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  • Meet Our Therapists - Teaneck

      Diana Bazzarelli

      Diana graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences in 2005 and Master's degree in Physical Therapy (MSPT) in 2007 from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Diana received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Scranton in 2012. Diana has been working in the Holy Name Medical Center Outpatient Rehabilitation department as a Physical Therapist since 2008. She teaches a general health and fitness class for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Diana has furthered her education by participating in several continuing education courses focused on vestibular rehabilitation and balance training.

      Vera Bunkonja

      Vera graduated from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2002 with a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Vera joined the Holy Name Medical Center Rehabilitation team in 2007. Vera works with a wide variety of patient populations including orthopedic and joint replacement, neurologic and geriatric. She began to show a special interest in patient's with multiple sclerosis and has achieved a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist designation in 2008. In addition, Vera instructs and supervises an overall wellness/fitness class for patients with multiple sclerosis. She will be pursuing her doctorate degree in physical therapy in the near future.

      Daisy C. Burgos

      Daisy graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy in April, 1999 and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Utica College. Daisy has 10 years of professional and clinical experience in the field of Physical Therapy. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including: acute care, skilled nursing, sub-acute care, and outpatient rehabilitation . Daisy specializes in orthopedic and geriatric rehabilitation. She has been a part of Holy Name Medical Center family for 2 years.

      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.

      Aggie is an avid reader, an interest that has taken a back seat with her two young kids. She also enjoys singing, watching Broadway shows and taking day trips with my family. Snowboarding is a sport that she would like to pursue this winter.

      Josie Carson

      After earning her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy at Daemen College in New York, Josephine Chow Carson has been a member of the Holy Name Inpatient Physical Therapy Department since 1994. As a physical therapist, she has many years of experience treating patients with cardiovascular/cardiopulmonary disease, cerebral vascular accidents, total joint replacements, and co-morbidities of the geriatric population. Presently, she is working closely with oncology patients assisting in building their strengths to improve their quality of life as they undergo their chemotherapy treatments. Josephine is a native of Bergen County with 2 young boys. She is fluent in Cantonese Chinese which is an added benefit to our Chinese community.

      Holly Clark

      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.

      She has worked in different settings, such as acute care PT, ICU, outpatient rehabilitation, home care, and inpatient rehabilitation. Holly has clinical expertise in treating patients with geriatric, orthopedic, neurologic, oncological and cardiopulmonary disorders.

      Danielle Christine Delgiodice

      Danielle graduated from Seton Hall University's Dual Degree Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2011. She began working at Kessler Rehabilitation Center for 2 years before joining the Holy Name Medical Center Outpatient department in September of 2013. In her graduate affiliations, she was trained in several different settings with a primary focus on neurological conditions in the adult and pediatric populations. She continues to specialize in these areas and is looking to complete her Neuro Clinical Specialty by the Spring of 2016. In addition to her areas of specialty, Danielle also treats patients with varied orthopedic conditions using a hands on approach. She incorporates her training and manual techniques for a comprehensive and functionally based treatment program.

      Justin Jacob PT, DPT

      Justin received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Seton Hall University. Prior to joining Holy Name, he worked at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center for 2.5 years in Outpatient Rehab. Before his career in physical therapy, Justin graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor's in Marketing. His career change was sparked by his motivation to serve people. His focus and continuing education is outpatient orthopedics, with a passion for manual therapy.

      Jason Kavountzis MPT, OCS

      Jason received his Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology in 1996 from The State University of New York at Albany and his Master of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2000. He joined the Holy Name Medical Center Rehabilitation team in June of 2000 as a physical therapist and was promoted to Clinical Coordinator of Program Development in 2003. In 2007 he became the Site Supervisor of Physical Therapy and Personal Training at our Oradell facility. Jason now serves as the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Holy Name Medical Center. Jason's clinical expertise includes orthopedics, sports medicine, industrial rehabilitation, injury prevention and fitness. Jason is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is a member of the APTA's Orthopedic Section. Jason's clinical and professional education has focused on manual physical therapy, spine rehabilitation, orthopedic physical therapy, and prevention of injuries in the athlete. He believes that taking a patient focused, hands on approach to rehabilitation will lead to excellent patient outcomes.

      Anne Michelle Mangali

      Michelle joined the Holy Name Medical Center Rehabilitation team in October 2011. Graduating Cum Laude from Kean University, where she received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, 2003. Following her undergraduate studies, Michelle attained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006 from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Michelle has worked predominately in outpatient settings where she has gained experience in orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, neurological, and sports medicine. She was also a Center Coordinator for Clinical Education for 2 years at an outpatient clinic in NJ. One of Michelle's career goals is to become an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. Michelle believes it is important to incorporate manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and patient education in all patient populations to achieve optimal functional outcomes.

      Albert Marcelo

      Albert is a Physical Therapy Assistant at Holy Name Medical Center. Albert graduated from Bergen Community College with an Associated Degree in Applied Science and is pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Fitness and Wellness/Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania. Albert has been a practicing PTA for 11 years. He joined Holy Name Medical Center in 2003 working in the outpatient department. To advance his knowledge and clinical skills he participates in continuing education courses in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, Osteoporosis and Geriatric Rehabilitation. .Albert also teaches the Osteoporosis Exercise program here at Holy Name Medical Center. Albert serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy assistant students rotating through Holy Name. In 2008, Albert was nominated and received the SPIRIT Award He believes that exercise is an essential part of a healthy life. Albert participated in the NYC Marathon, NYC Urbanathlon, NYC MS bike ride and is currently a member of the NY Roadrunnes club. As a clinician, he believes that spending quality time with the patient is the key to successful recovery.

      Terence McHale

      Terence is a physical therapist and clinical coordinator of programs at Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC). Terence has been with HNMCsince 1998 after he graduated from Boston University with a Masters degree in physical therapy. He will complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in December of 2010. Terence is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Also, he is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator. Terence has provided continuing education lectures in the area of functional capacity evaluations in the Multiple Sclerosis population. He provides consultative services in the areas of office and industrial ergonomics. This service includes identification and reduction of risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders, workplace stretching programs and physical therapy management of injuries. Terence is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), its Sports and Orthopedic sections and the Occupational Health special interest group. Terence enjoys helping people maximize their independence so that they can return to work, sports and family life.

      Juliann O'Hagan, PT, DPT

      Jules received her B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Scranton in 2016. After finishing at Scranton, she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rutgers University in 2019. Jules was very excited to begin her professional career as a physical therapist at Holy Name Medical Center and has interests in pediatric, neurological, geriatric and sport rehabilitation. As a student, Jules completed four clinical affiliations in outpatient, pediatric and inpatient settings.

      Susan Philip, PT

      Susan Philip has over 17 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist. She graduated in 1996 from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy and earned her Doctorate degree in physical therapy from University of Scranton in December 2012. She has been at Holy Name Medical Center for the past 15 years and treats patients with various diagnoses in the outpatient setting. Her expertise is in the field of Vestibular Rehabilitation. She enjoys working with patients that have vertigo, dizziness and imbalance. Her passion for this field has enabled her to obtain Certificate in Vestibular Competency in 2005. She was promoted to outpatient physical therapy coordinator in 2002 and has well over 11 years of supervisory experience. She also has home care experience and has done multiple community outreach programs on balance and falls. In addition, Susan has been a clinical instructor to multiple affiliating physical therapy students throughout the years and has enhanced her knowledge and clinical skills through various continuing education courses. In 2012, she was nominated for the Spirit Award by her peers. Susan takes great pride working with an amazing team of individuals and her commitment and dedication to her patients is very visible. Her goal is to continue to expand the vestibular program with the use of the latest technology and optimize functional outcome.

      Monica Pineda

      Monica graduated from Stockton University, in Pomona, NJ, with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2010. She began working at Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation and transitioned into traveling physical therapy where she worked in various settings including sub-acute, skilled nursing and outpatient rehabilitation. Since becoming a member of the Holyname Medical Center family in 2014, Monica focuses on using manual skills along with therapeutic exercises to help patients regain their functional well being. Currently, Monica is working towards becoming an orthopedic certified specialist to further enhance her treatment techniques.

      Gina Plata

      Gina has been practicing as a physical therapist since 1997. She graduated from University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. Currently, Gina is pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Gina has been a member of Holy Name Medical Center family since 2007. Gina specializes in pediatric physical therapy and also treats the adult and geriatric population. Making a difference in her patients' lives, no matter how big or small, is the heart of what she does.

      Raynetta Samuels

      Raynetta Samuels, PT, DPT,CLT is a women’s health physical therapist specializing in lymphedema treatment, breast cancer rehabilitation, and pelvic floor physical therapy at Holy Name Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Miami Doctor of Physical Therapy program and has gone on to receive certification in Lymphedema treatment from the Norton School of Lymphatic studies. She has also undergone extensive training in rehabilitation of the pelvic floor, and provides physical therapy treatment of incontinence, pelvic pain, constipation, and other colorectal conditions. Raynetta also specializes in the treatment of the pregnant patient. She looks forward to providing you with excellent and quality care.

      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.

      Prior to becoming a PTA, Molly was an elementary school/pre-school teacher, having graduated from William Paterson University with a BA in Education in 1978 and a Masters in Special education in 1982. Molly pursued rehabilitation as a second career after raising two wonderful children.

      Katherine Venanzi PT , DPT

      Katie received her Bachelor of Arts in Health Science from Gettysburg College in 2008. After completion of her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College in 2012, Katie was thrilled to join the Holy Name Rehabilitation team. As a student, Katie completed two clinical affiliations at Holy Name in both the inpatient and outpatient departments.

      Bob Walsh

      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.

  • Meet Our Therapists - Oradell

      Kristina Bhagwat

      Kristina graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from William Paterson University in 2007 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2009. She have been working in Holy Name since 2009. Kristina has professional goals of becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and obtaining an MBA in Healthcare Administration. Kristina's interests are very diverse. She is musically inclined and plays the piano and guitar.

      Christopher J. Cordero PT, DPT

      Chris is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, graduating from the dual-degree program at Seton Hall University, receiving both his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) and Bachelor of Science in Biology. Chris began his career at Holy Name Medical Center in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center of Teaneck, NJ. Working in a hospital-based outpatient setting gave Chris the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and abilities including pediatrics to geriatrics, neurological to sports/orthopedics, pre and post-operative conditions, and overuse injuries. This diverse patient population has helped Chris specialize across many platforms, and utilize a wide variety of skills and techniques to achieve ultimate patient satisfaction.

      Chris now works at HNH Fitness of Oradell, NJ, where he continues to treat a variety of disorders with an increased focus in athletes and weekend warriors. Chris believes in always providing quality care and creating memorable moments for his patients. He does this by listening to his patient’s goals and developing a highly-specific program to accomplish their needs.

      Finally, Chris has a passion in Sports Performance Training and has received certifications as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-PES) and is an Impact Trained Physical Therapist (ITPT) in the prevention and treatment of concussions. Chris believes in applying the principles of both Physical Therapy and Sports Performance Training to enhance athletic performance while stressing injury prevention and proper body mechanics.

      Ronald Drenth PT, DPT

      Ron received his Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science from Keene State College in New Hampshire, where he went on to work at Montefiore Medical Center as a Clinical Physiologist. While at Montefiore, Ron performed research investigating the benefits of exercise during hemodialysis treatment. Upon completing the study, Ron pursued employment at the South Bronx Medical Center in the Cardiac Rehabilitation unit with a Physiatrist from Montefiore. In an effort to further his career, Ron joined Holy Name Medical Center and worked at HNH Fitness, both as a fitness instructor and manager while pursuing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Mercy College. While Ron’s main interest lies in orthopedics, he performed two of his clinical affiliations on the spinal cord unit at Kessler and on the telemetry and cancer floors at St. Josephs Regional Medical Center to obtain a well diverse background.

      Brianne Etter, PT, DPT, CSCS

      Brianne Etter received her Bachelors of Science and Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2005. After several years of experiencing physical therapy as a patient, her passion for the field grew, and she went on to get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University. Throughout her studies she became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist furthering her education in conditioning and weight training. Brianne completed a student affiliation with Holy Name Medical Center and was excited to come on board fulltime after her graduation. Brianne is continuing her education by taking classes in vestibular rehabilitation.

      Renee Ferraraccio

      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).

      Renee's career spanning more than 10 years has provided her with the opportunity to treat various complex upper extremity injuries, including multiple fractures, nerve/tendon injuries and simple to complex amputations requiring prosthetics.

      Stephanie Garzia PT, DPT, ATC

      Stephanie Garzia PT, DPT, ATC, received her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Dominican College and became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2010. Stephanie immediately went on to complete her dual-degree of Bachelors of Science in Health Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mercy College in 2014. Stephanie completed a clinical affiliation in Holy Name Medical Center's Outpatient Center for Physical Rehabilitation, and is now a member of the Holy Name team as a physical therapist. Stephanie plans to pursue her professional interests in Kinesio Taping and evidence-based, manual techniques.

      Lauren Giannetti

      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.

  • Occupational Therapists

      Aliza Apfelbaum

      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.

      Aliza brings to Holy Name a strong background in both orthopedic and neurologic treatments. Her friendly and caring demeanor helps patients feel comfortable. She looks forward to continuing her education in hand and upper extremity treatment methods for further advancement of her skills.

      Kimberly Dykhouse

      Kim joined the Holy Name Medical Center family in the Spring of 2019. She graduated from Eastern University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, and from Springfield College in May 2018 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.

      Throughout most of her life, Kim has had many opportunities to work for and serve individuals across the lifespan and in numerous areas. During graduate school, Kim completed one of her clinical fieldworks at Holy Name, gaining experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

      Although Kim loves working with anyone of any age, she especially enjoys treating adult or geriatric clients who have acute orthopedic and/or neurological conditions. Kim's main goals are to help her patients maximize their potential to live healthy and independent lifestyles, in order to participate in the daily activities that they would like to or need to complete each day.

      Sarah Schwartz

      Sarah began her occupational therapy career at Holy Name Medical Center in 2014. She graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University in 2011 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2013. During graduate school, Sarah completed a Master's research project on employment among adults with Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.

      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.

      Sarah truly enjoys her career and strives to provide client centered therapy to facilitate the independence of her patients. In her leisure time, Sarah enjoys playing tennis, piano, reading, and spending time with family.

      Christine Smith

      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).

  • Speech therapists

      Colleen Maguire

      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.

      Kim is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD), an innovative and clinically-proven method for improving voice and speech in individuals with Parkinson's Disease. She has completed additional course work on Cognitive Rehabilitation, Pediatric Feeding and Tracheostomy 101.

      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.

      As a clinician, she is experienced in pediatric and adult speech/language therapy and adult swallowing disorders. She is well-versed in Modified Barium Swallow Studies, certified in VitalStim Therapy, and trained in Orofacial Myology.

      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.