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Meet The Team

Todd S. Robbins

MSPT, FAFS – Boss of Awesome, Chief Opportunities Architect

Todd loves being a physical therapist and operating the largest privately owned physical therapy practice in the Lehigh Valley: Robbins Rehabilitation. They have had a 7-year reign as the Morning Call Readers Choice “Best Physical Therapist” award and don’t intend to give up the title any time soon.

He enjoys working with challenging cases and welcomes them after nearly 20 years of experience in the field. Todd is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gary Gray Institute and is excited to help his patients recover faster with his fellowship training. Todd has also been recognized by Lehigh Valley Business Magazine winning “Top 40 Business People under 40” and “Healthcare Hero’s Best Physical Therapy Practice”.

Todd and his wife Kelly, also a physical therapist, are always busy with their two sons Pryce and Carter. When Todd is out of the office you can find him enjoying time playing with the boys, exercising, and golfing when he can. Todd was a three-sport athlete in high school and an Academic All-American on the football team at Ithaca College.
Todd loves promoting private practice medicine and educating the communities he works in. Public speaking is of particular interest to him and he gives informational talks whenever he gets the chance. His mission is to provide the very best patient experience and empower as many people struggling with pain and dysfunction as possible.

Holly Burns

PT, DPT – Director of Dance Medicine, Creator of Fully Body Function

Holly has been a physical therapist since she graduated in 2013 from Widener University and has worked at Robbins Rehabilitation her entire physical therapy career. Holly’s first career was as a ballerina in which she danced for 16 years, but ended up having to leave dance as a result of injuries. After finishing her career at Ballet Austin in Austin, TX, she knew she still wanted to play a role in the world of dance. Having been in physical therapy multiple times, she knew physical therapy would be a perfect way to use her experiences to help dancers and non-dancers return to their daily lives and activities pain-free and injury free.

Holly and her husband Tom both grew up in New Jersey and currently live in the woods of Annandale with their dog, Jax. In their free time, they enjoy snowboarding, hiking, going to the beach, and traveling. Holly also enjoys exercising and finds that staying fit helps make her life and her job much easier.
Holly has thoroughly enjoyed working with the public and being a part of returning her patients to pain-free living. She also loves the always-changing and never-ending learning that comes with being a physical therapist. Working at Robbins Rehabilitation has allowed her to treat each person individually and give the best patient care possible. She now specializes in the treatment of dance-related injuries and educates dancers and dance teachers about injury prevention through workshops and coaching.

Jay de Jesus

PTA – Cyclismo Physio, Empowerment Specialist

A thinker and a tinkerer at heart, Jay has been an athlete all his life spending over a decade on the professional mountain bike racing circuit constantly refining his skills and abilities to perform. Having spent time on the table receiving physical therapy himself from various injuries, Jay knew that a career in PT administering compassionate care would be the logical way to complete the cycle of helping others in return.

A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University Physical Therapists Assistance program, Jay uses the innate skills transcended from his family of engineers, artists, and educators combined with his experience developed in preparation for the race course of life to bolster his abilities in the clinic. Jay incorporates manual therapy techniques and a broad variety of progressive exercises in his hands-on approach to progressing his patients through to full functionality, return to sport or work, and beyond.
When not in the clinic, Jay spends as much time as possible in the great outdoors with his girlfriend Karen. Whether on two wheels, two skis, or in hiking boots, the sporting pursuit of balance and flow are in continued refinement through his passion for living life in the mountains. Jay believes he should always push himself to perform better with balance, exercise, and learning – the very thing that he promotes to his patients in the clinic. Their successes are the rewards he seeks.

Devin McLaughlin

PTA – Physical Therapist Assistant

Devin attended East Stroudsburg University majoring in Physical Education and Health Sciences prior to obtaining his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Lackawanna College. Devin worked in a skilled nursing facility as a PTA for 4 years prior to joining the Robbins Rehabilitation team in 2019. Devin grew up in the small town of Honesdale near Lake Wallenpaupack where he excelled in track and field as a jumper/sprinter and football as the running back.

Coming from a skilled nursing setting, Devin has a wealth of knowledge and experience with the geriatric population. That said, growing up an athlete and being a sports fan, he has a special interest in all orthopedic injuries and rehabilitation as well as neurological disorders. When Devin is out of the clinic taking a break from being the facilitator of functional recovery and connoisseur of dad jokes; you can find him spending quality time with his beautiful wife, daughter, and dog. In his spare Devin thoroughly enjoys working out, snowboarding and eating.

Joe Pelonero

PTA – Physical Therapist Assistant

Joe has been a lifelong advocate for health and wellness. His fascination with the human body, specifically the musculoskeletal system, began early in his life following the steps of his father beginning to weight train in the basement of his house. Joe was a proud part of the EAHS football team and their powerlifting team. He later continued into a bodybuilding venture winning multiple junior/novice titles in the NPC Mr. Lehigh Valley bodybuilding competitions. Following multiple lower back injuries and subsequent rehab, Joe felt compelled towards a career to help others recover from injuries/disabilities with a return to functionality.

Joe attended Shippensburg University with studies in Biology/Health Science before receiving his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Central Penn College, Suma Cum Laude. Joe had the opportunity to perform one of his clinical rotations with Robbins Rehabilitation later beginning an exciting career with them. Joe has sincere compassion to help others and truly believes in the family/empowerment approach so dearly embodied at Robbins.

In Joe’s leisure, he enjoys spending time with his wife Marta, daughter Ella, and dog Coco. He enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. Joe loves the game of golf and working on progressing his own skillset. He also loves all varieties of music growing up in a musically inclined family. His current hobbies include woodworking and home renovation and enjoys the detail behind it all with the satisfaction of the end product.

Joe Penayak

PTA – Physical Therapist Assistant

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Kutztown University and spending 8 years as a Corrections Officer in Hunterdon County, Joe finally decided to make a substantial career change and pursue his true calling. He returned to school and graduated from Mercer County Community College with his PTA degree in 2019 and joined the Robbins Rehabilitation East team in Lebanon. Joe began specializing in EPAT (shockwave) therapy and now works as a therapist, also providing EPAT.

In September 2020, Joe and his wife Lisa welcomed a new addition to the family – Michael Craig “MC” Penyak. Joe, Lisa, MC, and their German Shorthaired Pointer named Triton live in Holland Township, NJ. Joe is an avid deer and pheasant hunter and is on the Board of Trustees at a local hunting club called Farmers Sportsman’s Club in Milford, NJ. Joe also enjoys hiking, fishing, running, and growing coffee plants.

Mac Weiss

PT – Physical Therapist

Mac Weiss is a physical therapist at Robbins Rehabilitation. Mac attended Arcadia University in Glenside, PA playing as a Captain for the D3 Men’s Lacrosse Team and graduating with an undergraduate degree in Biology in 2016.

Mac began his journey in physical therapy school in the doctorate program at Temple University’s College of Public Health in 2017. During that time, Mac served as a board member for Temple’s Pro-bono physical therapy clinic. He graduated in 2020 as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Mac grew up in Perkasie, PA with anywhere from six to SIXTEEN dogs at a time and spent a lot of his childhood with these sled dogs doing dogsledding trips with his dad to Jim Thorpe, VT, and New Hampshire (even Canada and Alaska once or twice). Mac enjoyed being a multiple sport athlete in middle school and high school until he found his passion for lacrosse with dreams to play in college. With many trips to physical therapy for mostly hamstring injuries, he found a place where he felt like he could use his athletic and social skills to impact others and turn a passion for movement into a potential career.

In his free time, you’ll find Mac spending time with his wife and 3 dogs, lifting and working out, traveling internationally, enjoying different foods and cultures, and working with Bella Reed Pitbull Rescue (fostering/training/rescuing the most misunderstood breed in the world.)

Kristy Pereira

PT – Physical Therapist

Kristy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training in 2002 from Alfred University in upstate New York — however, she found that she had a strong interest in rehabilitation subsequently, leading her to pursue her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She graduated in 2002 with her MPT from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY.

Upon graduation, she returned to NJ to be closer to family in Hunterdon County. She began her career in Washington, NJ where she went on to pursue credentialing in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method) to help treat the growing population of patients with spinal pain. In 2008 she became director of Physical Therapy Plus in Phillipsburg, NJ, which she left in 2012 to pursue a career with Hunterdon Medical Center. She recently joined the Robbins Rehabilitation East family bringing her closer to home in Pohatcong.

Over the course of her career, she noticed an increasing number of patients with chronic/persistent pain but felt there was a lack of consistency in care and many of these patients were having difficulty being successfully treated. She went on to study the biopsychosocial model of treatment and has studied under the NOI group (Neuro Orthopedic Institute) to focus on pain recovery. This has allowed her to reach a portion of the patient population that had previously had unsuccessful rehabilitation experiences and provide a new model of recovery.

When Kristy isn’t working as a therapist, she loves to spend time at home with her husband of 11 years and 3 young, very active boys. Growing up in Hunterdon County, she graduated from Voorhees High School where she played tennis and threw the Javelin. She was also an avid horseback rider and has a love for the outdoors and gardening. Kristy looks forward to continuing her studies in pain science and management to assist in providing new hope to individuals with persistent pain.

Jenna Heffner

PT – Physical Therapist

Jenna is a newly graduated physical therapist from Alvernia University. Prior to receiving her physical therapy license, Jenna attended Pennsylvania State University- Berks Campus, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Jenna was a collegiate and All-American student-athlete on the PSU-Berks Softball team where she experienced many surgeries and injuries that led her to receive countless hours of physical therapy herself. It wasn’t until then that she became interested in helping other athletes and individuals restore their quality of life.

Jenna is very interested in working with athletes, specifically athletes that have experienced a concussion and individuals with vestibular impairments. While Jenna is very interested in sports rehabilitation, she also enjoys working with all patient populations including various orthopedic and neurological, and recently worked in a home health setting with primarily a geriatric population.
In her free time, Jenna enjoys spending time outdoors with her fiancé, spending time with her family, weightlifting, and continuing research to enhance her clinical knowledge.

Matt Sayre

PT – Physical Therapist

After graduating from West Chest University with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science in 2015, Matt attended Slippery Rock University for graduate school where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2018. He joined Robbins Rehabilitation East in March of 2022.

Matt has a passion for outpatient physical therapy because he enjoys seeing his patients reach their goals. Outside of work, Matt enjoys running, playing tennis, drawing, and spending time with his friends and family.

Jess Wewers

PTA – Physical Therapist Assistant

Jess’ fascination with the human body, as well as health and wellness, started at a young age. Upon completing high school, Jess graduated with her A.S. degree in Exercise Science at Raritan Valley Community College. She then went on to become a Licensed Massage Therapist completing 600 hours of training at the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy. She has taken numerous continuing education courses including Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Medical Massage.

After working as a Licensed Massage Therapist for several years, Jess decided to further her education and combine her love for massage with physical therapy. Participating in endurance sports, including running several half and full marathons, as well as training for a 1,900-mile trip on The Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail in Western Canada and the US, she realized the importance of properly conditioning her mind and body to prevent injury and succeed in such endeavors. This, along with her compassionate nature, led her to pursue becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant. She received her A.S. from Mercer County Community College in 2019.

During her free time, Jess enjoys being outside in nature as much as possible. She likes to move her body and tap into a flow state with activities such as running, biking, hiking, kayaking, and yoga. You can also find her digging in the dirt in her garden, cooking delicious meals in the kitchen, as well as dancing and singing at a live music event. Most importantly, she loves spending quality time with her two best friends: her partner, Lauren, and their dog, Joey.

Dylan Paul

PT – Physical Therapist

Dylan is originally from Howell, NJ located in Central New Jersey where he enjoyed spending his childhood competing in basketball or martial arts, going to the beach or out on the boat, and playing video games with his friends. He attended college at Ohio State University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Biology knowing he wanted to work in the medical field but wasn’t quite sure which path would be most fulfilling. After graduating as a Buckeye, Dylan took 2 years away from schooling where he shadowed different medical professionals. Upon arriving at a physical therapy clinic, Dylan was hooked knowing he could work in a profession where he could help people return to the lives they want to live while being allowed the opportunity to spend quality time with his patients.

He attended Methodist University in North Carolina for his doctorate in Physical Therapy. During this time, Dylan had a clinical rotation with Robbins Rehabilitation in 2021 which led to a dynamic pairing. Dylan found his love for helping patients of a wide range including those experiencing chronic pain to those requiring rehabilitation following sports injuries. After graduating with his doctorate, Robbins Rehabilitation is where Dylan knew he wanted to be.

Kasey Muzyka

PT – Physical Therapist Assistant
Kasey grew up in Bethlehem, PA. She attended Shippensburg University where she graduated with her bachelors in Exercise Science in 2013. Kasey then continued on to Central Penn College where she obtained her Physical Therapy Assistant degree. Kasey now lives in Quakertown, PA with her husband, two daughters; Shea and Rylie, and dog; Reese. Kasey loves taking walks with her family, trying new restaurants and spending time with friends and family.

Dana Taylor

Patient Pathway Guide Coordinator

Dana was born and raised in Annandale NJ where she lived on an old boy scout camp. Most of her childhood was spent outdoors exploring the woods with her siblings, swimming in the river across the street, or hanging out with her many furry and feathery friends. She currently has two dogs, three cats, and 11 chickens.

Growing up, Dana spent a lot of her free time experimenting with different sports and extracurricular activities but always danced. She started taking dance classes at the age of 3 and danced competitively with Broadway Bound Dance Center in Lebanon NJ until the age of 18. She was also on the North Hunterdon High School dance team where she served as team captain her senior year. She continued her love of dance in college by joining a dance club, enrolling in dance classes, and eventually declaring her major as Exercise Science.

Dana went to Towson University in Towson, MD for 4 years and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. While at Towson, she was on the executive board of her dance club, Fusion Dance Team, every year starting the second semester of freshman year, and worked as a Student Ambassador. Dana has plans to go back to school and become a Physical Therapist herself someday, and actually found Robbins Rehabilitation East through a previous dance teacher being one of Holly’s patients.

In Dana’s free time, she can be found outside walking, swimming, kayaking or hiking, hanging out with her pets, attempting to garden (although her plants have a high mortality rate), watching movies or the show Survivor with her mom, spending time with friends, drinking pina colada’s and getting caught in the rain. You can also always find her chasing a good sunset or sunrise (if she can get herself up in time for it).

Brandie Bright

Benefits Coordinator

Leanne Frederick

Patient Experience Integrator

April Morgan

Patient Coordinator

Ryan O’Donnell

Managing Marketer

Ed Risi

Marketing Director

Mariel Molitorisz

Patient Benefit Advocate

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