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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 her two sons. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. Hilary enjoys working with patients and helping them stay healthy with regular chiropractic care. 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

Photo of Holly KaufmannHolly 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 of 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

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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.More From Lin »

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

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 two daughters. To schedule an appointment with Cheryl, please call her directly at 860-338-5282 or via email

Tara Gumprecht, Public Relations Coordinator

Tara has over twenty years of marketing and public relations experience. She’s excited to bring her expertise and enthusiasm to Damato and help us to introduce our services to new clients across Connecticut. Tara is a graduate of Quinnipiac College (University) and spent most of her career as a marketing professional in the IT field. She is eager to be working in a field where she is passionate and has personally benefited from chiropractic care. Tara is married with two teenage sons and has a rescue dog named Dutch. Tara can be reached via email

Linda Baker

Linda Baker, Massage Therapist

Linda Baker is a graduate of the 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. More from Linda »

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

Sara Jo Sumner, Massage Therapist

Sara Jo is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in relaxation, deep tissue, and sports/ orthopedic massage. She is also a level one attuned Reiki practitioner. Sara Jo is very passionate in her craft, focusing her attention on her clients’ specific needs, delivering a truly customized massage experience every time. 
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In addition, Sara Jo practices Himalayan salt stone massage. Himalayan salt replenishes and nourishes your skin and body with 84 minerals, lightly exfoliates the skin and is highly relaxing. It also balances and neutralizes the ill effects of the toxic frequencies we live with every day. Choose from a balancing Restore Himalayan Salt Stone Massage or a relaxing Deep Tissue Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. To schedule an appointment with Sara Jo, please call her at (860) 757-3798

Stephanie Bayreuther, Massage Therapist

Stephanie is a 2016 graduate of CCMT in Newington and currently a 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 heal 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.  She specializes in Swedish Therapeutic Massage. To schedule an appointment with Stephane, please call her at directly at (860) 878-2336.

Ashley Singh, Chiropractic Assistant /Patient Care Coordinator

Ashley was raised in New York City and has a Bachelor’s degree in math and science from Queens College. She’s also a licensed medical assistant and certified home health aide. She developed her love for caring for others thanks to her grandparents, whom she lived with growing up. She has been with Damato since March 2018 and was recently named Employee of the Month for her dedication to both her job and her patients. Ashley is determined, passionate, and adventurous and would love to someday get into med school and become a pediatrician. She and her husband Andy are expecting their first child very soon. Ashley can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065

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. More From Tom »

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

 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.

Rayden Spano, Massage Therapist


Rayden is a graduate of Cortiva Institute’s Massage Therapy program. He practices Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Trigger Point Massage. Rayden is a massage therapist at Studio 31 and he also works assisting the chiropractors at Damato Chiropractic Center. Rayden will work with you to obtain specific goals or address nagging pains. After personally experiencing the benefits of Massage Therapy in relieving pain from an old whiplash injury, he fell in love with the work and dedicated himself to practicing it.  “If we understand your discomfort, we can take steps to elicit the soft tissue changes needed to relieve it. That is why I love Massage Therapy, it is practical but amazingly beneficial.” Rayden can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065

Profile photo of Yesenia Rodriguez, who is the Billing Manager.

Yesenia Rodriguez, Billing Manager

Yesenia has over 17 years of billing experience, working with an array of insurance companies. Her experience covers everything from ambulatory billing, hospital billing for different specialties, and now includes chiropractic services. She also has proven leadership skills and experience as a past Director for a billing company. She attended Central CT State University for Graphic Design and American Institute in West Hartford, CT for Billing and Coding. Her work ethic, dedication, experience and willingness to learn has led her to always excel in her previous endeavors.

Brian Roberson, Exercise TherapistBrianR_website

Brian graduated from Manchester Community College in 2015 with an Associates Degree in Health and Exercise Science. As a part of his degree, he interned as a Recreational Therapist and worked with patients with a wide range of injuries and conditions. After graduation, Brian went on to earn his certification in Personal Training from World Instructor Training School (WITS) as well as his CPR/AED certification from the American Red Cross. More from Brian…»

Brian Discovered his passion for health after becoming a Chiropractic patient himself in high school. After graduation, he began his career as a Personal Trainer in a large commercial gym. Brian worked with clients of all types over the course of two and a half years. His training style is centered around functional movements that mimic everyday motions to improve quality of life. Brian also specializes in weight management and sports performance.

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 get 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.More from Sara…»

 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