Rehabilitation Staff

Rehabilitation Management Staff

Dr. Salvatore Gruttadauria AUD, SLP, CCC-SP/A, FAAA, CEO
Doctor of Audiology • Speech/Language • Pathologist • President-CEO

salg@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Mrs. Valle is our Director of Operations and also a licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser. With over 23 years of experience, Mrs. Valle oversees our financial management, IT systems, and policies and procedures. She helps to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our support staff as well as coordinates communication between vendors and staff. AnnMarie is committed to high professional and ethical standards; always ensuring the best possible care for our patients.

AnnMarie Valle
Chief Operating Officer

avalle@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Mrs. Valle is our Director of Operations and also a licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser. With over 23 years of experience, Mrs. Valle oversees our financial management, IT systems, and policies and procedures. She helps to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our support staff as well as coordinates communication between vendors and staff. AnnMarie is committed to high professional and ethical standards; always ensuring the best possible care for our patients.

Steven Gruttadauria, BA
Director of Operations

sagruttadauria@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Steven Gruttadauria serves as our Director of Operations and provides insight and direction to the overall operations of our various locations including IT services. He also heads our payroll division. Steven comes to us from the tech industry and is a business school graduate from SUNY at Buffalo. He is also completing studies as a certified biller/coder.

Mary Malachowski, PT
Director of Clinical Operations

mkociszewski@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Ms. Kociszewski is a licensed mastered physical therapist with nearly 20 years of experience. Ms. Kociszewski also serves as the Director of Clinical Operations for diversified rehabilitation services and is responsible for the management of our clinical staff performance and adherence to NYS regulations as well as contract policies and procedures. Ms. Kociszewski received her degree for D’Youville college where she held various positions as adjunct faculty. She currently sits on a number of professional advisory and quality assurance comities for other local Healthcare organizations.

Carrie Cline, MA, CCC-A
Director of Audiology

ccline@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Mrs. Cline serves as our Director of Audiology, providing direct supervision to our Audiology staff. She is a graduate of SUNY @ Buffalo and is a clinical supervisor for graduate students pursuing their career in Audiology. Mrs. Cline specializes in hearing aids, pediatric audiology, Central Auditory Processing Evaluations and cochlear implant evaluation and treatment. She is also an active volunteer in the community and serves on several hearing health advisory boards.

Dr. Rich Klager, PT, DPT, NCS
Manager of Outpatient Physical Therapy

rklager@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Dr. Rich Klager received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Since 2007 Dr. Klager has worked in staff and supervisory capacities at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He holds certification as a Vestibular Therapist as well as being a Certified Neurologic Specialist and Certified Brain Injury Specialist. He additionally has a multitude of other continuing education credentials. Prior to pursuing his career as a physical therapist, Dr. Klager was a United States Navy service member with honorable discharge (1998-2002).

Carol Knauer, COTA
Director of Development

cknauer@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Ms. Knauer is our Director of Development and also is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with our agency. With Diversified since 2004, Ms. Knauer is responsible for our human resource duties, provider credentialing, therapist assignments, among other important business functions. Lastly, Ms. Knauer is the proud owner ofa Cairn Terrier, Daisy May, who is an AKC Certified Therapy Canine and member of the SPCA Paws For Love Program. To the delight of staff and patients alike, Daisy is a weekly regular at our Kenmore office.

Dr. Camilo Maldonado, PhD
Director of Speech/Language Pathology

mmaldonado@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Dr. Maldonado serves as Director of Speech-Language Pathology. He has twenty years of experience serving children with special needs. In addition to multiple degrees in communication sciences and disorders, he also holds a doctorate in early childhood education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Maldonado’s clinical work focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood speech and language disorders. Specifically, he works with preschool children and their families to optimize communicative competencies and maximize functional interpersonal skills. Additionally, Dr. Maldonado’s research explores multicultural aspects of communication disorders and early childhood education. He has lectured extensively throughout the Buffalo community, the United States, and Europe, discussing educational service provision models for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Donna Ruggiero, BA
Director of Children's Services

druggiero@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Ms. Ruggiero is our Director of Children’s Services. She has over 20 years of experience working with the Early Intervention and Preschool populations. Ms. Ruggiero is responsible for the management of our contracts with both NYSDOH and NYSED.
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Ms. Ruggiero is our Director of Children’s Services. She has over 20 years of experience working with the Early Intervention and Preschool populations. Ms. Ruggiero is responsible for the management of our contracts with both NYSDOH and NYSED.

Our Team

Kelli Loss, MA
Speech-Language Pathologist

kloss@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Mrs. Loss received her Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University. Mrs. Loss specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adult swallowing disorders, speech, language, and voice disorders, and cognitive deficits.

Delaney Grieco MS,CCC-SLP
Speech/Language Pathologist-Voice Specialist

dgrieco@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Delaney is a licensed speech pathologist who specializes in voice and voice disorders, and has additional training as a singing voice teacher with New York Vocal Coaching. She is trained in Myofascial Release for neck, voice, and swallowing disorders, a manual therapeutic technique. She is a certified provider of Speak Out!, a program designed to preserve the voices of those with Parkinson’s disease and related neurological disorders. Delaney is also trained in Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy (LMRVT), and Casper-Stone Confidential Flow Therapy (CSCFT) for voice disorders. She is experienced in the treatment of Irritable Larynx Syndrome disorders including Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion, also called Vocal Cord Dysfunction, and idiopathic chronic cough. She sees patients at the Williamsville location.

Erin Gruttadauria, MS OTR/L
Director of School Services

egruttadauria@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Mrs. Gruttadauria serves as our School Based Supervisor for Occupational Therapy Services. She obtained her Master‘s in Occupational Therapy degree from D’Youville College. Mrs. Gruttadauria’s areas of expertise includes working with pediatric and adult/geriatric populations.

Brittany Gruttadauria, EdM
CSPE Assistant Coordinator

bgruttadauria@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Mrs. Gruttadauria received her Master’s degree from Medaille College. She currently holds New York State teaching certifications in elementary education, literacy education and special education. Mrs. Gruttadauria serves as our Coordinator of Preschool Evaluations and as a Special Education Itinerant Teacher for the Early Intervention department.

Lindsay Pellegrino, MA
Speech/­Language Pathologist, Coordinator of Preschool Services

lpellegrino@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Mrs. Pellegrino is a practicing Speech Language Pathologist, and Coordinator of Preschool Services for Diversified Children’s Rehab Services. She provides outpatient Speech Therapy services, servicing both adults and children. Mrs. Pellegrino also collaborates with local school districts to coordinate provision of therapy services to preschool­-age students.

Lauren Calabrese, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

lpellegrino@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Lauren Calabrese, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist Ms. Calabrese received her Master’s Degree from University At Buffalo in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. Her experience ranges from outpatient therapy, subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and adult day habilitation programs. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of adult speech, language, cognitive, voice, and swallowing disorders. Ms. Calabrese also serves as a WNY Board Member for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, utilizing a range of counseling techniques for cognitive-communication deficits.

Leigh Dolan, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech/Language Pathologist

lpellegrino@rehabwny.com
(716) 262-9791

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Leigh received her Master’s degree from Ithaca College and is a licensed speech language pathologist. She provides services through Early Intervention, CPSE, and outpatient speech therapy working with both children and adults. Mrs. Esposito’s clinical expertise are in the areas of child speech and language disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and voice. Mrs. Esposito is also a classically trained singer with a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from NYU. As a result she is skilled in and passionate about treatment for professional voice users. She currently sees patients at the Kenmore location.