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Our Team

Hilary-Federici

Hilary Federici, Patient Care Coordinator

Hilary grew up in Wethersfield CT, where she currently resides with her husband and 2 year old son. 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 Hilary@damatochiropractic.com.


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 Holly@damatochiropractic.com.


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 Tara@damatochiropractic.com.


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 Lin@damatochiropractic.com.

Elita

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 Elita@damatochiropractic.com.


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 Cheryl@damatochiropractic.com.


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 Linda@damatochiropractic.com

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 MaryMcCue@damatochiropractic.com.

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 Rachel@damatochiropractic.com.

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 Tom@damatochiropractic.com.

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. 

Deborah Stueber-Ward, Massage Therapist

Deb has been a Licensed Massage Therapist and Professional Member of AMTA for the past 10 years. She is very passionate about helping people on their healing journey. After 12 years working in the field of Psychology, helping children and families heal from a multitude of traumas, Deb furthered her education to become a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner. She specializes in Acupressure, Deep tissue, Myofascial release, Postural distortion issues, Swedish massage and Trigger Point therapy. Deb believes in healing from within to properly maintain the body.


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. 

 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.

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 Nutrition@damatochiropractic.com


allegra-photoAllegra Sargent, Massage Therapist

Allegra is a 2015 graduate from Avalon School of Massage in Houston, TX. After six years she moved back to New England to be closer to family. She received a BA in technical theater from Elon University in North Carolina. After working in the industry for ten years, she wanted to do more to help people prolong their careers in a healthy way. She is trained in Swedish, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal and Thai Massage. Allegra has a passion for helping people reach their goals, whether it’s running a marathon or just making it through the work week.


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 Har​t​ford, 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 Therapist

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. Show More

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.