SportsMed Employees of the Month: April 2023

Every month, SportsMed Physical Therapy recognizes employees who consistently go above and beyond to provide our patients with the best quality care. They also strive to create a positive work environment and support their colleagues. We are honored and grateful to have them on our team.

The following Employees of the Month received the most patient votes in their region, or amongst all departments within Corporate.

Overall Winner: Nataliya Pylypchuk, Physical Therapy Aide, Edison NJ

Nataliya Pylypchuk – Physical Therapy Aide in Edison NJ

Alexis Mule, Office Manager, Paramus NJ

Alexis Mule – Office Manager in Paramus NJ

Yadira Burgos, Patient Coordinator, Bridgeport CT

Yadira Burgos – Patient Coordinator in Bridgeport CT

Diana Lliguicota, Physical Therapy Aide, Newark NJ

Diana Lliguicota – Physical Therapy Aide in Newark NJ

Brett Ploshnick, Physical Therapist, Franklin Lakes NJ

Brett Ploshnick – Physical Therapist in Franklin Lakes NJ

Monika Kulesza, BCBS Team Leader & Credentialing Specialist, Billing Department

Monika Kulesza – BCBS Team Leader & Credentialing Specialist, Billing Department


The following awards are nominated by the Regional Directors to acknowledge teammates who have gone above & beyond.

Mentorship Award: Louise Gomez, Physical Therapy Aide, Montclair NJ

During staffing and training challenges, Louise stepped up and caught everyone up to speed in very a busy office. While doing an exceptional job on her own, she was able to set the standard for her teammates as well.

Louise Gomez – Physical Therapy Aide in Montclair NJ

Ultimate Teammate Award: Angelo Geronimo, Physical Therapy Aide, Union NJ

Angelo has stepped up to the plate on multiple occasions to help his office handle a higher volume. He has even provided last-minute Saturday coverage in sister offices.

Angelo Geronimo – Physical Therapy Aide in Union NJ

Standout Performer Award: Dr. Jaeyda Hunter, Chiropractor, Paterson NJ

Dr. Hunter has been a top-performing chiropractor for visits/week across the company. She is very proactive and a team player, staying in constant communication with other providers to ensure patients who would benefit receive chiropractic care. Her contribution has played a significant role in the overall growth of SportsMed Paterson.

Dr. Jaeyda Hunter – Chiropractor in Paterson NJ

Champion of Change Award: Joann Gerbasio, Physical Therapy Aide, Fair Lawn NJ

Joann has an incredible work ethic, especially during the most challenging days. She is so adaptable and always willing to go above and beyond for her team.

Joann Gerbasio – Physical Therapy Aide in Fair Lawn NJ

Innovative Thinker Award: Brian Villaplana, Physical Therapy Aide, Glen Rock NJ

Brian is always thinking outside the box and willing to assist his teammates when faced with new challenges.

Brian Villaplana – Physical Therapy Aide in Glen Rock NJ
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