Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc.

Jennifer Hopkins

Sandra Sterlitz, MPT

Joanne M. Conte, MS, MPM, CCC-SLP has been a Speech Language Pathologist for over 28 years.  She has practiced in a variety of settings including skilled nursing care, outpatient clinics, and hospitals.  Joanne is certified to provide vital stim treatments, Modified Barium and swallow studies and speech and language treatments for adults and children.  In addition, she has received numerous management awards for program development.

Sandra Sterlitz, MPT has been a Physical Therapist for over 27 years.  She has a wide variety of clinical experience and specializes in treating the effects of neurological and orthopedic diagnoses in children and adults.  Ms. Sterlitz is an expert at helping people achieve optimal physical conditioning and understanding how to maximize and maintain their functional status.


Ms. Sterlitz has served as an expert witness, is active in training Physical Therapy students, and provides community based and peer reviewed presentations.  Additionally, Sandra is a certified Restorative Yoga Teacher, integrating yoga principles into her rehabilitation programs.  As a principal of Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc.  she is responsible for all clinical operations.

Dr. Sharon Gwinn, PhD, OTR/L, ABDA

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Gerry Barnett, MSHS

Dr. Gwinn has worked in Occupational Therapy for over 37 years.  Her specialty is treating the effects of neurological problems in adults and children.  Dr. Gwinn's treatment focus is on maximizing function in a family centered manner.  She strongly believes in a consultative model of treatment, providing significant education to parents, families, and caregivers to achieve optimal outcomes. 


In addition to direct treatment, Dr. Gwinn is a certified Pain Management professional, has served as an expert witness, and provides community and peer reviewed inservices about treatment for neurological problems.  Dr. Gwinn has several adjunct faculty appointments at local universities and is active in training the next generation of therapy providers.  As a principal in Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc., she is responsible for administrative functions and overall quality and provision of care.

Joanne M. Conte, MS, MPM, CCC-SLP

Gerry Barnett, MSHS is our Practice Administrator and has been with Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc. since 2006.  She holds a B.S. in Management Studies and M.S. in Human Services.  Gerry will be able to assist you with starting the registration process to receive treatment from one of our skilled therapists!

Jennifer Hopkins, BS holds dual degrees in business management and psychology and functions as our therapy aide, office assistant, and general organizer.  She has worked at Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc. for over 6 years to help provide patient, family, and therapist support to ensure optimal outcomes.  In addition, Jen is responsible for Infection Control training and monitoring for our practice.  Jen is active in the local community, volunteering in the schools and serving on Parent Advisory Boards.  She is also involved in advocacy for the organization Autism Speaks.