Our  Team



Dan Albanese, PT

  • Owner of Maletta Pfeiffer and Associates
       since 2007; managing partner
  • Physical therapist since 1997, graduating from
        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
  • 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 Rd. since
  • PT since 2000, graduating from Quinnipiac
  • Special interest in orthopdics / sports injury
        & rehab



Elise Levesque, MSPT/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
  • Attended McKenzie courses for Cervical and
        Lumbar Spine
  • Certified Basic Mat Peak Pilates Instructor
  • Certified Transitions Lifestyle Coach teaching
        people how to lose weight and body fat by
        eating low glycemic foods
  • Educational Assistant at Naugatuck Valley
        Community College
  • Clinical Instructor for PT students of University
        of Hartford

  Barbara Douglas, PT

  • Graduated from Hunter College CCNY 
  • Over 25 years of experience in private
  • Former owner of Park Slope Physical
       Therapy And Rehabilitation LLP and Physical
       Therapy of Harlem LLP
  • Worked with physicians from the Hospital for
        Special Surgery, Mt Sinai Hospital and The
        New York Presbyterian Hospitals
  • Former member of the HSS Rehabilitation
        Advisory Board
  • Current member of the APTA








Amanda Dileo, DPT

  • Graduated University of Hartford 2014

Deb Breon, PTA

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

  • PTA since 2005
  • Graduated from Gateway Community College
        in Phenix, AZ
  • Perdiem 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
  • Transitions Lifestyle Coach teaching
       people how to lose weight and body fat
       by eating low glycemic foods
  • Member APTA since 2008, Geriatric,
       Orthopedic & Aquatic Chapters

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


Physical Therapy Aides
Judi Palladino
Courtney Bushka
Hayley Bishop
Lori Ross
Gabriela Nue
Megan Arnold
Shelby Pierce
Elise Chabre
Kayleigh Clark
Heather Pinkham


Massage Therapists
Tracy Wilkins, LMT
Nina Setaro, LMT
Sara Hemenway, LMT

All of our Physical Therapists complete at least 20 hours of continuing education courses per year, and are trained in the McKenzie approach.

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