Center for Rehabilitation
Daisy C. Burgos
Agnes "Aggie" Cariaga
Aggie has been a practicing physical therapist for 16 years 10 of which have been here in Holy Name Medical Center. Currently, Aggie is a senior physical therapist assigned to the neurological and stroke inpatient unit. Her areas of interest are in pediatrics, neurology, wound care and outpatient rehabilitation.
Aggie received her Bachelors in Physical Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, and is pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Aggie enjoys taking educational courses to improve her clinical skills and knowledge in physical therapy and also to network with her peers.
Holly received a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University's Sargent College and a Master's degree in Public Administration from New York University. Holly worked at Hackensack Hospital Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and Valley Hospital Home Care prior to starting at Holy Name Medical Center in 1992.
Danielle Christine Delgiodice
Jason Kavountzis MPT, OCS
Anne Michelle Mangali
Susan Philip, PT
Malvina "Molly" Sheldon
Molly graduated from Mercy College in 2003 as a Physical Therapy Assistant( PTA). After completing her clinical affiliation here at Holy Name Medical Center, she joined the Holy Name team as an inpatient therapist and has worked here for the past 7 years. Molly has extensive experience working with a wide variety of patient populations including orthopedic, neurologic and geriatric.
Katherine Venanzi PT , DPT
Bob's career at Holy Name Medical Center began in 2000 as a student affiliate from Mercy College. After completing his dual Masters in Science and Physical Therapy he joined the Holy Name team as an inpatient physical therapist in 2001 working primarily in the Orthopedic Unit. Bob was promoted to Coordinator of Inpatient Physical Therapy four years ago and also serves as the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education for the PT student program. Bob has frequently served as a clinical instructor to other affiliating students over the past eight years.
Bob's continuing education courses have been geared toward acute care orthopedics, the geriatric population, and the homebound patient. His areas of interest include total joint replacement, spine surgery, fractures, and home therapy.
Bob has provided multiple educational in-services to staff and students regarding spine health, posture, proper body mechanics, and the appropriate use of assistive devices. Bob also helped develop a pre-operative educational information program for patients undergoing total joint replacements to make their operative experience a positive one.
Bob looks forward to coming to work each and every day and his positive outlook is apparent in everything he does. He believes that Holy Name is a special place and enjoys being a leader of the rehabilitation team.
Ronald Drenth PT, DPT
Brianne Etter, PT, DPT, CSCS
Renee Ferraraccio is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and Occupational Therapist (OT) at HNH Fitness, an outpatient facility of Holy Name Medical Center. Renee received her BS from SUNY in Buffalo, NY, and her MS in occupation therapy from the graduate medical program at Seton Hall University.
Renee specializes in treatment of upper extremity injuries, including those involving the complex peripheral nerve, soft tissues and trauma, as well as arthritis, fractures, tendon repairs and fabrication of custom orthoses. She completed the Upper Quarter Rehab Certification for Advance Specialty at Drexel University and is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT).
Stephanie Garzia PT, DPT, ATC
Lauren joined the Holy Name Medical Center rehabilitation team in October 2015 and works in both the outpatient and inpatient departments. In May 2015 she graduated from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Lauren's clinical affiliations have provided her with experience treating patients with various orthopedic and neurological conditions as well as injury prevention for high school and collegiate level athletes. Lauren's main interest lies in orthopedics and her goal is to become an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, with plans to earn her certification in Functional Movement Systems.
Aliza joined the Holy Name Medical Center family in early 2008 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yeshiva University and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University. With an extensive background in occupational therapy, Aliza treats orthopedic and neurological conditions in both the inpatinet and out patient setting. Her experience ranges from rehabilitating physical limitations to treating cognitive changes which occur from the result of illness or injury.
Having achieved her Hand Therapy Certification in 2013, Aliza is highly specialized in the treatment of hand and upper extremity dysfunction. Aliza currently spearheads our hand therapy program where frequently treated diagnoses include: arthritis, fractures, repetitive strain injuries, tendon injuries, post-op recovery, and trauma. Aliza thoroughly enjoys creating customized splints and orthotics for both orthopedic and neurologic populations in order to maximize recovery.
Aliza conducts monthly wheelchair clinics where clients are provided with a comprehensive seating and positioning evaluation to determine his or her individual needs.
Aliza's continued education focuses on the areas of the hand an upper extremity, stroke and cognition, wheelchair seating and positioning, KinesioTaping and the use of physical agent modalities.
Throughout college and graduate school, Sarah gained experience working in diverse settings with patients across the lifespan. She completed her clinical fieldwork experiences at New York University's Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Center, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in their outpatient facility, and Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services (POTS).
Sarah has clinical experience in a sub-acute setting working with a variety of patients with diagnoses including total hip and knee replacement, stroke, generalized weakness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and cancer. Presently, Sarah works in both inpatient and outpatient settings with the adult and pediatric population
Christine Smith, OTR/L is the occupational therapy supervisor at Holy Name Medical Center and has over 20 years experience. Christine is an occupational therapist who graduated with her degree in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac College in addition she obtained certificates from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Administrative Science and Global Leadership and Administration. Christine has worked in a variety of settings including: acute care, sub-acute rehabilitation and out patient therapy. Christine has significant experience working with individuals with a variety of diagnoses including upper-extremity orthopedic injuries and neurological conditions as well as specialized training in the treatment of pediatric clients. Christine received a designation as a multiple sclerosis certified specialist (MSCS) in 2005 and is an active member of the board of governors for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). Through the CMSC, Christine has lectured internationally on a variety of topics that focus on rehabilitation and multiple sclerosis. In addition to her involvement with the CMSC, Christine is a member of the Client Education Committee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the coordinator of the education committee of the International Organization of MS Rehabilitation Therapists (IOMSRT).
Colleen joined the rehabilitation team at Holy Name Medical Center in 2007 as a Speech Pathologist. She has a Master of Art in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University. She completed her graduate internship at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. As a graduate student, she had the opportunity to serve as a research assistant in the Stroke Lab at Kessler Medical Research and Education Corporation. She administered diagnostics and collected data on the effects of pharmaceutical intervention on the symptoms of aphasia.
Colleen graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College, where she also earned a Master of Art in Education. At St. Thomas Aquinas College, she began her professional career as an educator and facilitator, serving as a mentor to students with various learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. After several years in the field of education, Colleen began her study of communication sciences and disorders.
In 2007, Colleen fulfilled the requirements of her clinical fellowship at Holy Name Medical Center. She works with both children and adults in rehabilitative, acute, sub-acute and private settings. She has experience working with a wide range of communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. Colleen is an active participant in videofluoroscopic swallow studies at the hospital, allowing her to objectively assess and treat swallow disorders. She is also trained in Prompt-a speech program designed for people with severe speech deficits. She recently completed course work in the treatment of orofacial myology, autism, and executive function deficits. Colleen holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
As a pediatric clinician, she has experience in the early intervention, preschool and school-age populations with a variety of developmental delays and congenital disorders including but not limited to Autism, Articulation & Phonological Disorders, Down Syndrome, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders, Huntington's Disease and Prader Wile Syndrome. Her special interests include treating children and adults who have swallowing difficulties, language and learning disabilities, auditory processing disorders and cognitive-linguistic deficits.
Myra Madlansacay Sarnoski, MA, CCC-SLP
Myra is the Senior Speech-Language Pathologist and Coordinator of the Speech Therapy Department. She received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey in 2001. She completed her graduate internships at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, New Jersey and Liberty Rehabilitation Institute in Secaucus, New Jersey.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology in 1998 from the University of the Philippines in Manila, Philippines. It was the only university in the country at the time to offer the program, which was patterned after the graduate programs in the United States. Her senior undergraduate year was devoted to obtaining clinical experience in acute care, center-based outpatient, community-based, and school-based therapy.
Myra joined the Holy Name team in 2002 from Pascack Valley Hospital, where she completed her Clinical Fellowship Year. In addition to providing excellent outpatient and inpatient care at Holy Name Medical Center, she has since been involved in community education and training of patient care technicians regarding appropriate feeding techniques. In 1999, 2000, and 2002, she conducted lectures to the graduate class of Rehabilitation Science and undergraduate classes of Speech Pathology at the University of the Philippines in Manila on the anatomy, physiology, evaluation, and management of swallowing. In 2006, she was a co-speaker regarding Case-based Rehabilitation at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Carly Weinreb, MS, CCC-SLP
Carly Weinreb, MS, CCC-SLP, joined the rehabilitation team at Holy Name Medical Center in 2015 as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Columbia University in New York, NY, in 2013 and her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA in 2011.
Carly completed graduate internships at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY, FEGS Day Habilitation Center in New York, NY, and has worked in the special education sector of New York City public schools. Carly previously worked at a pediatric clinic addressing a variety of pediatric developmental deficits and delays as well as in a private school for children with brain injuries.
Carly specializes in treating adults and children with swallowing disorders, language and learning difficulties, providing AAC therapy and working with individuals diagnosed with aphasia. She has completed additional coursework in pediatric feeding therapy.
Currently working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Carly treats adults and children. She has experience evaluating and treating a wide-range of swallowing, voice, speech and language, and cognitive-linguistic disorders. Carly administers modified barium swallow studies to objectively assess the swallow mechanism, helping to guide treatment procedures and determine safety of intake.
As a pediatric clinician, Carly has experience working with early intervention, preschool and school-age populations. She evaluates and treats children with a variety of disorders including, but not limited to autism, traumatic brain injury, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and polymicrogyria. Carly provides articulation/phonology, expressive/receptive language, apraxia, feeding, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) treatment among many others.