OUR TEAM

Jim Marino PT, DPT – Owner & CEO; 

Jim received a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in Kansas. When he graduated, he joined Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. After 6 years, he was appointed Physical Therapy Director. While in Missouri he was an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Jim relocated his family to Nassau County in 1989 to pursue his dream of owning a Physical Therapy clinic. In August 1989 Jim opened the West Nassau PT clinic. With the growing demand for Physical Therapy Services, the Fernandina Beach Location opened in 1998. Jim enjoys staying physically active by road biking, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

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Shay Marino – VP & CFO

Shay received her RN degree from Newman Hospital School of Nursing in Emporia, Kansas. She worked as an RN until 1998, when she joined Jim at his practice and began Practice Manager in 2000. She has her certification from the American Physical Therapy Administration Program. Shay enjoys working out at the gym, entertaining, reading and  traveling. She is a member of St Michaels Catholic Church and loves spending time with her family.

 

 

 

Andrea Ortiz – PT & LMT

Fernandina Beach Office

Andrea grew up in Columbia, South America and received her Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy in 1998 from the University of Mayor Nuestro Rosario. In 2012 she also received her training as a Massage Therapist in Miami, FL. She has many years of experience in rehabilitation and pain relief, focusing on combinations to speed recovery while delivering long lasting results. She is bilingual and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and yoga.

 

 Kevin Fredenbur– PT, DPT

Callahan Office

Kevin received his Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University in Chico, and his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO in 2007. His leadership ability and clinical skills accelerated him to a clinical directorship early in his career. Kevin moved to Florida in 2011 where he transitioned to skilled nursing, eventually becoming the Director of Rehabilitation for an orthopedic rehab facility. Outside of the clinic Kevin enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and their children. Kevin serves as a Physical Therapist and Medical Readiness Officer in the U.S Air Force Reserve.

 

Ryan Redwine – PT, DPT

Callahan Office

Ryan received his doctorate degree in physical therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina.  He graduated in 2017 and moved to Yulee, Florida from Charleston, SC.  He began his career as a personal trainer ten years ago and has since worked as a PT tech and as a PTA before attending medical school.  It has been his lifelong dream to treat people in order to assist them in achieving their optimal functional ability and improving their quality of life. Ryan is married and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two dogs being active in the outdoors, exercising, playing various sports, and reading a good book.

 

Christine Lefko – PT, DPT

Fernandina Beach Office

Christine has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the University of North Florida and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. She has been a member of APTA since 2006. She has two children in college, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and watching movies.

 

 

Elza van Niekerk – PT

Fernandina Beach Office

Elza grew up in South Africa. She received her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town. The  cultural challenges of a multi-lingual country helped her to better understand the role of personal factors in the rehabilitation process. She has worked in a public health care system, neurology and orthopedics, and job-site training at the Institute for the Blind. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, reading and driving.

 

 

LeAnne Richardson – PTA

Fernandina Beach Office

Leanne is a Fernandina Beach local with a background in functional exercise. She is a graduate of FSCJ’s PTA program and holds coaching certificates from USA Weightlifting, USA Track & Field and CrossFit. In her free time, Leanne enjoys staying active, volunteering and spending time with her husband and two children.

 

 

Nicole Frazee-Stewart – PTA & LMT

Fernandina Beach Office

Nicole is a dual licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Massage Therapist. She received her Associate of Applied Sciences in Physical Therapy from Florida State College, Jacksonville. She is certified in myofascial release and wishes to pursue a certification as a Complete Decongestive Therapist for Lymphedema. Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband, going out on their boat and the beach.

 

 

Robert (Trey) Springer III- PTA 

 Callahan Office

Trey is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. He received his Associate of Applied Sciences in Physical Therapy from Keiser University, Jacksonville. While studying at Keiser, he earned the roll of Class President. He strives to provide a fun and energetic therapeutic experience and believes that a positive environment is an important component to recovery. Also, he is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Trey is a lifelong resident of Fernandina Beach, FL. He is very active in his community and in his spare time he enjoys exploring Amelia Island.

 

 

Charity Crews- Patient Care Representative/ Physical Therapy Tech

Fernandina Beach Office

Charity is currently enrolled in college pursuing  her degree in Elementary Education. As our Patient Care Representative/Tech, she is committed to ensuring that all of our patients receive the best care possible and is in charge of planning events. She graduated from West Nassau High School in 2015 with her CNA license. In her spare time she enjoys photography and spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

Victoria Smith – Patient Care Representative/ Physical Therapy Tech

Callahan Office

Victoria is currently enrolled in college at FSCJ pursuing her degree in Nursing.  As our Patient Care Representative/Tech, she takes pride in ensuring that all of our patients receive the highest level of care and that they are completely satisfied with their therapy experience. She graduated from West Nassau High School, in 2015; as a licensed CNA.  In her spare time, she enjoys photography, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

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Eliana Lo Giudice – Contracts and Referrals Administrator

Eliana received her Associate of Applied Science in Radiography from Florida State College. Eliana is responsible for the overall management of the credentialing processes for both our offices. Her goal is to ensure timely filing of our practitioner’s privileging process and facility contracts. She also handles most referrals, insurance verification and authorizations. Eliana was born in Italy and lived there until she was married. She enjoys spending time with her husband and young son. She loves the beach, cooking and traveling, especially to visit with her family in Italy.

 

 

Cassandra Strickland- Office Manager

Fernandina Beach Office

Cassie has over 20 years of experience working in the healthcare field and patient care. Cassie handles all of our patients scheduling and their insurance verification. Her commitment to our patients is exemplar and her goal is to always deliver exceptional patient care. Cassie is happily married and is the mom of three amazing boys. She enjoys going to the beach, movies, shopping and volunteering to help children with special needs.

 

 

Kayla Murray – Marketing Coordinator

Kayla has a Bachelor’s degree from FSCJ in Converged Communications with a concentration in Corporate Strategic Marketing. She has strong skills with Adobe cloud, and social media marketing. She utilizes her skills to further optimize the world of marketing. In her spare times she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, and serving with her church family. She is an avid football fanatic, and she enjoys traveling, video editing, and being a homebody.

 

 

 

Amanda Spencer- Front Desk Coordinator 

Fernandina Beach Office

Amanda is currently enrolled in college pursuing a degree in Radiology. Her extensive medical background includes in-depth knowledge of all aspects of our front desk such as scheduling, insurances and authorizations. She is committed to delivering exceptional patient care to all our patients. Amanda was raised in Callahan, FL. and is a 2012 graduate from West Nassau High School. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, sports, and hunting with her husband.

 

 

Carley Hawkins – Front Desk Manager

Callahan Office

Carley has an extensive amount of experience in the health care field. She strives for excellence at the Callahan office by using her knowledge of insurance, authorization, and customer service to help enrich the lives of every patient and coworker she interacts with daily. She is also devoted to making sure all patient needs are being met on a daily basis to insure all satisfaction levels are excelled. In her free time Carley loves traveling, and spending time with her husband and family.

 

 

 


 

 

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