Meet the Team

Our interdisciplinary team of professionals has extensive experience caring for children and adults with paralysis. The Center’s leaders have dedicated their careers to providing the most comprehensive care and innovative therapies possible for patients with spinal cord injuries and paralysis.

Meet Our Medical Team:

Every patient is seen by a physician that is board certified in spinal cord injury and physical medicine and rehabilitation, or by our board certified pediatric nurse practitioner and a certified registered nurse.

Cristina Sadowsky, MD
Faculty, Clinical Director

Albert Recio, MD
Faculty, Physician

Philippines Cabahug, MD
Philippines Cabahug, MD
Faculty, Physician

Janet Dean, MS, RN, CRRN, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner

Meet Our Therapy Team Leadership:

The center has over 45 licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapy assistants. All therapy is rendered by licensed therapists. 

Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD
Faculty, Manager of Clinical Training & Education

Beth Myers, PT, DPT, NCS
Manager, Therapy Services

Christy Sachs
Christy Sachs, TRS
Manager, Aquatics & Wellness

Beth Myers, PT
Erin Michael
Manager, Patient Advocacy
and Special Programs

Elizabeth Farrell, PT, DPT, ATP
Meredith Budai
Senior Physical Therapist IV

Elizabeth Farrell, PT, DPT, ATP
Senior Physical Therapist IV

Brooke Meyer, PT, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist IV

Judith Stein, PT, DPT, NCS
Senior Physical Therapist IV


Kristin Sternowski, PT, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist IV

Kimberly Perone, MBA, MSHA, OTR/L
Senior Occupational Therapist IV

Danielle Wilt, OTR/L, OTD
Danielle Wilt, OTR/L, OTD
Senior Occupational Therapist IV

Danielle Wilt, OTR/L, OTD
Kimberly Rotondo, PTA
Supervisor, Rehabilitation
Technicians & Support Services

Our team of physical and occupational therapists includes specialists who are certified in the following fields:

  • Adaptive technology professionals (Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America - RESNA)
  • Aquatic physical therapy clinical competency (American Physical Therapy Association - APTA)
  • Dry Needling I, II, III (Myopain Seminars)
  • KinesioTaping I, II, & III (KinesioTaping Association)
  • Neurologic certified specialist (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties - ABPTS)
  • Pediatric certified specialists (ABPTS)
  • Physical agent modalities (Physical Agent Modalities Practitioner Credentialing Agency)
  • Rare neuroimmunologic disorders (Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers)
  • Seating and mobility specialists (RESNA)
  • Wound specialists (American Board of Wound Management)

In addition, our clinical support team includes approximately 20 rehabilitation technicians, personal trainers, lifeguards, and adaptive aquatics specialists.

Meet Our Support Team Leadership:

Thomas Novotny, MBA
Director, Operations and Business Development

Angela Huff, RN, BSN
Angela Huff, RN, BSN
Care Manager

Lisa Trotta, RN, BSN
Lisa Trotta, RN, BSN
Care Manager

Stephanie Wollschlager
Stefanie Wollschlager
Clinical Coordinator

Jody Luttrell, MSN, RN
Jody Luttrell, MSN, RN
Director, Care Management


Elizabeth Farrell, PT, DPT, ATP
Lara Mortimer, LCSW-C
Social Worker

Anna Schneider
Anna Schneider-Simms, MPA
Manager, Business Operations

Stephanie Wollschlager
Pamela Fisher
Financial Counselor

Kristin Sternowski
Scott Meyer, PTA
Clinical Equipment Specialist

Judith Stein, PT
Jack Luttrell
Clinical Equipment Coordinator

Shannon Inches
Shannon Inches
Clinical Trials Coordinator