Leadership

Meet our team of dedicated professionals devoted to Gymnastics Medicine and the continued studies of gymnastics-related injuries and prevention.

Founder

Dr. Elspeth (Elly) Hart

DScPAS, PA-C, MPAS, ATC, LAT

Our founder, Dr. Elly Hart, was only three years old when she began her gymnastics career. She competed in Region VI and was a Junior Olympic level 10 gymnast before attending James Madison University as a Division I athlete. During her time at James Madison, she studied Athletic Training & Sports Medicine with a minor in Biology and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science.

After graduation, Elly passed her boards and went on to practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer. During this time, she started competing again, qualifying and hitting four for four routines at level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships. She was one of the oldest gymnasts to do so at the age of twenty-three.

She obtained a Master’s degree in Physician’s Assistant Studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) and passed her Boards to become a Certified Physician’s Assistant. While practicing sports medicine, Elly made history by starting the country’s first Gymnastics Medicine Clinic. The clinic focuses exclusively on gymnastics injuries, diagnosis, education, treatment, and prevention. She has also written and published many research papers on the subject and is currently finishing multiple gymnastics-specific studies.

In 2019, Elly completed her Doctorate from MCPHS before founding Gymnastics Medicine: Education and Research. She is an avid snowboarder and surfer, and also competed in the 2021 National Ninja Warrior Championships and is currently ranked 3rd across adult, female ninjas.

Executive Board Members

Cale Robinson

Cale Robinson is a former Stanford gymnast and two-time team captain. After a successful athletic career, Cale made a quick but seamless transition from athlete to full-time coach.

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Samantha Peszek

With 21 years of gymnastics experience, Samantha Peszek has been fortunate enough to compete at every level the sport offers.

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Kerry Salerno

As a mom to two young gymnasts, Riley (14) and Chloe (12), Kerry Salerno knows the dedication it takes to be a gymnastics family.

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Riley Salerno

Riley Salerno is a student at Central Catholic High School located in Lawrence, Massachusetts. With over ten years of gymnastics experience, Riley has achieved several state and regional titles.

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Dr. Thomas Gill, MD

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Thomas Gill is also chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and an orthopedic surgery professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ellen Casey

Dr. Ellen Casey is an Associate Attending Physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Casey’s clinical practice focuses on treating acute sports medicine injuries and spine disorders, and she has particular expertise working with female athletes.

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Working Board Members

Dr. Shannon Bauman

B.S., B.ScN., MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med

Dr. Shannon Bauman is a Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician who, for the last 15 years, has dedicated her practice to helping recreational, national team, Olympic, and professional athletes return to their sport.

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Kerry Bair

RD, LDN, MPH

Kerry Bair is a registered dietitian and a gymnastics nutrition expert helping gymnasts fuel their bodies, prevent injuries, and reach their highest potential through proper eating habits.

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Dr. Alyssa Herrera-Set

PT, DPT, SCS, PMA-CPT

Dr. Alyssa Herrera-Set began her career at the University of California Berkeley, where she focused on education and ethnic studies.

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Jamie Broz

MEd, ATC

Jamie Broz holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Athletic Training and Exercise Science and a Master’s in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Dr. Emily Sweeney, MD

Dr. Emily Sweeney is a pediatric sports medicine physician at the Children’s Hospital in Colorado and an assistant professor of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Dr. Diana Lattimore

PhD, CMPC

Dr. Diana Lattimore is passionate about helping athletes achieve mental strength and confidence to perform their best.

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Dr. Jenny Borda

PT, DPT

With two gymnastics coaches for parents, you might say Dr. Jenny Borda has been involved in the sport since birth.

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Elizabeth Melvin

PT, OCS, CSCS

Elizabeth (Liz) Melvin is a sports physical therapist, life-long gymnast, coach and judge.

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