Meet Westcoast Brace & Limb’s Practitioners

Greg Bauer, L.P.O., C.P.O.

President

Greg Bauer is a Licensed and Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, and President of Westcoast Brace & Limb. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

He studied both orthotics and prosthetics at California State University, where he received degrees in both disciplines. He has earned certificates for expertise in CLeg Systems, Utah Arm, Myobock Upper Extremity and advanced training in Silicone Restoration, Carbon Fabrication, Oregon Orthotic Systems and Certification in various designs of scoliosis bracing.

Greg specializes in upper extremity prosthetics, specifically in myoelectrics and silicone restoration. He oversaw a research project evaluating the effects of treating pectus carinatum with a specific brace designed by Westcoast Brace and Limb. Greg currently is on the St. Petersburg Orthotic and Prosthetic Advisory Board and serves as a Board Member and Treasurer of Self Reliance. He also is a regular presenter at a variety of CE-approved courses for practitioners, and a frequent guest speaker for many organizations throughout the region.

Bridget Augustine, L.P.O., C.P.O.

Clinical Director

Bridget is a Florida Licensed and American Board Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist who sees patients at Westcoast’s North Tampa location. Bridget is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and served as chair for its Lower Limb Orthotics Society from 2009-2012. She specializes in lower extremity prostheses, pediatrics, and complex orthotics. She utilizes both traditional and advanced technologies including but not limited to the WPC Compressors, WalkAide, Bioness, Stance Control KAFOs, and Isocentric RGOs for Orthotics; and microprocessor knees, microprocessor ankles, elevated vacuum systems, and advanced socket technologies with prosthetics.

Bridget graduated from Stetson University with a B.S. in Integrative Health Science. She received her orthotic and prosthetic education from Northwestern University and completed her residencies and first few years of practice in Chicago, where she was also honored with the Gunther Gehl Scholarship (given to the most deserving resident in the Midwest). Bridget also worked as an adjunct professor for Northwestern University’s Orthotics Program from 2009-2014 and has presented research at national and local meetings on cerebral palsy. She believes clinical outcomes are enhanced by sharing her passion and knowledge by regularly educating not only her patients and caregivers, but also by presenting continuing education courses for other medical professionals.

Lastly, she also enjoys teaming up with patients for community events (walks, runs, etc) through the I Will Inspire Team, to promote active, healthy lifestyles for herself and her patients as well as celebrating achieving goals and overcoming obstacles.

Les Bauer, L.O., C.O.

Les Bauer is a Licensed and Certified Orthotist and Director of Westcoast Brace & Limb. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Curry College and a Medical Technology degree from Princeton Hospital. He studied orthotics at New York University. He became Certified in Orthotics through the American Board of Certification in 1975. Les worked with his father, Jules Bauer who also was an orthotist, until 1981 at which time he founded Westcoast Brace & Limb. Les has published numerous articles, including, “The Responsibility of Health Care,” “Spinal Orthotics,” “Exercise Regimen for Scoliosis” and “Pediatric Orthotics.” Les developed the Inflatable LumboSacral Orthosis (ILSO), which is distributed nationwide by the PMT Corporation and the Kaliper Orthosis, which is used for tennis elbow. Les specializes in spinal, lower extremity and pediatric orthotics.

Amanda Pozarnsky, L.P.O., C.P.O.

Amanda is a Licensed and Board Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Orthotics and Prosthetic at St. Petersburg College. After completing her orthotic and prosthetic residencies, she worked as an orthotist and board-eligible prosthetist at a private practice in Pittsburgh, Pa. Amanda specializes in pediatric orthotics with an emphasis on cranial remolding, scoliosis and the management of patients with spina bifida and cerebral palsy. Amanda worked closely with amputees while attending amputee clinics at the H.J. Heinz Veterans’ Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She always has had a passion to help improve the quality of life for those with disabilities. Amanda is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, the Craniofacial Society, American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association (AOPA) and the Association of Children’s Prosthetic and Orthotics Clinics (ACPOC).

Brian Moran, L.O., C.O.

Brian Moran is a Licensed and Certified Orthotist and a Licensed Prosthetic Resident. Brian received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from St. Petersburg College in 2013, and graduated from Florida State University in 2015 with a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering specializing in the materials management of orthotics and prosthetics. After graduating, Brian joined the Westcoast Brace & Limb team. Brian is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and licensed by the State of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (FAOP).

Danielle Tobler, L.O., C.O.

Danielle is a Licensed & Certified Orthotist & board-eligible Prosthetist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Orthotics & Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College. Danielle spent her orthotic residency at an O&P facility in Tallahassee, FL, where she worked closely with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Trauma Center and participated in pediatric orthotic clinics.

During this time, she gained experience with patients of all ages and various pathologies. Her prosthetic residency was completed at Westcoast Brace and Limb where she was versed in traditional and advanced prosthetic technologies. Her current focus is on complex pediatric orthotics, adult orthotics and early prosthetic care.

Einar (Eric) Ollander, L.P., C.P.

Eric is a Florida Licensed Prosthetist, certified by the American Board for Certification in Prosthetics. Eric is a member of the American Academy for Orthotists & Prosthetists and a member of the Florida Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Florida International University in 1986. Currently, he is a board-eligible Orthotist. Eric owned his own prosthetic company for more than 18 years and worked in Gainesville, Florida for more than 20 years. Eric is a member of Westcoast Brace & Limb’s Mobile Unit. His interests include running marathons, taking 100-mile bike rides, his faith and enjoying his family and friends.

Jeanine Ingui, L.O., C.O.

Jeanine is a Licensed & Certified Orthotist & board-eligible Prosthetist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Orthotics & Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College. Jeanine spent her orthotic residency at a private facility in Orlando, FL, where she worked closely with Orlando Regional Trauma Medical Center. During this time, she gained experience with patients of all ages and various pathologies. Her prosthetic residency was completed at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, FL., where she gained experience working with poly-trauma patients returning from Iraq & Afghanistan. She is compassionate and knowledgeable with the orthotic and prosthetic fields.

Jennifer Delach, L.O., C.O.

Jennifer Delach is a Licensed and Certified Orthotist. Jennifer received her bachelors of science in biology with a minor in chemistry at Saint Leo University, and completed the Northwestern University Orthotic Certificate Program. She completed her orthotic residency with Hanger in Birmingham, Alabama, before moving to a private practice in Pennsylvania. She has always had a passion for working with children. She specializes in Cranial Remolding for infants with plagiocephaly as well as the scoliosis population of children.

Juan Diaz, L.PED., L.ORF

Juan Jose Diaz is a Licensed Certified Pedorthist and Orthotic Fitter. Juan graduated with his Bachelors of Arts & Science in Biomedical Sciences from The University of South Florida College in 2007. Juan continued his education at The Robert Palmer School of Biomechanics in Elwood Indiana 2011 where he obtained his Pedorthic Education and Training, and he was also in the United States Navy and was a Hospital Corpmans. During his time in the Navy Juan has worked in many specialties and has always had a Passion for Orthopedics and Orthotics.

Julia Denney-Adams

Julia Denney-Adams is a Resident Orthotist. Julia graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from St. Petersburg College in 2015. Julia continued her education at FSU, and attained her Masters in Industrial Engineering Management of Orthotics and Prosthetics. During her time at FSU, Julia focused specifically on the materials that are used in both orthotics and prosthetics. Julia has a passion for learning and sharing knowledge. She has had the privilege of teaching others about O&P as a guest speaker at FSU and various middle schools throughout Florida.

Lee Greenberg, L.P.O., C.P.O.

Lee Greenberg is a Licensed and Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1991 from Ohio University. He studied both orthotics and prosthetics at California State University in Dominguez Hills, where he earned his post-graduate degree in 1997. Lee then completed his residency program with Hanger in Orlando, Florida. He became Certified in Orthotics and Prosthetics in 1999, and worked for an orthotic and prosthetic company in Orlando before joining the Westcoast team.

Lori Vanderhoof, L.P.O., C.P.O.

Lori Vanderhoof is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist Orthotist currently located in the Brandon, FL locations. She graduated in 2009 from St. Petersburg College with her Bachelors of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. She has worked in Orlando, Houston, and Washington D.C. She has spent time working with patients in clinical, hospital, skilled nursing, and home settings. Lori is well versed in spinal bracing, neuropathic bracing, and lower limb prosthetics. She has certifications in microprocessor knees, dynamic movement orthosis, and scoliosis bracing. Lori loves working with patients to figure out the best orthopedic solutions for their needs.

Luis Capestany, L.P.O., C.P.O.

Luis Capestany is a licensed prosthetist and orthotist in our West Tampa office.
He graduated from St. Petersburg (FL) College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics. He completed his prosthetic residency specializing in upper extremity prosthetics. He has spoken in both the US and abroad on the subject of innovative upper extremity technologies. Luis has been published in The Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics as the lead researcher in the creation of the Transhumeral Recreational Prosthesis.

Maggie Pierce, L.O., C.O.

Maggie is a Florida licensed and ABC certified orthotist as well as a board-eligible prosthetist, seeing patients at the North Tampa office. She completed her early training in Atlanta with a focus on spinal and pediatrics, even spending some time as an orthotic and prosthetic technician. Maggie is active in the Westcoast Kids program and participates in several local pediatric clinics.

Megan Tamulewicz, L.ORF

Chicago To Florida
Went to school Joliet Junior College AAS for O and P technician
ABC Certified Orthotic Assistant
ABC Certified and Florida Licensed Orthotic Fitter

Mike Adams, L.O., C.O.

Michael is a Certified Orthotist and Licensed Prosthetic Resident. Michael completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College, and received his Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering with a focus in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Florida State University. Michael also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Clinical Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida. Michael completed his Orthotics Residency with Westcoast Brace & Limb. During his residency, he was able to work in a multitude of clinical settings with the guidance of a diverse staff of practitioners. Michael’s focus within the field is to become a well-rounded practitioner in both Orthotics and Prosthetics.

Mike Bertalan, L.P.O., C.P.O.

Mike Bertalan is a Licensed and Certified Orthotist and Prosthetist. Mike worked as an orthotic technician as an undergrad at the University of Florida, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He also completed the Northwestern University Orthotic Certificate Program and Northwestern’s Prosthetic Certificate Program. He completed his orthotic and prosthetic residencies at Westcoast Brace & Limb.

Rachel Schroder, L.P.O., C.P.O.

Rachel Schroder is a Licensed and Certified Prosthetist/ Orthotist. Rachel received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2010 from St Petersburg College. Rachel completed her Orthotic Residency Program at a private facility in Orlando Florida & her Prosthetic Residency at Ryder Orthopedics in Ft Myers Florida. She joined the Westcoast team in January 2013. Rachel is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and licensed by the State of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Association of Orthoptists and Prosthetists (FAOP).

Rob Kaler, L.PED., L.ORF

Rob is a Florida licensed Pedorthotist / Orthotic Fitter, certified by the American Board for Certification. Rob is a member of the Florida Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (FAOP). He attended both St. Petersburg College and Spartanburg College of South Carolina. Rob began his career in Prosthetics and Orthotics after losing his leg to trauma. With more than twenty years in the O&P field, Rob continues to be an inspiration and is committed to providing the very best care to Westcoast Brace & Limb patients.

Sean M. Russo, L.P.O., C.P.O.

Sean is a Board Certified and Florida Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist. He received his bachelor of Arts from Washington & Jefferson College.

He studied and received certificates in orthotics and prosthetics from Shelby State Community College in Memphis, TN. He taken and completed courses in Cleg, Genium, X3, Rheo and Plie MPK knees, Triton Smart Ankle and Proprio MPK foot/ankle systems, the Harmony elevated vacuum family, Myobock Upper Extremity Prosthetics, Walkaide and numerous certifications in pediatric bracing and scoliosis management.

Sean specializes in advance prosthetic technology specifically, microprocessor controlled systems and spine trauma (halos) in addition to dynamic pediatric bracing. He has served as an accredited residency director and routinely speaks to other healthcare professions presenting various topics in orthotics and prosthetics that are recognized for CE credits.

Thomas (T.J) L. Johnson, L.O., B.O.C.O.

T.J. is a Licensed Orthotist and has Board Certification in Orthotics. He attended both St. Petersburg Junior College and the University of Florida. T.J. began his career in orthotics at Clearwater Limb and Brace until 1998, when he joined Westcoast Brace & Limb. T.J has attended a variety of specialized courses for LSOs, RGOs, Charleston Bending Brace and many more throughout the course of his career. He has the distinction of having worked directly with Ralph Hooper, developer of the Charleston Bending Brace. With more than 25 years in the orthotics field, T.J. continues to generously share his expertise by training many up-and-coming practitioners in fabrication, patient management and patient evaluation.

Tom Sallen, L.O., C.O.

Tom Sallen is a Licensed and Certified Orthotist. Tom received his Orthotist Certificate from New York University in 1974. He came to Westcoast Brace & Limb in April 2000 from McCluney’s Orthopedic & Prosthetics Services in Gainesville, FL. He is a member of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and the Florida Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Walt Raynor, L.O., C.O.

Walt Raynor is a Licensed and Certified Orthotist. Walt received a Bachelor of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Florida International University in 1995, after which he joined Westcoast Brace & Limb. Walt is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and licensed by the State of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (FAOP).

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