Meet Our Team
Dr. Stefanie DePaul, PT, DPT, FDN, CSCS, RYT
Founder, Doctor of Physical Therapy
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, & a Registered Yoga Teacher; Stefanie decided to create a Health & Wellness company that would collaborate her skills & bring convenience to her patients. Stefanie brings an intimate knowledge of health & fitness to her treatment style, with 15 years of Physical Therapy & Personal Training experience. Stefanie Personal Trains clients, teaches our Yoga Classes, & Leads the Weekly Running Club. Stefanie completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at The University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007. She received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northeastern University in 2012.
Erica Stevenson, BS
Before working at Boston Health & Wellness, Erica worked as an Administrative Assistant & Operational Manager at design shoe industry.
Erica has immense experience as a Customer Account Manager. Erica had volunteered at her children’s schools throughout many years. Based on previous experience, Erica holds strong skills in customer care service.
In the meantime Erica enjoys traveling. Exploring a beach vacation is her most favorite.
Erica is the first person you see when you walk through the door at the office. She is always warm and welcoming with a smiling face!
Diane Caruso, MS. Ed, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
While working as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Boston Health & wellness, Diane is also working full-time as the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education for North Shore Community College’s PTA program.
Diane completed her Bachelors of Science in Sociology at Salem State University. After working for a few years, she completed her Associates in Science/ PTA program at NSCC in 2006 and became a licensed PTA. During her practice so far, Diane has worked in various clinical settings such as the school system, subacute and home care. Diane recently completed her Master’s in Education at St. Joseph’s College. Her primary responsibilities within the PTA program include teaching and coordinating clinical education and clinical placements or all students in the program.
Maya Parsons, BS
Physical Therapist Aide
Maya graduated this past May from the University at Albany with a bachelors of science. She majored in human biology and minored in mathematics. She plans on taking a gap year before furthering her education in science. She is very excited to gain more experience in physical therapy and help as many people as possible in their journeys on bettering their health. On her free time she likes reading, going on runs, and spending time with her cats.
Will Kruse, BS, CPT
Personal Trainer / Physical Therapist Aide
After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2021 with a B.S. in Exercise Science, Will began work as a personal trainer. Through training, he wants to help his clients integrate exercise into their lifestyle in a manner that is both sustainable and enjoyable. Will is also board-certified by the NBHWC as health and wellness coach which guides his client-centered approach to fitness as a pillar of a healthy lifestyle. Will wants to help his clients build fitness practices into their lifestyle in a way that is unique to them. In his free time, Will loves to play the guitar, write stories, bake and read Harry Potter.
Cali Edgar, RYT
Yoga Instructor / Personal Trainer
Cali is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher and is currently working as a Yoga Teacher & a Personal Trainer here at BHW. She enjoys working 1-on-1 with Yoga Clients to deepen their Yoga practice & achieve their fitness goals through Personal Training. Cali is also working to complete her certification in nutrition coaching.
She was born and raised in Colorado, and worked as an English teacher after graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has recently moved back to Boston and is thrilled to rejoin the Boston Health and Wellness team! In her free time, Cali loves to hike, practice yoga, and read.
Julia Cuozzo, BA
Physical Therapist Aide
Juila graduated this past May from UMass Amherst with a major in Psychology and is excited to gain some experience in physical therapy before furthering her education in graduate school.
Some of her interests include traveling, fashion design, dogs, hiking, yoga, and anything that keeps her up and moving. She always been fascinated by how exercise affects the human body and using movement as a form of medicine and healing. She is looking forward to helping people improve their overall health through high quality PT care.
Isabella Addison, PT/s
Physical Therapy Aide
Isabella (Izzy) is a current Northeastern University PT student pursuing her DPT degree with a strong interest in pelvic floor therapy and promoting overall wellness for patients. She has worked in several clinical settings including acute care and outpatient specialty settings with a focus on neurological rehabilitation.
Her passion is to provide quality healthcare regardless of identity, and to address healthcare inequities for marginalized groups one patient at a time. In her spare time, you can find her baking a ridiculously elaborate dessert, binging reality TV, or trying new restaurants with friends!
Shaina Gedeon, BS
Physical Therapy Aide
My name is Shaina Gedeon and I graduated from University of Massachusetts - Lowell with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology in May 2021; GO RIVERHAWKS! Throughout my four years of college, I have been able to challenge myself both academically, professionally, and socially. I have plans to continue this growth by gaining experience and being the best that I can be in treating and elevating people.
Amanda Iacono, RYT
Fitness & Yoga Instructor
Amanda is a high energy corporate wellness professional with a passion for helping people reach their full potential physically, emotionally, nutritionally, and professionally. She has 20+ years as a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Lifestyle Coach, and a YogaWorks 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher.
Komako Tsugata, PTA
Physical Therapy Aide
Komako is a PTA graduate of North Shore Community College. She joined the team to gain more experience in treating patients, and is now a Licensed PTA. Her goal is to continue her education to be Geriatric Specialist in rehab settings. Komako has worked as a clinical associate in various clinical settings such as hospitals, skilled nursing homes, before working at Boston Health & Wellness.
Carol McCarthy, MS
After several years of practicing pilates, I decided to become an instructor and share my passion with others. As a Personal Pilates Instructor I will provide you with the tools to engage both your mind and body. I will help you develop realistic fitness goals and keep you on target to reach these goals.
Pilates will strengthen your core, release tension, improve flexibility and restore the body to balance. Pilates will counterbalance these activities by uncurling the body, lengthening the spine and leaving you walking taller and feeling more energetic.
Mr. Samuel Adams, ESA, PSD
PT Puppy & Emotional Support Animal
Samuel Adams grew up in downtown Boston. Samuel is a well-trained puppy and is very friendly with all the people and dogs. He has 5 years of experience playing with people and making them feel happy and comfortable.
Samuel believes in physical as well as mental health benefits and was recently featured in the "Clear The Shelters" campaign for BOND VET on NBC10 Boston. Samuel is known as "The PT Puppy!" He is a licensed Emotional Support Animal as well as a licensed Psychiatric Service Dog.
Samuel's main office duties include being our Office Greeter, sitting on patients while they Heat, and supporting all patient on the turf during exercises. He is always excited to welcome our patients and clients in the door by Greeting them with LOVE and a wagging tail!