Daniele Gentile
Chief Operating Officer / Recovery Specialist

Daniele, a dedicated member of the Project Walk Boston team since its inception in 2015, is one of the two trainers who played a crucial role in establishing the facility. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in disability studies from the University of Massachusetts. In addition, Daniele is an advanced EMT and works on a per diem basis for a private ambulance company. Despite her busy schedule, she finds joy in spending time with her family and visiting the beach whenever possible. She also has a passion for volunteering and making a positive impact in her community.

One of Daniele’s notable contributions is the creation of an adaptive hockey program called “The New England Bombers” in collaboration with a fellow mother of a special needs child. This program enables children with various disabilities to participate in ice hockey, granting them the opportunities they deserve. For more information on upcoming skates, please check their Facebook or Instagram pages.

With over 8 years of experience in the field of paralysis recovery and more than 7000 hours of hands-on training, Daniele has worked her way up from a recovery assistant while completing her degree to a managerial position at Project Walk Boston. She also established an internship program, providing valuable hands-on experience to students from high schools and universities. Daniele strongly believes that such opportunities not only benefit students in the real world but also offer them a unique perspective on life. Known for her innovative thinking, she constantly seeks new ways to challenge her clients and approaches her work with enthusiasm and dedication.

When not immersed in her role at Project Walk, Daniele can be found enjoying the sun on the beach, playing ice hockey, or spending quality time with her friends and family.

Alyssa Martin
Assistant Manager / Recovery Specalist

Alyssa graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a bachelors degree in Health Science.  She volunteered at numerous places while she was in school, one that really caught her attention was an active retirement home. While volunteering here, she learned quick that helping people was what motivated her about her future.  Alyssa came across Project Walk while leaning into the passion of helping others with disabilities. She started volunteering  at Project Walk as she finished up her degree. Alyssa has been a specialist at Project Walk since 2016. She has 6000+ hours of hands on experience with the neuro population. Alyssa has a way to motivate, encourage but also push clients past their comfort zone. She has seen great success with her clients throughout her years here and continues to be an asset to not only our company but to our clients as well. Alyssa is dedicated to our mission at Project Walk and continues to help educate our  trainers to be successful.

Alyssa loves staying active with her dog, Nikki and morning rides on her peloton.

Alyssa has her personal training and group exercise certification though American Council of Exercise (ACE)   She is also certified in CPR and First Aid.

Steven Ribero
Research and Development / Recovery Specialist

Steve received his Master’s Degree in Exercise & Sport Science from Merrimack College in May of 2016. During his time at Merrimack Stephen was also a Graduate Research Fellow and undergraduate teaching assistant. The research he conducted utilized Force Plates to measure neuromuscular reaction time and force production among Merrimack College varsity athletes. He also volunteered for the eNable 3D printed prosthetics club at Merrimack.

Prior to his time at Merrimack he completed extensive strength & conditioning internships with Stanford University and Vanderbilt University Football Programs, followed by a Strength Coach position at Vantedge Performance Systems training numerous adult clients, high school athletes, and college football pro day athletes.

During his undergraduate education at University of Southern Maine where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science (May 2014) he was a two sport athlete competing in Track & Field and Lacrosse. Now in his free time Stephen enjoys traveling, hiking, mountain biking, and skiing.

He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and CPR/AED certified. With his strong background in training he hopes to bring new depth and detail to your recovery training sessions.

Christos Lekkas
Recovery Specialist

Christos graduated from Keene State College in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Following graduation he completed an internship at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning in Woburn, MA where he trained groups from athletes to general population. Chris also has prior experience as a Strength Coach with North Cyclones Jr. Hockey Club, Keene State College and Atlanta Brave minor league affiliates. Chris’s most recent experience was with C&S Wholesale Grocers where he was responsible for educating employees on health and wellness topics as well as reducing worker’s compensation claims by rehabbing work-related injuries. Chris is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and holds other certifications including Precision Nutrition as well as RockTape Myofascial Cupping, Graston & Taping. ” Chris looks forward to working with this new population and share his knowledge and expertise with everyone

Molly Altholz
Recovery Specialist

Molly graduated from Springfield College in 2019 with a B.S. in Health Science. During her time there she was given the opportunity to work with clients who have Cerebral Palsy, which ignited a passion for helping others. That experience stuck with Molly, and after gaining additional healthcare experience after college, the opportunity to be a part of Project Walk seemed to be the perfect fit. Molly is born and raised in New York, she grew up with a love for basketball and played for the Springfield College Pride. When she isn’t working, she enjoys getting outside with her two dogs, reading, and exploring all over New Hampshire.

John Buchanan
Recovery Specialist

John received his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in May of 2023 along with a minor in Psychology. As a part of his program he completed a semester-long internship in a healthcare facility and was lucky enough to be assigned Project Walk as his internship site. It was then when he ignited his love of working with the neuro population and wanted to learn and work with our clients even more. John had to spend some time in the hospital during his childhood where he ignited his love for learning about and treating the human body in its possible conditions. John is also a Club soccer coach throughout the year where he continues to coach his players with patience and understanding that he shows our Project Walk clients. John enjoys playing and watching soccer and ultimate frisbee outside of work as well as spending time with family and friends.

Warren Bartlett
Recovery Specialist
Warren Bartlett graduated in 2023 with a masters degree in Human Performance & Exercise Physiology from Plymouth State University. He developed his passion for rehab while interning at Speare Memorial Hospital in the cardiac rehab unit and the return to play internship for injured athletes at Plymouth State strength and conditioning.
In his free time he enjoys fly fishing, hiking, home improvement, and running.  At Plymouth he achieved All-American in the mile running indoor track. He still enjoys running local 5ks on the weekend with a continued passion for health and wellness.
Warren has presented his graduate research about Chinese pressure points on performance at ACSM national. He hopes to present again representing Project Walk in future conferences.
He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.
Warren is excited to push clients to new levels and to motivate the entire team at Project Walk.

Tommy Agliata
Aide/ Assistant

Tommy completed his studies in psychology and criminal justice at Curry College in 2021, where he also excelled as a collegiate athlete. As a team captain for Curry’s football team, Tommy showcased his leadership skills multiple times. He is not only passionate about helping others but also brings valuable real-world experience.

Before joining the Project Walk family, Tommy served as a strength and conditioning intern for the College of Holy Cross football program. Recognized for his excellent rapport with both players and coaching staff, he was eventually promoted to assistant offensive line coach. Tommy had a wide range of responsibilities in the weight room and on the football field, contributing to the team’s success.

Following his time at Holy Cross, Tommy worked as a child development specialist at Kidstrong. In this role, he coached classes and educated children on mental and physical fitness. Additionally, he served as an autistic analysis coach, making a positive impact on his students both inside and outside the building.

Morgan Frost
Recovery Specialist

Morgan graduated from Plymouth State University in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Physiology. During her time at PSU she had the opportunity to intern in the Cardiac Rehab unit at Speare Memorial Hospital. This first introduced her to the rehabilitation world and after this experience knew she wanted to seek out a career to further help individuals become the best version of themselves. Growing up she was involved in competitive, high school, and college cheerleading. After her cheerleading career she turned to coaching youth cheerleading and gymnastics teams. In Morgan’s free time you can find her reading, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying a variety of outdoor activities.

Kara Lavertu
Recovery Specialist

Kara received a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Merrimack College in 2019 and is currently pursuing her PhD in Exercise Science from Concordia University Chicago. She was a previous four-sport athlete in high school which sparked her passion for the field of exercise science and fitness. Kara has previous experience with brain injuries, neurologic disorders, pulmonary rehabilitation, corporate wellness, and personal training. She is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer through ASFA and has started her 200-hr yoga instructor certification as well.
In addition to sharing her passion for helping others at Project Walk, Kara also teaches Exercise Science courses at a college in Massachusetts during the Fall and Spring semesters. She enjoys going on walks with her husband and her dog, watching hockey, reading, playing sports, and spending time with family.

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