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Dr. Stefanie DePaul,
Founder, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Yoga Instructor, Pelvic Floor Certified, Dry Needling Certified

Stefanie brings an intimate knowledge of health & fitness to her treatment style, with her 15 years of Personal Training experience. Stefanie has grown to love running after completing 15 Marathons including Boston (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017), Chicago (2013), Maine (2014), Philly (2014), NYC (2015), London (2016), Bay State (2016) & Berlin (2017), Maine (2018), Quebec (2018), & Tokyo (2019).

Stefanie's passion for healthy living and first-hand knowledge allows her to specialize in rehabilitation of injuries. Stefanie also specializes in working with the elderly population. She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients, but her clinical interests include evidence-based treatment approaches, hands-on manual therapy, emphasis on posture, and ergonomics. Stefanie ensures to develop an individualized exercise program that incorporates each patient’s individualized needs and personal goals.

In 2014, she decided to create a High-End, Concierge company called Boston Health & Wellness, that would collaborate her skills & bring convenience to her clients in their own home. She provides in-home Physical Therapy, Personal Training, Yoga, Massage, & Run Coaching. All in-home visits are an Out-of-Pocket cost.

In 2020, she decided that she wanted to expand her business model since not everyone can afford Out-of-Pocket care. She knew she needed a Physical Location that DID ACCEPT ALL HEALTH INSURANCES. Even during a pandemic, she knew her timing was correct and she had to take the leap of faith and open an office. Stefanie opened Boston Health & Wellness in Stoneham, MA on November 1, 2020 which provides Physical Therapy, Telehealth PT, Personal Training, Yoga, Pilates, Massage, Dry Needling, Cupping, Run Coaching, Adult Fitness, and Injury Prevention.

Stefanie also excels in educating her patients since she has teaching experience as a Teaching Assistant in Gross Anatomy at Northeastern University and Introduction to Exercise Science at U-Mass Amherst. Growing up, Stefanie was involved in competitive gymnastics and all-star cheer leading. Currently, in her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, cooking, spending time with her puppy/family/friends, and living a happy & healthy lifestyle.


Rosalind Mimbela, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Hello my name is Rosalind, I’m a Physical Therapist Assistant graduate from Olympic College. I am taking my PTA Licensing Board exam in April 2023. I was born in Peru and I’ve been living in the United States for 6 years. I enjoy hiking on the weekends while listening to audiobooks. I also enjoy digital illustration and Zumba classes. I am a very friendly person and I will be happy to assist in any way possible.


Dr. Kate Bragdon, PT, DPT, FDN
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor Certified, Dry Needling Certified

Dr. Kate is a graduate from Simmons University, where she received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science in 2019 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2021. Kate enjoys working with a wide scope of patients, with specialization in treating pelvic floor dysfunction, vestibular, neurological and balance conditions. While working towards her DPT, Kate was able to work in a spectrum of settings, including outpatient orthopedics, neurology, inpatient trauma, and with inmates at the Suffolk County House of Corrections.

Kate is certified in Pelvic Health Rehabilitation through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She began her journey with pelvic health rehabilitation to provide services to patients with female anatomy whose symptoms are often overlooked or considered "normal" in today's society. She is certified in treating conditions such as urinary incontinence, pre- and post-partum conditions, diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. Kate is inspired to educate not only her patients, but the community on the importance of pelvic health therapy and the benefits it can provide.

Kate is a Cape Cod native and loves spending time at the beach. When outside of work, she loves to bike, hike, listen to true crime podcasts, and hang out with her cat, Tuukka, while rooting on the Bruins.


Erica Stevenson, BS
Patient Coordinator / Office Manager

Before working at Boston Health & Wellness, Erica worked as an Administrative Assistant & Operational Manager at design shoe industry.

Erica has immense experience as a Customer Account Manager. Erica had volunteered at her children’s schools throughout many years. Based on previous experience, Erica holds strong skills in customer care service.

In the meantime Erica enjoys traveling. Exploring a beach vacation is her most favorite.

Erica is the first person you see when you walk through the door at the office. She is always warm and welcoming with a smiling face!


Dr. Jacqui Lyman, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor Certified

Jacqui Lyman PT, DPT graduated from Penn State University in 2014 with a BS in Kinesiology, and with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2017. Over the past 5 years, she has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, and home care.

As a physical therapist, she has treated people with complex medical conditions and values treating each individual patient with a holistic approach. Jacqui decided to become Pelvic Floor certified when she realized how much knowledge and education of pelvic floor symptoms go untreated and not discussed in both younger and older adults. Jacqui has a strong interest in empowering her patients to manage their pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and use movement as medicine.

When outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, biking, and trying new group fitness classes.


Dr. Adjannie "Ishtar" Estuita,
Physical Therapist, Pelvic Floor PT Certified, Dry Needling Certified

Ishtar,PT, DPT graduated from the University of the Philippines in 2012 with a BS in Physical Therapy degree and in 2018 with a transitional DPT degree from AT Still University. She is a passionate physical therapist with almost a decade of experience spanning neurology, orthopedics, geriatrics, and the academic setting.

Her role as a physical therapist allowed her to educate, equip, and empower her patients to live to their highest potential. She believes that effective communication with patients plays a key role in establishing a successful therapeutic environment.She also prioritizes patients’ active participation in PT sessions to facilitate carryover of skills even after discharge from PT.

Outside of her role as a PT, she is a loving wife and mother of one. She enjoys spending time with her family biking,swimming, and exploring local parks in the area. She also enjoys exploring different cuisines, traveling, playing board games, reading books, and Harry Potter.


Dr. Anna Cook, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Pelvic Floor PT Certified

Anna is originally from Northern Alabama and graduated from Auburn University with her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science in 2014. She then went on to graduate from University of New England with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2022.

She currently primarily treats the pelvic floor population as well as orthopedics. Eventually, she would love to specialize in pelvic health. As a developing clinician, Anna is an avid learner and strives to continue to grow through continuing education opportunities through both the APTA and the Herman and Wallace Institution.

In her down time, Anna loves exploring New England and traveling in general as well as staying active outdoors. She also enjoys baking, skiing, and reading. As a resident of New Hampshire, Anna has a goal to complete the 48 4000 footer challenge someday!


Jackie Kutcher, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Jackie Kutcher is a PTA who graduated from Southern Connecticut state university in 2020 with a BS in Exercise physiology, and in 2022 from North Shore Community College with a Physical Therapy Assistant degree. Jackie became passionate about PT after rehabbing multiple injuries throughout her gymnastics career, since then she has wanted to help others get back to doing what they love just like her former therapists did for her.

She also has her personal Training certification and has a strong fitness background. Jackie was a nationally ranked collegiate gymnast and team captain.

During her free time she enjoys going to the beach, working out and golfing!


Ali Greene
Pilates Instructor

Ali is an Integrative Health Practitioner, functional health coach, and movement professional.

She works with clients virtually, in group settings as well as in home private sessions.

Whether it’s a program, protocol or Pilates session, Ali’s creates experiences that are bio-individualized and unique to each client. She’s boldly curious about & passionately driven to focusing on each clients’ needs and goals individually. Her mission as a health & movement coach is to inspire, educate and challenge you toward a future of feeling your absolute best, optimizing your health & to do everything with positivity, humility, and a sense of humor. Over the past 15 years, Ali has trained & coached thousands of students in the Boston area and beyond. She’s worked with all types of clients from brides to marathoners to pre/postnatal women. Being a new mom and an 8x marathoner herself, she understands the ins and outs of what the body goes through and believes a dedicated movement practice can build optimal strength and function and bring the body back into balance. Ali lives in Reading with her husband, 2 dogs and her new baby girl Genevieve!

To learn more and to connect with Ali visit and follow her on Instagram @thealigreene.


Samuel DePaul
Physical Therapy Aide

Sam is a Sophomore at Stoneham High School and is excited to be working here, at the family business. Sam’s favorite subjects are Science and Math, and he is interested in becoming a PT in the future.

Sam is a member of the Stoneham High School Indoor Track Team, The Tennis Team, and The Soccer Team. He loves cooking & going to delicious restaurants in Boston. Sam loves spending time with his family, his baby brothers Christian & David, and his 2 dogs; Samuel Adams & Paul Revere.


Dawn Bronson, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist

Dawn became a Licensed Massage Therapist four years ago when she graduated from the Massage Therapy Program from The Salter School in Malden, MA. This is her third career and her passion around helping people has been a constant throughout her professional life.

Dawn uses a variety of techniques and modalities to work with her clients. She truly enjoys the therapeutic aspect of Massage Therapy and has helped clients with post-surgical concerns, tight muscles due to daily stress and/or activities and general well-being. Not only does Dawn bring her expertise, knowledge and skills of massage therapy to every session, she consistently educates herself on new modalities and sharpens her knowledge and skills to grow as a therapist and bring much more “to the table” for her clients.



Sarah Enes, BS
Physical Therapist Aide

Sarah is a graduate of Assumption University with a bachelor's in HealthScience and a concentration in physical therapy. She is looking forward to learning and gaining more experience in the PT field during her gap year before continuing her education in a DPT program.​

She is pursuing physical therapy due to her passion for helping other people and interest in anatomy. Other than physical therapy she enjoys running, having run on the Assumption cross country, track & field team,she also enjoys cooking, art, playing with her dog, and being outside.


Sadia Shafik, BS/s
Physical Therapy Aide

Sadia is a student at Lasell University majoring in Biology while minoring in Psychology.

She is on course to graduate in 2026. She is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field after graduating and is excited to help many people during her time here.

Sadia is happy to help you during your PT visits to achieve your Health & Wellness goals!


Benjamin Soto, BS/s
Physical Therapy Aide

Hi my name is Benjamin Soto. I am currently a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in Biology. Throughout my educational career at UMass Amherst I developed a passion for anatomy and physiology working in hands-on labs on campus. I wanted to be a physical therapist after I shadowed a local Physical Therapist in my community. Their work was effective and I was able to hear from patients about their progress made from past setbacks. My goal is to enroll in a DPT program and become a dedicated Physical Therapist.

Before working at Boston Health & Wellness I worked as a substitute teacher for Lowell Public Schools. One of my favorite subjects to teach is math. I enjoy teaching math because I feel like a lot of kids say they're not good at math. In my free time I like to play basketball and spend time with my family. Some of my interests include volunteering, sneakers and traveling.


Yvelson Chery, PTA/s
Physical Therapy Aide

Yvelson Chery is a Physical Therapy Assistant student at North Shore Community college. He is originally from Haiti and has been living in the United States since 2015. Yvelson is married and has one son, Kayden.

In his free time, Yvelson enjoys spending time with his family, riding his bike and watching the news and soccer. He used to play soccer for school in his home country.

Yvelson is looking forward to helping patients and improving their wellbeing throughout his career. Yvelson would also like to obtain his personal training certification in the future.


Caitlin Haley, DPT/s
Physical Therapy Aide

Caitlin is a second year Exercise Science major at Husson University, where she will enroll in the graduate DPT program after graduating early in 2024. She competes in collegiate athletics as a member of the varsity women’s soccer and track and field programs at Husson.

She is excited to gain experience in physical therapy before graduating and beginning her journey to becoming a physical therapist to help other athletes! In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and playing sports.


Nicholas Amadi, BS/s
Physical Therapy Aide

Hello my name is Nicholas Amadi. I am a senior at the University of Maine at FortKent. My major is Biology with a concentration in BioMed. I am half Nigerian and half Jamaican.My favorite sports are football and basketball. I am a die-hard Celtics and Patriots fan. I play basketball for my college team.

My favorite book is 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil Murphy. I also love to watch nature documentaries and action packed comedies. Did I mention that I have traveled to three countries and am planning to travel to more in the future? So if you need an all-around conversation with laughs and giggles, I am your guy. Nice to meet you.


Giuliana Carpentieri, BS/s
Physical Therapy Aide

Hi my name is Giuliana Carpentieri. I am a sophomore at Boston College majoring in Biology and minoring in Medical Humanities. I’ve gone to physical therapy a couple times in the past (with Dr. DePaul!) and have had great experiences, which lead me to want to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. I am very excited to meet everyone and help others.

I love country music, skiing, going to spin classes, and I have a miniature labradoodle named Whiskie. I played basketball and ran cross country in high school. My favorite movie is Grease and my favorite book is Every Summer After.


Cali Edgar, RYT
Yoga Instructor / Personal Trainer

Hi my name is Giuliana Carpentieri. I am a sophomore at Boston College majoring in Biology and minoring in Medical Humanities. I’ve gone to physical therapy a couple times in the past (with Dr. DePaul!) and have had great experiences, which lead me to want to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. I am very excited to meet everyone and help others.

I love country music, skiing, going to spin classes, and I have a miniature labradoodle named Whiskie. I played basketball and ran cross country in high school. My favorite movie is Grease and my favorite book is Every Summer After.


Amanda Iacono, RYT
Fitness & Yoga Instructor

Amanda is a high energy corporate wellness professional with a passion for helping people reach their full potential physically, emotionally, nutritionally, and professionally. She has 20+ years as a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Lifestyle Coach, and a YogaWorks 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher.

Amanda's classes are high energy, results driven, with a focus on function, form, and FUN. She lives in Wilmington with my husband, Charlie, her 8-year-old son, Benjamin, and 2-year-old daughter, Monica. They are her WHY!!!!


Samuel Adams & Paul Revere, ESA, PSD
PT Puppies / Emotional Support Animals

Samual Adams grew up in downtown Boston. Sammy is a well-trained dog and is very friendly with people and other dogs. He has 7.5 years of experience as a Licensed Emotional Support Animal and loves playing with people and making them feel happy & comfortable. Sammy's main role is to greet our patients at the door when they come in for PT.

Paul Revere is Sammy's little brother and is also a well-trained puppy. He has been a PT puppy for 2+ years and loves working with his big brother. Paul's main role is cuddling our patients on the table during their sessions.

As PT Puppies and Emotional Support Animals, they love to help treat our patients to make them more comfortable during their PT session. They add an extra level of therapy to your PT session. Everyone can use some "Puppy Therapy and a Puppy Snuggle!" Please make sure you say hello to them!
Dr. Andrew Mastrangelo,
Doctor Of Physical Therapy, Dry Needling Certified

Andrew graduated from Tufts University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in December 2023. He also attended Merrimack College and received a BS in health/exercise science degree in 2019 as well as a master's in Health and Wellness Management in 2020. Over the past three years he has worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in Gloucester Massachusetts during the COVID pandemic and used most of his spare time shadowing and volunteering at numerous sport physical therapy clinics around the north shore.

Aside from being a Division I football athlete, Andrew has much experience working with high level athletes and individuals in the sports medicine world. He worked at Boston University and TD Athletes Edge as a strength and conditioning coach.

As for outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, watching sports, and is a big food connoisseur!


Joanna "Jojo" Stanton,

JoAnna (JoJo) is a 2017 graduate of University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Kinesiology. She has experience with Personal Training, Group Fitness instructing and Nutrition Counseling. She is passionate about anatomy, loves helping others and is excited to learn more about Physical Therapy.

JoJo enjoys going on walks with her rescue dog named Harper, listening to podcasts, watching documentaries, going to musicals and spending time with family and friends. She danced for 15 years of her life, and you can still catch her dancing any chance she gets. Before working at Boston Health and Wellness JoJo taught 5th grade History and English and thoroughly enjoyed working with children. She is ready to gain knowledge and experience in the Physical Therapy world.


Cherise Smith-Medeiros,
Physical Therapy Aide

Hi I'm Cherise! I'm a PT aide and studying Exercise & Health Sciences currently at UMass Boston. I plan on attending Medical School and studying flight and ambulatory/trauma response medicine. I speak 3 languages (English, Spanish, French) and I am learning Portuguese right now.

I am Canadian, so I frequently travel back to Canada. When I am not studying, I enjoy traveling, shopping, playing sports, and skateboarding with my husband.


Olivia Sahagian, DPT/s
Physical Therapy Aide

Hi! My name is Olivia Sahagian and I am currently in my second year of the DPT program at UMass Lowell, which is also where I completed my bachelors degree in exercise science.

After injuring myself in high school sports and going to PT myself, I knew I could see this as my career in my future. After completing my first clinical here, I wanted to come back as a PT aide while I finish up my degree. In my free time I like to workout, bake, and shop.


Mr. Paul Revere, ESA, PSD
PT Puppy & Emotional Support Animal

Bio coming soon...

Lisa Lombardi,
MS, MEd, RYT-500

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Merrimack College, a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master of Education Degree in Elementary Education from Lesley University. Additionally, she is a Yoga AllianceRegistered Yoga Teacher,, and a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher and a Certified Reiki II Practitioner. Lisa received her yoga training at LPY Yoga and Barre in Lexington, MA, her MBSR training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Mindfulness, and was privately trained in Reiki from Reiki Master, Karen Cullen. She is currently the Associate Director of Advising for several programs, including the MindfulnessStudies Program at Lesley University.

Lisa is passionate about yoga and brings expertise in restorative yoga and creating flow classes that do not put pressure on the wrist and shoulders to Boston Health and Wellness. In her free time, she enjoys quilting, card making, and scrapbooking. She is excited to be here and looks forward to working with you!


Dr. Jenn Labita, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Jenn received her undergraduate degree of health science studies in 2018 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2021 from Quinnipiac University. Jenn has experiences in a variety of settings and has worked with patients of all types, including geriatrics, neuro-rehabilitation, and orthopedic patients across the lifespan. Jenn has a special interest in post-operative joint replacement care.

She strives to implement individualized plans of care that is goal oriented for each patient and to help patients regain confidence, mobility, strength and live a pain-free life.

Jenn is also very passionate about educating and motivating individuals. She hopes to empower her patients to actively participate in enhancing their overall health and well-being. Her approach goes beyond treatment in physical therapy, fostering a commitment to long-term health improvement.

Outside of work Jenn enjoys spending time in nature on walks, hikes and going to the beach. She is active and enjoys going to the gym and spin classes. She is a sports lover and usually spends her evenings watching hockey, football or baseball.
Dr. Harpreet Gill Patel, PT, DPT, MSPT
Physical Therapist

Hi! My name is Harpreet. I graduated from Doctor of Physical Therapy progam from Touro College, NY. I also have a Masters of Rehabilitation Sciences. (neurosciences) from University of Pittsburgh in 2017. I have been practicing as a licensed PT for in the Boston area and specialize in Neuro adults and pediatrics, orthopedics and geriatrics. Eventually, I would love to specialize in pelvic health. I love learning in order to provide the best treatments to my clients.

In my free time I love watching Movies, traveling, trying out new restaurants, cooking, working out and reading.
Joyce Webster, LMT, CNA
Licensed Massage Therapist

Offering: Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Therapeutic, Trigger Point

Joyce is a Licensed Massage Therapist of 12 years and counting. She is a Mother of 3 and a Nana of 2. I spend my days practicing healthy living, learning everything that I can, and helping others as often as possible. I live to make people feel better about themselves, and move more comfortably in their bodies.

My experience lies in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Prenatal, Cranial Sacral, Migraines, Sciatica and Therapeutic Massaging. I have experience in esthetics, care-giving and child development. I find my passion in giving to others, and doing my part to heal those in need.