Our Corporate Staff

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Jamii Saylor has over 20 years of Practice Management experience and holds his Associate of Science Degree in Human Resources Management and is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Management and Business Law with a Ph.D. in Psychology.

He is the owner of Saylor Medical Management as well as an owner of Saylor PT of Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Mary and Mooresville.

Jamii has worked for over 6 years with his Saylor Consulting and Solutions team to perfect the Saylor PT clinic not only on the therapy and treatment side but on the billing and operations sides as well to further make our patients experience 100% smooth.

Our goal is to make the only concern for our patients “getting better”!

Jamii is also a certified Physical Therapy Aide, as well as a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Life Coach Therapist.

Lisa Fossett earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida in 2002 and her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2006. As a specialist in sports-related injuries, Ms. Fossett has worked with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. She served as the head Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer for The Washington Glory, D.C.’s professional fastpitch softball team, for two years.

Ms. Fossett has completed extensive manual therapy training and is currently working towards her Certification in Manual Therapy and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy while completing her Certification as a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, as well as becoming a certified Pilates instructor. Ms. Fossett is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. Lisa is also TPI certified as well.

Colleen Lederer has over 23 years of Customer Service Experience. 23 years of claim representing,14 years as a medical claims adjustor and 9 years as a clerical estimator. She has a strong understanding of ICD9, HCPC’s and CPT Coding. She is a great addition to the Saylor PT team. She is a graduate of Kent State University, Kent, OH.

Katie Stormes is a Connecticut native who earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Connecticut State University and a Masters Degree in Forensic Science from the University of Connecticut. While she chose a career outside of criminal justice she brings 19 years of customer skills, 8 years of operational management skills and a certification in Medical Coding and BIlling with her to Saylor.

In her free time Katie loves taking and teaching spinning classes, going to CT to visit her family and friends, and spending time with her husband and their fur babies.

Ruth Christiansen, DPT is a native of northeast Tennessee but spent her later childhood years in Zimbabwe where her parents serve at a mission hospital. It was there she was first exposed to physical therapy from shadowing a local therapist. The therapist was equipped with very few resources but still provided creative and excellent care for her patients. This experience inspired Ruth to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Ruth received her undergraduate degree in Allied Health from Cedarville University in 2012, and then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago IL. She has spent the past 2 years in the Chicagoland area at an outpatient clinic treating various orthopedic and neurological conditions. Ruth approaches treatment using both manual techniques and tailored guided exercise to enhance and aid the healing experience. In her spare time, Ruth spoils her 2 nieces and nephew, travels, and watercolors whenever she can!

Amanda Barnhardt, LPTA, PTA Amanda is originally from Sanford, North Carolina. After high school she attended Western Carolina University and then moved to Savannah, Georgia. During her ten years in Savannah she obtained her Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapy Assisting at South University.

Amanda has several years of experience in orthopedic outpatient working with every age and skill level. Amanda came to us with a passion for one-on-one, skilled, patient-focused care. Amanda moved back “home” to North Carolina in 2019 to be closer to family, friends, and the mountains. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, visiting friends, travelling, hiking, and working out.

Dr. Lauren Kratofil, PT, DPT, earned her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida International University, graduating number 1 in her class. She has experience in a myriad of environments and enjoys working one on one with her patients. She also plans on becoming manually certified in the near future.

Lauren was born and raised in Pompano Beach, Florida and loves the beautiful sunny weather. Her love of physical therapy stems from watching and learning from her uncle who has been a physical therapist for over 30 years. She was inspired as she watched him have such a positive impact on his patient’s lives and quickly fell in love with the profession. She enjoys hiking and exploring the outdoors with her husband at their family cabin in Montana.

Heather Kennedy PT, DPT, Cert. DN received her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and a minor in fitness training from The University of Central Florida. She then earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Long Island University and has found a home in outpatient physical therapy.

She has a multitude of experiences with very acute post-op patients and sports-specific training. Heather is trained as a swim instructor and has coached both youth league basketball and volleyball. She has been a medical volunteer for two years with the New York City Marathon and has submitted research to the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Heather also enjoys fitness and health, surfing, and family time. 

Dr. Amber Hartman, was born and raised in Vermont where she received her bachelor degree in Exercise Science from Lyndon State College in 2011. While at Lyndon, Amber spent 3 years as a Division III Tennis player and earned her certification as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Amber completed her graduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston MA where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Amber’s goals are to provide all of her patients with a deep understanding of their injury or condition. She strives to provide the tools and education necessary to empower each patient towards better health, improved function, and well being. She has treated a variety of clients with a large emphasis on geriatric health and fitness and spinal disorders. Amber strives to improve her knowledge through the attendance of continued education and has recently completed both level 1 and level 2 of The Meeks Methods, geared toward the prevention and treatment of spinal compression fractures.

On the weekends you can find Amber perusing antique stores, hiking, golfing, or getting in the car and getting lost in the beautiful state of NC.

Dr. Justin Machado is a doctor of physical therapy, and graduated from the University of St. Augustine. He played baseball since the age of five and was fortunate enough to get accepted to Shorter University on a scholarship. While in college, he suffered an injury that required surgical repair and therapy in order to return to baseball. This is where his passion for physical therapy began.

Justin saw the impact that a physical therapist can have on a person whether it be returning to a sport, recovering from an injury, or even trying to walk again. That was when he knew he wanted to be a physical therapist. After college, Justin began pursuing his doctorate in physical therapy at the University of St Augustine at their Miami campus. He’s excited to now use all of his knowledge that he has gained over the years to help Saylor’s patients to improve their quality of life and return to all activities they love to do.

Dr. Mariah Tarabocchia, PT, DPT was born and raised in New Jersey and has recently moved to Palm Beach Gardens. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology as well as a Bachelors of Art in Dance. She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Dancing since the age of 3, Mariah has a passion for working with dancers. She has taught dance at many different studios over the past few years and has become a regionally recognized choreographer at competitions. Her creative background in human movement helps her design individualized programs for her patients in order to get them back to what they love doing. Mariah’s doctoral project has also given her a strong foundation in helping runners prevent and recover from injuries.

She will be expanding her treatment toolbox further with certifications in manual therapy, golf performance, and dance medicine. Outside the clinic, you can find Mariah playing with her dog Mocha, golfing at PGA National, taking Orangetheory classes, laying out at the beach, and spending time with her family.

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.

Christine Corbitt, LPTA, PTA, was born and raised in Palm Beach County, obtained her Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapy Assistance from South University. With over 10 years of experience, Christine’s interest in physical therapy was sparked due to being involved in cheerleading for many years and wanted to someday help others “get back in the game”. Throughout her physical therapy career, she has always enjoyed treating a variety of orthopedic conditions in an outpatient atmosphere ranging from teenagers to geriatric patients.

In September 2019, she furthered her education and expertise to obtain the GRASTON Technique Specialist credentialing (GTS) for another way to provide quality care to patients with soft tissue restrictions/injuries. Additionally, this year, Christine will be achieving the APTA APP Orthopedic Specialist title which is awarded to those who have completed an extensive amount of CEU’s in orthopedic conditions and has demonstrated required skills to a supervising PT via competency checklist. In her leisure time, Christine enjoys being outdoors; and loves Saylor!

Cole Saylor comes to Saylor after years as a Redcord and Pilates Instructor as well as a Certified Personal Trainer and instructor. He is also certified as a Core Align Instructor as well. Cole believes in one on one care and patients and clients deserve only the best.

Cole has been a patient at Saylor for years which led to his current role as VP of Public Outreach. In his spare time, Cole enjoys working out and spending time with his family and 3 dogs.

Meredith Shoe is a Mooresville native and graduate of Mooresville Senior High. She received her BA degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from UNC Charlotte. Although she never pursued a career In Education, she worked in the customer service industry for over 10 years and enjoys working with people.

She began her journey with Saylor PT as a front desk manager 6 years ago and adored interacting with patients on a daily basis.  She has worked her way into the billing department and enjoys crunching the numbers.  She loves attending summer concerts, cookouts and being outdoors.  On her days off, you can find her jogging at the park with her dog Jax, binge watching Netflix or spending time with family and friends.

Jaclyn Fisher, is a Florida native who graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2009 in which she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration. In 2015 she earned a Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding from Palm Beach State College. She is also CPR Certified.

After caring for a close family member that was lost to ALS, she aspired to be part of the medical field which she has proudly served in for over 10 years.  She enjoys the fast-paced ever-changing day-to-day of customer service and prides herself on a work ethic that ensures a positive image of herself and the company she represents. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her cat and dog and watching the Indianapolis Colts.

Morgan Hutchings was born in New Jersey and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with a degree in Business Administration. She has experience working with children as a tutor, as well as working in the customer service industry. Morgan is passionate about literature and enjoys spending much of her free time reading. With the rest of her time, she loves to garden, entertain her two cats, and spend time with friends and family. She loves working at Saylor and brings a lot of knowledge with her, to the front desk over the years.

Ashley Hoshak is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She moved into the Lake Norman area about 4 years ago. She fell in love with the area and then she found Saylor PT.
She came to Saylor with 10 years of Customer Service experience including being a General Manager. What she loves about her role at Saylor is being able to talk to all the patients from each location.
Outside of work Ashley enjoys football, traveling, camping trips, tubing on the rivers in the summer and spending quality time with those she loves!

Kelsie Snow – was born and raised in Hartford Connecticut and recently moved to Florida. She has worked in the medical field for ten years, starting out as a Certified Nurses assistant and then moving over to the administration side of the medical field. She has worked in different settings such as assisted living, hospital and private doctor offices. In her free time she loves to be on the beach and exploring new events in the community with her son. She has a passion for helping others and she is excited to be a part of the Saylor family.

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