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

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Mikel Betancourt, PTA

Associates of Science (Concorde Career Institute, 2021)

Mikel was born in Connecticut and moved to Jacksonville when he was 10 years old.  He has been with JOI Rehab since 2017.  He started out as a front desk/intake coordinator for the Beaches rehab location. He then transferred to San Marco rehab as a PT tech in 2019 while attending the PTA program at Concorde Career Institute. Mikel graduated from his PTA program in March of 2021 and immediately started as a PTA for the San Marco and Arlington rehab locations. He is now full-time at the Arlington location.  In his free time he enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking.

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.


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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.


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)

Katie Trumble, PT, DPT, ATC

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.   Katie still enjoys running, yoga, and Jaguars football. She is interested in pursuing certifications in manual therapy and orthopedic specialist.

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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.

 


JOI Rehab Staff – Beaches

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Bridget Bigale, PTA, Site Coordinator

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.


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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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Lauren Driscoll Fater, OTR/L

Lauren Driscoll Fater

Lauren Driscoll Fater grew up in Cooper City, FL and moved to Jacksonville Beach about a year and a half ago.  Lauren was a collegiate swimmer for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she pursued a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She is also a 3x Olympic trial qualifier in swimming (2008, 2012, 2016). It wasn’t long before she decided to go back to school to pursue a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She is currently studying for her hand therapy certification (CHT). When she is not at work, she is enjoying the outdoors and hanging out with her family.  You can find Lauren treating patients at JOI Rehab’s South location.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Therapeutic Recreation (University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2016)

Masters of Occupational Therapy, (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2020)

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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.


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.


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Nicholas Baker, LMT, NMT

LMT (Alpha School of Massage, 2016)

NMT (Advance Bodyworks Academy, 2017)

Nicholas Baker, LMT, is practicing as a Medical Massage Therapist and Neuro-Muscular Therapist at JOI Rehab.  He specializes in manual therapy, neuromuscular therapy, Graston, cupping, Pre and Post Natal Care, Post- Surgical Edema management, and all other soft tissue injuries.  As a Jacksonville Native, Nicholas graduated from First Coast High School.  He then from Alpha School of Massage in Jacksonville. He has also furthered his education with courses from The Advance Bodyworks Academy.

Since then, he has been able to treat thousands of patients with acute and chronic pain, headaches, migraines, and other stress related issues. Previously, Nicholas has worked as a Clinical Director, Lymphatic Wound Care provider, and Neuromuscular Therapist for another outpatient rehabilitation facility. Nicholas is very passionate, caring, and committed to providing all patients with the highest quality of patient care.  In his free time, he enjoys making weekend trips to Disney, hanging out with friends, cooking, and spending quality time with his boyfriend.

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To schedule with Nicholas Baker, please give us a call at 904-858-7045. 

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Clinton Barton

Clint Barton, DME JOI Beaches

Clinton Barton was born and raised in rural East Texas. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for over 20 years as a Hospital Corpsman. He plans to finish his degree in Health Sciences with a goal to become a Physician Assistant. Clint joined the JOI Rehab Beaches office as their DME specialist in September of 2022.

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Belinda Grace, Front Desk Specialist

Belinda Grace was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida.  She has lived here her whole life, apart from 3 years in the Philippines and 3 years in San Diego, CA.  She graduated from Sandalwood High School in 1992.  Belinda has worked in breakfast restaurants for 15+ years, so customer service is important to her!  She and her husband have 3 children and a dog, and they love going to the beach and exploring new places.  Belinda loves being creative, and her hobbies include making custom cups, picture frames, and trophies.  She also owns a BMX racing and training facility with her husband called Jacksonville BMX.  Her husband announces at the races and they travel all over for state and national competitions.  They have lived in the beaches area for the last 20 years, and you can find her assisting patients at our Beaches Rehab location.


Samantha Jackson, Front Desk Specialist

Samantha Jackson, Front Desk Specialist

Samantha Jackson has been in customer service for ten years, and she is excited to be working with JOI!  Being a former dancer for many years, Samantha has worked with Physical Therapists before, and it helped tremendously.  As a result, she is happy to be a part of a team who are able to help others with their pain.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, going on walks, or going to the beach with him.  She is also now the proud owner of her own business and is excited for the opportunity.  Samantha can be found assisting patients at the Beaches Rehab location.


Madison Murrow, Front Desk Specialist

Madison Murrow, Front Desk Specialist

Madison Murrow has lived in Jacksonville, FL for over 10 years. She graduated from First Coast High School in 2020. She then went to Keiser University to receive her Associates of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding. In her free time, Madison enjoys watching NASCAR, hockey and baseball. She has a Catahoula puppy at home who she loves spending time with. She enjoys travelling, and her favorite place to go is the mountains.  Madison is currently assisting patients at the JOI Rehab, Beaches location.


JOI Rehab Staff – Fleming Island

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Ronny Savage, OTR/L, CHT

Ronny Savage, OTR/L, CHT

Bachelor and Master of Science, Occupational Therapy (D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, 2000)

 

Ronny Savage has been an Occupational Therapist since 2000 and obtained her Certified Hand Therapist credentials in 2007. She has a true passion for Hand Therapy and has worked primarily in outpatient, orthopedic settings on both the East and West Coasts. She currently works at the JOI Rehab Physical Therapy Clinic in Fleming Island. When she is not at JOI Ronny enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and training 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 Ahern, OT, Hand Therapy Director

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.


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Carissa Aquino, PT, DPT, ATC/L

Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2016)  

Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2022)  

Carissa Aquino, PT, DPT, ATC/L, graduated from the University of North Florida in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Following graduation, she worked as a certified athletic trainer for 3 years.  During this time, she served the middle and high school student athletes of Clay County.  She then decided to pursue a career in physical therapy and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2022. Carissa enjoys being in the orthopedic setting, working with the geriatric population, and utilizing manual therapy.  She is currently treating patients at the JOI Rehab office in Fleming Island.


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 Chekanowsky, ATC

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.

Lisa currently works in the clinical setting at the JOI Rehab Fleming Island Clinic.


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.


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Courtney Laymon, PTA

Courtney is from Orange Park, FL and became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017 graduating from Iowa Western. She has a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Bellevue University.  Courtney is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St Augustine.  She has experience in both outpatient and skilled nursing settings.  She loves working with a variety of diagnoses including orthopedics, neurological injury/disease, sports rehab, and pediatrics.

Outside of work Courtney enjoys cooking, watching movies, and going on airplane flights with her personal pilot and husband, Kalen.


Makayla Sterner, Front Desk Specialist

Makayla Sterner, Front Desk Specialist

Makayla was born and raised in Florida and developed a deep appreciation for its natural beauty and warm weather. Family is extremely important to her. She is blessed to have a loving and supportive husband and son. You can often find Makayla at the baseball fields cheering on her son from the bleachers.

Makalya has over 10 years in customer service roles, where she has been able to combine her natural empathy with her strong communication and organizational skills. She takes pride in going above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction.


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Amberly Bell, Intake Coordinator

Amberly was born in Jacksonville and raised in North Texas. She just moved back to Jacksonville and has spent 8 years working in childcare. Amberly is currently aspiring to be a radiologist. She joined the JOI Rehab Fleming Island team in 2021 as an intake coordinator.


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 Barthel, OT, CHT

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 at the JOI Mandarin Clinic where he focuses on upper extremity rehabilitation.


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.


Kat Estrada is a PTA float at all JOI Rehab locations.

Kat Estrada, PTA

Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences (University of Florida, 2015)

Associate of Science in Physical  Therapy Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, 2022)

Kat Estrada is originally from Naples, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences in 2015. Afterwards, she moved to Jacksonville, FL and became a licensed PTA in the fall of 2022 after attending the PTA program at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Kat is currently a float PTA for JOI and helps with coverage at all of our locations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Kat is also passionate about CrossFit and coaches in her spare time.


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.


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

Belinda Kirkland, DPT CHT ATC

Belinda Kirkland has been a practicing Physical Therapist for 31 years. She specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehab and Pain Management utilizing Dolphin Neurostim. She became a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) in 1996, and a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 1998. She served as the Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for the Roar of the Jaguars Professional Cheer Squad from 1998 to 2020. She joined the JOI Rehab staff in 2008 at the Mandarin facility opening.

Belinda Kirkland Education:

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)

To schedule with an appointment, please give our Mandarin Office at call at 904-288-9604 or request an appointment at JOI.net.


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, PT

Ron Salazar has over 15 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


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Jennifer Stewartz, OT

Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Health with a Minor in Gerontology (Eastern Oregon University, 2012)

Master of Occupational Therapy (University of St. Augustine, 2021)

Jennifer Stewartz, Occupational Therapist

Prior to joining JOI, Jennifer Stewartz, OT worked at an outpatient clinic, working with various upper extremity orthopaedic conditions. She has worked in the outpatient setting since graduating from the University of St. Augustine. Jennifer found her passion for hand therapy in 2016 upon completing observation hours in this setting.  She is also interested in becoming a certified wound specialist and certified hand therapist in the future.  In her free time, she enjoys yoga, nature, hiking, kayaking, art, and spending time with her family.  She is currently treating patients at the Mandarin Rehab clinic.

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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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Stacey Foley, PT, DPT, MTC

JOI Rehab Nassau Site Coordinator

Bachelor of Science for Allied Health (University of Central Florida, 2010)

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Science, 2012)

Stacey Foley graduated from the University of St. Augustine in 2012 with her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.  She has a passion for treating orthopedic injuries and those recovering from surgery. She has also taken advanced classes in manual therapy techniques and dry needling to better treat her patients.  Stacey is an LSVT BIG certified therapist as well, to help patients with Parkinson’s to improve their quality of movement and balance.  In her spare time she enjoys running, gardening, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.  She is currently a therapist and Site Coordinator at the Nassau Rehab location.


Laura Kreger, OTR/L, CHT

Laura Kreger, OTR/L, CHT

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

Laura Kreger, OT, CHT

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.


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.


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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.


JOI Rehab Staff – North

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Bryan Downs, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Lourdes University, 2016)

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (Mount Saint Joseph University, 2020)

Bryan Downs, PT, DPT 

Bryan Downs graduated from Mount Saint Joseph University in 2020 with his doctorate in physical therapy with an emphasis in manual therapy. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Bryan graduated from Mount Saint Josephs University, with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. In his free time he enjoys working out, hiking, and going to the beach with his wife and two dogs.

Bryan is a physical therapist at the JOI Rehab North Clinic.  To schedule with Bryan, please call us at 904- 757-2474. 

 

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George Dudziec, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Food Science (Hunter College City U. of New York, 2009) 

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (Nova Southeastern University, 2014) 

George Dudziec, DPT moved to Jacksonville in 2016 from Fort Lauderdale.  Through undergrad schooling, George worked as a personal trainer before gravitating toward the physical therapy profession.  Since graduating with his doctoral degree in physical therapy, he has mostly focused on orthopedic rehab.  He enjoys treating a variety of diagnoses, and likes when a patient has specific goals or activities that they really want to return to.  He likes the outdoors, hiking, & spending time with his family.  You can find George Dudziec at the JOI Rehab North location.


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 Heeter, PT, Site Coordinator

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.


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, OT, 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.  Kim works at our JOI Rehab North Site.

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


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.


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Virginia Halpin, PTA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of Virginia, 2017)

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, 2020)

Virginia Halpin is originally from Martinsville, Virginia and completed her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Virginia in 2017. After moving to Jacksonville in 2019, she attended Florida State College of Jacksonville to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. She joined the JOI team in December of 2020 and is splitting her time between the Beaches and Point Meadows clinics. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing on the beach.  

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.


JOI Rehab Staff – San Marco

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.


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Emily Barton, DPT

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology (Jacksonville University, 2018)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of Maryland, 2021)

Emily is originally from Annapolis, MD. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Jacksonville University in 2018. While at JU, she was a member of the Women’s lacrosse team. After undergrad, she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2021. In her free time, she enjoys the warm weather and likes to spend time at the beach.


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Aren Biala, PTA

Bachelor of Science, Sport ad Exercise Science (The University of Central Florida, 2018)

Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College at Jacksonville, 2021)

Aren Biala, PTA, is a Jacksonville, FL native who graduated from Bishop John J. Snyder High School in 2014. He completed his B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Central Florida in 2018. He became licensed as a PTA in the fall of 2021 after attending the program at Florida State College at Jacksonville.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and staying active by playing soccer. He is a passionate soccer fan and supports Arsenal FC (*warning: he will talk your head off if soccer makes it into conversation!) Also, he loves visiting local craft breweries.  You can find him treating patients at the JOI Rehab San Marco location.


Justin Bland M.Ed, ATC, PES, CES

Justin Bland M.Ed, ATC, PES, CES

William Paterson University-Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (2002). University of Virginia-Masters of Education in Kinesiology/Athletic Training (2004)

Justin is a practicing Athletic Trainer with 21 years of professional experience. He is a sports medicine expert having worked 18 years with professional football. He spent 13 seasons as an Associate Athletic Trainer with the Jacksonville Jaguars, two seasons with the New York Giants and most recently one season as Head Athletic Trainer for the XFL Vegas Vipers. Special skills include advanced manual therapy techniques, injury prevention, corrective exercise specialist and performance enhancement specialist, high level sports performance and return to sport activities.


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, OT, CHT

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 and Riverside locations.


Sarah Carioti, PT Tech

Sarah Carioti, PT Tech

Sarah Carioti is a Jacksonville Native. She graduated in 2020 from Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida.  She is currently in her last semester at the University of North Florida studying kinesiology. She plans on obtaining a second degree in marketing with a minor in digital marketing and analytics and a master’s in nutrition and dietetics, also at UNF,  to educate adolescents about nutrition that appeals to their demographic.  In her free time, Sarah enjoys running on the beach or being outside. Otherwise, you’ll find Sarah at book club with her friends or reading fantasy novels at her local coffee shop.


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)

Lily Condy, OT, CHT, Hand Therapy Director

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


Kay Cruz, Intake Coordinator

Kay Cruz, Intake Coordinator

Having experience in insurance verification and authorizations, I pride myself on focusing on growing with a company and creating an environment that promotes peace and positivity. I am bilingual, fluent in both Spanish and English. I love being able to bridge the communication barrier between my patients and providers.

Fun fact: Criminal Justice Major who enjoys binge watch crime shows.

 


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Patrick Driscoll ATC – Site Coordinator

Patrick Driscoll, Certified Athletic Trainer 

Patrick Driscoll received his Bachelors in Athletic Training at Salisbury University, 2016. He went on to obtain his Masters in Athletic Leadership at Clemson University, 2019.

Work Experience

Patrick completed internships with The Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Braves, and the New Orleans Saints. Prior to him coming to JOI Rehab, he was the first assistant athletic trainer with the football program at Georgia Tech.

He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Devin as well as his dog Sonny.

Sport and Spine Center

Pat joins the JOI Team as the Site Coordinator for the Sport and Spine Center.  This center is located within the JOI San Marco Rehab Center.

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For Appointments, please call 904-858-7045. 


Michelle Duclos

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.


Katelyn Dye is currently treating at the San Marco Rehab clinic and Bolles HS.

Katelyn Dye, MS, ATC, LAT

Bachelor of Art in Athletic Training (Coe College, 2019)

Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration (Valparaiso University,  2021)

Katelyn is originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she grew up playing softball and basketball.  This is where she found her passion for working with athletes and helping them navigate through injuries. Katelyn received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Coe College. After that, she obtained her masters degree in Sports Administration at Valparaiso University. While at Valpo, Katelyn had the opportunity to work with the women’s soccer team and track and field teams.  In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with her dog Nash.  Katelyn is currently working at the JOI Rehab, San Marco office, and is the ATC for Bolles High School.


Kat Estrada is a PTA float at all JOI Rehab locations.

Kat Estrada, PTA

Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences (University of Florida, 2015)

Associate of Science in Physical  Therapy Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, 2022)

Kat Estrada is originally from Naples, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences in 2015. Afterwards, she moved to Jacksonville, FL and became a licensed PTA in the fall of 2022 after attending the PTA program at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Kat is currently a float PTA for JOI and helps with coverage at all of our locations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Kat is also passionate about CrossFit and coaches in her spare time.


Christina Foley, PTA

Christina Foley, PTA

Associates of Science (Concorde Career Institute 2023).

Christina, also known as Chrissy, was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She moved to Jacksonville 3 years ago and has since attended and graduated from Concorde career institute’s PTA program. Chrissy joined the JOI staff as a full time float in December of 2023. In her free time she enjoys playing video games, watching tv shows, and reading. 


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 clinic.


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, DPT, CSCS

Kenny 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.


Drew Heideman

Drew Heideman MPT ATC

Assistant Administrator

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

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Drew joined the rehabilitation team in 2004. In 2009, he became the Site Coordinator of JOI’s largest rehabilitation facility, San Marco. He served as a clinical liaison between JOI Rehab sites and JOI physicians.  With the goal to sustain consistent and exceptional patient care and to ensure that current staff is given educational opportunities to develop and enhance clinical skills.  He currently serves in a managerial capacity as Assistant Administrator for JOI Rehabilitation.

Drew completed athletic training internships with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the USAT National Triathlon Training Center.  He has attended numerous clinical training and education events around the country. He has been an adjunct professor with the University of North Florida Athletic Training Program.   Drew also serves on the advisory boards for local physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs.  He was part of the clinical research for the United States Tennis Association.  Working with their wheelchair and adaptive sports division.   In his clinical time, Drew enjoys working with elite and amateur athletes of all types.  Finally, he has a special interest in endurance sports, including running, cycling, Crossfit and multisport.

Finally, to schedule an appointment with Drew at JOI Rehab, please call 904-858-7045. 


Lindsy Herd, LAT, ATC is currently treating patients at the JOI Rehab, San Marco clinic.

Lindsy Herd, LAT, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of Kansas, 2018)

 Lindsy Herd is a Kansas native, having received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Kansas. She gained valuable knowledge at KU, having worked with both collegiate and high school sports. Upon graduating she landed a job as the Head Athletic Trainer at Basehor-Linwood High School, where she stayed for three years, until moving to Jacksonville. Lindsy joined the JOI team in 2022. She is currently helping patients at JOI Rehab San Marco. In addition to her role in the clinic, Lindsy has joined the Blue Wave family at FSCJ, as the Head Athletic Trainer. 


Natalie Jackson, MS, ATC, LAT

Natalie Jackson, MS, ATC, LAT

Natalie is originally from Wichita, KS. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training at Wichita State University in 2020. After undergrad, she went to Southeastern Louisiana University where she obtained her Masters in Health Science and Kinesiology. Natalie gained experience working as a graduate assistant with Track and Field, Cross Country, Football, and Softball at SLU. Next, she spent a year with the Jacksonville Jaguars working as a seasonal intern before coming to JOI. Natalie works at JOI San Marco location as well as outreach to Bolles Middle.


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Ken Kaczka, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Rutgers University, 2016)

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2021)

 Ken Kaczka is a licensed doctor of physical therapy in the state of Florida.  He is also a member of the (APTA) American Physical Therapy Association. He has diverse clinical experience evaluating and treating patients in a variety of settings.  His experience includes Outpatient Orthopedic, Sports Medicine, and Sub-acute Inpatient Rehabilitation for spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diagnoses. He has taken advanced course work and developed specialty skills in manual therapy. He is currently practicing at the San Marco and World Golf Village rehab locations.


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Zak Katzer, PTA

Associates of Arts in General Science (Santa Fe College, 2016)

Associates of Science Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, 2020)

Zak Katzer, PTA, joined the team at JOI in 2021.  He attended Santa Fe College and the University of Central Florida where he studied nursing.  However, Zak soon realized his passion mainly focused on orthopedic rehabilitation.  He then enrolled in the PTA program at Florida State College in Jacksonville where he got his degree.  Outside of work, Zak enjoys going to the beach, watching sports, and playing wheelchair basketball for Brooks Rehabilitation.  He is planning on going back to school to pursue his bachelor degree in Exercise Science.  You can find Zak Katzer, PTA, at JOI’s San Marco Rehab location.


Anjonnet Pancho, Front Desk Specialist

Anjonnet Pancho, Front Desk Specialist

Anjonnet Pancho, mostly known as Aj, has been part of the Jacksonville since 2010 and has joined the JOI team since October 2023. She enjoys spending her free time hanging out with her pets, looking at her pets, and cuddling with her pets. She also appreciates being around her friends and families while indulging on sweet treats. You can find Aj as a receptionist at the front desk at our San Marco location.

 


Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, LAT

Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, LAT

Matt Paulus, ATC, 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.

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Bennett Quigley, MS, ATC, LAT

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (Canisius College, 2015)

Master of Exercise Science (Syracuse University, 2017)

Ben graduated from Canisius College in 2015 with his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training.  He then completed his Masters degree from Syracuse University in 2017 after a two year stint as a graduate assistant with the Orange Football, Tennis, and Field Hockey teams.  Ben comes to JOI after completing the 2022 Olympic cycle as the Head Athletic Trainer with the U.S. Ski and Snowboards Slopestyle and Big Air teams.  You can currently find Ben at our JOI Rehab, San Marco location.  He is also working as JOI’s Head Athletic Trainer for the Episcopal School of Jacksonville.


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.


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Bret Spoehr, DPT

Bachelor of Exercise Science (Florida State University, 2008)

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 2013)

Bret Spoehr, DPT

Bret Spoehr is from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.  He began his love and study of human motion through mixed martial arts at the age of eight, and still trains every week.  That love lead him to studying Exercise Science at FSU, and then to FAMU for their Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  Since graduating in 2013, he has worked as a Physical Therapist in Skilled Nursing, Inpatient, Outpatient, and Home Health.  Now he is thrilled to be working in the Outpatient setting again with JOI and furthering his practice with our staff of experienced and skilled clinicians.  Outside of work, Bret is a dedicated gamer, casual mixed martial artist, and full time father of two wonderful children.  Bret is currently assisting patients at our San Marco Rehab location.

To schedule an appointment with Bret Spoehr, please call 904-858-7045. 

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Katie Stallings, OTD, OTR/L

Katie Stallings, OTD, OTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology (University of North Florida, 2016)
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Jacksonville University, 2022)

Katie was born and raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Providence High School in 2012. Katie recently graduated with her Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) in 2022 from Jacksonville University and was awarded the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences Student of the Year. Prior to pursuing her doctorate in occupational therapy, she obtained her B.S. in Exercise Physiology from UNF. Katie was a Certified Exercise Physiologist for nearly 10 years and worked as a personal trainer at the local YMCA. She also worked as a rehab technician and coordinator at Brooks Rehab skilled nursing facility. She has experience working with orthopedic, neurological, and medically complex conditions. Katie currently teaches part-time as an OTD adjunct professor at Jacksonville University and practices at the San Marco and South location, pursuing her certification in hand therapy.


Scarlette Taylor, Front Desk Specialist

Scarlette Taylor, Front Desk Specialist

Scarlett was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She spent the majority of her twenties in New York going to school for Hebrew language, Jewish studies and broadening her Real estate and property management skills. She enjoys hunting, cooking, boat days and watching ‘The Wheel of Fortune’ with her Fiancé! 


Lauren Vick, PT, DPT

Lauren Vick, PT, DPT

Lauren is originally from the metro-Atlanta area. She went to Kennesaw State University and received her B.S in Exercise Science. She then attended the University of South Florida for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Lauren moved to North Carolina after graduating and practiced in outpatient orthopedics for 2 years before moving back. She is certified in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation.


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.


Kalie York, Intake Coordinator

Kalie York, Intake Coordinator

Kalie has lived in Jacksonville almost her entire life until moving to State College, PA to attend Penn State before moving back to Jacksonville in 2019. In her free time Kalie enjoys reading and baking.

Fun Fact: Can always find a sweet treat in her desk candy bowl.


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Nicholas Baker, LMT, NMT

LMT (Alpha School of Massage, 2016)

NMT (Advance Bodyworks Academy, 2017)

Nicholas Baker, LMT, is practicing as a Medical Massage Therapist and Neuro-Muscular Therapist at JOI Rehab.  He specializes in manual therapy, neuromuscular therapy, Graston, cupping, Pre and Post Natal Care, Post- Surgical Edema management, and all other soft tissue injuries.  As a Jacksonville Native, Nicholas graduated from First Coast High School.  He then from Alpha School of Massage in Jacksonville. He has also furthered his education with courses from The Advance Bodyworks Academy.

Since then, he has been able to treat thousands of patients with acute and chronic pain, headaches, migraines, and other stress related issues. Previously, Nicholas has worked as a Clinical Director, Lymphatic Wound Care provider, and Neuromuscular Therapist for another outpatient rehabilitation facility. Nicholas is very passionate, caring, and committed to providing all patients with the highest quality of patient care.  In his free time, he enjoys making weekend trips to Disney, hanging out with friends, cooking, and spending quality time with his boyfriend.

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To schedule with Nicholas Baker, please give us a call at 904-858-7045. 

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Sean Rogers is a PT Tech at the JOI Rehab, San Marco clinic.

Sean Rogers, PT Tech

(Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, Current)

Sean Rogers is a Jacksonville native.  He graduated from A. Philip Randolph Career Highschool and studied Criminal Justice.  Sean then moved to Virginia for a brief time for college, where he decided to switch from Criminal Law to Physical Therapy and moved back home.  He is currently in school at FSCJ where he is studying for his Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant.  In his free time, Sean enjoys doing Crossfit.  Otherwise, you can find him hanging out at home with his dog.  Sean is currently assisting patients at the San Marco rehab location.


Brooke Arrendale, Marketing Liaison

Brooke Arrendale, Marketing Liaison

Brooke has had many different roles at JOI since starting in 2006.  She started out working Front Desk and Intake at the Beaches Rehab location. She then moved to South Rehab to be the Site Coordinator.  Her last position as a floating Intake Trainer allowed her to interact with staff and patients at all the rehab clinics.  However, she is excited to begin her newest endeavor as Marketing Liaison for JOI and JOI Rehab!  Her history and knowledge of the company will be beneficial in creating and maintaining JOI’s many partnerships around Jacksonville.

Brooke hails from Georgia and loves college football, travelling, and doing anything artistic.  But her pride and joy is her ridiculously handsome dog, Goose.


Blake Dicks is the JOI Rehab Auditor and Intake Trainer

Blake Dicks, Auditor and Intake Trainer

Blake was born in Jacksonville, FL and has resided there since birth. He received his associate degree from Florida Gateway College in 2020, and then went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration from UNF in 2023. Currently, he is working towards his Master’s Degree in Health Administration, also from UNF, while working at JOI full time.  In his free time, he enjoys exercising daily and trains in mixed martial arts.  Blake travels to all JOI Rehab locations for his role, but his home base is the San Marco Rehab office.


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Holly Martin – DME & Front Desk Specialist

Holly Martin is from Ohio, but has lived in Jacksonville, Florida for the last 14 years. She has always loved sports, especially tennis and baseball, with her favorite baseball team being the Cincinnati Reds. Holly has many hobbies, but her favorite hobby is reading. She loves to escape into a good book on her time off and over the weekends. She also loves traveling with her fiancé and their German Shephard. She recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Public Health and hopes to one day be a Nutritionist.  You can find Holly at the San Marco Rehab office where she is currently working double duty as the DME Specialist and Front Desk/Intake Specialist.


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.


Brittany Smith, Front Desk

Brittany Smith, Front Desk Supervisor

Brittany joined the JOI team in 2020 as San Marco Rehab’s Intake Specialist. She is now the clinic’s Front Desk Supervisor.  Brittany 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.


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John Alexander, OTR/L

Bachelor of Health Science (University of Florida, 2019)

Master of Occupational Therapy with Honors (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2022)

John Alexander, OTR/L 

John Alexander is originally from Crystal River, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Afterwards, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2021 and graduated with honors from the University of St. Augustine with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2022. John is currently working towards obtaining his certified hand therapist license. He loves spending time outdoors, following University of Florida athletics, and serving in his church and community.  John can be found assisting patients at our JOI Rehab Beaches office.

To learn more about Occupational Therapy or Hand Therapy at JOI Rehab, please go to HAND Therapy.

To make an appointment with John, please call the JOI Rehab Beaches at 904-247-3324.  JOI and JOI Rehab is Where the Pro’s Go.

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Luke Bratton ATC

Luke Bratton ATC

Luke Bratton, Certified 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.

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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, PT, Site Coordinator

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.


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 South Physical Therapy Clinic.


Heather Lopez, OTR/L, CHT

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.

 


Pat McIntire, Intake/Reception

Pat McIntire, Intake/Reception

Intake/Reception

Pat McIntire works at JOI Rehab Baptist South Rehabilitation Center.  She enjoys working with the rehab staff members and helping patients to get better.

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


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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


Katie Stallings, OTD, OTR/L

Katie Stallings, OTD, OTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology (University of North Florida, 2016)
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Jacksonville University, 2022)

Katie was born and raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Providence High School in 2012. Katie recently graduated with her Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) in 2022 from Jacksonville University and was awarded the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences Student of the Year. Prior to pursuing her doctorate in occupational therapy, she obtained her B.S. in Exercise Physiology from UNF. Katie was a Certified Exercise Physiologist for nearly 10 years and worked as a personal trainer at the local YMCA. She also worked as a rehab technician and coordinator at Brooks Rehab skilled nursing facility. She has experience working with orthopedic, neurological, and medically complex conditions. Katie currently teaches part-time as an OTD adjunct professor at Jacksonville University and practices at the San Marco and South location, pursuing her certification in hand therapy.


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.


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 at Baptist South.

 


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Kjersti Olsen, Front Desk Specialist

Kjersti Olsen was born and raised in Western Kansas. After earning her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of moving to Florida to be close to the water and sunshine, while working with disadvantaged youth. Kjersti enjoys traveling, having lived in Greece for a time, and enjoys traveling internationally and domestically as much as possible. Her hobbies include dancing, singing, gardening, and cooking. She also enjoys watching the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Royals. Kjersti is enjoying working at JOI Rehab while searching for the next adventure.  She is currently assisting patients at the JOI Rehab Beaches office.


JOI Rehab Staff – Sports Center

Patrick Driscoll JOI REHAB

Patrick Driscoll ATC – Site Coordinator

Patrick Driscoll, Certified Athletic Trainer 

Patrick Driscoll received his Bachelors in Athletic Training at Salisbury University, 2016. He went on to obtain his Masters in Athletic Leadership at Clemson University, 2019.

Work Experience

Patrick completed internships with The Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Braves, and the New Orleans Saints. Prior to him coming to JOI Rehab, he was the first assistant athletic trainer with the football program at Georgia Tech.

He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Devin as well as his dog Sonny.

Sport and Spine Center

Pat joins the JOI Team as the Site Coordinator for the Sport and Spine Center.  This center is located within the JOI San Marco Rehab Center.

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For Appointments, please call 904-858-7045. 


Dawn Wojdat

Dawn Wojdat

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. She also served as the Internal Auditor for JOI Rehab for several years. Dawn is now the Intake Coordinator for Dr. Yorio.


JOI Rehab Staff – Westside

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, OT, CHT

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 and Riverside locations.


Ryan Darragh PT JOI REHAB

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 PT JOI REHAB

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, PTA

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.

 


JOI Rehab Staff – World Golf Village

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Ken Kaczka, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Rutgers University, 2016)

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2021)

 Ken Kaczka is a licensed doctor of physical therapy in the state of Florida.  He is also a member of the (APTA) American Physical Therapy Association. He has diverse clinical experience evaluating and treating patients in a variety of settings.  His experience includes Outpatient Orthopedic, Sports Medicine, and Sub-acute Inpatient Rehabilitation for spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diagnoses. He has taken advanced course work and developed specialty skills in manual therapy. He is currently practicing at the San Marco and World Golf Village rehab locations.


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Courtney Laymon, PTA

Courtney is from Orange Park, FL and became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017 graduating from Iowa Western. She has a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Bellevue University.  Courtney is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St Augustine.  She has experience in both outpatient and skilled nursing settings.  She loves working with a variety of diagnoses including orthopedics, neurological injury/disease, sports rehab, and pediatrics.

Outside of work Courtney enjoys cooking, watching movies, and going on airplane flights with her personal pilot and husband, Kalen.


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Chris Markham, DPT

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology (Mississippi State University, 2002)

Master of Science, Exercise Science (Mississippi State University, 2003)

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2008)

 

Chris Markham earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2008.  Chris has 13 years of experience in outpatient Physical Therapy with a focus on sports and post-operative therapies.  He is also certified in Dry Needling and enjoys helping people reach their goals through various PT methods.  Chris recently relocated to the Jacksonville area from Memphis, TN and is a Physical Therapist at the World Golf Village clinic.  In his free time, Chris enjoys playing and watching sports with his wife and two children.  He also enjoys working in his yard, grilling, spending time with friends and family, and getting out on the water.

 


Genesis Villanueva – PT, Site Coordinator

Genesis Villanueva – PT, Site Coordinator

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

Genesis Villanueva

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 Golf Village Center.

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