Jefferson University Hospitals

Meet Our Therapists

Physical Therapy

Nicole Dugan

Nicole L. Dugan, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, WCS

Nicole Dugan received her Master's and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 1997 and 2003. She also received a Master's in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She is a certified lymphedema therapist as well as a clinical specialist of women's health. Nicole has a special interest in pelvic floor dysfunctions, women's and men's health, pregnancy related dysfunctions, lymphedema and cancer fatigue.

Haleh Houtan

Haleh Houtan, PT, DPT

Haleh Houtan is a 2006 graduate of Seton Hall University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has studied vestibular rehabilitation and treatments for concussion, and has used this knowledge to educate physical therapy students and residents here at Jefferson. Her focuses include vestibular conditions and orthopedics.

Tiffany Prince

Tiffany Prince-Kandrakota, PT, DPT, OCS

Tiffany Prince-Kandrakota graduated from University of the Sciences in 2002 with her BS in Health Science and Master's of Physical Therapy. She obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2009. Tiffany is a certified orthopedic specialist and her area of focus is orthopedic-related problems with a focus on the cervical spine. She splits her time amongst patient care and management of the clinic.

Mary Michelle Tenorio

Mary Michelle Tenorio, PT, DPT

Mary Michelle Tenorio received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in 2013. She is a certified lymphedema therapist as well as certified in LSVT BIG training for those with Parkinson’s disease. Her primary areas of focus include lymphedema therapy and breast cancer rehabilitation.

Joseph McCoy

Joseph McCoy, PT, DPT, NCS

Joseph McCoy received his BS in Nutrition in 2003 from Montclair State University and his Master’s of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2006. Joseph is a neurologic certified specialist, as well as a LSVT BIG-certified clinician by the Parkinson’s Foundation. His area of focus includes all neurologic conditions with an emphasis on progressive neuromuscular diseases.

Ed Haughey

Ed Haughey, PT, MSPT

Ed Haughey graduated with his Master's of Science in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2000. Since then, he has spent his career at Jefferson Health in a broad range of clinical and managerial roles. His clinical focuses are on new pain management concepts as well as manual therapy and craniosacral therapy. 

Luke Smith

Luke Smith, PT, DPT, OCS, CEAS, CSCS

Luke Smith is a 2005 graduate of Drexel University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is a certified orthopedics specialist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and a certified ergonomic assessment specialist. He is also adjunct faculty for the physical therapy program at Jefferson. Luke's areas of focus include orthopedics, bleeding disorders, ergonomics and workers' compensation.

Megan Liu

Megan Liu, PT, DPT

Megan Liu is a 2012 graduate of Thomas Jefferson University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Megan has worked at Jefferson Health since graduation in multiple areas. Megan has given presentations on physical therapy vs. opioids for pain management. Her clinical area of focus is orthopedic conditions including running.

Elizabeth Grace Georgelos

Elizabeth Grace Georgelos, PT, MSPT, NCS

Elizabeth Grace Georgelos received her Master's in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1999 and received a MS in Neuromotor Science from Temple University in 2015. Elizabeth is a neurologic clinical specialist who has focused her career on vestibular therapy and lectures at multiple universities and conferences. Her area of clinical focus is vestibular and balance therapy. 

Robert Lontz

Robert Lontz, PT, MSPT, OCS, Cert MDT, MBA

Robert Lontz is a 1996 graduate of Arcadia University with a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. He also received his MBA from Colorado State University in 2010. Robert has obtained multiple certifications including Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, Isernhagen/Work Well FCE certification, and his orthopedic specialist certification. His area of focus is orthopedics with special interest in the spine. 

Pia Leone

Pia Leone, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA

Pia Leone received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of the Sciences in 2012. Pia completed a women’s health residency and has obtained her specialist certifications in women’s health and lymphedema. Pia is adjunct faculty for several physical therapy programs in the Philadelphia region. Her area of focus include pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy, low back/SI joint pain, lymphedema and cancer.

Jennifer Rexon

Jennifer Rexon, PT, DPT

Jennifer Rexon received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Widener University in 2008 and received her vestibular therapy certification in 2015. Since, she has guest lectured at Jefferson and at a number of educational conferences in the Philadelphia area. Her areas of focus include vestibular therapy and concussion treatment.

Peggy Fox

Peggy Fox, PTA, BS, CEAS

Peggy Fox received her Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy in 1994 and her Bachelor's Degree from Drexel University in 2002. Peggy is a certified ergonomic assessment specialist and a CPR instructor, and has used her ergonomic specialty to lecture on proper body mechanics. Her areas of focus include orthopedic disorders, orthotics and body mechanics.

Todd O Leary

Todd O'Leary, PTA

Todd O'Leary received his Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy in 2011 from Harcum College. Since graduating, Todd has taken multiple courses on manual treatment techniques. His areas of focus are chronic pain and manual treatments for orthopedic patients.

Christine Evans

Christine Evans, PTA

Christine Evans received her Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy from Alvernia College in 1994. She has spent her entire career at Jefferson in multiple settings, and the majority of her career has been in outpatient therapy. Her area of focus is general orthopedics.

Brandis Johnson

Brandis Johnson, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

Brandis graduated from Arcadia University with her doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is a certified lymphedema specialist. Brandis has lectured at multiple universities in the Philadelphia area as well as at local and national conferences. Her focus includes oncology, lymphedema and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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Elizabeth DiFebo, PT, DPT

Elizabeth received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 2015. Her areas of interest include Parkinson Disease and Multiple Sclerosis, and she has presented posters at both local and national conferences about the effects of intensive exercise programs on individuals with PD. She is also a certified yoga teacher and a partner teacher for Love Your Brain, a national evidence-based organization promoting the benefits of yoga and meditation for individuals living with the effects of traumatic brain injury and concussion.

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Lisa Hoglund, PT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT

Lisa Hoglund received her Bachelor’s of Science and Certificate in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan in 1983. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2009. Lisa is a certified orthopedic specialist and is also certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie therapy). Lisa conducts research in the areas of knee osteoarthritis and patellofemoral pain. Her clinical focus is orthopedics with special interests in the knee joint and spine.

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Bryan Spinelli PT, PhD, OCS, CLT-LANA

Bryan Spinelli received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and a Master of Science from Northeastern University in 2001.  He received his Doctorate of Philosophy at Drexel University in 2016. He is an American Physical Therapy Association Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Lymphology Association of North America Certified Lymphedema Therapist.  Bryan is an Assistant Professor at Jefferson University and has lectured nationally on cancer rehabilitation. His area of focus includes neck and shoulder dysfunction, lymphedema, fatigue and weakness after cancer diagnosis.

Colleen Bradley

Colleen Bradley PT, DPT

Colleen Bradley began her career at TJUH as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1991. She then returned to school and received her Master's and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Neumann University in 1998 and 2008. Colleen has worked in all areas of the Rehabilitation Medicine department but she has focused the last 20 years focusing on treating the orthopedic and worker's compensation populations.

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Michael Butsick PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. LSVT BIG

Michael Butsick received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2014. He has become an Orthopedic Certified Specialist after completing an Orthopedic Residency at Jefferson University in 2018. Michael received his LSVT BIG certification. Michael has presented at both local and national conferences. His areas of interest include treating those with neurologic and orthopedic conditions including those with chronic pain and sports related injuries.

Speech Language Pathology

Kelly Salmon

Kelly Salmon SLPD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLT-LANA

Kelly Salmon received her Bachelor's in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Stockton University in 2000, and her Master's in Speech Pathology from New York University in 2002. She received her Doctorate in Speech Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2018. Kelly is a certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders as well as lymphedema. Her areas of interest include swallowing disorders from a variety of causes and treating those with head and neck cancer.

Nora Whittaker Jones

Nora Whittaker Jones, MA, CCC-SLP

Nora Whitaker Jones received her Bachelor's in Theater and Psychology from Muhlenberg University in 2000 and her Master's in Speech, Language and Hearing from Temple University in 2011. Nora has 20+ years of professional singing experience and uses this to teach others and treat voice disorders, and is LSVT certified. Her areas of focus include voice disorders, chronic cough, motor speech disorders and swallowing impairments.

Adeline Schultz

Adeline Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Adeline Schultz received her AB in Speech-Language Pathology from Rutgers University in 1966 and her M.Ed, Speech-Language Pathology in 1967 from Pennsylvania State University. Adeline has multiple certifications including LSVT and swallowing and swallowing disorders. She has worked for decades at Jefferson as a speech therapist and trains pastoral care residents on communication techniques. Her areas of focus include dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive disorders and all neurological conditions.

Rosemary Ostrowski

Rosemary Ostrowski, MA, CCC-SLP

Rosemary received her Master's of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Tulsa in 1999. She also has a Master's of Music from West Virginia University and four years of operatic training at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Rosemary specializes in the rehabilitation of the singing and speaking voice. She has more than 25 years of vocal performance experience and lectures on the use and care of the singing and speaking voice.

Occupational Therapy

Judith Folweiler

Judith Folweiler, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, CEAS

Judith Folweiler received her Master's in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University in 1980. Judith is a certified hand therapist, certified lymphedema therapist and certified ergonomic assessment specialist. Her areas of focus include hand/wrist and elbow disorders, lymphedema, cognitive impairments and activities of daily living.

Joe Kardine

Joe Kardine, OTR/L

Joe Kardine received his Master's in Occupation Therapy from Saint Francis University in 2014. Joe is LSVT certified and is an acquired brain injury specialist. He has lectured at continuing education conferences on acquired brain injuries and cognitive rehabilitation. His areas of focus including treating those with vision and cognitive deficits as well as neurologic rehabilitation.

Karena Landin

Karena Landin, OT, OTR/L

Karena is a 2012 graduate of Thomas Jefferson University with her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy. Her specialty is treating patients with burns using splinting and scar management techniques. She has lectured in multiple healthcare facilities and local universities. She is a certified burn therapist and member of the American Burn Association.

Pediatrics

Cecilia Roan

Cecilia Roan, MS, OTR/L

Cecelia Roan received her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy from Temple University in 2009 and an advanced practice certificate in neuroscience from Thomas Jefferson University. Cecelia's specialties include sensory integration and pediatrics. Her areas of focus include general pediatrics as well as neonatal therapy.

Dermis de Jesus

Dermis E. de Jesus, MA, CCC-SLP

Dermis de Jesus received her Master's in Speech Language Pathology from Temple University in 1994 and has been certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association since 1996. Her diverse background allows Dermis to be a mentor for bilingual therapists and to treat bilingual patients. Her areas of focus include pediatric dysphagia and speech and language delays and disorders associated with autism.

Alicia Graf

Alicia Graf, MA, CCC-SLP

Alicia received her Master's in Speech-Language and Hearing from Temple University in 2005. Alicia specializes in feeding and swallowing disorders as well as speech and language disorders in general pediatric population as well as neonatal intensive care population.

Melissa Chiu

Melissa Chiu PT, DPT

Melissa Chiu received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 2015. She has a special interest in pediatric care and has worked in various settings including long term care, school based services, and Early Interventions. Melissa's current focuses include general pediatric outpatient care and neonatal therapy.