Our  Team



Dan Albanese, PT

  • Owner of Maletta Pfeiffer and Associates
       since 2007; managing partner
  • Physical therapist since 1997, graduating from
        The University of Connecticut
  •  Member American Physical Therapy
  •  Selected as one of Connecticut Magazine's 
        Top 40
    under 40, March 2011


Richard B. Boulli Jr.

  • Physical Therapist, managing partner, 
  • Graduated Sacred Heart University, MSPT
  • Practicing at Physical Therapy Center
        since 2000
  • Specialties in Orthopedics and Return to
       Sport functional exercises
  • APTA Member


Diane Ellis, PT

  • Physical therapist/ Clinical Coordinator at
        Maletta Pfeiffer and Associates since 1993
  • Graduate of Ithaca College in New York in
  • Member American Physical Therapy
  • Special interest in orthopedics, geriatrics,
        balance impairments and vestibular rehab
  • Specially trained in treating vertigo,
        dizziness, imbalance, etc and is member of
        Vestibular Disorders Association

Robert G. Ross, PT

  • Physical Therapist
  • Certified Hand Therapist


Nicole Duursema, PT

  • Physical Therapist since 1995, graduating
       from University of Connecticut
  • Over 15 years with Maletta Pfeiffer and        Associates
  •  Specially trained in treating vertigo, 
       dizziness, imbalance, etc and is member of
       Vestibular Disorders Association

  Kelley Lutz, PT

  • Physical Therapist with Maletta Pfeiffer and
        Associates since graduating from University
        of Hartford in 1999
  • Complete coursework in McKenzie and
        Mulligan treatment approaches for the spine
        and extremities
  • Coursework for post surgical approaches in
        total joint replacements, as well as the spine,
        shoulder, hip, knee and ankle
  • Training in QuadraStep orthotics, youth
       injuries in sports, ergonomics and Mat 1
  • Enjoys working with post surgical and
        orthopedic patients
  • Well versed in gait and balance retraining
  • Trigger point treatments for soft tissue


Laura Nietch, PT

  • Physical Therapy at Alvord Park Road office since 2002
  • PT since 2000, graduating from Quinnipiac
  • Special interest in orthopedics / sports injury
        & rehab



Elise Levesque, MSPT, Cert. MDT, Credentialed Clinical Instructor

  • Graduated from Quinnipiac University summa
        cum laude with a Bachelor of Health Science
        in 2006 and a Masters degree in Physical
       Therapy in 2008
  • Extensive manual therapy coursework from
       the Institute of Physical Art and Integrative
       Manual Therapy Solutions
  • Certified in the McKenzie Method® of    Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for Neck      & Back Pain by The McKenzie Institute® USA
  • Certified Basic Mat Peak Pilates Instructor
  • Certified Transitions Lifestyle Coach teaching
        people how to lose weight and body fat by
        eating low glycemic foods
  • Clinical Instructor for PT students of University
        of Hartford and AIC








Breanna Berg, DPT

  • Graduated Sacred Heart University in   2012 with Bachelor in Exercise Science followed by Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015
    - Member of APTA
    - Trained in treating vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, etc
    - Coursework in treating TMJ
    - Coursework in the McKenzie Method®  of treating low back pain
    - Special interest in orthopedics and post surgical cases







Karleen Cordeau, MS, PT

-Received Physical Therapy Degree from The University of Connecticut in 1988 and a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration in 1993
-Member of the American Physical Therapy Associations and serves as the Public Relations Chair for The Academy for Geriatrics Physical Therapy Section
-Member of the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association and serves as Chair of the Practice Committee
-Speaker to many groups, companies and Universities


Deb Breon, PTA

  • Graduated Phi Theta Kappa from NVCC 2000
  • Earned 2 achievement awards at graduation
  • Keynote speaker for 2002 NVCC, PTA class
  • Member of the: Commission of Accreditation
        in Physical Therapy Education
  • Special interests in Orthopedic PT
    Kelly Thompson, PTA

  • PTA since 2005
  • Graduated from Gateway Community College
        in Phoenix, AZ
  • Per diem at PTC since 2008


Jennie Reese, PTA

  • Physical Therapist Assistant since
       2009, graduating from NWCCC and
  • Special training in Cognitive-
       Communication Disorders, Assessment
       & treatment of Neurological
  • Certified in Myofascial Release I
  • Member APTA since 2008, Geriatric,
       Orthopedic & Aquatic Chapters







  Lisa Weik, PTA


Front Office
CarolLynn Albanese, Practice Manager
Lisa Kryzwick, Office Manager
Lynette Fenn, Billing Manager
Kimely Gomez, Front Office Manager
Brittany Houle, Front Office Manager
Karen Lee Bush, Administrative Assistant
Donna Berg, Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Deane, Administrative Assistant
Tina Hand, Administrative Assistant
Katie Kent, Administrative Assistant

Physical Therapy Aides
Judi Palladino
Hayley Bishop
Lori Ross
Gabriela Nue
Elise Chabre
Kayleigh Clark
Eric Johnston
Kate Leveillee
Jennifer Barrios
Jasmine Ma
Mary Janco


Massage Therapists
Nina Setaro, LMT
Heather Kess, LMT

All of our Physical Therapists complete at least 20 hours of continuing education courses per year, and are trained in The McKenzie Method® for treating Neck and Back Pain

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