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Our Team


Hilary Federici, Patient Care Coordinator

Hilary grew up in Wethersfield CT, where she currently resides with her husband and baby boy. She graduated from Central CT State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. Hilary has over 5 years of experience working as a Patient Care Coordinator and enjoys interacting with the public. She lives an active lifestyle and has a passion for exercise and healthy food. Hilary can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436- 2065 or via email at

Holly Kaufmann, Patient Care Coordinator

Holly is a Connecticut native, and a long-time chiropractic patient. After many years of debilitating pain and failing traditional treatment, she found relief through chiropractic care. Holly is married and has a baby girl, her husband also gets adjusted regularly. Holly worked as a medical assistant in the field of Dermatology for 11 years, prior to joining the Damato team; she is also a certified EMT. Holly is passionate about what she does and the people she helps. Holly can be reached by calling the office at (860)436-2065 or via email at

Tara Kirby, Office Manager

Tara has over 20 years experience as a business administrator in the chiropractic practice.  Her considerable experience includes all aspects of insurance billing, transcription, payroll and accounts receivable and payable. As a chiropractic patient herself, she has personally experienced the healing potential of chiropractic and shares her passion for chiropractic care with everyone she knows and the many benefits it has.  Tara is caring, selfless, and compassionate. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Tara can be reached by calling the office at (860) 259-4980 or via email at

Lin Moctezuma

Lin Moctezuma, Personal Injury Specialist

Lin has extensive experience performing and managing all functions as a personal injury specialist including but not limited to chiropractic assistant, patient services, and administration. Lin went to school for Business Management and Medical Assisting, she also attended RMT Training and obtained her certification as a Board-Certified Life Coach. She has excellent patient service skills. She gives all patients her full attention, loves speaking with them and getting to know them better. Lin is outgoing, kind-hearted, ambitious, nurturing, and caring whose compassion shows in her love of helping others.Read more

Through her ever-changing journey she believes her purpose is helping others overcome situations they think are impossible.  Lin has the insight to ask the questions that provoke positive change. In her spare time, Lin enjoys doing Zumba, bike riding, reading and entertaining. She has two kids both of whom are adjusted regularly. She loves living the chiropractic lifestyle and teaching people about the benefits of chiropractic care. Lin can be reached by calling the office at (860) 372-4034 or via email at


Elita Alfonso, Patient Care Coordinator, Massage Therapist

Elita was born and raised in Peru and has been living in CT for 10 years with her husband and their little girl, who gets adjusted on a regular basis for maintenance purposes. She found her passion for Massage Therapy while working at Damato Chiropractic Center and recently graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. Elita truly loves helping all of her patients realize a holistic lifestyle. To schedule an appointment with Elita, please call the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at

Cheryl Connolly

Cheryl Connolly, Massage Manager

Cheryl Connolly has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 7 years. She is a graduate from CCMT specializing in Sports and Deep Tissue Massage. Cheryl has been practicing in the chiropractic field for 5 years and appreciates how massage compliments chiropractic care. Cheryl resides in Tolland CT with her husband and two baby girls. To schedule an appointment with Cheryl, please call her directly at 860-338-5282 or via email

Linda Baker

Linda Baker, Massage Therapist

Linda Baker is a graduate of Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington and a mother of three. Her time in school was a journey for her own personal growth and independence, learning love and acceptance of self and truly finding the career that ignites her passion. Read more

Linda has been trained in many modalities to help you reach your goals with massage therapy. Specializing in Deep Tissue, Sports and Swedish Massage, with training in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Lomi Lomi. She holds a special place in her heart for Pre and Post Natal Massage. Linda believes in the power of touch as a way to naturally heal, rejuvenate and balance the body, mind and spirit. Her goal is to work together with you, the client, to help your body achieve its full health potential. Knowing the body changes every day, your massage will be completely customized for your bodies needs through assessment and intake. To schedule an appointment with Linda, please call her directly at 860-985-3667 or via email at

Mary McCue

Mary McCue, Massage Therapist

Mary McCue is a 2012 graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, CT. Along with her state license, Mary is a nationally certified massage therapist as well as a professional member of the AMTA CT Chapter. After college, she felt drawn to the healing arts and fell in love with the art and science of massage. She specializes in Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, and Sports. Read more

Mary is a self-proclaimed choir nerd and has been singing for over 20 years. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Connecticut in Storrs in 2009, Mary’s singing has given her a particular sense of body awareness that she has blended with her massage practice. She spends her weekends as a paid section leader for her church choir. In addition to being an LMT, Mary added certified yoga instructor to her resume in June 2014 when she completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. She is excited to delve into the world of teaching and is looking forward to blending her massage, music, and yoga together. To schedule an appointment with Mary, please call her directly at (860) 518-9000  or via email

Rachel Schwanke

Rachel Schwanke, Massage Manager

Rachel graduated in 2009 from the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX.  She specializes in Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Swedish, and Sports massage.  Having worked with Chiropractors since she was 15, Rachel has always been drawn to the clinical setting and enjoys assisting others to heal from within.  She believes with a healthy diet, self awareness, and education, the body can heal itself from most illnesses. Read more

Prior to massage school, Rachel earned her Bachelors in General Business from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  From a young age, she played soccer competitively and continues to enjoy playing recreationally.  Rachel came to Connecticut to reconnect with her brothers, as well as to escape the Texas heat.  She has enjoyed growing with DCC and looks forward to the ongoing relationship. To schedule an appointment with Rachel, please call her at the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at

Tom McLellan, Exercise Therapist

Tom McLellan, Exercise Therapist

Tom earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Connecticut with a major in Exercise Science with a focus in strength and conditioning and a minor in Sports Nutrition. Tom is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, a certified TRX Suspension trainer, as well as holding a CPR/AED certification through the American Red Cross. Tom began his career through internships with the UCONN Strength & Conditioning Departments working primarily with football, track, and softball, but also has extensive experience in all sports. Read more

Following his internship, Tom moved to the corporate fitness realm working with clients of all types. Toms training is based on combining rehab and fitness. Designing and implementing workouts to decrease pain while increasing performance and overall health. Tom has trained clients from age 12 to 80 and has worked with athletes who went onto careers in professional sports and the Olympics. Outside of work, Tom enjoys weightlifting, all types of sports, guitar and music in general. To schedule an appointment with Tom, please call him at the office (860) 436-2065 or via email at

Stephanie Bayreuther

Stephanie Bayreuther, Massage Therapist

Stephanie is a January 2016 graduate from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, CT and a current member of the AMTA.  While in school, she not only grew more confident and independent as a person, but she has seen firsthand how massage helps the body in a more natural way.  Through her time in school, she has been trained in several modalities, blending Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, acupressure, and trigger point techniques.Read more

Prior to massage school, Stephanie graduated from Asnuntuck Community College with a degree in Liberal Arts.   While in massage school, she was working at a non-profit organization who serves children and adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in group homes. She currently works at a local middle school as a special education paraprofessional. Stephanie can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at

Ken Hurren

Ken Hurren, Exercise Therapist

Ken graduated from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine in 2003. Ken is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a Personal Trainer. He is also CPR/AED and First Aid certified through the American Heart Association. Ken is trained and well-versed in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) an innovative fitness assessment tool.Read more

Ken has over 12 years of health and fitness experience and has trained clients of all ages and fitness levels. He enjoys challenging people to achieve their personal health goals and more by working on strength, balance and functionality of the body, and utilizing unique techniques and props like the bosu ball, stability ball and the TRX suspension trainer. He has a creative and positive training style that allows him to challenge and encourage his clients while trying to create the best possible workout experience. Ken can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at

Jill McNally

Jill McNally, Exercise Therapist

Jill earned her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of New Haven with a major in Criminal Justice and Fire Science. She went on to earn a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut and began working as a mental health clinician for a Women’s Jail Diversion program. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has her CrossFit level 1 certification.Read more

Jill’s training is based on a comprehensive approach to wellness that incorporates her experience in the fitness industry, military and mental health field. She has experience with a wide variety of ages and abilities. Outside of training, Jill is working towards finishing her hours to become an LCSW and is attending classes to apply for Osteopathic Medical School. Jill can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at


Christina Otero, Chiropractic AssistantPhoto of Christina Otero

Christina grew up in Hartford CT. She has several years of experience working with patients in the medical field, including a year spent working at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She attended the American Institute in West Hartford, CT where she received her certification in Phlebotomy. Christina is currently studying to become an Emergency Medical Technician at Code One Training Solutions in East Hartford, CT. Read more

Christina has a passion for helping patients. She is enthusiastic about chiropractic care and gets adjusted regularly. In her spare time, Christina enjoys photography and baking. Christina can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at 

nicole-smart-picNicole Smart, Massage Therapist

Nicole graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, CT. She originally started school as a Psychology major with a minor in Arts. Midway through a semester, she decided to switch gears and signed up at CCMT to begin her journey of becoming a  massage therapist.  She always knew that she wanted to take a meaningful and artistic approach to a career. Nicole’s decision to become a massage therapist was the best decision she has made. Nicole is trained in Swedish massage, acupressure, myofacial release and specializes in  deep tissue.Read more

 While in school, Nicole’s drive also brought her to get certified in Thai massage before graduating. Nicole has a very energetic and beneficial approach to her massage. You can expect a calming and relaxing experience. Nicole can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at 

 matt-ahern-picMatthew Ahern, Massage Therapist

Matt began his career in the wellness community over 10 years ago as a certified personal trainer when he was 18 years old. Matt discovered his passion for massage therapy and wanted to give back to the community by means of relaxation and healing. Matt graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, CT. Matt holds many certifications in the health and wellness field including Manual Muscle Therapy & Kinesio taping. Matt truly has a gift when it comes to helping others and a passion for what he does. Matt can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at

Sara Bye, Nutritionist

Sara has been helping people with their health, wellness, and weight goals as a TLS Coach for three years.  Sara had decided in college that she wanted to help women, men, and families with their health goals using food as the main method leading her to getting her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition.  Through her own struggles and journey with food, she was able to manage her weight and discovered her own food sensitivities.  Sara had seen several doctor’s who could not give her a reason why she kept getting eczema-like rashes that seemed to get worse with both of her pregnancies.  Following TLS and eliminating certain foods from her daily diet she was able to overcome and find the reason for the flare ups – sensitivities to several foods being the culprit.Read more

 Prior to becoming a coach, Sara spent 10 years managing food service accounts from public schools to colleges helping to bring healthy foods and education to the students.  She now coaches clients on her own and consults at Damato Chiropractic.  As a mom of two, she has taken her love for food and wellness to helping individuals and families find the right balance of food, individualized supplementation, and overall wellness. Sara can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at