Serving the Tri County Area since 1999


Meet Our Team

Debra Vaughn, PTA
Debbie is a 2000 Liscensed Physical Therapist Assistant graduate of Penn State University, Shenango Campus. She takes great interest in treatment of Outpatient Orthopedics, Total Knee and Hip Replacements, and Rotator Cuff Repairs. In her personal time, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and is an animal lover.

Donald R. Jewell, PTA, LMT
Donald Jewell graduated in 2007 from Penn State University, Shenango Campus, Physical Therapy Assistant Program. He is a dedicated husband and father of 3 children and 1 grandson. He is age 60 and has lived in this area his entire life. He is proud to have kept his roots planted with his family here.
Don earned his license in massage therapy in 1997. Previous to that, Don worked in the steel industry for 27 1/2 years until the closing of the steel plant in Sharon PA where he was employed. It was then he decided to attend Penn State to become a physical therapy assistant. Don has been employed with Action Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation as a PTA and MT since 2007.

Valerie Sarvis — Action Physical Therapy in Hubbard, Ohio.
Valerie Sarvis, PTA
Valerie graduated in 2011 from Pennsylvania State University Physical Therapist Assistant program and an Associates in Science degree. Valerie served as a vice president of her class and raised funds for programs such as the medical equipment recycling program of Mercer county. Valerie also serves as a clinical instructor for Penn State and Kent State University at the Hubbard location.

Scott Nord — Action Physical Therapy in Hubbard, Ohio.
Scott Nord, PTA
Scott is a 2012 graduate from Hubbard High School and a 2014 graduate from Penn State Shenango. Scott selected the field of physical therapy at a young age because he too was a patient due to various sports injuries over the years. He also knew that he always wanted to get into a field where he could help others, and this was the perfect fit for him. Being a previous patient, he personally knew the feeling of being injured and not being able to play the sport that you love to play or possibly being unable to accomplish normal everyday tasks. Therefore, it is his goal to work with his patients to achieve all of their goals and to get them back to what they love doing.

Ryan Lacey, PTA
Ryan graduated from Butler County Community College in May of 2016 as a Physical Therapist Assistant with an Associate in Applied Science Degree. During his time there he spent time at numerous clinical sites including hospitals and various outpatient clinics. However, he says that his best experience during school was at the Butler VA, as he got a chance to work with our nations veterans.
Ryan's father, owner Mike Lacey, has been training him in the Brucker Method of Biofeedback.
Anthony Schiraldi, PT, DPT, CIDN
Anthony graduated from Youngstown State University in May of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a doctorate degree in physical therapy. He also became certified in integrative dry needling in September of 2016.
Anthony specializes in manual therapy, including muscle energy techniques, joint mobilizations/manipulations, neurodynamics, and mobilizations with movement. Anthony has also taken multiple courses to become proficient in functional movement screens and treating the body as a whole, not just a specific area.
Anthony worked in the athletic training room at Youngstown State University for 6 years prior to starting here at Action Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc. This provided him with the hands on experience of treating athletes and creating effective programs to help improve performance and prevent future injuries. In addition to having experience with athletes Anthony also has experience working in local nursing homes, rehab centers, and hospitals. This provided him with the experience of treating patients of all ages and pathologies.
Anthony currently lives in Canfield, Ohio with his wife Kelcie. They are expecting to add a member to their family in April of 2017.

Michael Lacey, RKT, CSCS, Founding Partner

Robert Murphy — Action Physical Therapy in Hubbard, Ohio.
Robert Murphy, PT, Founding Partner
Bob is one of two co-founders of Action Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Inc. A licensed physical therapist with special interest in hands on care, Bob embraces the concept of evidence-based medicine. In treating physical therapy patients, he draws upon current research, to incorporate scientifically validated methods into his daily practice.
Early in his career, Bob focused a portion of his treatment efforts to help rehabilitate athletes with various sports injuries as well as a patient population with neurological issues such as Cerebral Vascular Accident, Cerebral Palsy and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Bob earned his licensure as a Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) in 1987 from Penn State University, Shenango Campus. In 1992, Bob went on to graduate and obtain licensure as a Licensed Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a certification in the John Barnes Technique for Myofascial Release.
Bob and his wife, Kristine, live in the Hubbard area and have two sons named Brian and Dylan.

Becca Morgan — Action Physical Therapy in Hubbard, Ohio.
Becca Morgan, Program Manager

  Jeannie Hogan — Action Physical Therapy in Hubbard, Ohio.
Jeannie Hogan, AP/AR Manager

Sherry Lisac — Action Physical Therapy in Hubbard, Ohio.
Sherry Lisac, Quality Assurance Manager

Tammi Krotky — Action Physical Therapy in Hubbard, Ohio.
Tammi Krotky, Administrative Assistant

Dylan Murphy, Therapy Aide

Mai Storey, Therapy Aide

Brian Appel, Athletic Trainer