Meet our Team!

Clinical Staff - Coatesville

Jason Dandrea, PT, MPT, MDT
Clinical Manager - Physical Therapist - Direct Access Certified

Jason grew up in South Jersey. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from The College of New Jersey. He went on to earn his Master’s in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Jason has treated patients of all ages and diagnoses for over 18 years, including TMJD and vestibular therapy, while specializing in outpatient orthopedics. He has taken various continuing education courses and has a specialized certification to treat the spine. Jason feels it is important to incorporate a variety of approaches to treating patients including manual therapy, exercise, and modalities while always using the most up to date research.

Jason also has created and participated in numerous community education programs. In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, coaching soccer, and being active in the outdoors.


Sean Cavanagh, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Sean graduated from the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology in 2019 with an Associates of Science and a certificate to practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant. His interest in physical therapy stems from the way he was raised. With a physical therapist as a father and an ICU nurse as a mother, providing care and compassion to others was ingrained into him. A trait which was later nurtured on his own account and put to work in a profession where he found his values met purpose. His hobbies include working out, writing, and camping. He enjoys learning new skills, meeting new people and breaking past thresholds whether they be mental, physical, or spiritual.



Victor Bracey, LAT, ATC, ITAT
Athletic Trainer

Vic’s passion for Athletic Training began in high school. He was a multisport athlete and had quite a bit of injuries throughout his career. Vic fell in love with the profession of working with athletes hands on to keep them healthy and active. He helped facilitate the start of his high school's sports medicine elective course and taught the course as a student in high school.

Following his high school graduation in 2010, Vic started his college career at Messiah College as a student-athlete on the wrestling team while majoring in Athletic Training. Due to injuries and financial hardship, Vic transferred to East Stroudsburg University in the fall of 2012. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University with Magna Cum Laude academic honors in the spring of 2014.

After college graduation, Vic worked in Delaware for two years as an Athletic Trainer at Howard High School of Technology before accepting a job at Coatesville Area School District where he has been working ever since.

Clinical Staff - Dover

Ian Steele, MSPT, BSHS
Clinical Manager - Physical Therapist

Ian received his Master's of Science degree in Physical Therapy and Bachelor's of Science in Health Science from Misericordia University in 2008. He started his career in outpatient orthopedics and was a center manager for an outpatient clinic for several years. Ian also worked in home health as a program manager providing programming to senior living residents and providing home health physical therapy services. He is currently a part-time faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto Campus where he teaches the lecture portion of Therapeutic Exercise I and II for PTA students. Ian is a clinical instructor for both PT and PTA students as well as a big believer in continuing education and he looks forward to those opportunities here with Elite. Ian has a "way too gorgeous to be with him" wife and two beautiful daughters. In his free time, Ian is usually playing with his kids or working on something to improve their house. Ian enjoys playing sports of all kinds, traveling, learning new things, karaoke, food, and trying different kinds of beer. He is a fun-loving guy and enjoys helping people get better physically and also feel better through laughter.


Jess Spero, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist - Direct Access Certified

Jessica received her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Pittsburgh and her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She has experience with stroke, trauma and cardiac patients. In her free time, she likes to quilt and spend time visiting facilities with her therapy dog.





Katrina Cook, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Katrina found her passion for physical therapy after watching her grandfather go through PT for his MS. Upon graduation from Penn State Mont Alto 2013, Katrina began practicing in the York area. She loves interacting with people, problem solving and seeing her patients reach their goals everyday. Katrina also enjoys working with students and watching them grow to become successful therapists. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys running 5ks, working out, and figure skating.




Shawn Emminger, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Shawn obtained his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Central Penn College in 2020. He joined the Elite Therapy Solutions team after falling in love with the company during a clinical rotation. Shawn’s passion for physical therapy stems from his childhood when he played multiple sports. After experiencing injuries of his own, he felt a calling to help others. In his free time, you can find him on the golf course.



Clinical Staff - New Oxford

Ryan Starner, PT, DPT
Clinical Manager - Physical Therapist

Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 2017 and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2019. Ryan, a native of New Oxford, PA developed a passion for physical therapy as a result of participating in PT to rehabilitate following injuries sustained as an athlete in high school. He believes every individual has the right to an active life and is passionate about empowering others to achieve their goals. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, sports, and leading an active lifestyle through hobbies such as weightlifting, hiking, hunting, and golfing.




Paige Harget, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Paige has worked as a PTA in an outpatient setting for 7 years after graduating from Penn State. She loves working in her hometown of New Oxford and enjoys giving back to the community.  Paige enjoys rehabbing patients, whether it be returning to work, sport or everyday activities. She has a specific interest in working with the pediatric and adolescent population as it allows her to be creative and find exercises that are tailored to their needs. Paige has three kids who keep her busy with their extra-curricular activities. In her free time, she loves being outside and playing with her kids as well as reading. Paige loves Penn State football and looks forward to every occasion and holiday that she can celebrate.


Clinical Staff - Red Lion

Ben Deppen, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Regional Director - Physical Therapist - Direct Access Certified

Ben obtained his Bachelor of Athletic Training from The Pennsylvania State University, followed by a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2015. He gained outpatient, orthopedic experience with an ETS affiliate group in South Carolina before returning home to Pennsylvania to launch two new clinics in the Allentown and Easton areas. Ben joins Elite as Regional Director, overseeing ETS therapy clinics in York and Chester counties! Ben's passion for health and rehabilitation started early following a spinal cord injury in high school causing him to step away from his contact sports, but gave him an opportunity to observe and assist the Athletic Trainer. He believes in empowering others, and encourages life-long learning.

In 2019, he enrolled in the Manual Therapy Institute to pursue a Fellowship with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). This is the highest level of education in orthopaedic manual physical therapy that consists of two and a half years post-graduation training and 440 hours of one-on-one fellowship training.


Rachel Nace, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Rachel graduated from Central Pennsylvania College in 2000 and has been been practicing for over 20 years. Rachel chose a career in physical therapy because she is a people person and has always been drawn to health care and helping others. She enjoys working with post-op patients and athletes of all ages. Rachel is married with 2 teenage children and one very spoiled chocolate lab. In her free time, she is usually traveling around to watch her kids play baseball and softball. Rachel also enjoys shopping, vacationing and lounging in her PJs whenever she gets the chance to just be at home.


Clinical Staff - West Chester

Julie Everswick PT, DPT
Physical Therapist - Direct Access Certified

Julie graduated from Drexel University in 2015. After having her final clinical at the West Chester office, she joined our staff following graduation. She sees a person's physical wellness as an important part of their overall well-being. She is dedicated to promoting wellness of the whole person, loves helping people learn how to care for themselves, and is passionate about sharing knowledge with others. She is currently working to obtain her Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the Manual Therapy Institute.

She loves the outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys a good cup of tea!



Nina Mortelliti PT, DPT
Physical Therapist - Direct Access Certified

Nina graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. She's done internships and volunteer trips across the world in outpatient clinics and rehab hospitals. Her compassion and great enthusiasm to help people are evident in the care which she provides to each of her patients. She is passionate about encouraging people to achieve their goals. She is currently working to obtain her Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the Manual Therapy Institute.

She loves spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Penny. She also enjoys reading, traveling, paddle boarding, and eating Italian hoagies with fries.



Stephanie Resendiz PT, DPT, OCS
Clinical Manager - Physical Therapist - Direct Access Certified

Stephanie graduated from Penn State in 2015 with a Bachelor's in Kinesiology and continued her education at Thomas Jefferson University where she graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. She chose physical therapy because of her love of activity and care for others. She specializes in orthopedic manual therapy and is currently studying to obtain her Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the Manual Therapy Institute.

She enjoys tennis, hiking, and anything that will get her outdoors. Spending time with her family and pets is what she likes to do the most.


Emily Torrance OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Emily received her Bachelors of Exercise Science from West Chester University and continued her education at Temple University where she graduated with her Masters of Occupational Therapy in August 2021. She is passionate about health and wellness for all and chose occupational therapy for its holistic approach to care. Her goal is to help as many individuals as possible be more independent, have a better quality of life, and live with as few restrictions as possible!

In her free time, she spends most of it with family and friends and also enjoys working out and hiking. She loves the warm weather and during the summer, you can most likely find her down the shore!


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