RESOURCE TEAM

RESOURCE TEAM

Liz Manko

Talent and Business Development Manager, Assistant Associate Resources Manager

Liz Manko is our dedicated Talent and Business Development Manager. With our patients’ care as her utmost priority, Liz hires the most highly skilled, compassionate Doctors of Physical Therapy and the most dedicated support team to provide our patients with an unmatched experience. She is a firm believer in cultivating teamwork and connection by providing inspiration to our team of associates. Everyone she connects with discovers Liz lives each day with openness and excitement.

Liz has a wealth of business expertise, developed from owning a yoga studio where she built her team of teachers and practitioners by mentoring each to teach at their highest and best capabilities. Passionate to see others grow, Liz is an accomplished leader, who served as the former President of the Tuxedo Chamber of Commerce. With a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Journalism, Liz is a life-long learner. She is a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher, Thai and Ayurveda Bodywork Practitioner; and is pursuing continued yoga studies in Mental Health.​

​In her spare time, you can find Liz bonding with her husband and three rescue dogs – hiking the scenic mountains of NJ, kayaking the Hudson River, and picking new travel destinations. When Liz steps away from mentoring our teams, she maintains her high-energy by deepening her yoga practice.

Contact Liz:

Liz Manko

Talent and Business Development Manager

Alicia Handel

Organizational Office Manager & Administrative Team Leader, President Emeritus, Leadership Team Senior Executive

With a charismatic and energetic personality, Alicia Handel expertly leads our team of compassionate Client Care Specialists as the Organizational Office Manager for our four clinics. Alicia is a driving force of solutions, tackling insurance claims, taking the burden off our patients so that they can focus on full recovery. Her best day is providing stellar support to our Doctors of Physical Therapy, so every patient leaves our clinic confidently returning to a life they love. Alicia plays a vital role in our organization on the Senior Executive Team, as our 2020 President, going the extra mile for every patient.​

Graduating from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Alicia discovered her passion for turning injured athletes back into champions. While attending Hofstra, following a comprehensive interview process, Alicia achieved a prestigious internship as an Athletic Trainer with the New York Dragon’s Football Team. She began her dream career within our organization shortly after college, realizing the importance of connecting injured athletes with the highest quality care.

When Alicia takes a break from supporting our clinics, she recharges with her family in the open air of Lake George. And, she loves planning family vacations, discovering new and exciting destinations around the United States. Alicia stays connected to her zeal for sports playing on a women’s and co-ed softball team, introducing her children to new athletics, and cheering on the 49ers during football season.

Contact Alicia:

Alicia Handel

Organizational Office Manager and Administrative Team Leader

Lisa Mild

President of Operations & Associate Resources, President 2021, Leadership Team Senior Executive

Lisa has an extensive foundation that propels her leadership positions within our organization as the Associate Resources and Operations Manager. Always focused on our patients’ positive experiences, she supports our organization, so our Doctors can focus on the highest level of expert, compassionate care. With her brilliance in finance, human resources, operations, and communication, Lisa has a natural balance of empowerment and grace that emphasizes team morale. Her best day is celebrating with our clinics when patients achieve full recovery and mentoring team members in fulfilling their goals.

Lisa is an accomplished business professional, having earned her Bachelor’s in Management from Dominican College, graduating with Honors. While working for IBM, she was a three-time award-winning recipient of the highest recognition, the IBM Means Service Award. After running her own business, Lisa found her dream career leading our Human Resources Department. Whether she is evaluating benefits packages or negotiating with vendors, Lisa is determined to produce unmatched outcomes for our teams. She is a member of our prestigious Senior Leadership Team and has earned the title of President Emeritus.

Lisa recharges by taking weekend adventures with her lifelong friends, actively volunteers on her parish’s finance council and Relay for Life. Mostly, she savors being at home with her three adult children, loving husband, and her rescue dog, catching up on living life to the fullest.

Contact Lisa:

Lisa Mild

Associate Resources and Operations Manager

Alisa Esser

Director of Finance and Reimbursement, Vice President, Leadership Team Senior Executive

With her committed expertise in the ever-changing health insurance industry, Alisa creates the highest level of trust and confidence for our patients, ensuring they entirely focus on their healing without feeling the burden of medical insurance and billing. She is dedicated to making our patients her utmost priority. With her extensive knowledge, Alisa deciphers complex insurance policies and helps patients understand their choices so they can make the best decision with their coverage options.

Her education from Rutgers University, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Human Ecology and a Specialization in Public Health, provided a solid foundation for her career, which has spanned both the home health care and outpatient physical therapy fields. Alisa has also earned the designation of Senior Executive on our prestigious Leadership Team.

Alisa brings her dedication to the community, as well. She is actively involved with: Habitat for Humanity, feeding the hungry with home-cooked meals, providing school supplies to students in need, and gifting teddy bears to children undergoing medical care. She celebrates life with excitement in decorating her home during the holidays and spends time at cooking classes with friends and family.

Contact Alisa:

Alisa Esser

Director of Finance and Reimbursement Manager

Liz Manko

Talent and Business Development Manager, Assistant Associate Resources Manager

Liz Manko is our dedicated Talent and Business Development Manager. With our patients’ care as her utmost priority, Liz hires the most highly skilled, compassionate Doctors of Physical Therapy and the most dedicated support team to provide our patients with an unmatched experience. She is a firm believer in cultivating teamwork and connection by providing inspiration to our team of associates. Everyone she connects with discovers Liz lives each day with openness and excitement.

Liz has a wealth of business expertise, developed from owning a yoga studio where she built her team of teachers and practitioners by mentoring each to teach at their highest and best capabilities. Passionate to see others grow, Liz is an accomplished leader, who served as the former President of the Tuxedo Chamber of Commerce. With a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Journalism, Liz is a life-long learner. She is a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher, Thai and Ayurveda Bodywork Practitioner; and is pursuing continued yoga studies in Mental Health.​

​In her spare time, you can find Liz bonding with her husband and three rescue dogs – hiking the scenic mountains of NJ, kayaking the Hudson River, and picking new travel destinations. When Liz steps away from mentoring our teams, she maintains her high-energy by deepening her yoga practice.

Contact Liz:

Alicia Handel

Organizational Office Manager & Administrative Team Leader, President Emeritus, Leadership Team Senior Executive

With a charismatic and energetic personality, Alicia Handel expertly leads our team of compassionate Client Care Specialists as the Organizational Office Manager for our four clinics. Alicia is a driving force of solutions, tackling insurance claims, taking the burden off our patients so that they can focus on full recovery. Her best day is providing stellar support to our Doctors of Physical Therapy, so every patient leaves our clinic confidently returning to a life they love. Alicia plays a vital role in our organization on the Senior Executive Team, as our 2020 President, going the extra mile for every patient.​

Graduating from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Alicia discovered her passion for turning injured athletes back into champions. While attending Hofstra, following a comprehensive interview process, Alicia achieved a prestigious internship as an Athletic Trainer with the New York Dragon’s Football Team. She began her dream career within our organization shortly after college, realizing the importance of connecting injured athletes with the highest quality care.

When Alicia takes a break from supporting our clinics, she recharges with her family in the open air of Lake George. And, she loves planning family vacations, discovering new and exciting destinations around the United States. Alicia stays connected to her zeal for sports playing on a women’s and co-ed softball team, introducing her children to new athletics, and cheering on the 49ers during football season.

Contact Alicia:

Lisa Mild

President of Operations & Associate Resources, President 2021, Leadership Team Senior Executive

Lisa has an extensive foundation that propels her leadership positions within our organization as the Associate Resources and Operations Manager. Always focused on our patients’ positive experiences, she supports our organization, so our Doctors can focus on the highest level of expert, compassionate care. With her brilliance in finance, human resources, operations, and communication, Lisa has a natural balance of empowerment and grace that emphasizes team morale. Her best day is celebrating with our clinics when patients achieve full recovery and mentoring team members in fulfilling their goals.

Lisa is an accomplished business professional, having earned her Bachelor’s in Management from Dominican College, graduating with Honors. While working for IBM, she was a three-time award-winning recipient of the highest recognition, the IBM Means Service Award. After running her own business, Lisa found her dream career leading our Human Resources Department. Whether she is evaluating benefits packages or negotiating with vendors, Lisa is determined to produce unmatched outcomes for our teams. She is a member of our prestigious Senior Leadership Team and has earned the title of President Emeritus.

Lisa recharges by taking weekend adventures with her lifelong friends, actively volunteers on her parish’s finance council and Relay for Life. Mostly, she savors being at home with her three adult children, loving husband, and her rescue dog, catching up on living life to the fullest.

Contact Lisa:

Alisa Esser

Director of Finance and Reimbursement, Vice President, Leadership Team Senior Executive

With her committed expertise in the ever-changing health insurance industry, Alisa creates the highest level of trust and confidence for our patients, ensuring they entirely focus on their healing without feeling the burden of medical insurance and billing. She is dedicated to making our patients her utmost priority. With her extensive knowledge, Alisa deciphers complex insurance policies and helps patients understand their choices so they can make the best decision with their coverage options.

Her education from Rutgers University, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Human Ecology and a Specialization in Public Health, provided a solid foundation for her career, which has spanned both the home health care and outpatient physical therapy fields. Alisa has also earned the designation of Senior Executive on our prestigious Leadership Team.

Alisa brings her dedication to the community, as well. She is actively involved with: Habitat for Humanity, feeding the hungry with home-cooked meals, providing school supplies to students in need, and gifting teddy bears to children undergoing medical care. She celebrates life with excitement in decorating her home during the holidays and spends time at cooking classes with friends and family.

Contact Alisa:

Jessica Kee

Clinic Services Liaison

As our Clinic Services Liaison, Jessica ensures that each of our four clinics functions at their highest level of proficiency. Meticulously caring for many of our clinic needs, she is an expert at multi-tasking. Jessica supports our Doctors by ordering supplies and maintaining a clean, well-organized environment, ensuring they have everything needed to exceed patient’s expectations during the rehab process. And she provides vacation coverage for our Clinic Coordinator team. Jessica’s top priority is creating an atmosphere where our patients smile and feel at home from the moment they walk in the door.

Jessica’s devotion to our patients stems from growing up in a family of seven siblings, where she cultivated her passion for serving and nurturing others. Each year Jessica acts as our Ambassador for Goodwill coordinating our Holiday Giving Drives, collecting over 7,000 gifts for children in need, as well as pet supplies for the local animal shelters. Jessica’s accomplishments and committed work ethic earned her the designation of Executive on our Leadership Team.

When Jessica takes a break from caring for our clinics, she reconnects with her family — spending time with her granddaughter, cheering at her son’s music performances, and traveling to light-houses with her sisters. Jessica’s favorite past time is recharging on a beach vacation, listening to breaking waves and laughing children.

Contact Jessica:

Jessica Kee

Clinic Services Liaison

Alyssa Anderson

Client Care Specialist

Alyssa, our Organizational Administrative Assistant (OAA), is committed to delivering an outstanding experience for every patient the moment they walk in the door. Deeply insightful and boundlessly supportive, Alyssa takes every opportunity to put the needs of our patients first, effortlessly creating comfort and ease for them. Alyssa enthusiastically supports our Client Care Specialist Team with their coverage needs and leads the Homecare scheduling for our Board Certified Doctors of Physical Therapy and patients.

As a former athlete in cross country, track, and soccer, Alyssa has firsthand experience with Physical Therapy being a patient herself. She meticulously implements scheduling solutions to accommodate our patients’ needs and continuously deepens her knowledge of the myriad of insurance complexities. Her best day is creating an environment where patients can focus on recovery and celebrate their successes.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, taking her dogs to the park, and winding down with a new series on Netflix. Alyssa strives to make new, warm memories with loved ones and those around her daily.

Contact Alyssa:

Alyssa Anderson

Client Care Specialist

Jessica Kee

Clinic Services Liaison

As our Clinic Services Liaison, Jessica ensures that each of our four clinics functions at their highest level of proficiency. Meticulously caring for many of our clinic needs, she is an expert at multi-tasking. Jessica supports our Doctors by ordering supplies and maintaining a clean, well-organized environment, ensuring they have everything needed to exceed patient’s expectations during the rehab process. And she provides vacation coverage for our Clinic Coordinator team. Jessica’s top priority is creating an atmosphere where our patients smile and feel at home from the moment they walk in the door.

Jessica’s devotion to our patients stems from growing up in a family of seven siblings, where she cultivated her passion for serving and nurturing others. Each year Jessica acts as our Ambassador for Goodwill coordinating our Holiday Giving Drives, collecting over 7,000 gifts for children in need, as well as pet supplies for the local animal shelters. Jessica’s accomplishments and committed work ethic earned her the designation of Executive on our Leadership Team.

When Jessica takes a break from caring for our clinics, she reconnects with her family — spending time with her granddaughter, cheering at her son’s music performances, and traveling to light-houses with her sisters. Jessica’s favorite past time is recharging on a beach vacation, listening to breaking waves and laughing children.

Contact Jessica:

Alyssa Anderson

Client Care Specialist

Alyssa, our Organizational Administrative Assistant (OAA), is committed to delivering an outstanding experience for every patient the moment they walk in the door. Deeply insightful and boundlessly supportive, Alyssa takes every opportunity to put the needs of our patients first, effortlessly creating comfort and ease for them. Alyssa enthusiastically supports our Client Care Specialist Team with their coverage needs and leads the Homecare scheduling for our Board Certified Doctors of Physical Therapy and patients.

As a former athlete in cross country, track, and soccer, Alyssa has firsthand experience with Physical Therapy being a patient herself. She meticulously implements scheduling solutions to accommodate our patients’ needs and continuously deepens her knowledge of the myriad of insurance complexities. Her best day is creating an environment where patients can focus on recovery and celebrate their successes.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, taking her dogs to the park, and winding down with a new series on Netflix. Alyssa strives to make new, warm memories with loved ones and those around her daily.

Contact Alyssa:

Team Awards

Columbia University

Designated Site of Clinical Excellence

Rutgers School of Health Related Professions

Alumni Award Winner

Montclair State University

Sports Medicine Center named in our Founder's Honor

Hospital For Special Surgery

Provider Certification