Meet the Board of Directors


Jason Harvey, President


 

Jason Harvey MSPT is the Chief Operations Officer and Co-owner of Elite Physical Therapy, Inc.   Elite Physical Therapy is a private practice with locations throughout Rhode Island.  Elite Physical Therapy was voted the Nation’s “Best PT Practice of the Year” in 2009.  They also won the Providence Business News “Business Excellence Award” for a mid-size company in 2012 and the “Best Places to Work Award” in 2014, 2015, and 2016.  Jason and his business partner Michael Nula PT, DPT have built a practice that pays attention to detail while offering the highest level of expert orthopedic care through constant collaboration, mentoring, and continuing education.  In 2016, they co-authored a book titled The First Step: Pain-free living and better health through Expert Physical Therapy.   

Jason received the 40 under 40 award by the Providence Business News in 2014.  He serves as the President of the Rhode Island American Physical Therapy Association where he fought legislation targeted to take away licensure of Physical Therapist Assistants and eliminate the Independent State Board of Physical Therapy.  Prior to becoming President, Jason served as the Chapter Vice-President and Membership Chair.  Jason graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, where he also ran Track and Field.

Jason and his wife Michelle have twins (Nolan and Isabella).  Jason has also coached the Elite Physical Therapy Co-ed Softball Team to 4 consecutive Championship appearances with two titles to show for it.  He also coaches his son’s AAU, Tournament, and Recreation baseball teams as well as his winter Basketball Recreation team.  He loves all the Boston sports teams and has an unrivaled passion for his lawn.

Opening in 2002, Elite Physical Therapy has quickly become one of the largest Physical Therapy firms in New England expanding into several beautiful locations throughout Rhode Island. 

 

      

 

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Melissa Nassaney, Vice President

Melissa Nassaney PT, MS, DPT, WCS is a graduate of MGH IHP Doctorate 2007, MS PT URI 2004. BS on Exercise Science and minor athletic training, URI '93. Her clinical practice is in women's & men's health and she is Clinic Rehab Coordinator at RIH/EG Outpatient Rehab Services.
Board certified Clinical Specialist in Women's Health Physical therapy.
Other expericences: Certified Clinical Instructor. Research Interventionist for PFDN at W&I hosptial. Organized RI Pelvic Floor SIG 2011. Over 10 years of membership in APTA with 5 years of active service. 5 years as PTA & student member. Served in RIAPTA as Secretary, Federal Affairs Advocate 3 appointed terms and state advocacy chair 2015.
 
 

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Albert Hulley, Treasurer

Al Hulley Treasurer RIAPTA for two years, Co-chair RIAPTA education committee, Member Finance Committee Section on Pediatrics, Member Technical Advisory Board for PTA program at New England Institute of Technology, Member Board of Directors Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center.

BA Psychology, Masters Business Administration, Associate in Applied Science (PTA), PATH registered therapist.

Currently employed as Physical Therapist Assistant at Meeting Street School and Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Retired from John Crane Inc with various positions including Financial Controller, Customer Service Manager, Plant Manager, and Vice President of Operations

Outside activities include racquetball, horseback riding, and grandchildren.

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Nicole Del Greco, Secretary

 

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Wendy Baltzer-Fox, Chief Delegate

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Carol Petrie, Delegate

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Kristin Brown, Director

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Martha Vigneault, Director

Martha Vigneault is a professor in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at the Community College of Rhode Island. Her areas of expertise include Geriatrics, Pediatrics and Administration. Martha has served as an item writer for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, writing exam questions for the PTA licensing exam. She has had multiple positions within the RI APTA, including Public Relations Committee Chairperson, Vice President, Delegate and Secretary. Martha earned her master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Texas Woman’s University and her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College. She is also an active member of the RI Beekeepers Association and the RI Master Gardeners Association.

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