Bristol Staff

Amy Simmons, DPT, MS

OPT Director of Development
Clinical Director, OPT Bristol-Warren

Amy graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Health and in 2005 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, MA in December of 2007. She has completed additional course work in head injury and concussion treatment/management from Harvard Med and Boston University, in Functional Rehabilitation from the Kinetic Chain/Gray Institute, and in Lumbopelvic Integration from IMTS.

Amy especially enjoys the treatment of sports related injuries and post-surgical athletes.  She has provided the on-site physical therapy services for Roger Williams University in their Athletic Training Room where she worked with both athletes and the general student population. Amy enjoys working with area high school and youth athletic programs in the provision of warm-up and injury prevention programs. She serves as the director of OPT’s Total Athletic Performance Summer Conditioning Camp.

Amy routinely serves as a member of the Boston Marathon Medical team and has past participation on both the Marine Corps Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon Teams. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the Sports Section of the APTA. She has past service as the Programming Chair for the RIAPTA Board of Directors, on the East Bay Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Relations Committee as well as the Bayside YMCA Membership and Program Development Committee.

In her free time Amy enjoys running half marathons and 10ks, backpacking, skiing, weight training and everything soccer related. She is a lifelong resident of Little Compton where she resides with her husband.

Lorraine Stanzione

Reception and Scheduling

Lorraine brings over 41 years of experience in the administrative field to the OPT team. Her expertise in customer service and organizational skills are a definite asset in front office.

Steve Warren, PTA and Personal Trainer

Steve Warren received his PTA Certificate in 2017 from the Community College of Rhode Island with Cum Laude distinction. In 2006 he received his NSCA Personal Trainer Certification. He has a strong background in sports training, geriatric conditioning and working with neurological disorders. Steve is a veteran of the United States Navy. Steve joined OPT in 2002 as a rehabilitation aide and now is a PTA. Steve’s continuing education is focused on Chain Reaction Functional Biomechanics. In addition to his personal training, he works with the local athletes at the High Schools as well as with the community various special events. He still enjoys playing basketball and weight lifting.

Andrea Wasylow, DPT, LATC

Andrea graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Movement Science, Sport and Leisure studies with a concentration in Athletic Training from Westfield State College and in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of New England in December, 2013. Additionally Andrea earned a Fellowship in Applied Functional Science in 2007 from the Gray Institute. In addition to physical therapy, she is a licensed athletic trainer, massage therapist and is a Nike Certified Golf Performance Specialist.
Andrea has extensive experience working with athletes of all ages and levels of ability, however enjoys working with (everyone).
Andrea currently serves as a Faculty member and presenter with the Gray Institute. She is a member of the APTA and NATA professional organizations. In her free time Andrea serves as a coach in recreational youth soccer, basketball and softball in the town of Rehoboth where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

Katie Pacheco, PTA

Lauren Manning

Front Office Manager