Pediatric Therapists

Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapists

Jane Sippel, PT, MSPT

Physical Therapy Supervisor

Jane has been part of the Rehab Connection team since 2000. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Villanova University in 1998 and went on to earn her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2000. Jane finds working with the pediatric population in the school setting engaging and rewarding. She enjoys sports and outdoor activities. In her spare time, Jane loves spending time with her family and friends and traveling.

Lisa Tuttle, MSOT

Occupational Therapist, Supervisor

Lisa graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 2002 with a master of science degree in occupational therapy. She joined the Rehab Connection team in 2003 and has worked in the outpatient clinics, medical day care settings, homecare, and schools. She enjoys treating a variety of pediatric populations and is now focused in the school based setting. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach and traveling with her family.

Kelly Konrad, MSOT

Occupational Therapist, Supervisor

Kelly graduated from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2004 and has been with Rehab Connection since 2006.

Debra Lischak, MSPT

Senior Therapist

Deb was born and raised in South Jersey. She graduated from Susquehanna University in 1997 with a degree in biology then earned her master's degree in physical therapy from Springfield College in 2001. Deb has been with Rehab Connection since 2001 and works with special needs kids across multiple South Jersey schools. She also has run the Aqua Buddies Swim Program since 2002. Deb is the Clinical Coordinator for Clinical Education for the company. Debra is married and the busy mother of two. She enjoys swimming, Sea Isle City in the summer and football season in the fall.

Lori Lombardo, PT

Physical Therapist

Lori Lombardo graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1988. She has experience in various settings, including acute care, workmen's compensation, orthopedics and rehab with specialty in spinal cord injury prior to coming to Rehab Connection in 1993. Lori started with the company shortly after the doors opened and has had the opportunity to work in all of Rehab Connection's settings.

Carolyn Eron MPT

Physical Therapist

Carolyn graduated from Richard Stockton College in 2000 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and has been with Rehab Connection since 2003.

Lisa Gosweiler, MSPT

Physical Therapist

Lisa graduated from Old Dominion University in 1995 and has been with Rehab Connection since 1995.

Kara Neal, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kara joined the Rehab Connection staff in 2011. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from LaSalle University in 2006 and went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2009. Her interests and experience are in the areas of pediatric rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, and orthopedics.

Colleen Graham, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Colleen joined the Rehab Connection staff in 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The University of Texas in 2006 and went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University in 2010. Colleen loves to watch college football.

Elizabeth Kummer, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Ellie grew up in Mt. Ephraim, NJ and attended Gloucester Catholic High School. She graduated magna cum laude from Stockton University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Stockton University in 2015. She enjoys treating both the pediatric and orthopedic populations.

Dorothy Gillon, PT, MPT

Pediatric Therapist

Dorothy Graduated from Temple University with her Bachelors in Biological Anthropology in 1994 and her Masters of Physical Therapy in 1998. She always had an interest in working as a physical therapist since she was in grade school when she volunteered at local hospitals and at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Dorothy worked for Rehab Connection in 1998 to 2001 and then relocated to NYC working as pediatric physical therapist in various settings. In 2016, Dorothy moved back to the Philadelphia area and rejoined the Rehab Connection team as a pediatric physical therapist and is excited to be working in the school settings! Dorothy is an avid traveler and enjoys learning and experiencing other cultures and meeting new people around the world!

Kate Persinger, MS, OTR/L

Senior Occupational Therapist

Kate graduated from Misericordia University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1999 and has been with Rehab Connection since 2000.

Sondra Jacob OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Sondra was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1997. She loves music, dancing, cooking, travelling abroad, and spending time with her family. Sondra has been a part of the Rehab Connection team since 2013.

Palak Bavalia Arora, MS, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Palak graduated from the University of the Sciences in 2002, and since has worked as a school based Occupational Therapist. She joined Rehab Connection in 2005, when she and her family moved to the South Jersey area. Palak enjoys practicing yoga, and incorporates yoga daily into her students' therapy sessions.

Ashley Costa, MOTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Ashley graduated from University of the Sciences in 2016. She have a background in art (BFA from Rowan) and yoga (completed teacher certification through Lourdes Institute for Holistic Studies). Her OT experience includes subacute rehab and clinical experiences in hand therapy and pediatric inpatient rehab. Prior to becoming an OT, she worked as a substitute teacher, graphic designer and yoga teacher.

Natalie Jean Jensen, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Natalie has been with Rehab Connection since 2015. Natalie was inspired by her brother Luke, who is diagnosed with Autism, to become an Occupational Therapist. She attended Paul VI High School, where she participated in dance team, musical theater, field hockey, and lacrosse. She graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2013 with a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Natalie was a former ballerina with The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. She enjoys coaching children with special needs in Rehab Connection's Aqua Buddies swim program as well as volunteering in the special needs community through the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill. In her spare time, she enjoys writing her food blog and going down the shore to Ocean City with her family and friends.

Kara George, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Kara graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 2006 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She enjoys working with both pediatric and geriatric populations. When she has free time, it is spent chasing her two little girls. She's been with Rehab Connection since 2012.

Nicole Duty, MOTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Nicole was born and raised in Elkview, West Virginia and joined the staff of Rehab Connection in 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Charleston and her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Temple University. She enjoys spending time with her family hiking, fishing, and camping.