Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Physical Therapy and Fitness Industries

ID: 728883 New Jersey, USA

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Expert graduated from Ithaca College in 1987, with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. For the first six years she concentrated in the areas of sports medicine and orthopedics, completing a certification in Athletic Training (NATA) and becoming a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA). Working with athletes at all levels, Expert held positions in private clinics, high schools, colleges (Montclair State), and with professional sports teams (NY Giants).

In 1993, she became the director of a NovaCare clinic, coordinating its expansion and planning a turnaround strategy that would lead to over $3 million in annual revenues by 1998. From there Expert moved on to a health care management company, where she worked with a team to develop three new outpatient rehabilitation start-ups in central New Jersey in 1999.

At the end of 1999, Expert left her position to pursue an MBA degree at Monmouth University, where she graduated #1 in her class, with a 4.0 GPA. Expert was nominated for the New Jersey Women in Business Award and was inducted into the national honor society for business students, Beta Gamma Sigma. This led to an induction into the national society for “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities”. Expert remains active with Monmouth University’s Business Council and Alumni Society. In 2001, Expert became the president and founder of Practice Management Consulting, a health care consulting business aimed at helping professionals with their business start-ups. Her ultimate dream would be to one-day combine fitness and wellness, with sports medicine and rehabilitation.

As a health care professional, Expert is committed to helping people in the community. She volunteers her time at races and sporting events held throughout the state. In the past, she has directed fundraising events to help individuals with muscular dystrophy, MS, arthritis and breast cancer. She has been on medical teams for the Garden State Games and the Special Olympics. Expert is personally a sports enthusiast and enjoys golf, cycling, hiking and skiing. She typically gets involved as an athlete to help raise money for charities. And finally, Expert volunteers at Big Brother, Big Sister of Monmouth County.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: BS Subject: Physical Therapy Institution: Ithaca College
Year: 2000 Degree: MBA Subject: Business - Strategic Thinking Institution: Monmouth University
Year: 2011 Degree: DPT Subject: Doctorate of Physical Therapy w/ focus on Executive Private Practice Management Institution: Evidence in Motion

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner / Director / PT / Expert Witness Department: Physical Therapy Expert Witness Services
Expert has been Owner, Director, Physical Therapist, and Expert Witness at her firm for over two decades.

Specific to Expert's Company: She acquired an existing personal training business in 2002 and completed full renovations in 2003 and 2016. Established a full-service physical therapy company which now employees 4-6 Physical Therapists, and 23 employees overall. Upper management team reports to Expert while managing all daily operational activities. Expert's time is primarily divided between patient care, marketing, sales, and new business development. Expert oversees all aspects of the business. Company has developed a base of over 265 referring physicians in the tri-state area.

Also works as an Expert Witness. Handled over 210 cases nationwide for both Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys. Provide AOM, Expert Opinion Reports, Deposition and Court Testimony.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner / CEO Department:
Expert has owned and treated patients in her own outpatient physical therapy practice in New Jersey from 2002 to present. Over the past 35+ years, she has worked in various types of clinical settings, including hospitals, home care, assisted living, and subacute care.

The majority of Expert's time has been spent in outpatient facilities.

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2002 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Director of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Department:
Established a physical therapy department in a multidisciplinary practice. Developed internal policies and maintained compliance with state and federal regulations. Responsible for credentialing each professional in the practice. Assisted with collections activities. Initiated marketing directives and had over 60 local physicians referring to the practice.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to 1999 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Regional Director of Clinical Services Department:
Developed three outpatient rehabilitation start-ups in the Central and Southern regions of New Jersey. Responsible for financial management, P&L, patient accounts, proposals & budgeting, location selection, vendor relations, business development, marketing, human resource management, health and safety, and quality assurance. In addition, directed a multidisciplinary team of professionals and staff, established policies and procedures, and developed clinical programs.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to 1998 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Director / Center Manager / Physical Therapist Department:
Contributed to financial growth of NovaCare, raising revenues of $500,000 in 1993 to $3.1 million in 1998. Coordinated expansion and redesign of a contemporary 5,000 sq.ft. office, including installation of therapeutic aquatic pool. Managed business development, marketing, daily operations, financial budgets and P&L, research and design of clinical programs, policies & procedures, OSHA health and safety, legislative and regulatory issues, utilization, documentation, and outcome studies. Utilized a multidisciplinary team approach, including: physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, massage therapists, psychologists, social workers, and medical doctors.

Achievements in this position include:

▪ Held the position of New Jersey Clinical Services Coordinator at NovaCare in 1995 and 1996, leading over 240 employees. Improved customer satisfaction and clinical outcomes and implemented a company-wide shared value system.
▪ Introduced innovative services to consumers that improved profit margins by more than 13% in 1997 – 1998.
▪ Improved consumer awareness of sports medicine and the athletic industry, and provided a service to the community by serving on medical teams for racing and sporting events held throughout New Jersey.
▪ Established clinical programs for NovaCare, Inc. such as: the Quality Improvement Program, Utilization Review, the Post-Rehab Fitness Program, a Massage Therapy Business, Work Conditioning and a Spine School.
▪ Participated on committees for Patient Care, Quality Assurance, Utilization Review, Speakers Bureau and Howell Chamber of Commerce.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1987 to 1993 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer Department:
Worked within multidisciplinary teams as a senior physical therapist. Provided physical therapy and athletic training services to professional athletes as well as amateur athletes within the community. Assisted in managing the facilities and developing businesses. Mentored student physical therapists, providing internships and career guidance.

Achievements include:

▪ Writer / Author of Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Articles
▪ Author: Direct Access to Physical Therapy - The Secret Revealed

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional and Educational Memberships:

Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities (2000 – Present)
Certified Group Fitness Instructor, American Council on Exercise (1989 – Present)
Certified Member, National Athletic Trainers Association. (1988 - Present)
Professional Member, National Strength and Conditioning Association. (1987 - Present)
Professional Member, American Physical Therapy Association: NJ Chapter, Orthopedic & Private Practice Sections, and the National Society. (1985 - Present)
Licenses / Certifications
New Jersey Licensed Physical Therapist by the New Jersey State Physical Therapy Board
National Certified Athletic Trainer, by the National Athletic Trainers Association
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, by the National Strength and Conditioning Asc.
Group Fitness Instructor, by the American Council on Exercise
Professional Appointments
Received induction to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges”. Was the only graduate student receiving this award at Monmouth University. Nominee for the New Jersey Women in Business Award.
Awards / Recognition
Academic Achievements:

First Place in a Business Development Contest through the EIM Doctorate Program in Executive Private Practice Management. Business Plan achieved the highest honors and seed money to start a marketing tool for developing Mobile Apps for businesses in the PT and Fitness Industries.

Honored as a Nominee for the prestigious Athena Award presented by the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce. Achieved #1 rank among graduating MBA students at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey.

Received the Academic Achievement Award for Excellence. Completed the MBA program in two years with a GPA of 4.0. Honored as a Beta Gamma Sigma inductee at Monmouth University’s commencement ceremonies. Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for AACSB Accredited Business School Programs.

Participant in Stakeholders’ Conference, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has practiced in the physical therapy industry for over 21 years. She specializes in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She also has expertise in the areas of athletic training, sports medicine, personal training and fitness. Expert has taught and lectured to both students of physical therapy and to individuals in the community. She owns a PT consulting company for therapists in the field looking to open or expand a physical therapy private practice. Expert opened her own practice in 2002.

Services offered include: litigation consulting, expert witness testimony, research and investigative activities, and consulting in standards of care. Casework and testimonial experience involving standards of care are according to state practice acts and to the national guide to physical therapy practice. Expert has performed for both prosecution and defendant cases.

Having consulted and testified in a number of cases for both plaintiff and defense counsel, Expert has the confidence and experience to make a difference in a case.

Managing consulting projects in the physical therapy & fitness industries. Helping driven physical therapists own and successfully operate, manage, finance and grow their private practice business, in order to gain greater equity and respect in the industry. To specialize in boutique outpatient PT owned practices, with or without add-on fitness center / personal training studio options. In addition, she provides expert opinion and/or testimony to the legal community on behalf of plaintiff or defendants. Cases have involved product liability, malpractice, negligence and/or personal injury issues.

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