Our Staff

Dr. Robert “Rob” Pelaez, PT, DPT is a native of Miami, Florida who earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA where he received an academic/athletic scholarship to compete in NCAA Baseball. While at TJU, Rob was a 2- time recipient of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award and served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Rob later received his Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami (FL), presenting independent research at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Denver, Colorado in February 2020. Prior to joining Saylor, Rob worked in both the outpatient and inpatient settings for Thomas Jefferson University Health System, one of greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey’s largest hospital systems where he treated a number of neurological and orthopedic conditions covering the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. 
Rob has a lengthy background in both competing and coaching competitive baseball at the high school and collegiate levels, and is passionate about assisting young athletes, as well as active adults, in achieving their respective goals while promoting optimal physical function. 
Rob and his wife recently moved to Palm Beach County to escape the frigid winters of the northeast. He enjoys spending time at the beach, drinking Cuban coffee, cheering on his Miami sports teams, and spoiling his fur baby, Ruby the Golden Retriever. He is very thankful to be given the opportunity to serve his new community on a 1-to-1 basis at Saylor.

Ashlyn Buchan, LPTA, PTA –grew up in Birmingham, AL. While in high school she was part of the sports medicine team, which is what sparked her desire to go into physical therapy. After moving to North Georgia she obtained her Associate of Applied Science Degree from Athens Technical College in April 2019. She moved to Palm Beach Gardens after marrying her husband, Lane, in June 2019. 

Since beginning her career as a PTA, she has enjoyed treating patients with a variety of conditions in an outpatient setting. She finds it rewarding to see the progress her patients make from the first time she sees them, to when they are ready to be discharged. 

Outside the clinic, Ashlyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating or going to the beach, and playing with her 2 dogs. Her hobbies include digital drawings, creating clay jewelry, and photography. 

Jessica Carbrera LPTA, PTA and her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University. She is pursuing her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at the University of St. Augustine.

She has a diverse background working with the pediatric community for many years, treating children with autism and neurological disorders. She is now treating adults in outpatient clinics with different musculoskeletal injuries. Her love for the therapy world began young, watching her grandmother engage in physical and occupational therapy services.

Her goal is to make the treatment room a unique place to strengthen, heal and reach goals. In her free time, she enjoys beach volleyball, nature trails, and going on hikes with her dogs.

Amy Workinger is a 2nd generation Floridian Born at St Mary’s hospital. She was raised in the city of Lake Worth Beach and is currently enrolled in Palm Beach State College to achieve an Associates degree in Medical Billing and Coding. 

She is a mother to three beautiful daughters and a mimi to two beautiful granddaughters. In her free time she is an avid fisher and loves spending time with her family & Friends.  

Cai Dunne is originally from New Jersey and moved to Florida to work as a veterinary surgery assistant in emergency medicine. Though working with animals was rewarding, it was her personal interactions and relationships with clients that caused a change in interest towards human medicine and mechanics.  Originally enrolled at Bennington College, she pursued a chemistry track before taking a gap year to better decide her future with education. Intrigued by anatomy and neuroscience, she is now pursuing an EMT certification as well as a biomedical major. With years of experience working in both general and emergency practices, she feels they have taught her the necessary skills needed for medical offices to create a positive, happy and safe environment for clients to walk into. On her weekends Cai enjoys weightlifting, watching scary movies and playing with her 8 year old Chihuahua rescue Emmi. 

Marissa Brownell was born and raised in South Dakota and moved to Florida from Alabama in March of 2022 and is loving everything this state has to offer so far. Marissa is a mother of two, an animal lover, a music enthusiast, and her newest obsession is going to the beach!


We look forward to assisting with your recovery!

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