Physical Therapy Program Alumni
Chatham DPT students and graduates enjoy the benefits of our expansive alumni network. Below is a small sampling of our esteemed alumni.
Jonathan DiLauri, MPT ‘99
Jonathan DiLauri earned his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Chatham College in 1999 and went on to earn his Personal Training Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM CPT) and his Certification as a Golf Fitness Instructor from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI CGFI). He is one of fewer than 150 treating clinicians in the United States to earn his manual therapy certification as a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP). He recently earned his ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialty Certification to complement his care plans and to better help his patients achieve optimal health.
In 2004, Jonathan opened his own out-patient physical therapy practice and fitness center (www.JointCarePT.com), a comprehensive clinic returning people to health and then transitioning them into independent fitness. That same year, he co-founded Physical Therapy Solutions, lecturing on the east coast as one of only two education companies in the country teaching the orthopedic foundations of exercise to personal trainers. He co-created the “Rehabilitation to Recreation” concept, now used within his physical therapy practice and fitness center. In 2011 he produced and launched www.StopExercising.com in order to promote his DVD on the basic concepts of exercise for injury prevention.
In 2007 Jonathan wrote and published "Physical Therapy Musculoskeletal Examination: The Clinicians Reference Manual," a guide for physical therapy students and clinicians to organize and better understand the principles of orthopedic physical therapy patient examination.
Jonathan currently resides in his home town Florham Park, NJ with his wife and two children, daughter Alexa age 2 and Son AJ age 6.
"Chatham College truly prepared me to be a problem solver and an entrepreneur both in the office and in creating solutions to problems that we as clinicians deal with every day. Thanks to Chatham and their amazing faculty, I feel empowered to do my part in elevating the quality of the delivery of care in my community.
Timothy Drevna, PT, DPT ’06, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Tim earned his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975 and completed his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Chatham University in December 2006. Tim entered private practice in 1980, and was co-founder of Drevna-Papson PT Associates in 1981. He re-entered private practice in 2004 after an eight year period of corporate employment, and opened Drevna Physical Therapy Associates.
Tim is an APTA board certified clinical specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and an APTA certified clinical instructor. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. An effective mentor and proponent of private PT practice, Tim serves on the PTPN Board of Directors and the PPTA Practice & Research and Public Policy & Advocacy Committees.
Tim has been a certified Athletic Trainer since 1978, and is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist. His professional focus is manual therapy of the shoulder, knee, and cervical spine. He has a special interest in athletic injury prevention and sports training program development, especially in concussion management, as well as preventative training for ACL injuries.
Tim resides in Lititz with his wife Sharon. He enjoys biking, traveling, reading, and spending time with his family. A native of Aliquippa, PA, Tim frequently returns to Pittsburgh for family festivities and Steeler games.
Beth Jennings, PT, NCS ‘96
After hearing from a friend about the new physical therapy program opening at Chatham, Beth Jennings applied at the last minute. She was offered an interview at the last session that was being held, and hers was the last name on the list when signing in that day. A few weeks later, that fateful letter came in the mail: "Wait List." She called Chatham to confirm her spot on the list and later that day, she was notified she was accepted in to the program. "I felt like I slipped in quietly before the door closed."
Prior to attending Chatham, Beth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Penn State University. Intending to take a break from school, she managed a fitness center for three years before entering the Physical Therapy Program at Chatham. Then after embracing problem-based learning at Chatham, she graduated and started her career at DT Watson Rehabilitation Center (now HealthSouth Sewickley). After two years with rotations through the inpatient unit, both outpatient departments, the hydrotherapy center and the transitional care unit, she put in her notice to pursue her primary goal, Travel PT.
"I learned about Travel PT and thought that it would be such a great way to see the country while continuing to develop professionally. In five years, she travelled to eight states, including Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico and Maine. During this time she became certified Neurologic Certified Specialist (2001 - 2011). Yearning for stability and to have a place to call home, she moved to Maine, taking a job at Parkview Adventist Medical Center's outpatient department as Education Coordinator. There she developed her manual orthopedic skills as well as brought vestibular rehabilitation to the department. During this time she joined three medical mission trips to Mexico where she provided physical therapy and other services.
After making a change and returning to contract and per diem work, the opportunity came up to work in Antarctica. She was the alternate candidate to deploy, but it wasn't until she assumed the opportunity had passed that she was contacted. "I was packed up and on a plane 10 days later. I had no contacts there and was guessing on how to pack for 3 1/2 months on a frozen continent." She worked at McMurdo Station Medical Hospital, the largest US research station on the continent for the austral summer. She returned again the next year for six months, working per diem when in the US, between two Maine facilities. "McMurdo is a unique place to work, and Antarctica is amazingly beautiful. The PT was the same as anywhere but the mechanisms of injury where sometimes unique and the resources were often limited."
Beth was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Operation Resilient Hope, a new non-profit organization for veterans with PTSD and other "hidden wounds of war." She is continuing her per diem physical therapy work at Mercy Hospital's MKM ENT Associates - Balance Center where she is able to utilize her vestibular rehabilitation training, and at Parkview Adventist Medical Center, both in Maine, while she looks for her next adventure and/or full time position. Maybe there's a clinic with an opening on the International Space Station.
Amy Marley-Kennedy, PT, DPT ‘02
Amy Marley-Kennedy is a 2002 graduate of Chatham’s Masters of Physical Therapy and transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She began her physical therapy career at Saint Peter’s Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. Her clinical focus centered on acute care, orthopedics and oncology patients. She also became LANA certified lymphedema therapist.
Four years later, life found Amy in Boston, MA, at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital where she developed and managed a Lymphedema treatment program and worked closely with Dana Farber Cancer Center. Following her husband’s career, Amy joined the staff as a Senior Therapist at Phelps Memorial Hospital, Sleepy Hollow, NY. At Phelps, Amy was able to embrace her love of aquatic physical therapy, lymphedema and outpatient orthopedics. Additionally, she became an adjunct professor of physical therapy at Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY. Again following her husband’s career, Amy joined the outpatient orthopedic practice for Athletico in Morton Grove, IL. She has geared her clinical focus to treating patients with lymphedema, orthopedic and sports injury, and continues to practice aquatic therapy.
Amy credits her Chatham education and their problem based learning style for giving her the tools to be able to thrive in a world of constant change, both personally and professionally. Amy is passionate about physical therapy and connecting with her patients particularly through humor. Amy currently resides in Evanston, IL with her husband of 11 years, Michael and their rescued greyhound, Archie. In her free time, she indulges her love of photography and travel.
Katie Shroyer, PT, DPT, CBIS ’03, ‘04
Katie Shroyer earned her Masters degree in Physical Therapy at Chatham University in 2003 and her transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy with an emphasis in Pediatrics and Geriatrics at Chatham University in 2004. She started her clinical practice in acute care at UPMC Shadyside Hospital and maintained a casual position with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 2006, Katie turned her focus to pediatrics and began full time practice in inpatient rehabilitation at The Children’s Institute.
Over the past 8 years, Katie has practiced as a pediatric generalist addressing the needs of a wide variety of pediatrics patients/clients. Special areas of interest include treating individuals with brain injury, spinal cord injury, and torticollis. In 2008, Katie became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and she is now the Squirrel Hill Outpatient Physical Therapy Coordinator for The Children’s Institute.
Katie Shroyer served as a co-investigator in a study titled “Relationship Between Advanced Mobility and Community Integration In Subjects With Acquired Brain Injury” with Dr. Susan Perry and Susan Little, which was recently published in the Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation. In addition, over the past 2 years, Katie, along with a group of her colleagues, have successfully established a Pediatric Locomotor Training program for children with neurological impairments.
Katie maintains her connection to Chatham's Physical Therapy program serving as adjunct faculty and is involved with the pediatric coursework and student observation within the pediatric setting. She lives in the Regent Square area of Pittsburgh with her husband, Jayson, of 10 years and her two children Nolan (5) and MacKenzie (2). In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her family.