LEADERSHIP TEAM

Meet our leadership team

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

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Lynn Steenberg
PRESIDENT & CEO

LYNN STEENBERG

Dot Hall
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

DOT HALL

Teresa Lindell
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS

TERESA LINDELL

Alex Dirienzo
Practice Liaison

ALEX DIRIENZO

Kim Attwood
CLINIC MANAGER

KIMBERLY ATTWOOD

Kevin Brown
Clinic Manager

KEVIN BROWN

Zach Cole New Photo
CLINIC MANAGER

ZACH COLE

Clinic Manager

ALANA GORMAN

Rebecca Korosi
Clinic Manager

REBECCA KOROSI

Chad LaChance
Clinic Manager

CHAD LACHANCE

CLINIC MANAGER

MATTHEW WALSH

Shelly Conover
Operations Administrator

SHELLY CONOVER

TARA MACAULEY
Operations Administrator

TARA MACAULEY

Lisa Vinci
Operations Administrator

LISA VINCI

Operations Administrator

THERESA SAMSTAG

PRESIDENT & CEO

LYNN STEENBERG

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

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

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

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

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

 

SPECIALTIES:ATC

EMAIL:LSTEENBERG@SPTNY.COM

LOCATION:ALL LOCATIONS

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

DOT HALL

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

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

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

What does she enjoy outside of work?
Spending time with my family, engaging in community activities and helping those in need.

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

EMAIL:DHALL@SPTNY.COM

LOCATION:ALL LOCATIONS

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS

TERESA LINDELL

How did she come to Sports PT?
I was a student here and loved the experience and the setting.

  • Earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from the State University of New York in Buffalo in 2006
  • Began working at Sports PT following graduation
  • Has actively participated in patient care, student internships, and continuing education opportunities on a regular basis
  • Spent 2 years as Facility Manager of the Tonawanda office
  • Specializes in Vestibular Therapy and Orthopedics

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Helping people feel better and meeting a lot of people.

Other Interests:
Running, reading, and working on my house.

SPECIALTIES:DPT, OCS

EMAIL:tlindell@sptny.com

LOCATION:TONAWANDA, NY

Practice Liaison

ALEX DIRIENZO

How did he come to Sports PT?
I wanted to join a team that puts people first and help that team and their positive mentality grow.

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

What’s his favorite party of the job?
Meeting new people

Things Alex enjoys outside of work:

  • Watching movies, reading, live music, and being outside when it’s not winter!

EMAIL:adirienzo@sptny.com

LOCATION:Webster, NY

CLINIC MANAGER

KIMBERLY ATTWOOD

  • Earned BS in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo in 2010
  • Earned Doctorate of Physical therapy from the University at Buffalo in 2013
  • APTA Certified clinical instructor
  • Part time instructor for Bryant and Stratton College
  • Clinical specialties include manual techniques in conjunction with therapeutic exercise, soft tissue mobilization, post-operative rehabilitation

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Working to help each patient achieve their individual goals, and structuring each therapy program to address their specific needs.

Other Interests:
Spending time outside with my family and pets, reading, doing crafts or playing games with my son.

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:kattwood@sptny.com

LOCATION:Wheatfield, NY

Clinic Manager

KEVIN BROWN

How did he come to Sports PT?
I was referred to Sports PT by a friend who works here. I chose to join the team because of their strong reputation and the opportunity to collaborate and learn with the experienced clinicians within the company. I have also witnessed firsthand how great the company is as a patient back in 2007.

  • Earned his Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Brockport in 2011
  • Earned his Doctorate Degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2014
  • Clinical specialties include orthopedics and treating a variety of other conditions.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Getting to know new people and helping them get back to doing the things they love. It is incredibly rewarding to help people improve their quality of life.

Other Interests:
I enjoy playing golf, volleyball, fishing, skiing, traveling, watching the Boston Red Sox, going to SU games, and going to amusement parks (I’m a thrill seeker!).

SPECIALTIES: DPT, OCS

EMAIL:kbrown@sptny.com

LOCATION:Liverpool, NY & Webster, NY

CLINIC MANAGER

ZACH COLE

How did he come to Sports PT?
Zachary was a student at Sports PT and early into his clinical education he knew he wanted to be a part of the team permanently. Zach’s passion and drive to take athletes to the next level was a perfect fit with the Sports PT philosophy, and he felt this was the place where he could grow as a clinician.

  • Earned Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College, 2018
  • Earned Bachelors Degree in Clinical Health Sciences, Minor in Sports Studies, Ithaca College

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Helping patients return to the lifestyle they want to live! I enjoy working with people of all ages but working with athletes and helping them get back to the playing field as fast as possible is my biggest passion.

Other Interests:
Everything from hiking, hunting, golf, softball, and time with friends and family. I’m willing to discuss anything in the latest sports news!

SPECIALTIES:DPT, ATC

EMAIL:zcole@sptny.com

LOCATION:Saratoga, NY

Clinic Manager

ALANA GORMAN

How did she come to Sports PT?
After searching for a physical therapy position in clinics across the country, I came to find that the excellence, professionalism, innovation and energy I was looking for in an employer (and in my co-workers) was right here in my home state of New York. With a driven team, forward-thinking therapists, and a positive environment, Sports PT is a great fit for me.

  • BS in Clinical Health Studies, 2010 from Ithaca College.
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2012 from Ithaca College.

Areas of interest include: All orthopedic conditions, sports injuries and rehab, and vestibular impairments. I love helping all people move well and perform better so they can enjoy their life and be the healthiest version of themselves.

Favorite Part Of The Job: The amazing people I work with, fellow therapists and patients alike!

Other Interests: Being close to the Adirondacks is one of the major perks of this area of NY. Hiking, kayaking, biking, cross-country/downhill skiing, and generally enjoying the outdoors are big interests of mine. I also love spending time with my family and friends, enjoying the local music and food Saratoga has to offer.

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:agorman@sptny.com

LOCATION:Malta, NY

Clinic Manager

REBECCA KOROSI

How did she come to Sports PT?
I was attracted to their high ethical standards and the opportunity for professional growth.

  • Year of Hire: 2009
  • Graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2003 with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Science
  • Earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from SUNY Buffalo in 2006
  • Strong Clinical Knowledge in Spine Rehabilitation and Vestibular Rehabilitation.
  • Practices Evidence Based Rehabilitation and conducts a full circle approach with each patient’s healthcare team.
  • Attends multiple continuing education courses each year to stay up to date on the newest research and rehabilitation approaches that are most effective.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I enjoy motivating my patients and working with them to return to an improved quality of life. We have a lot of fun in our clinic. You will hear lots of laughs here! Our team is the best and I look forward to working with them every day!

Other Interests:
Spending time with friends and family, practicing Yoga, lifting weights, cooking/baking and reading.

SPECIALTIES:PT, DPT, ATC

EMAIL:RKOROSI@SPTNY.COM

LOCATION:TONAWANDA, NY

Clinic Manager

CHAD LACHANCE

How did he come to Sports PT?
I joined Sports PT because of their great reputation, dedication to patient-centered care, and evidence-based approach to providing physical therapy.

  • Earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2015
  • Earned a BS in Athletic Training from Ithaca College, 2010
  • Clinical interests include: orthopedic manual therapy for the spine and extremities, vestibular rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sports medicine.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Helping people move better and feel better while doing it. Experiencing new learning opportunities and adopting ways that better help and serve our patients.

Other Interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, staying active through working out and playing golf, and watching/attending sporting events.

Email: clachance@sptny.com

SPECIALTIES:DPT, CIDN

EMAIL:clachance@sptny.com

LOCATION:Camillus, NY

CLINIC MANAGER

MATTHEW WALSH

How did he come to Sports PT?
I completed a student clinical rotation with Sports PT and loved the environment and staff. When an opening became available, I was excited to join the team in Tonawanda!

  • Graduated in 2016 from Daemen College with a doctorate in physical therapy
  • Clinical specialties include orthopedic rehabilitation

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I love talking with patients and learning new things every day.
Other Interests:
I enjoy golf, country music concerts, and being outdoors.

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:mwalsh@sptny.com

LOCATION:Downtown Buffalo, NY

Operations Administrator

SHELLY CONOVER

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

EMAIL:sconover@sptny.com

LOCATION:Webster, NY

Operations Administrator

TARA MACAULEY

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

EMAIL:tmacauley@sptny.com

LOCATION:Webster, NY

Operations Administrator

LISA VINCI

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

EMAIL:lvinci@sptny.com

LOCATION:Webster, NY

Operations Administrator

THERESA SAMSTAG

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

EMAIL:tsamstag@sptny.com

LOCATION:Saratoga, NY

Your First Step Towards physical health Starts Here :

After coming here three times a week, every week for six months – you’re part of their life. And they’re part of your life.

Patient

Diane Beideck

Everyone was really welcoming. It was just an environment where you could jump in and learn.

Student

Ricardo Whittaker - Ithaca College

I need a physical therapist that is going to think about what I do every day for a living.

Patient

Susan Reno

I had a little bit of low confidence. And my CI was the one who helped me build that confidence.

Student

Tiffany Bader -  Central Michigan University

They’re concerned about your concerns. You’re not just a number – you’re a human.

Patient

Matt Mamoone

I felt like I was another therapist in the clinic. I wasn’t just a student.

Student

Tom Maving - Nazareth College