Meet Our Staff

Current evidence based practice is a strong focus of the DTS staff. Over the past year the following courses have been taken and their content subsequently shared with staff. [Course list coming soon] We cover a wide range of specialties and together can offer you the best in patient care.

Meet… Lu Miller | Venetia Reilly | Jen Taggliaferro | Heather Bowen | Amanda Stuart | Cindy Cascio | Kinga Hum | Marie McGee | Celia Gatsas | Diane Donahue | Jaime Bourgeois
 

Lu Miller, PT

Lu Miller at DTS
Lu Miller, PT has been practicing physical therapy for more than 30 years, over half of them at DTS. After graduating from Sargent College at Boston University, Lu moved to Minnesota where she worked for six years in a large physical therapy department. While at St. Cloud Hospital she enjoyed her work in adult rehabilitation with a special interest in traumatic head injury, pediatrics and sports medicine. During this time Lu was fortunate to receive her certification in NDT (Neuro Developmental Treatment), which focuses on a specific treatment approach for neurological impairments. After moving to New Hampshire in 1985, Lu worked full time at SNHRMC’s early intervention program, then part time at Easter Seals and CMC when her three children were young. Lu is a member of the APTA, Allied Physical Therapy Practices and is also a certified Graston therapist. When not at DTS, you can find Lu traveling, jogging, reading or knitting. She is a strong advocate for health and fitness at all ages from the very young to the aging population. Lu has volunteered in the Sports Medicine Tent for many years to support the Susan Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk.

 

Venetia Reilly, PT

Venetia Reilly at DTS
Venetia C. Reilly, PT has practiced physical therapy for over 30 years, graduating from the Bouve College at Northeastern University in 1981. Her work experience includes six years in a large rehabilitation hospital in San Jose CA. This experience included work with adults and children following traumatic and non- traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and work in the NICU with premature infants. This position also included working as a team member in a Muscle Disease as well as a Brace Clinic with other related health care professionals. Upon her return to New Hampshire Venetia worked part-time in the out-patient departments at SNHRMC and CMC as well as in the rehabilitation department at CMC while her three children were young. During this time she successfully completed the coursework to become certified in NDT (Neuro Developmental Treatment), which focuses on a treatment approach used when working with children and adults with neurological impairments. Venetia, along with the staff of DTS recently became certified in the Graston technique in response to the interest from physicians and patients alike. Venetia is a member of the APTA as well as Allied Physical Therapy Practices. Outside of DTS Venetia enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, knitting, golfing, travelling or volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club and Soup Kitchen in Manchester. She continues to enjoy running, sprint triathlons and outdoor challenges to maintain and challenge her active lifestyle.

 

Jennifer Tagliaferro, PT

Jennifer Tagliaferroat DTS
Jen Taggliaferro, PT has been with DTS since 2010 working in the Merrimack and Bedford schools. Working in the schools has been a great opportunity for Jen to combine all of her previous work experiences and personal experiences to meet this always changing challenge. Prior to her work with DTS, she worked for New England Rehabilitation Hospital in the adult brain injury and stroke rehab units. She also worked at the Reading Hospital in Reading Pennsylvania, working in post-surgical orthopedics, stroke, and wound care areas in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Jen also received training in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit working with the nurses for positioning and developmental techniques at the Reading Hospital. Jen graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Physical Therapy. In addition to her studies at Northeastern Jen was a scholarship Division I swimmer. Jen continues her competitive athletics in marathon running, triathlons and tennis. In addition to her work and family, mother of three children and wife to Jeff, Jen volunteers on the field to coach soccer, in the school for the art program and in the “”board room” as Vice President of the Bedford Swim Team.

 

Heather Bowen, DPT

Heather Bowen DTS
Heather Bowen, DPT received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Stonehill College in 1998 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2006. Prior to her work with DTS, Heather primarily worked in outpatient orthopedic settings with all patient populations. She enjoys using her manual therapy skills and likes the opportunity to provide education on improving postural awareness and body mechanics. Heather resides in Merrimack with her husband and her two children. Outside the clinic, Heather enjoys spending time with family, running, kickboxing and being outdoors.

 

Amanda Stuart, DPT

Amanda Stuart DTS
Amanda Stuart, DPT, received her Bachelor of Science Degree at Sacred Heart University in 2013, completing her undergraduate career a year early through an accelerated program. Amanda then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in May of 2016. Throughout the three years of physical therapy school, Amanda has had clinical experience in the acute hospital setting, outpatient orthopedic setting, and here at DTS-predominantly working with pediatrics since gaining exposure in the school system during her very first year of physical therapy school. This was further solidified three years later during her final clinical at DTS. Though what she enjoys most about her job is improving the quality of life for others, regardless of age. Amanda is very passionate about fitness and the physical therapy profession and is eager to begin her career in this wonderful field. Outside the clinic, Amanda finds joy in exercising, whether it be a long run outside or strength training in the gym. Amanda has completed two half marathons, and plans to continue challenging herself with outdoor activities. In addition, Amanda enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

 

Cindy Cascio, PT

Cindy Cascio
Cindy Cascio, PT, has been praticing physical therapy for more than 30 years with a strong interest in pediatrics. A graduate of Quinnipiac University, Cindy worked in New Haven, CT for 14 years working in an outpatient then homecare setting. During this time, Cindy married and had 2 children. In 2001, Cindy and her family moved to Florida and worked full time for a private pediatric clinic with a strong case load of early intervention. During this time she began working in Hippo therapy and received her certification. Cindy worked part time at Institute Therapy on and off for 6 years. Cindy recently relocated to New Hampshire where she grew up, to be closer to family. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys travelling, gourmet cooking, gardening, walking and spending time with friends and family.

 

Marie McGee, MPT

Marie McGee DTS
Marie McGee, MPT graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell receiving her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2002. She was also awarded “clinical excellence’s award” during her training for her Master’s. Prior to her graduate degree, she earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Bridgewater State University. During her undergraduate years, she played competitive basketball and soccer. Marie has worked in different outpatient orthopedic settings where she has experience with multiple orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions/pediatric conditions and sports related injuries of all ages. She has a particular interest in the pediatric population where she enjoys “playing and having fun” with the kids in order to get them to engage in the exercises needed to accomplish their treatment goals. In 2009, she worked for DTS for a short period of time in the school system treating elementary aged children until she became pregnant with her third child. Marie enjoys using her manual therapy skills and likes to analyze dysfunctional movement patterns where she can retrain the body to obtain more efficient motion. She is Graston trained. When Marie is not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her two sons and her daughter as well as her husband, Steve. She also enjoys exercising, photography and boating.

 

Celia Gatsas, OTR/L

Celia Gatsas at DTS
Celia Gatsas, OTR/L has been practicing pediatric occupational therapy since 1997. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University, she spent a short time working in sub-acute rehab at St. Peters Hospital in Albany, NY. She spent the next 10 years working at Kids Care, a private pediatric practice in upstate New York. It was there that she fell in love with the pediatric population, primarily servicing children in the Early Intervention program throughout the capital region. She eventually became the supervisor of the Occupational Therapy program at Kids Care, overseeing the service provision of children in the early intervention and pre-school programs in five counties, as well as those children in three large school districts. While working as supervisor, Celia continued to enjoy treating children, specifically those in the early intervention program. In 2007, Celia moved to NH and after taking a short break to raise her two young children, she began working at DTS in 2012. Celia has earned a Certificate in Functional Vision Skills and has a strong interest in working with the entire family to encourage goal attainment. Celia resides in Manchester, NH with her husband Matt and her two young children, Calla and Matthew. When her family is not keeping her busy, Celia enjoys running, being active and spending time with family and friends.

 

Diane Donahue, COTA/L

Diane Donahue at DTS
Diane Donahue, COTA/L graduated from Becker College in 1990, receiving her Associate of Science degree major in occupational therapy assistant. She has worked with children in NH public schools for over 20 years and has been with DTS Inc. Therapy, Rehab & Exercise since 2007. She has experience working with a broad range of disabilities and diagnoses. Diane loves helping children of all ages achieve their goals and improve their abilities. She believes that OT should be functional and fun! Diane is married with two children and enjoys hiking, running, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

 

Jaime Bourgeois

Jaime Bourgeois at DTS
Jaime Bourgeois received her B.S. degree in Exercise Science in 2003 from Springfield College where she played collegiate volleyball. Following graduation, she worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, private clinics, fitness facilities and schools. In 2012 Jaime earned her MBA in healthcare from New England College in Henniker. She joined DTS Inc. Therapy, Rehab & Exercise in 2013 working as office manager and insurance specialist. Jaime has a passion for fitness, health and staying active. She resides in Southern NH with her husband and two children. She loves spending time with her family and friends and doing projects around the house.

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