At PHOENIX, we believe that patient care should be
efficient, purposeful and cost effective.

These drivers are guided by the principles of employee satisfaction and quality clinical outcomes delivered in a customer friendly and professional health care environment. We have over 60 outpatient locations to serve your needs for physical therapy, occupational therapy and more.

RISING TO OUR
PATIENTS’ NEEDS

AMAZING QUALITY,
EFFECTIVE COST

EMPLOYEE
SATISFACTION

LASTING
RELATIONSHIPS

When you choose PHOENIX, you join a family. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to helping you feel like you again. From your first appointment to your last, you can expect the highest quality of care.

Board of Directors

DAVID D. WATSON, PT, MS
Founder, President and CEO
KIMBERLY D. WATSON, PT
Co-Founder, Chief Administrative Officer
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David D. Watson, the founder of PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc., serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, and currently works full-time for the Company. He is a graduate of University of California, Davis, BS 1977 and Duke University, MS 1979.

Before founding the company, David served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Northstar Health Services, Inc. (NSTR), where he was also a member of its Board of Directors. And previous to Northstar, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Keystone Rehabilitation Systems, Inc.

His entrepreneurial drive also led to the start-ups of two additional rehabilitation businesses: Rehabilitation Services of the Virgin Islands with locations in St. Thomas and St. Croix, and Midwest Rehabilitation Management located in Illinois

David is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. He is a licensed physical therapist in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and received a National Board Certification in Electrophysiology in 1989.

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Kimberly Watson (Anderson) is a co-founder of PHOENIX and employed full-time as the Chief Administrative Officer.  She holds a BS in Physical Therapy and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.  Kim is a licensed physical therapist in Pennsylvania with over 35 years of experience in the physical therapy industry and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.

As a clinician, she specialized in outpatient rehabilitation including orthopedics, and as a Facility Director for Keystone Rehabilitation Systems, she opened a clinic in Natrona Heights, building it to become one of their most successful outpatient satellites.

In 1997 she joined PHOENIX as a co-founder and Facility Director of the Company’s first standalone clinic during the startup phase in 1997-98.  In that position, she also gained experience in opening and expanding multiple centers as well as organizing contractual relationships during the Company’s rapid expansion phase.  In 2003 the Board of Directors appointed Kim to the position of Vice President of Finance.

Advancing her career, she was later named Chief Administrative Officer and continues to be responsible for the Company’s billing, collections and reimbursement, and corporate-wide administrative services, including benefits management and Human Resources.  She also serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors and the BOD compensation and audit committees.

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A message from our founder

PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc. was created in 1997 to be the type of health care company of which we, as founders, would be proud. In addition, we envisioned that it would become a successful entity in the healthcare industry. As five physical therapists rising from the ashes and striving to achieve this goal, we looked upon our knowledge and experience to develop a company that provided the best care we could imagine. At all times, our guiding principal is the needs of our patients. Our focus is on the care of each patient, retaining highly experienced and motivated physical therapists who consistently apply the latest techniques and procedures.

We pride ourselves on the customer-centered approach from start to finish. From the convenience of extended business hours for appointments to the professional and friendly customer care representatives in our billing department, we treat each patient like we would expect to be treated – with the utmost respect. The clinics themselves are open and inviting, creating a warm and friendly environment. Our physical therapists deliver “hands-on” care, personally treating patients during their entire recovery process. In fact, patients will see the same therapist each visit, whereby establishing a patient-therapist relationship that often lasts beyond the rehab experience. Timely reporting and communications with referring physicians, coupled with our skilled physical therapy care, promote effective and rapid recovery. We work together with our patients to help them return quickly to their pain free, active lifestyles.

Our model is proving very successful in our relationships with patients, referral sources, community members, industries and health care insurers. Please give one of our clinics a call to find out how PHOENIX can provide you with exceptional physical therapy care. You will find that we uphold our motto as we continue Rising to Our Patients’ Needs!

Management Team

DAVID D. WATSON, PT, MS
Founder, President and CEO
KIMBERLY D. WATSON, PT
Co-Founder, Chief Administrative Officer
DAVID ANGELO, PT, MPT
Chief Operations Officer
ANTHONY GIANNETTA, PT, DPT
Chief Compliance Officer
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David D. Watson, the founder of PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc., serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, and currently works full-time for the Company. He is a graduate of University of California, Davis, BS 1977 and Duke University, MS 1979.

Before founding the company, David served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Northstar Health Services, Inc. (NSTR), where he was also a member of its Board of Directors. And previous to Northstar, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Keystone Rehabilitation Systems, Inc.

His entrepreneurial drive also led to the start-ups of two additional rehabilitation businesses: Rehabilitation Services of the Virgin Islands with locations in St. Thomas and St. Croix, and Midwest Rehabilitation Management located in Illinois

David is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. He is a licensed physical therapist in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and received a National Board Certification in Electrophysiology in 1989.

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Kimberly Watson (Anderson) is a co-founder of PHOENIX and employed full-time as the Chief Administrative Officer.  She holds a BS in Physical Therapy and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.  Kim is a licensed physical therapist in Pennsylvania with over 35 years of experience in the physical therapy industry and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.

As a clinician, she specialized in outpatient rehabilitation including orthopedics, and as a Facility Director for Keystone Rehabilitation Systems, she opened a clinic in Natrona Heights, building it to become one of their most successful outpatient satellites.

In 1997 she joined PHOENIX as a co-founder and Facility Director of the Company’s first standalone clinic during the startup phase in 1997-98.  In that position, she also gained experience in opening and expanding multiple centers as well as organizing contractual relationships during the Company’s rapid expansion phase.  In 2003 the Board of Directors appointed Kim to the position of Vice President of Finance.

Advancing her career, she was later named Chief Administrative Officer and continues to be responsible for the Company’s billing, collections and reimbursement, and corporate-wide administrative services, including benefits management and Human Resources.  She also serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors and the BOD compensation and audit committees.

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Receiving his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA, David joined PHOENIX Rehabilitation in 1998, to develop and manage the Mt. Pleasant/Scottdale office for the company.  In 2006, he assumed the role of Vice President of Operations and currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer.  David is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and is a licensed Physical Therapist in Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining PRHS, David worked as a physical therapist at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh as well as a private practice in Westmoreland County for several years, having the opportunity to specialize in a multi-discipline manual therapy approach as well as Industrial Rehabilitation.  Additionally, his FCE model has been adopted by the Company and is currently used by all PRHS clinicians.  David has an extensive background in management through post-graduate education, experience as Facility Director at multiple locations as well as service as an Officer in the US Army prior to becoming a physical therapist.

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Anthony L. Giannetta currently serves as the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer. As a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, BS 1987, University of Pittsburgh, MS 1992, and Temple University, DPT 2006, Tony works full-time for the Company. In 2017, he obtained a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Compliance from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law preparing him with a deeper understanding of the laws that shape the health care industry; thus, fortifying better navigation of the complexity while supporting an ethical and compliant culture. Additionally, in 2003, Tony became a Diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians which is administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners distinguishing skill in quality improvement, utilization management, managed care, risk management, case management, and workers’ compensation. In conjunction with the Diplomate status, he holds a Certification in Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM).

Outside of the health care industry, Tony achieved Six Sigma Green Belt certification through Villanova University in which he received training in the basic Six Sigma concepts, including project management, team building, general problem solving and statistical analysis using data to measure and improve operational performance by eliminating or preventing defects in processes.

He is a licensed physical therapist in Pennsylvania as well as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.

JOSEPH P. DIRENZO
Chief Financial Officer
ROBERT B. KOHN, PT, MSPT, LAT, ATC
Executive Vice President of Operations
Christine Osman, PT, DPT
Executive Vice President of Operations
SHELLY NIPPES
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
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Joining the PHOENIX Executive Management team in 2018, Joseph DiRenzo acts as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.  Formerly Director of Finance for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Northern Hospital Division, Joe is an experienced leader in health care finance.  In his role, he was responsible for the financial management of four community and regional hospitals across six campuses, approximately $1B in revenues.  Throughout his tenure, Joe has led hospital, division and enterprise-wide initiatives including merger and acquisition ROI, territorial finance re-organization, and revenue optimization/cost containment.

Joe has given multiple presentations (including a Feature Presentation) at leading OR Manager and OR Business Management conferences and more recently, published in the OR Manager Publications, “Business Case for New Technology,” February 2017.  In addition, Joe is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified (SSGBC) through the University of Pittsburgh.

A 2015 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business, Joe traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, China during his coursework while earning his MBA and completed his undergraduate studies in 2006, with a BS in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Robert attended Rhodes College earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He returned home to Alabama where he continued his education at the University of Mobile, receiving a Master of Science in Physical Therapy.  In addition, his love of athletics and sports medicine served as inspiration in seeking his licensure and certification in Athletic Training.

Robert joined the PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services team in 2016 as Director of Clinic Operations, and more recently, promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations.  Leading with hands-on operations and a focus to drive new development in Alabama and the southeastern U.S., Robert has successfully opened multiple outpatient facilities, secured several physical therapy service contracts and developed a specialized industrial rehabilitation program in the Montgomery location.

Prior to joining PHOENIX, Robert held the position of Area Vice President and managed over 30 physical therapy facilities in the southeastern U.S. for Rehab Associates/Physiotherapy Associates.

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Joining PHOENIX in 2018, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and Fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, Christine Osman, PT, DPT, serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic direction, best practices, and business plan objectives for the Northeast territory.

Christine is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and holds a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University and a BS in Biology from Carlow College.  She is a licensed physical therapist in Pennsylvania and an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the APTA’s Private Practice Section, the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA), and a member and Fellow of the American Association of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).  Additionally,  Christine is a clinical faculty member of the Manual Therapy Institute.

Before joining PHOENIX, she most recently served as Vice President of Medkita, LLC., as an advisor to healthcare companies (private, corporate, physician-owned, hospital-owned) specializing in Physical/Occupational Therapy, Workers’ Compensation, Industrial Rehabilitation, and Employer Health and Wellness.  Further leadership roles include National Director, Workers’ Compensation Clinical Services and Area Vice President of Operations, for Physiotherapy Associates.

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Earning her MA in Adult and Community Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2000) and BA in Liberal Arts from West Virginia University (1990), Shelly’s career spans over 20 years in the marketing industry.  She began her PHOENIX tenure in 1997 and later promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Sales in 2008.

Throughout this time, Shelly has been instrumental in successfully establishing the Company’s brand identity through the development of marketing and public relations initiatives, advertising, digital, and social media strategies.  Additionally, she implemented a sales program and guided the alignment of Marketing, Sales, and Operations.

Presently, she is responsible for driving organic and non-organic growth thru developing and maintaining brand awareness; public relations; and marketing and sales initiatives for the Company’s corporate and field-based strategic plans.

KURT HADDEN
Vice President of Technology
JACALYN A. THOMPSON
Director of Financial Services
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Kurt Hadden joined the PHOENIX management team in 2009.  Prior to that time, he spent 12 years with a large physical therapy provider in western Pennsylvania and was instrumental in building the organization’s IT capabilities through periods of both intense growth and corporate maturation.  He has developed data collection websites for large research projects conducted by the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the University of Pittsburgh.

Maryland born, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1993 and began his IT career at the US Naval Academy before moving to Pennsylvania.  Kurt traveled to Brazil and the Czech Republic as part of his studies toward receiving his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business in 2008.

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Jacalyn A. Thompson (Stitt) is employed full time as the Director of Financial Services, joining PHOENIX in 2000.  She is a graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Accounting.  After successful completion of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination, she chose to continue working in private industry.

Jackie has extensive experience in the financial arena of physical therapy private practice, having been in the field since 1987.  She is responsible for the company’s financial reporting function, as well as the management of accounting and treasury services.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.