Our Team

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Dr. Brian Magna, DPT, ATC

Dr. Brian Magna, DPT, ATC

CEO | Physical Therapist

Brian has been working as a physical therapist for over 20 years. He holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Institute of Health and a physical therapy degree from the University of Connecticut. Brian's other degrees include a masters degree from Western Michigan University in sports medicine as well as a bachelors degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in Biology.

Dr. Suzanne Osborne, MSPT, DPT

Dr. Suzanne Osborne, MSPT, DPT

Senior Physical Therapist | Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE)

Suzanne received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and has been practicing within the greater Hartford area since 2001. In addition to her skilled knowledge of orthopedic and sports physical therapy, Suzanne has extensive experience with vestibular therapy and balance disorders.

Jennifer Stawarz, MSPT

Jennifer Stawarz, MSPT

Physical Therapist

In 2004, Jennifer received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford.  She offers quality orthopedic care and her treatments emphasize a hands-on approach combined with medical exercise training. She believes in promoting a healthy lifestyle and loves educating her patients about diet and exercise for the mind and body. 

Dr. Meagan Robichaud, PT, DPT

Dr. Meagan Robichaud, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist | Director of Dance Medicine

Meagan graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Springfield College.  Prior to receiving her doctorate she completed her undergraduate studies in Health Sciences and Dance.  She has been dancing since she was three, and has had a passion for incorporating it into her career for many years. Meagan has an interest in running and dance injuries with her background and has found a passion for treating both post op and adolescent patients.

Dr. Ryan Edgar, PT, DPT

Dr. Ryan Edgar, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist | Canton Clinic Coordinator

Ryan graduated Mount Saint Mary College with his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2015, and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Hartford in 2018. He enjoys treating a wide variety of sports related injuries and also discovered particular enjoyment in treating adolescents.

Dr. Sarah Parker, PT, DPT

Dr. Sarah Parker, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Sarah is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a strong background in dance and Pilates. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2017 from Springfield College with a concentration in Dance and received her Doctorate from Springfield College two years later.

Dr. Alaina Murphy, PT, DPT

Dr. Alaina Murphy, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Alaina previously graduated from Springfield College with her Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Following her undergraduate studies, she went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Dr. Laura Fetko, PT, DPT

Dr. Laura Fetko, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Laura graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from American International College. She was given the opportunity to complete her full time clinical affiliations with Bay State Physical Therapy in NH, Greg Ott Physical Therapy in NC, and Visiting Nursing and Rehab Services in MA. Prior to receiving her doctorate she completed her undergraduate studies in Dance and Exercise Science at Dean College in Franklin MA.

Janelle Holmes

Janelle Holmes

Physical Therapist Aide Coordinator | Patient Service Representative

Janelle Holmes recently earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts from University of Hartford in May of 2020, with a focus in ballet pedagogy. While attending The Hartt School, she performed in many main stage shows, and danced as a guest artist with Ballet Hartford.

Katie Bittner

Katie Bittner

Physical Therapist Aide

Katie Bittner attended University of Hartford, graduating with a BFA in classical ballet pedagogy in May, 2016. Katie has been part of the Magna team since 2016 and enjoys applying her knowledge of kinesiology and classical ballet to the practice of rehabilitating dancers and athletes.

Cameron Whitney

Cameron Whitney

Physical Therapist Aide

Cameron Whitney is originally from Rochester, New York. She graduated from the University of Hartford in 2019, receiving her BFA in Ballet Pedagogy. She is currently a faculty and staff member at the University of Hartford's Hartt School Community Dance Department.

Phoebe Magna

Phoebe Magna

Physical Therapist Aide

Phoebe Magna is originally from Canton, Connecticut. She grew up dancing at the Hartt School Community Division and later graduated from the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. Professionally, Phoebe has danced with Colorado Ballet, City Ballet of San Diego and is currently a company dancer with Boulder Ballet.

Jacqui Coley

Jacqui Coley

Physical Therapist Aide

Jacqui recently joined the Magna Physical Therapy team as a physical therapist aide. She is pursuing a degree in physical therapy at the University of Connecticut, majoring in exercise science and minoring in physiology and neurobiology. Additionally, Jacqui is involved in research on heat physiology and athletic performance with UConn's Korey Stringer Institute.

Brianna Warren

Brianna Warren

Physical Therapist Aide

Brianna is a student at the University of Hartford studying health sciences with the hope to obtain her master's in public health and attend physician's assistant school in the future. She is originally from southern Maine and enjoys going back home to visit family and to spend time at the lake. Brianna is very excited to join Magna and expand her knowledge in the medical field!

Meredith Bolton

Meredith Bolton

Physical Therapist Aide

Meredith Bolton is originally from Laingsburg, Michigan.  She will graduate with her Bachelors of Fine Arts with a Ballet Pedagogy Emphasis from the University of Hartford in May 2021. Meredith has performed in numerous shows with The Hartt School and as a guest artist with Ballet Theatre Company.  Meredith is excited to apply her knowledge and build her experience at Magna Physical Therapy.

Carly Atkinson

Carly Atkinson

Physical Therapist Aide

Carly earned her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics/Statistics from University of Connecticut in May 2020. While attending UConn, she spent a lot of time working in the university's Athletic Department. Carly grew up in Canton, CT and played for both the basketball and lacrosse teams.

Tina Semevolos

Tina Semevolos

Physical Therapist Aide

Tina is a recent graduate of Dickinson College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. At Dickinson, she played Division III Basketball and was the President of the A capella group. During her time at Dickinson she worked as a Sports Medicine Student Assistant and developed her knowledge within the field.

Cheryl Cleaves

Cheryl Cleaves

Customer Service Coordinator | Bookkeeper

Cheryl is the Customer Service Coordinator and bookkeeper at Magna Physical Therapy.
She came to us with an extensive background in sales and marketing leading 3M/Cuno in their consumer customer service department for 9 years. She also worked in international sales & marketing for SINCO, Inc. and came to us after working for the State of Connecticut Military Department.

Ashley Gibson

Ashley Gibson

Patient Service Representative

Ashley is originally from Buffalo, NY. She brings 10 plus years of customer service and administrative assistant experience to Magna Physical Therapy. She enjoys golfing, hiking, and watching sports in her free time.

Susan Z.

Susan Z.

Patient Service Representative

Susan is one of our Patient Service Representatives at Magna Physical Therapy. She holds a Business Degree from the University of Connecticut and brings decades of experience in both the insurance and healthcare industries. Her passion lies in genuinely connecting with patients and providing exceptional customer service.

Ingrid Kania, LMT

Ingrid Kania, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Diane Massey

Diane Massey

Yoga Instructor/Group Health

Diane Massey is a Certified Kripalu 500-Hour RYT Yoga Instructor and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  She leads her yoga classes with an inquiry-based approach, exploring gentle movement and poses that encourage body alignment, increased flexibility, and balance. She encourages the use of props to modify poses, making the benefits of yoga accessible to all.

Peggy Gorham

Peggy Gorham

Certified Pilates Instructor