Team

Kathryn Cieniewicz, PT, MSPT, CAPS, CEAC

Owner, Team Physical Therapist

Kathryn graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2003 with her Masters Degree in Science of Physical Therapy. She is also certified as an Aging in Place Specialist and an Environmental Access Consultant. Kathryn has been a practicing Physical Therapist for fifteenyears, starting her career in New Jersey at one of the best sub-acute rehab hospitals in the country in 2003- Kessler Institute (now Select Medical). She moved to Delaware in 2006 with her husband Mark and then in 2014, decided to follow her passion for helping seniors and started Aging in Place Specialists. Currently, through her company, Aging in Place Specialists, Kathryn has dedicated her career to helping individuals strategize and achieve the ability to stay in their homes as they get older, through in-home Physical Therapy, consulting, service coordination, and home modifications. Aging in Place Specialists is best known in the community for their stellar treatment of balance and low back pain conditions, as well as a reliable service for home environment changes that enhance the quality of life for their clients. Kathryn lives in Lewes, Delaware with her husband Mark and two young boys, Landon and Noah. She enjoys photography walks with her husband, reading, bike riding, and traveling.


Mary Ann Gargano PT, MSPT, CAPS

Team Physical Therapist

With over 19 years of experience, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Long Island University in New York in 1999. She has worked in 3 different states, and in various settings, including in-patient acute care, respiratory and cardiac rehab, out-patient orthopedics, assisted living, nursing homes, and home care P.T. Her experience treating back pain and other orthopedic diagnoses is extensive, including Continuing Education classes that broadened her knowledge base in this area. Mary Ann has also taken many courses specializing in manual therapy techniques treating the upper, mid, and low back. Her interest in this field started in her 20’s, when she injured her left knee playing volleyball and was sent for Physical Therapy to avoid surgery. In 6 weeks, she was up and running, literally. Impressed with her success, and already having an interest in medicine and sports, she went back to school and started training to become a Physical Therapist. Her career in Physical Therapy has been a very rewarding one- she gets to help people feel better, function better, and have an improved quality of life.


Dr. Yvonne Cipressi DPT, LSVT (BIG), CEES

Team Physical Therapist

Yvonne has 24 years of experience in the field of Physical Therapy. After working as a Physical Therapist Assistant and an educator in the field, she decided to further her career and received her Master’s Degree in Health Education at Arcadia University and her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2011 from Neumann University. She is passionate about teaching and helping people recover from injury. She has worked in most rehab medicine clinical settings which lends to her positive outcomes with each patient’s goals. She has worked extensively with back pain as well as Parkinson’s Disease. She is certified in the Parkinson’s Disease Protocol, and is a Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) BIG clinician- trained to deliver research protocol exercises targeting persons with neurologic disability. Parkinson’s Disease is the original population to receive benefits from “recalibration” in quantity, quality and velocity of movement necessary to remain safe in their surroundings. Dr. Cipressi has applied this protocol to other conditions of mobility dysfunction with positive outcomes including family training.


Megan MacDonald, MPT

Team Physical Therapist

Megan graduated with her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from University of Delaware in 2000. She has had diverse employment opportunities as she has moved several times for her spouse’s career, making Megan a highly diversified clinician with a significant skill set in the industry. Megan has experience in post-operative orthopedic care, acute spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and neurological rehabilitation, both acute and sub acute inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient care. 

Although she has treated all ages, including infants, her primary passion is geriatric care. Megan has advanced education in cervical and lumbar dysfunction and neurological rehabilitation (balance, falls) and is also Level 1 Dry Needling certified. 

Megan’s main goal as a physical therapist is to keep people as independent and safe as possible, so they can enjoy life with their loved ones. 

When not working, she loves spending time with her two children and husband, engaging in various sports and water activities.


Susan Pender, MPT

Team Physical Therapist

Coming Soon…


Anne Mackin, DPT

Team Physical Therapist

Anne is a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2004 and Master of Physical Therapy since 2001. She earned each degree from Shenandoah University. Her work experience includes more than 15 years of Outpatient Orthopedic and 4 years in Home Care. Her manual joint and soft tissue mobilization, Graston soft tissue assisted mobilization, Pilates rehabilitation and Reiki training qualifies her to treat a variety of spinal, Orthopedic and medical diagnoses.


Sherry Dasher

Sherry Dasher is our Office and Marketing Administrator here at AIPS.

Sherry has been working with AIPS since August of 2017, and comes to us with a background in Case Management. After graduating from Wesley College in Dover DE with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, she spent time working closely with individuals with disabilities as both a Direct Support Professional and a Case Manager. While Sherry loved the work and the individuals she worked with, she realized that her higher calling was being able to care for her family and eventually homeschool her children. In addition to this, she desired the flexibility and ability to work in such a manner that would enable her to help provide for her family as well as nurture her children in the way that she felt God was calling her to do.

It was then that Sherry found the opportunity with Kat at Aging in Place Specialists where she felt she was able to make an impact in her community as well as be able to fulfill her calling of being at home with her family.

Sherry’s duties with AIPS primarily involve managing the office, assisting the PT’s, facilitating and generating patient care referrals, assisting with creation and implementation of company policies, and other marketing duties.

Physical Therapy has helped me. The most important thing is that I am more comfortable walking, feel stronger, and am sure of myself. Aina