Faculty and Staff

Dacko Stan M. Dacko, Chair and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.A., Rutgers University; M.S.P.T., Boston University; Ph.D., Hahnemann University

Dr. Dacko teaches cardiovascular/pulmonary and neuroscience. His research interests are related to motor control and interventions for neurodegenerative diseases.

Telephone: 717-867-6843
Address: Heilman 114-C
Email: dacko@lvc.edu



Epler Marcia E. Epler, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Ithaca College; M.Ed., Temple University; Ph.D., Temple University

Dr. Epler teaches biomechanics & kinesiology, musculoskeletal I & II. Her research interests include orthopedic dysfunctions and functional outcomes. Clinical practice areas include orthopedics and sports medicine.

Telephone: 717-867-6844
Address: Heilman 114-D
Email: epler@lvc.edu



Fink Michael L. Fink, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Thomas Jefferson University; M.S., Thomas Jefferson University; D.Sc., Baylor University; Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties; Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Dr. Fink teaches human anatomy, pharmacology, differential diagnosis, and selected physical therapy practice topics: high velocity low amplitude thrust grade V mobilizations module and musculoskeletal ultrasound module. His research interests include factors impacting physical therapists predominating using manual therapy techniques, scapular mobility, knee injury prevention programs, and the diagnostic utility of musculoskeletal ultrasound & electromyography. Clinical practice areas include orthopedics and sports medicine.

Telephone: 717-867-6847
Address: Heilman 115-C
Email: fink@lvc.edu



Gazsi Claudia C. Gazsi, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
B.S., West Virginia University; M.H.A., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Prof. Gazsi teaches professional issues of physical therapy I & II and oversees the clinical education courses I-IV. Her research interests include clinical education and student learning/outcomes.

Telephone: 717-867-6846
Address: Heilman 114-F
Email: gazsi@lvc.edu



Lehr Michael Lehr, Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Lock Haven University; M.P.T., University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; D.P.T., Temple University; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association; Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Dr. Lehr teaches clinical examination, clinical interventions I & II, and selected physical therapy practice topics: high velocity low amplitude thrust grade V mobilizations module. His research interests include skilled Interventions in terms of manual therapy and functional/corrective exercise, and clinical decision making within musculoskeletal management. Clinical practice area is orthopedics.

Telephone: 717-867-6853
Address: Heilman 114
Email: mlehr@lvc.edu



Myers Robin Myers, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Florida; D.P.T., MGH Institute of Health Professions; Board Certified in Neurology, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Dr. Myers teaches neuromuscular physical therapy I & II. Her research interests include clinical decision making related to neurologic physical therapy practice and the treatment of individuals with disorders of consciousness. Clinical practice areas is neurology, with a subspecialty of brain injury.

Telephone: 717-867-6851
Address: Heilman 115-A
Email: rmyers@lvc.edu



Oriel Kathryn N. Oriel, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; M.P.T., University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; Ed.D., Idaho State University

Dr. Oriel teaches pediatric physical therapy, motor development, motor control, and health promotion for self and society. Her research interests include the impact of community-based fitness programs on children with disabilities, exercise in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and health promotion across the lifespan. Clinical practice area is pediatrics, specifically an inclusive preschool setting.

Telephone: 717-867-6852
Address: Heilman Center 115B
Email: oriel@lvc.edu



Walko Matthew Walko, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Misericordia University; M.S., Misericordia University; D.P.T., Misericordia University; NSCA Certified Conditioning Specialist; APTA Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Specialist

Professionally, Dr. Walko has practiced physical therapy in acute care, inpatient rehab, home health, and outpatient settings (Holy Spirit Healthcare System and Guthrie Healthcare System) with a concentration in treating patients in intensive care units. One of only nine Pennsylvania physical therapists with APTA certification in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, Dr. Walko teaches exercise science, cardiovascular-pulmonary physical therapy, clinical examination, and pharmacology in rehabilitation. His research interests include long-term exercise program compliance following hospitalization, exercise prescription for patients in the ICU, and optimizing instruction of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy to future clinicians.

Telephone: 717-867-6854
Address: Heilman 115-D
Email: walko@lvc.edu



Jane Iantosca, Adjunct Instructor of Physical Therapy

Professor Iantosca teaches medical Spanish. Consulting translator and interpreter (English to Spanish and Spanish to English).

Telephone: 717-867-6840
Address: Heilman 115
Email: iantosca@lvc.edu



Joan Vance, Adjunct Instructor of Physical Therapy

Email: vance@lvc.edu



Nelson Roger M. Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy
B.S. and Certificate in Physical Therapy, New York University; M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa. Catherine Worthingham Fellow, American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Nelson teaches geriatrics and the evidence based/critical inquiry physical therapy series. His research interests include outcome modeling using activity based methodology and patient satisfaction.

Email: nelson@lvc.edu



Support Staff

Brashear Carol L. Brashear, Physical Therapy Department Assistant
A.A., Allegany College; B.S. in Health Care Management, Lebanon Valley College, (in-progress). Certified CPR Instructor, American Red Cross.

Carol’s responsible for all routine telephone and e-mail communication; typing, word-processing, and preparation of instructional materials; equipment and supply purchasing; tracking expenses; maintenance of student records, comprehensive student databases, and clinical site databases; coordinating clinical affiliation evaluations; scheduling prospective student visits; management of student employee assignments; manages all electronic surveys/evaluations (e.g. guest lecturer evaluations, associated faculty self-assessments, clinical education evaluations, graduate & employer surveys).

Telephone: 717-867-6840
Address: Heilman 115
Email: brashear@lvc.edu



Konan Lynne S. Konan, Administrative Assistant for Physical Therapy
A.A.in Human Services, Westchester Community College.

Lynne’s primarily responsible for administrative tasks associated with the Clinical Education portion of the PT program.

Telephone: 717-867-6842
Address: Heilman 115
Email: konan@lvc.edu