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Meet Our Team

Keith Callanan, PT, MPT, CSCS

Co-Owner / CEO / Physical Therapist

Keith is co-owner of Elite Health & Fitness Center and co-founder of the nationally recognized Elite Sports Fitness Boot Camp program. Keith has over 16 years experience in the physical therapy and fitness industries. Keith earned his B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he was also a collegiate athlete. Injuries sustained from football inspired to pursue his current career as a physical therapist. Keith received a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. As a physical therapy student, Keith had the opportunity to work at Langley Air Force Base, collaborating with staff to discuss patient issues, as well as preparing rehabilitative exercise machines for patient use. Prior to founding Elite Health & Fitness in 2001, Keith worked as a physical therapist for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, as well as the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. He also had the unique opportunity to work under renowned knee surgeon, Dr. K.D. Shelbourne. As Director of Physical Therapy at Elite, Keith develops treatment plans while educating patients on its purpose and strategy to anticipate functional outcomes. He specializes in the treatment of the knee and is also the inventor of various biomechanical therapeutic devices used throughout the country today, including the COR-XT Functional Trainer (www.corxt.com). Keith is certified as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is a member of the APTA and PTPN. One of Keith’s proudest accomplishments includes running the Boston Marathon.

Peter Rappoli, MS, CCS, CSCS

Co-Owner / Senior Director of Personal Training

Peter is a co-owner of Elite Sports, Inc. and co-founder of the nationally recognized Elite Sports Fitness Boot Camp program. Peter has worked with several of Boston’s most legendary athletes, including American League MVP, Mo Vaughn, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Jim Craig. He has also worked with Major League Baseball All-Stars including a Boston Red Sox MVP. In addition to working closely with the training staff of both the Boston Red Sox and the Anaheim Angels, Peter was the strength and conditioning coach for the Mo Vaughn, Trot Nixon, Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek Baseball Camps, as well as, Jim Craig’s Gold Medal Hockey School. He is currently the strength and conditioning coach for Dustin Pedroia’s Baseball Camp. Peter has worked as the strength and conditioning coach for Bryant University, Stonehill College, and Suffolk University. Peter has over 20 years experience as a full-time personal trainer and holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences. He also has an Associate’s degree in Healthcare Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Fitness. In addition, he holds a Career Diploma in both nutrition and fitness from Ashworth College. At Ashworth College, he was awarded the DETC (Distance Education Training Council) Outstanding Graduate of the year award.

Peter is certified as a personal trainer through ACSM, NCSF, AFAA, FRA, NCCPT, and IFA. He is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and NSPA, and a certified TRX instructor. He is also a member of the NSCA and on the advisory board for the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA).

To inquire about training with Pete, please contact us at 781-297-0979 or via email at info@elitefitcenter.com.

Ben Godin, PT, DPT, SCS

Chief Operating Officer / General Manager - Foxboro

Ben joined the Elite team in 2010 after completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Simmons University. He worked as a Physical Therapist at Elite Health & Fitness Center from 2010-2013 prior to becoming the Clinic Director/General Manager of Elite's Foxboro facility, where he worked from 2013 to 2020. In 2020, he moved into a new role as Elite's Chief Operating Officer, in addition to continuing to treat patients and athletes. Prior to PT school, he earned his B.A. from Bates College, a certificate in health counseling from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and worked in business management. Ben has a strong clinical interest in sports injury and orthopedic rehabilitation, injury prevention, and sports performance training. He is a Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and an active member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. He's also a Certified Champion Performance Specialist, certified in the use of the FMS and SFMA systems, and is a guest lecturer on sports injury rehabilitation at Simmons University. Most important, he is passionate about helping his patients get back to doing what they love to do! In his free time, Ben enjoys cycling and mountain biking, playing ice hockey and guitar, coaching youth soccer, and spending time with his family.

Stoughton Staff

Amanda Hebert, NASM

Personal Trainer

After graduating from Bridgewater State University, Amanda earned her Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. With a focus in strength and mobility training, Amanda has incorporated her passion for helping others into a career that helps individuals achieve their health and fitness goals. She has personally thrived as a track and field athlete, as well as a competitive rock climber. In her free time she keeps herself updated and educated on the latest health and fitness research and stays active with her family. She is working towards specializing in Prenatal and Postnatal fitness and nutrition.

Annette Williams, AFFA

Personal Trainer

Annette Williams joined Elite in 2020 as a Personal Trainer, and has an impressive fitness resume including competing in powerlifting competitions, and won the World Championships in 1991 and 1992 with the WDFPF. She held the bench press world record of 90kg 198lbs). Her deadlift was a European record of 157.5kg 346.5lbs). She discovered the gym in college, and enjoyed how when working out, the only person to beat was herself. Annette finds working out empowering both physically and mentally, and hopes to give the gift of strength and fitness to her clients.

Robert "Bob" Rowe, PT

Clinical Manager - Stoughton Physical Therapy

Bob received his PT degree from the University of New England and brings over 25+ years of experience in outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy to his role as Clinic Manager here at Elite. Bob has extensive experience treating a wide variety of patients and orthopedic/sports injuries and surgeries, from total joint replacements to ACL reconstructions to rotator cuff repairs, and everything in between. A former collegiate soccer player, Bob has played soccer for most of his life and continues to share his passion for the 'beautiful game' by coaching for a local club team. He also has a special interest in treating injured athletes of all ages and helping them recover quickly and safely to return to the activities they enjoy. With his keen sense of humor and focus on improving his patients' function and performance, Bob brings a wealth of clinical expertise and experience to the PT team at Elite. In his free time, Bob enjoys coaching soccer and spending time with his family.

Carolina Pokraka

Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor

Carolina has been with Elite Health & Fitness for 11 years as both a Personal Trainer and as a Group Exercise Instructor. It wasn't until she became certified as a Personal Trainer through NSPA that she realized her true passion: to help others succeed in their fitness goals. Carolina was inspired by her own mother's physical rehabilitation needs. She is continuously reading and taking classes to help her keep up with the latest fitness trends, and she really enjoys working both with individuals and group training. Carolina is a great motivator and looks forward to the everyday excitement and challenge of helping her clients to be healthier, happier, and stronger.

Danny Ramsey, BS, CSCS

Sports Performance Coach / Personal Trainer

Danny earned his BS in Exercise Science from Westfield State University in 2019 and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Danny also has experience as a rehabilitation technician where he worked with a wide range of patients. He is from Easthampton, MA where he grew up playing many team sports, including: AAU basketball and high school football. Danny found a passion for sports performance through transformation of his own athleticism. With doing so he found his love to apply this knowledge to all different types of athletes and clients. Outside of work Danny continues to stay active through his own sports training, participates in basketball leagues, and enjoys watching sporting events.

Emily Boehm, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist - Stoughton

Emily joined the Elite Physical Therapy team in 2021 after completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Emily also has a BS in Exercise Science from SUNY Brockport and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Emily is from Rochester, NY where she grew up playing a variety of sports including soccer, track & field, and alpine ski racing. She also was a four-year member of SUNY Brockport’s Women’s Soccer team. Emily has also coached Girls Travel U15 & U17 soccer in her home town and continues to play soccer. Emily is passionate about physical therapy and enjoys treating patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries. Outside of work, Emily enjoys working out and staying active, playing soccer, spending time with friends and family and exploring new places.

Emily Josephson, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist - Stoughton

Emily joined the Elite PT team in 2022 after graduating from Simmons University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science (2020), also at Simmons University, where she ran cross-country. She enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds with their recovery and helping them get back to doing what they love! Emily is originally from Rochester, MA, where she grew up playing soccer and running both track and cross-country in warmer weather and enjoying downhill and cross-country skiing in the colder months.

Erik Rossi, BS, CSCS

Personal Trainer

Erik was born and raised in Easton, MA and graduated from Oliver Ames HS where he played football and was a captain for track and field. He attended University of Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. While at UConn, Erik was an ad-hoc intern Strength & Conditioning Coach for multiple D1 athletic programs for two semesters. His main interest is helping people get better and achieve their health & fitness goals. He eventually would like to return to school and earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree and become a licensed physical therapist.

Erin Egan, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist - Stoughton

Erin joined the Elite team in 2021 after graduating with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Daemen College. Erin also earned her B.A. in Natural Science from Daemen College, where she was also a member of the Women's Basketball and Soccer teams. During her clinical rotations, she had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and found a love for orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. Erin enjoys coaching youth basketball and served as the JV coach at her high school while in graduate school. In her free time, she also enjoys running, spending time with friends, and watching sports.

Heidi Varrasso

Director of PT Billing & Office Administration

Jessica Cesario, OT/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist/Certified Hand Specialist - Stoughton

Jessica graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996 where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She participated in advanced professional study of Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation at Tufts University and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2010. She has been practicing for 24 years, specializing in rehabilitation of the elbow, wrist and hand for the last 13 years. Jessica joined the Elite therapy team in 2013. She is experienced in custom splinting and treating various upper extremity conditions including fractures, sprains and strains, arthritis, tendonitis, tendon and nerve repairs, and work and sports related injuries. Jessica grew up in Rochester, NY and was a high school athlete, playing soccer and running track. She moved to the Boston area in 1999. She enjoys cooking, running and spending time outdoors with her family and dog.

Kaitlyn McDonald, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

Physical Therapist - Stoughton

Kaitlyn received her B.S. in Athletic Training (2017) and her doctorate in Physical Therapy (2020) from the University of Evansville, home of the Purple Aces. She is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment and the Functional Movement Screen and is passionate about returning athletes and patients of all ages back to the activities they love! She is currently studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Kaitlyn grew up in Wisconsin where she participated in several sports including swimming, basketball, and softball. Outside of work she enjoys walking her dog, camping, and hiking.

Lauren Harding, M. Ed.

General Manager - Health & Fitness Center

Lauren joined Elite in 2019 as General Manager, and has professional experience in corporate wellness, nutrition counseling, food service management, and group exercise as a Zumba instructor. Lauren graduated from Framingham State University with a Master's of Education in Nutrition Education, and graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition Dietetics and minor in Psychology. She danced recreationally and competitively for a combined total of 20 years, and played basketball, soccer, and softball in high school. When she is not at work, Lauren enjoys skiing, reading, cooking, walking her dog Nike, and spending time with her family.

Maureen Toscano

Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor

Maureen is a student of Pilates (the lengthening and strengthening of muscles) for over 10 years. She includes stretching to increase flexibility as a fundamental aspect of every workout. One of Maureen's principle foundations of training is strengthening her client's "powerhouse" (hips, lower back, abdominals, and buttocks). Maureen's goal is to help clients achieve results as well as share her passion for healthy living.

Mckenzie Miller, BS

Manager of Office Administration - Physical Therapy

Mckenzie was one of the first team members here at Elite Sports & PT in Foxboro, joining us in September 2013. She received her BS in Health & Exercise Science from Syracuse University in December 2010. Mckenzie continues to show her passion for the Orangemen by playing both co-ed intramural basketball and volleyball and coaching multiple AAU basketball teams. When she’s not busy at Elite, she can be found scouring the streets searching for the best donut, training for her next road race, hiking or participating in hot yoga boot camps. She has several years of experience as a Personal Trainer and Physical Therapy Aide and plans on continuing her education in the health & fitness field by obtaining her CSCS certification.

Phyllis Heatley, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant - Stoughton

Phyllis Joined the Elite team in 2006. She completed her BS degree in Sports Medicine, Exercise Science and Fitness Administration from UMass Boston in 1990. She worked in the Fitness Industry for many years as a Fitness Director and Personal Trainer. She attended Northeastern University in 1992 and
took 6 classes at the masters level in Clinical Exercise Physiology. In 1997, she graduated from Newbury College and obtained her Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has been certified as a Health/Fitness instructor with the American College of Sports Medicine and was certified with the
National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant for the past 19 years in outpatient orthopedic clinics treating patients with a variety of injuries. Phyllis enjoys working with a variety of patients, including post-operative patients and those with sports injuries. She works hard to keep her patients motivated for the best possible outcome, improving their quality of life and helping them get back to the activities they enjoy. Phyllis enjoys working out and has a strong passion for running and strength training. She has completed 5 Boston Marathons with the most recent in 2019, runs many road races each year, and has completed 3 triathlons. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, attending her son's sporting events, and watching football.

Foxboro Staff

Jane Hatzikonstantis, PT, DPT, SCS

Physical Therapist - Foxboro

Jane received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2019 and graduated with a concentration in sports physical therapy. She received her B.S. in Exercise Physiology at UMass Lowell, where she played Division 1 women’s soccer. Since graduating from PT school, Jane's been working in the outpatient orthopedic/sports PT setting where she has treated a variety of patients and conditions, including sports injuries, neck and low back pain and post-operative patients. She is a board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. In addition, Jane is Level I certified in dry needling and has extensive experience in strength and conditioning. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, working out, playing soccer and hiking.

Christopher Hunt, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Physical Therapist - Foxboro

Chris graduated from Northeastern University in 2005 with a Master’s degree in physical therapy and later earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the university in 2016. He has 17+ years of clinical experience in orthopedics and sports medicine. He has been part of the volunteer medical group for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committees and the Boston Athletic Association. In addition to his clinical work, Chris serves as part-time faculty at Northeastern University in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Science. He is board-certified as a Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) and as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is an approved provider in Graston Technique ®, blood flow restriction therapy, and an advanced dry needling provider for orthopedic rehab and sports performance. Outside work, he and his wife stay busy raising their four children. He also coaches and plays soccer when time permits.

Katie McCarthy, BS, CSCS

Manager of Sports Performance - Foxboro

Katie originally joined the Elite team as an intern in the summer of 2015 and was hired as Sports Performance Coach at Elite in 2016. Katie earned her BS in Exercise Science at Colby-Sawyer College and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She was promoted to Manager of Sports Performance at Elite’s Foxboro facility, where she trains both athletes and adult clients. Katie played both soccer and basketball at Mansfield High School and was a four-year member of Colby-Sawyer’s Women’s Basketball team. She continues her love for the game through coaching both basketball and soccer at all age levels. Katie is passionate about sports performance and helping her training clients reach their full potential.

James Cuneo, BS, CPT

Sports Performance Coach

James originally joined Elite's Foxboro team as an intern in Fall 2021 and was hired as a Sports Performance Coach in January following his internship. He recently earned his BS in Physical Education/Exercise Science from Bridgewater State University. James received his personal training certificate through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and has been training clients for over 2 years. He grew up in Norton, MA, and enjoys training and competing in powerlifting, as well as flag football. These interests led him to find a love for movement optimization, pushing himself and others to be the best they can be. He has worked with teens and athletes for several years in different camps and gyms, putting his skills to use facilitating exercise, designing programs, and helping athletes with their technique and form.

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