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Leadership Team

Lisa Mackell Lisa Mackell

Lisa Mackell
Physical Therapist, President

College
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science
Degree
Master of Physical Therapy
Bio
Lisa is the President of Theraplay, and started Theraplay in 1991; she has worked as a pediatric physical therapist since 1988. Lisa believes that children deserve to be treated in child friendly environments, by dedicated and experienced pediatric therapists, and that children and parents should feel comfortable at all times during therapy. Lisa serves as the Pennsylvania State Representative for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy for the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the Chair for the Pediatric Special Interest Group for the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Lisa has been married to her husband Steve since 1989, who works as Chief Operating Officer at Theraplay. They have two children, Brett and Kelcy.

Steve Mackell Steve Mackell

Steve Mackell
MS, ATC, CSCS, Chief Operating Officer

College
California University of Pennsylvania; Temple University
Degree
Master of Science in Human Performance, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation; Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training / Exercise Physiology
Bio
Steve has extensive experience in the rehabilitation industry, beginning as a Certified Athletic Trainer with Pat Croce’s Sports Physical Therapists. He has had progressive responsibilities and senior management experience with both public and private therapy companies. Steve’s experience includes employee training, clinical audits/quality assurance, facility development of over three hundred and fifty clinics, as well as mergers and acquisitions across the country. He has been full time with Theraplay since 2004 as Chief Operating Officer.

Greg Nucifora Greg Nucifora

Greg Nucifora
CPA, MBA, Chief Financial Officer

College
Villanova University, St Joseph’s University
Degree
BS Accounting, MBA Corporate Finance
Bio
Greg has over 35 years in the accounting profession. He began working as a certified public accountant, after which he progressed to various management positions in computer services, allied medical fields and rehabilitation, for which he has spent the majority of his career. His experience spans both public and private sector financial reporting, acquisition due diligence, audit and income tax as well as implementation of business controls and procedures. Greg is a part-time adjunct professor at Villanova University teaching in their MBA program. He resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania with his wife and children.

Maureen Hugel Maureen Hugel

Maureen Hugel
Physical Therapist, Vice President of Clinical Operations

College
Ithaca College
Degree
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Bio
Maureen has been with Theraplay, Inc. since 1997. She has been a physical therapist since 1984, and has extensive experience working with children of all ages and their families in a variety of settings. Maureen has assisted international governments/medical groups with establishing early intervention services for children and their families. Maureen strongly believes in the value of families and the importance of recognizing their unique needs and building on their child’s individual strengths. Maureen has been married to her husband, Mike, since 1987. They have two children.

Samantha Gorrell Samantha Gorrell

Samantha Gorrell
DPT, Physical Therapist, Senior Director of Outpatient Services

College
Arcadia University
Degree
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Bio
Samantha joined Theraplay, Inc. in May 2006 as the Center Manager of our Horsham Center. Prior to joining our team, Sam was a physical therapist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, working with children in inpatient and outpatient settings, including critical care. Sam also completed a Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental (LEND) Fellowship; this is a year of interdisciplinary training, research and community outreach focusing on children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. During the LEND year, Sam completed research on Childhood Obesity and Positioning in the NICU. Sam has been an adjunct faculty member of Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy Program since 2007. In 2009 Sam was awarded 3rd Place in Advance Magazine’s Practitioner of the Year. Sam was promoted in 2012 to Associate Director of Outpatient Services providing supervision to a few of our outpatient centers; and again in 2014 to Senior Director of Outpatient Services overseeing all of Theraplay’s outpatient centers. Sam has been happily married since August of 2006 and enjoys her free time with her children.

Katie Marino Katie Marino

Katie Marino
DPT, Physical Therapist, Associate Director of Outpatient Services

College
Misericordia University
Degree
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Bio
Katie has been working at Theraplay since June of 2007. She has experience working in inpatient acute care, outpatient orthopedics with experience in manual therapy for the thoracic and lumbar spine and the SI joint. During her time at Theraplay, Katie has had the opportunity to treat children in their homes, schools and in the outpatient office. Katie enjoys working with all types of diagnoses, but has a special interest in working with the medically complex patients and with children with torticollis. Katie has been happily married since 2008 and has three children.

Laurie Watkin Laurie Watkin

Laurie Watkin
Vice President, Sales and Marketing

College
Shippensburg University
Degree
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bio
Laurie oversees the sales and marketing efforts for Theraplay, Inc. She has an extensive sales background in the technology field and retired from corporate sales as a Northeastern Regional Sales Director to stay home to raise her three children. She was a TSS and substitute teacher in the West Chester Area School District for several years while her children were in elementary and middle school. When she decided to go back to a full time career, she wanted to combine her sales experience with her love for children. Theraplay was the perfect organization for this goal. She continues to witness the benefits of early referrals and intervention for services within Theraplay with the children we treat. She is constantly humbled by the dedication and passion of the entire staff at Theraplay. When she’s not working, she most loves spending time with her three children, extended family and friends.

Lisa Vitelli Lisa Vitelli

Lisa Vitelli
Occupational Therapist, Director of Contract Services

College
Elizabethtown College
Degree
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Bio
Lisa has been an occupational therapist since 1985 and has been with Theraplay since 2008. She began her career in the mental health field where she started out as a staff therapist and eventually served in a management position in a research hospital setting. Since 1990, Lisa has been practicing in a wide variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, school age services, evaluation teams, grant funded occupational therapy provision, private sensory integration therapy, and outpatient pediatric settings. Lisa highly values provision of quality therapy services to children and their families. Lisa is married and is the mother of two adult sons and a teenage daughter.

Tiffany Sowers Tiffany Sowers

Tiffany Sowers
Director of Human Resources

College
West Chester University; Millersville University
Degree
Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bio
Tiffany started her human resources career in the manufacturing industry and then followed that with outpatient physical therapy with PRO Physical Therapy, now ATI Physical Therapy. She then moved on to Physiotherapy Associates; between both companies spending almost eight years in the outpatient therapy industry. She left Physiotherapy and spent time in human resources roles building out the HR departments before returning to the outpatient therapy world by joining Theraplay, Inc. Tiffany enjoys getting to know the company and employees while also improving the Human Resources function to align with the company’s business plan and works in the best interest of the company and employees. When she is not working, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her kids, family and friends.

Amanda Ryan Amanda Ryan

Amanda Ryan
Recruiting Manager

College
Neumann University; Villanova University
Degree
Master of Science in Human Resources Development; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bio
Amanda started her career with Crozer Hospital’s Department of Child and Family Services, working with children and adolescents who were at risk in the community. She was also a TSS, working with children who were on the autism spectrum. After completing her master’s degree, Amanda became a Recruiter and worked for a physical therapy company and a pharmaceutical company. She was happy to find Theraplay, Inc., where she can work closely with therapists in a child-centered environment. Amanda enjoys connecting with well-qualified clinicians and is passionate about matching them to our individually designed positions. Amanda is from the Chester County area and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, family and friends.


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