Meet the Staff
Beth received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac College in 1998. She graduated Drexel University in 2004 with a post professional certificate in the Hand and Upper Quarter, and became board certified in hand therapy in 2006. In 2011 she joined Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy where she focuses on upper extremity injuries from the shoulder to the fingertip, including rotator cuff injuries, tendinitis, nerve and tendon injuries, amputations and wounds. In 2017 she earned her Advanced Certification in Hand Therapy and in 2018 she earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professionals. Her interests include yoga, running, strength and conditioning classes, and traveling with family and friends.
Josh earned his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of New England in 2001, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion in 2012. He is board certified in orthopedics and focuses in his clinical practice on orthopedics, hip dysfunction, post-operative rehab, spinal pain and injuries, shoulder, knee and ankle pain and injuries. In 2018, Josh was certified in acute and chronic concussion management through Complete Concussion Management. He can assist in managing concussions from the acute phase and progress patients back to work and/or activities in a safe and timely manner. He is a member of the Private Practice Section of the APTA. Josh has been the clinic director for Lepre Physical Therapy in North Providence since 2002. In 2017 he partnered with Mike Pappas to create Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy of North Providence. His hobbies include sports, hiking, biking and spending time with family and friends.
Kendra-Lynn completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Rhode Island, first receiving a BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science and then earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017. She joined the staff at Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy of North Providence that same year. Kendra specializes in pelvic floor and postpartum physical therapy, treating men and women with abdominal, urinary, sexual, and bowel dysfunction. She completed her training for this specialization through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Kendra is a member of the APTA and is secretary of the RI Women’s and Men’s Health Special Interest Group. Her personal interests include weight training, dancing, cooking, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Lauren earned her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the University of Hartford in 2014, and graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017. She joined Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy that same year. Lauren is certified in LSVT BIG for persons with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. She is also certified in functional dry needling as well as a CPR and first aide instructor. Her clinical practice and areas of interest include orthopedic disorders, neurological disorders (CVA, PD, TBI, SCI), as well as pediatric developmental disorders. In 2016 she delivered a presentation at the CPAPTA Fall Conference titled Development of Trunk Control in Infants. Outside of the clinic she enjoys archery, hiking with her dogs and traveling. She also competes in shooting.
Victoria joined Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy as a rehab aide in 2012 and started working as a physical therapist in June 2018. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in 2015 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science and then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island in 2018. Her clinical interests include orthopedics and pediatrics. Victoria is currently a member of the APTA, RI and pediatric sections. Her personal interests include spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and playing with her dog Zoey.