Professional Staff

The Elmwood Health Center is proud of the professional staff it has assembled. All of our providers offer personal attention and sensitivity to the health needs of each of their patients. They take the time to get to know you and your individual needs and how to best take care of you. The Elmwood Health Center is a neighborhood medical center with a full staff of professionals who can help you get well and stay well.

PRIMARY CARE

Michael Aronica, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatric Care
Hospital Affiliation: Oishei Children's Hospital

William W. Blymire, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatric Care
Hospital Affiliations: Buffalo General Hospital and Oishei Children's Hospital

Chantel Dockstader, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatric Care
Hospital Affiliation: Oishei Children's Hospital

Mark Zambron, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatric Care
Hospital Affiliations: Buffalo General Hospital and Oishei Children's Hospital

Paula Leszak, MS, ANP-BC
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Laraine Wende, MS, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner

GYNECOLOGY

Theodore Costich, MD
Hospital Affiliations: Millard Fillmore Surburban Hospital, Oishei Children's Hospital

NEUROLOGY

Sarah Finnegan, MD
Pediatric Neurology
Hospital Affiliation: Oishei Children's Hospital

PODIATRY

Howard A. Penn, DPM
Podiatrist

REHABILITATION SERVICES

Shelley H. Curl, PT
Director of Rehab Services

Lisa Passarelli, PT, DPT, ATP
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy
Cert. Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Molly A. Zern-Hehir, PTA
Rehabilitation Coordinator

ARTICLE 16 COORDINATION

Peggy McDonnell, PTA
Article 16 Treatment Coordinator

Alice Milleville, MS
Article 16 Treatment Coordinator

PHYSICAL THERAPY

April Biggins, PTA

Madeline Guszcza, PT, DPT

Nick LaMarca, PTA

Charlene Lichota, PT, DPT

Christina S. Miller-Lesniak, PTA

Anna Moreland, PTA

Kimberly Schillace, PT

Amanda Serafini, PT, DPT

Molly Switzer, PTA

Lisa Zambron, PT, DPT

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Jennifer Ball, OTR/L

Laura Duncan, MS OTR/L

Jill Echtenkamp, COTA

Nicole Houck, OTR/L

Amanda Kujawinski

Ann Leitten, OTR/L

Donna Malik-Buckley, COTA

Laurie Smith, COTA

Wendy Tanti, COTA

SPEECH THERAPY

Sarah Larkin, MA, CCC-L/SLP

Kelly Duncan, MS, CCC-L/SLP

Elizabeth Galland, MS, CCC-L/SLP

Morgan Lester, MA, CCC-L/SLP

Carrie Thiel, MA, CCC-L/SLP

COUNSELING SERVICES

Theano Fouskaris, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Lead Social Worker

Julie Haase-Smith, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jillian Henderson, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jennelle Whitcomb, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Heather Zukowski, LMSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker



 

2128 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, New York 14207 | Phone: 716.874.4500