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Alumni Update: Where Are They Now?

November 5, 2014

Melanie Carminati, DPT ’14, BS ‘11 joined East Northport Physical Therapy in New York as a physical therapist.

Katie Gallagher, ACE ‘13 was appointed to the women's lacrosse coaching staff at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. In addition, she coaches for Step Up Lacrosse, where she develops and presents material on collegiate athletes and recruitment and delivers lacrosse training and education to athletes in areas within Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Washington D.C., Oregon, California and New Jersey. Gallagher previously served as women's lacrosse coach at Eastern High School in Voorhees, New Jersey. Also, she spent six years with Elevate Lacrosse Camps in Baltimore, working with top head coaches to develop summer league camps and seminars regarding the recruitment process in Division I lacrosse.

Robert Longenecker, DPT ’14, a physical therapist, has joined HARTZ Physical Therapy in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Longenecker is responsible for directing the rehabilitation process of individuals with orthopedic impairments and to help them return to, and exceed, their prior functional levels. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvanian Physical Therapy Association. His specialties include lower extremity and overuse injury treatment.

Allison Parker, MS, RD, LDN Nutrition and Food, ’03 was interviewed in an article, “Dietitian Spotlight Series: Allison Parker, Grocery Store RD,” on nutritionist Megan Ware’s website. Parker is a registered and licensed dietitian for Mariano’s, a brand grocery store with locations in the Chicago area. Previously, she worked as a clinical dietitian at Strong Memorial Hospital and for the U.S. Apple Association.

Judith Smith, MS, Medical Technology, MCP ‘81 Vice President, In Vitro Diagnostics and Quality, Translational and Regulatory Sciences at Precision for Medicine, presented a webinar on submitting data to the FDA.

Jennifer Vonarb,  MPT, HU ’87 was interviewed in an article, "Conejo Valley Physical Therapy aims to use experience to improve patient care," in the Ventura County Star newspaper in California in which she discussed her career as a physical therapist and owning her own business. Vonarb, a licensed physical therapist and certified lymphedema therapist, is the owner of Conejo Valley Physical Therapy in Thousand Oaks, California.

Angela “Sadio” Watson, MCPHU ‘01 was profiled in an article, “African dancer Angela Watson shares healing power of dance, drumming,” featured in Allentown, Pennsylvania’s newspaper, The Morning Call. Watson performed a show called "Healing African Drums" at the Allentown Public Library as a part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council's Commonwealth Speaker program. She is a former Fulbright scholar and the founder of Camara Arts, a Philadelphia-based organization whose mission is to research, preserve and teach traditional African folk arts.