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Claude Bernard, OTR/L, CHT, CLT: Claude Bernard graduated from Howard University with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2013. Prior to earning his masters, he received an Athletic Training degree at Methodist University in 2011. He has gained valuable clinical experience in a variety of settings which include inpatient rehab, acute care, SNF, mental health, and sports injuries. Upon completion of OT school, he worked alongside his mentor in a hand therapy clinic where he developed skills in hand therapy, lymphedema therapy, and pediatric therapy. Since then, he has earned his certificate in hand therapy (CHT) and certificate in lymphedema (CLT). By working at the hand therapy clinic, Bernard developed the skills to combine his comprehensive knowledge of the upper extremity with functional treatments catered to each individual patient's need. In his free time, Claude enjoys playing basketball, fitness, traveling, and spending time with family.

Evangelina Margarita Melendez, PTA: Evangelina Margarita Melendez is based at our Greenbelt office since 2009. She Graduated from University of Maryland College Park with a BS in Kinesiology 2009 and graduated from Montgomery College with Associate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2014.

Jesse Holliday, PTA: Jesse graduated in 2011 with a BS in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health and Fitness from the University of South Carolina and remained on the Dean's List all four years. He worked as a personal trainer for 4 years before receiving his Associates degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Montgomery College. In his free time he likes indoor rock climbing, going to the gym and he is studying Spanish to better serve all patients at Greenbelt Accessible Physical Therapy.

Kiranpreet Kaur, PT: Kiran graduated in 2005 with Bachelors in physiotherapy degree. She is very skilled and dedicated therapist. She is currently treating patients at our Greenbelt clinic. Kiran is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, and English. In her free time she loves to spend her time with her husband and her young daughter.

Michael Boston, PT, DPT: Michael has been the Clinical Director of Physical Therapy at our Greenbelt office since 2004. He graduated from Howard University where he completed both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. He was on the Dean's List at Howard throughout his entire academic career. He has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1995.

Silver Spring Staff

Anneri Maduro, OT: Prior to getting her Master's in Occupational Therapy, Anneri worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant for 5 years. She then went to Keiser University to pursue her degree as a registered occupational therapist. She has gained experience in working with a variety of ages and diagnoses such as spinal cord injuries, strokes, orthopedic injuries, and work-related injuries. She is working to become a certified hand therapist. Anneri enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, spending time with my family, friends, and her toy poodle.

Vaishnavi Nadkarni, PT: Vaishnavi completed her Bachelor’s degree in Physical therapy and thereafter, pursued her Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences from Concordia University Wisconsin. She worked at a multispecialty hospital for 2 years where she got a chance to independently treat inpatient and orthopedic outpatients. She is currently taking 5 courses from the physical therapy doctoral program at A.T.S.U. and Rehab, Montana University to further enhance her knowledge and skills in the orthopedic domain. She likes to provide her patients a detailed explanation of their condition and design therapy programs that are suitable and realistic, keeping focus on their individual goals. She enjoys being able to help others and learn something from each individual. She also enjoys painting, photography, gardening, listening music and spending quality time with family and friends other than work.

Ayodele Ojo, PT: Ayo graduated in 2013 with a degree in Physical Therapy and is presently working on her Doctorate. She enjoys taking classes in physical therapy to help her in continuing to provide the best and current evidence-based treatment for her patients that will decrease healing time. Apart from being skilled in physical therapy, she is also empathetic which helps her cater her treatments according to what will benefit the patient the most. In her free time, she loves to cook, take pictures and spend time with her family.