Multidisciplinary Pulmonary Rehab Staff

Barbara Dalton, MD: Program Medical Director.

Dr. Dalton interviews each patient before they begin rehab, and meets weekly with the rehab coordinator to update their progress and make further recommendations. She also provides education during the 8-week program and visits the exercise area during the program.

Mary Anne Riley, RRT/L: Program Coordinator

Licensed and registered Respiratory Therapist and rehabilitation coordinator at Springfield Hospital. She interviews each patient before they begin rehabilitation and is present at each session for exercise and to provide education.

Terisa Elliott, BSRC/RRT Respiratory Therapist

Registered respiratory therapist for inpatients at Springfield Hospital and staff member of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department. Terisa provides respiratory assessment and education through the rehabilitation program.

Trish LaPlante, LNA Licensed Nursing Assistant

Pulmonary rehabilitation assistant. Trish provides assistance during the exercise sessions for patients.

Lori Gurney, PHD. Program Psychologist

Lori provides psychological counseling for anxiety and depression. Lori provides education to help pulmonary rehabilitation participants identify and control symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.

Victoria Palma, OTR: Program Occupational Therapist

Licensed Occupational Therapist at Springfield Hospital. Victoria provides education on energy conservation and demonstrates adaptive equipment to patients.

Karl Riotte, RPH: Pharmacist

Registered Pharmacist for inpatient clients at Springfield Hospital. Samantha provides education on respiratory medications for pulmonary rehabilitation participants, answers questions on current medications and provides handouts for all participants.

Samantha Tyrrell, RPH: Pharmacist

Registered Pharmacist for inpatient clients at Springfield Hospital. Samantha provides education on respiratory medications for pulmonary rehabilitation participants, answers questions on current medications and provides handouts for all participants.

Robyn Priebe, RD: Dietician

Dietician at Springfield Hospital. Robyn provides education on nutrition and offers suggestions to improve overall diet.