Dana Wallace, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Dana is a Certified Hand Therapist and Occupational Therapist specializing in Hand Therapy since 2005. She received a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Russell Sage College in Albany, NY and went on to specialize in Hand Therapy, earning the prestigious Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) certification in 2012.
Dana has extensive upper extremity experience and expertise with both children and adults. She works directly with Hand Surgeons locally and has devoted the past eight years to specializing in orthopedic upper extremity injuries of the upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. She assisted with implementing and developing Hand Therapy programs at orthopedic practices in both Georgia and Virginia. She continues to be an active member of The American Society of Hand Therapists.
Dana has earned the Advanced Casting and Orthosis/Splint Fabrication Certification and brings vast knowledge and experience in the field of Hand Therapy as an Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Specialist. You will be in excellent hands with Dana!
Chanele Molano, MS, OTR/L
Chanele Molano is a registered and licensed occupational therapist. She completed her graduate studies in 2017 at James Madison University where she received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy and completed her undergraduate work in Exercise Science at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Chanele was published as a contributing author in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. She is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists as well as the American Occupational Therapy Association and presented at the National AOTA Conference in April 2017. While working at NOVA Hand Therapy Center, Chanele loves seeing her patients make great progress toward their client centered goals and continues to pursue her passion of becoming a certified hand therapist in the near future!
Christina Nebrich, Clinic Manager
Chris has demonstrated success in the health care field for over 9 years. She has worked in multi-specialty practices and leads with a very hands-on approach. She has developed proven strategies in the management of daily operations of these organizations, including billing and accounts receivable. Chris's goal as the Office Manager of Northern Virginia Hand Therapy Center is to maintain a productive and efficient working environment along with helping the practice grow to its full potential. Patients appreciate the caring and professional demeanor that Chris brings to her job.
Denise Mitchell, Front Desk Coordinator
Denise joined NOVA Hand Therapy Center after spending several years at home taking care of her 2 children. During her time at home, she developed a passion for the health and fitness industry. She became so involved with her gym that she started working toward her certification to do personal training and group fitness instruction, and will continue with this path as time allows. She feels very lucky to be working in an office such as NOVA Hand Therapy as it is a perfect fit to compliment her enthusiasm for fitness while working with such an amazing staff! In her spare time, Denise loves running with her dog, listening to music and spending time with her family. She also enjoys talking with all types of people and personalities and learning about their interests and what makes them unique!
Tracy Perry, MBA, Buisness Marketing Director
Tracy is our Marketing Director and is excited to join the NOVA Hand Therapy Family. She earned her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining NOVA Hand Therapy, she spent over 25 years as a Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in the Washington, D.C. area where she was consistently recognized for superior sales performance. She is looking forward to educating the Northern Virginia medical community about NOVA Hand Therapy and how we can serve their patients.
Sofia Abdala, OT Aide
Sofia is an Occupational Therapy Aide who wishes to become a Licensed Occupational Therapist. She has an interest in hand therapy and pediatrics. She is a current student at George Mason University, and is working towards her Bachelor of Psychology degree as well as completing her prerequisite courses to apply for OT programs. At NOVA Hand Therapy Center, she enjoys working with patients and watching them progress. She also enjoys learning about hand therapy and the different ways to treat various injuries. Sofia looks forward to learning more about Occupational Therapy and one day becoming a Licensed Occupational Therapist.