John Minahan
Facility Manager

After a few years of his education being interrupted by Army training and deployment, John earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from American Military University in December of 2013.  He is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program in Exercise Science, always working to increase his knowledge.  He is also EMT, CPR and AED certified.

John has always had a passion to help others.  From working in the Athletic Training department in college to working at a clinic for homeless Veterans and currently being a medic in the Army National Guard, his selflessness is easy to see.  He is always looking for new ways to help others and Project Walk provides a great opportunity to do just that.

In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family and friends.  He also enjoys playing sports, watching sports, going to the gym and reading.  He is known to be very outgoing and is eager to share his personality, knowledge and experiences with everyone that comes through the door.  He likes to try to make the best out of any situation and keep a positive attitude.

As he struggles to continue writing this in the third person, he cannot wait to be a part of your journey at Project Walk and help you progress through your goals.

Daniele Gentile
Facility Manager

Daniele was one of the three trainers that helped open the doors of Project Walk Boston in 2015. Daniele has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in disability studies from the University of Massachusetts. She is also an advanced EMT and works per diem for a private ambulance company. With the little free time she has, she enjoys volunteering and working with a variety of adapted programs.

Recently, she started an adaptive hockey program with John and a special needs parent called, “The New England Bombers.”  This program has allowed kids with all different types of disabilities get out on the ice and play hockey. She enjoys giving these kids the opportunity that they deserve. For more information, please check out there Facebook or Instagram for the next upcoming skate.

Daniele has worked in the paralysis recovery field for over 5 years with over 7000 hours of hands-on training. She has worked her way up in the ranks at Project Walk Boston, as she previously started as a recovery assistant while finishing her degree and then worked her way up into management. Daniele also started the internship program and has worked with many high schools and universities. She believes that students should get the opportunity to get hands on experience in this field. Not only will it help them in the real world, but it gives them a different outlook on life. Daniele is an out of the box thinker, she enjoys coming up with new ways to challenger her clients. She is outgoing and truly loves coming to work each and every day.

Aside from her commitment to Project Walk, you can find her lying on the beach soaking up the sun, playing ice hockey, or hanging with her friends and family.

Stephanie Lomasney
Team Lead

Stephanie graduated in August 2014 from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in exercise physiology. While interning as a personal trainer at Fitness Options in York, ME she became interested in rehabilitation while working with clients who had MS. In her free time she loves being outdoors, hiking, camping, running on the beach, and spending time with friends and family. While in school she has always been interested in improving one’s health and overall well being. She is excited to be part of the Project Walk team and to be able to utilize her skills and experiences to make a difference in others lives.

Steven Ribero
Recovery Specialist

Stephen 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.

Alyssa Martin
Recovery Specialist

Alyssa completed her associates degree in exercise science in May 2014. she is now looking forward to earning her bachelors this coming May from Southern New Hampshire University. Alyssa has 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 that needed her help was what she was passionate about. She loves seeing people smile and feel confident in their skin.

Alyssa is CPR and first aid certified. She also is certified through American Council of Exercise (ACE). Alyssa is excited to learn a new way of exercise at Project Walk. While she quickly has bonded with all of our clients, she looks forward to a bright future with the Project Walk Boston family.