played baseball. Jon was very active in sports growing up. Upon graduating, he began his career path in the Hospitality Industry in which he worked for 13 years. He chose this industry because of his love for people and love for helping and providing a service. After obtaining his A.A. at FCCJ, he moved to Orlando, FL and attended UCF’s Rosen School of Hospitality Management. Upon completing his time at UCF he returned back to Jacksonville, FL and began managing a local restaurant.

Several years after beginning his management path in the industry he decided that he wanted to still serve and help people, but in a different way. He returned to school while continuing to work in the industry and for Baptist Health as a PAS representative. Upon completing his studies he began his career with JOI as a Physical Therapist Assistant. In August of 2012, he accepted the position of Spine Centers Coordinator. In March of 2015, he accepted the position of Sports Center Coordinator. He currently treats patients at our Sports Center location full time.


Kelsi Van Dyke

Kelsi VanDyke, Front Desk

Kelsi VanDyke is 30 years old. She grew up in a small town in Texas, has been married for 5 years, and has a son. Her family enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with family, and going to church on Sundays.

She currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco front desk.


Pamela J Wilson OTR/L, CHT

Pamela J Wilson OTR/L, CHT

BSOT Utica College of Syracuse University.

Pamela Wilson came to JOI following many years of practice In the Boston and Dallas areas.  She has extensive experience in traumatic, work and sports-related injuries of the upper extremity.  A Certified Hand Therapist since 1991 she has been with JOI since 2008. Pam Wilson is our OT/CHT who performs float coverage at our locations.


Dawn Wojdat, Internal Auditor

Dawn Wojdat, Internal Auditor

Dawn Wojdat has worked in the Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation setting for 12 years. She has been with Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute for the past 6 years. As the Internal Auditor Dawn assists with reporting, monitoring and helping with the overall functioning of all Rehab locations.


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Haydee Cavoores, Front Desk

Haydee Cavoores, Front Desk

Intake Coordinator/ Front Desk

Haydee Cavoores, is one of our intake coordinators at the front desk at JOI Rehab South Physical Therapy Clinic. JOI South is located on the Baptist South Medical Office Building 3 on the 2nd floor. This location offers custom hand therapy, traditional physical therapy with a specialized spine center and spine therapist.


Allan Marlon O. Fiesta, PT, DPT, OCS

Allan Marlon O. Fiesta, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (2017)
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of the City of Manila (2000) 

Allan Fiesta graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of the City of Manila (Philippines) in 2000. He obtained his transitional doctorate degree in physical therapy with high honors from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (2017) in St. Augustine, Florida. Further, all has worked in various clinical settings which include long-term care, home health, acute care and outpatient settings.

He has been with JOI since 2013 and started working as the spine physical therapist at the JOI South Clinic – Spine Center since 2014. He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Further, he is a current member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Allan Fiesta is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT). Further, his area of interest includes the use of manual therapy techniques in the cervical and lumbar spine. He is currently working towards obtaining his manual therapy certification through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.


Julia Guthart, OTR/L, CHT Site Coordinator/Hand Therapy Director

Julia Guthart, OTR/L, CHT Site Coordinator/Hand Therapy Director

Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapist (University of Florida, 1985)
Certified Hand Therapist (Hand Therapy Certification Commission, 1992)

Julia Guthart is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist with over 20 years of experience treating upper extremity orthopaedic diagnoses. Further, obtained her Certification in Hand Therapy in 1992, after specializing in the field for many years. Julia has extensive experience in custom splinting and direct patient care. Further, Julia Guthart has been the Hand Therapy Coordinator for JOI Rehabilitation and is the JOI Rehab South Site Coordinator.


Matt Juber

Matt Juber, PT, DPT

Bachelors of Science in Pre-Clinical Health Allied Science, with a minor in Sports Business Management, University of Central Florida (2012)

Doctorate in Physical Therapy, the University of St. Augustine (2017)

Matt Juber is a Jacksonville native who graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 2008. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Pre-Clinical Health Allied Science, with a minor in Sports Business Management. Matt then obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2017. He spent a few years doing travel physical therapy in Virginia and Texas where he met his wife. Matt and his wife then relocated back to Jacksonville and began working for JOI.

Matt has a background in sports and has experience in the evaluation, treatment, and return to sport for athletes from the middle school, high school, collegiate, and professional levels. With this interest in mind, Matt is currently pursuing an advanced degree in Physical Therapy as a Sports Certified Specialist.

He currently works at the JOI Rehab South Physical Therapy Clinic.


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Heather Lopez, OTR/L, CHT

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Texas Tech University, 1992)

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1996)

Certified Hand Therapist (Hand Therapy Certification Commission, 2006)

Heather Lopez, OTR/L, CHT is an occupational therapist with 20 plus years of experience treating upper extremity orthopedic injuries.  Further, she has her hand certification in 2006.  Heather works closely with the JOI surgeons to help her patients reach their functional goals.  Further, she continues to enjoy working with her colleagues in a team approach atmosphere. Heather works at the JOI Rehab South Physical Therapy Clinic.

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Pat McIntire, Intake/Reception

Pat McIntire, Intake/Reception

Intake/Reception

Pat McIntire works at JOI Rehab Baptist South Rehabilitation Center.

She has worked for JOI Rehab for several years as an intake coordinator and receptionist.


Tiffany Patterson, MOTR/L, CHT

Tiffany Patterson, MOTR/L, CHT

Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Flagler College, 1997)
Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (Nova Southeastern University, 2002)
Certified in Hand Therapist (CHT)

For the past seven years, Tiffany Patterson has worked in an outpatient orthopaedic setting, where she concentrates on hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. In 2007, she became a Certified Hand Therapist. Further, Tiffany has been working with JOI Rehabilitation since 2006. She currently works at the JOI Rehab South Physical Therapy Center


Melissa Ross, LMT

Melissa Ross, LMT

Melissa Ross was born in Michigan. However military life brought her to Jacksonville in 1985, where she graduated Sandalwood High School. Melissa returned to Jacksonville in 1995 to raise her 3 children. Melissa went back to school after the market crash and graduated Southeastern School of Massage in 2012.  She worked in Chiropractor’s offices most of her career ever since.  JOI performed her back surgery in 2018 and helped her graduate out of rehabilitation through their fantastic physical therapy program.  She joined the JOI family August 2019 as a massage therapist at the Beaches Rehabilitation.  When not at work she enjoys volunteering at various events around Jacksonville, Girl Scout leader for 12yrs. Her hobbies include gardening and photography. It brings her great joy in helping other people achieve wellness and assisting in alleviating muscle soreness through massage.

 


Joanna Starkey-Marshall DPT CHT

Joanna Starkey-Marshall DPT CHT

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology (Ohio State University)

Master of in Science in (Shenandoah University) 

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (Shenandoah University)

Certified Hand Therapist (2005)

Joanna Starkey is one of the original members of JOI rehabilitation. Further, she has been a CHT for over 10 years working with all injuries of the upper extremity. She also is a performing arts specialist working with Broadway physical therapy and as a dancer herself for several years prior to becoming a therapist. Joanna Starkey enjoys expanding and improving her manual skills and recently became a fascial stretch therapist.

This is a certified stretching technique using a pain-free manual stretch to entire connective tissue paths rather than a certain muscle or joint. Further, she has taught in local and national courses for upper extremity disorders and performing artist injuries. Joanna loves the team atmosphere of working with high-level surgeons and fellow hand therapists.


Tracy Wilcox PTA ATC LAT

Tracy Wilcox PTA ATC LAT

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of Central Florida, 2005)
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology (University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2007)
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, 2015)

Before coming to Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Tracy Wilcox worked with teams at UAB and North Georgia College. Tracy graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Athletic Training in 2005. Further, she completed her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Florida State College of Jacksonville in 2015. Tracy Wilcox enjoys working in outpatient orthopedics and has spent time with a variety of sports teams. Tracy has been with JOI since 2010.


Dominic Worsowicz, PT, DPT

Dominic Worsowicz, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Health (University of North Florida, 2012)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2015)

Dominic Worsowicz is a graduate of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Through his internships and work at JOI, he has treated patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions. Further, he enjoys the physical therapy profession and continues to keep current with the newest treatments and therapies.


JOI Rehab Staff – Sports Center

Jon Stiffler, PTA, CPT, PES – Site Coordinator

Jon Stiffler, PTA, CPT, PES – Site Coordinator

Associate of Arts (Florida Community College of Jacksonville, 2003)
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College at Jacksonville, 2011)
Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine, 2016)

Jon is a Jacksonville, FL native who attended the Providence School where he also played baseball. Jon was very active in sports growing up. Upon graduating, he began his career path in the Hospitality Industry in which he worked for 13 years. He chose this industry because of his love for people and love for helping and providing a service. After obtaining his A.A. at FCCJ, he moved to Orlando, FL and attended UCF’s Rosen School of Hospitality Management. Upon completing his time at UCF he returned back to Jacksonville, FL and began managing a local restaurant.

Several years after beginning his management path in the industry he decided that he wanted to still serve and help people, but in a different way. He returned to school while continuing to work in the industry and for Baptist Health as a PAS representative. Upon completing his studies he began his career with JOI as a Physical Therapist Assistant. In August of 2012, he accepted the position of Spine Centers Coordinator. In March of 2015, he accepted the position of Sports Center Coordinator. He currently treats patients at our Sports Center location full time.


JOI Rehab Staff – Westside

Cailin Brookshire

Cailin Brookshire

Cailin Brookshire has been with JOI since October of 2018. She is a graduate of Westside High School class of 2018. In her free time, she enjoys going to Disney and spending time with family and friends.  Cailin currently works at the JOI Rehab Westside Physical Therapy Clinic.


Ryan Darragh PT

Ryan Darragh PT, DPT

Ryan graduated with his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Florida State University in 2014, working rotations with their Football, Baseball, Women’s Soccer, and Men’s basketball teams during his tenure as an athletic training student. Ryan went on to graduate with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida International University in Miami, Florida in 2017. He is GRASTON technique certified. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, going to the beach, and playing sports with friends. Ryan currently works at the JOI Rehab Westside Physical Therapy Clinic.


Derek Heiser is a DPT at JOI.

Derek Heiser, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Florida State University, 2012)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2015)

Derek Heiser graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Florida State University in 2012.  He then went on to obtain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2015, with a focus on manual therapy. Derek worked as a travel PT for 5.5 years, working in a variety of outpatient and home health settings across the country. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time on the beach with friends and family.

Derek currently works at the JOI Rehab Westside Physical Therapy Clinic.


Robert Lim PTA Site Coordinator

Robert Lim PTA Site Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Florida State University, 2004)
Physical Therapist Assistant degree (FCCJ/ now Florida State College, 2006)

Robert Lim is a site coordinator and performance enhancement specialist at the JOI Rehab Westside office. He is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as registered as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES), and has had training in Graston Technique.

 


Stephen Marcos Front Desk

Stephen Marcos, Front Desk

Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of North Florida, 2015)

Stephen Marcos graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Florida in 2015. After graduating, he volunteered with various health clinics and organizations in Clay and Duval County, such as Volunteers in Medicine – Jacksonville and The Way Free Medical Clinic. He has been with JOI since September 2015. Stephen is currently looking in graduate schools to further his education.


JOI Rehab Staff – World Golf Village

Nora Brabston PTA

Nora “Liz” Brabston, PTA

Bachelor of Science in Communications

Associates of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant

Liz grew up in Jacksonville, FL and moved to Nashville, TN after high school to get her bachelor’s in Communications from Trevecca Nazarene University.  After graduating, Liz began running and decided to pursue a license as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Liz has worked in outpatient and skilled nursing, and has found her passion in orthopaedic rehab. In her spare time, Liz enjoys spending time with her family and running.


Jared S Ernest, MPT

Jared S Ernest, MPT

Bachelors of Science from West Virginia University in 1991 and Masters of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in 1994

Jared Ernest has been practicing as a licensed physical therapist for 20 years with a focus on sport and orthopedic rehabilitation. Jared was the manager of the Point Meadows clinic for many years.  He now is at our JOI Rehab Mandarin Clinic as a clinician.


Demetria Valazquez

Demetria Juber, PT, DPT

Demetria Velazquez Juber earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.  She has experience working with the outpatient orthopedic population, as well as with acute care and orthopedic patients post-operatively. She has a strong passion for helping people of all ages and activity levels. Prior to physical therapy school, Demetria earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Demetria Juber was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She danced professionally for the Alamo City Dance Company for 9 years. She was also captain of the Regis University Rangers dance team in college. Her involvement in dance sparked her interest in the human body and movement, which ultimately led to her pursuing a career in physical therapy. She currently works at the JOI Rehab World Golf Clinic.


Genesis Villanueva PT Site Coordinator

Genesis Villanueva PT Site Coordinator

Genesis Villanueva has practiced in a variety of Rehab settings from Acute/Sub-acute care to Home Health Physical Therapy. Furthermore, Genesis has taken various specialization courses, primarily in manual therapy applications, and functional movement screens. He is the site coordinator for the JOI Rehab Nocatee and World Golf Village Centers.

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Florida State University, 2008)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2011)


We are very proud of all of our excellent staff members. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and outstanding outcomes. Finally, you can request appointments online by following the link below.

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