Leadership

Matt is one of the two owners and directors of Excel Physical Therapy. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 1986, he went on to work at a sports medicine facility in New York City. There he was involved for three years with the New York Knicks, where he provided their long-term physical therapy, as well as their pre-season and pre-signing orthopedic evaluations.

A competitive triathlete, Matt has successfully completed Ironman USA in Lake Placid, N.Y. three times. He also enjoys fishing and boating in his spare time.

Passionate about healthcare, Mike has more than 30 years of industry management experience with the majority spent in outpatient rehabilitation. Prior to joining EXCEL in 2018, Mike was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for IvyRehab Physical Therapy. Throughout his career, Mike has held senior leadership positions in the healthcare space, covering all aspects of rehabilitation—both inpatient and outpatient.   

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics from Southern Connecticut University. Outside of the office, you can find Mike spending time with his wife and three children. A former All-American swimmer turned lacrosse coach, he also enjoys honing his photography and cooking skills.

George brings more than 25 years of finance leadership experience in both public and private corporations with revenues ranging from $5 million to $500 million. His experience in key executive positions spans a variety of industries with proven success in building, strengthening and leading the corporate finance function for companies in various start-up, stable and growth situations. 

George has held several key executive positions in the industries of healthcare, retail and franchise finance, and contract food and beverage. He most recently served as chief financial officer for a company providing patient care in the behavioral health industry.

Lauren graduated summa cum laude from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health Science. While at U Sciences, Lauren was a member of the Women’s Basketball team, earning multiple all-conference honors for academic achievements. 

Lauren developed an interest in physical therapy after suffering a knee injury during high school basketball, requiring an ACL reconstructive surgery. It was during her time in rehabilitation that Lauren realized a career in physical therapy would combine her love for learning and passion for helping people, all while making a positive difference in someone’s life. 

Lauren enjoys treating a variety of patients across all age ranges and injuries. However, she has taken a particular interest in treating post-operative injuries of young females. Due to her own adolescent injury, she understands not only the physical, but also the emotional and psychological challenges that can accompany an injury to a person in this age group. This unique perspective allows her to connect with patients and treat their injuries on a more global level.

Although born in California, Lauren was raised in Texas and finally planted her roots in Northern New Jersey in the mid-1990s. Now a Jersey girl, she enjoys the varying landscapes of this great state, from beach to farm to mountain. Lauren loves being outdoors, especially when she can bring her dog along. Lauren and her husband consider themselves enthusiastic travelers, always up for a challenge. They enjoy adventure vacations, exploring locations not only within the United States, but also abroad, including trips to Europe, Central America, the Middle East, and South Africa. Together, they find that understanding unfamiliar cultures and cuisines helps them appreciate the diversity that comes with this profession.

Maria has over 25 years of healthcare revenue cycle management and operations, specializing in outpatient rehabilitation services. Her leadership offers team spirit and a proven track record with federal and state programs as well as third party payers and patient receivables ranging from $10M to $100M+.

Maria graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College, NY. When not at work, Maria enjoys traveling and bringing her family and friends together through her love for culinary arts and passing along traditions.