Learn more about Commonwealth Physical Therapists
Director of Physical Therapy
- Katie Canestrano, OTR/L, CHT
- Virginia Fox, LPTA, MS
- Beth Geldmacher, DPT
- Taryn Johnson, DPT
- Jennifer Konchar, MSPT
- Hugh McGee, PT, COMT
- Deana L. McNeely, PT, DPT
- Nancy Gaillard, MPT
- Anulekha Momin Kallarakal, PT, DPT
- Kristen Kirk, DPT
- Jennifer Ott, MPT
- Kristin Royen, DPT
- Amy Sanderl, DPT
- Jean Wang, MPT
- Michelle Zarnegar, DPT, COMT
- Barbara Ankney, DPT
- Allison N. McArthur, PT
- Danelle Leuenberger, MSPT
- April Munoz, DPT
- Karen Popovich OT, CHT
- Rachel Tate, DPT
- Jennifer White, PT, DPT
- Kimberly Woo, PT, DPT
- Erin Berk, DPT
- Katie Kaiser, PT, DPT
- Sydney Stan, PT, DPT
- Hanne Walleck, PT, DPT
- Sarah Wolbrom, PT, DPT
- Sharon Zehender, MSOTR/L, CHT, CLT
Commonwealth Physical Therapists
Katie is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated summa cum laude from Lenoir Rhyne University in 2000. She began her career in the DC metro area in outpatient occupational therapy, and decided early on to focus on hand rehabilitation. She received her certification in hand therapy after meeting all of the commission’s criteria in 2006. Prior to joining the Commonwealth team, Katie worked for both large hospital organizations and a private practice office of hand surgeons. She and her husband, Dan, live in Mount Vernon. They have a young son, Tyler, who keeps them busy.
Virginia is a native of Alexandria , Virginia. She attended NVCC where she earned her AAS in Physical Therapy. Virginia went on in her studies at Marymount University to earn her BA with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. She later completed her MS at Marymount University continuing to follow Sports Medicine and Health Fitness and Performance.
Virginia started her practice with Alexandria Orthopaedics and Associates in 1994, which later merged with Commonwealth Orthopaedics in 1999.
Virginia and her son reside in Alexandria. They en joy attending Major League Baseball games, Redskins football games, playing softball and going to the sites around the D.C. area.
A native of Beaver, Pennsylvania, Jennifer has been an employee of the Commonwealth Orthopedics physical therapy team since 2000. Since that time she has worked mainly in the Fairfax office. Prior to joining Commonwealth, Ms. Konchar worked with Jameson Rehabilitation Hospital in New Castle, Pennsylvania for one year.
Jennifer’s interest in physical therapy was cultivated since grade school. Through elementary and high school, she was the paper carrier at the Beaver Medical Center. Her interest in health care grew from this experience and eventually led to volunteer work at multiple outpatient therapy clinics and ultimately the career choice of physical therapy.
Jennifer graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in the Health Science Option of Psychology before attending Arcadia University where she earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1998. Jennifer holds her Virginia State Physical Therapy and Pennsylvania State Physical Therapy licenses.
Jennifer and her husband Mark have one child, Bella Rose, and reside in Fairfax, VA. They enjoy waterskiing, hiking, and ice hockey and are avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State football fans!!!
Hugh is a native Northern Virginian, who has been with Commonwealth since 2002. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1990. He then earned his degree in Physical Therapy in 1997 from Robert Gordon University, in Aberdeen, Scotland. Hugh is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), earning this credential in 2009 from the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. He enjoys working with patients of all ages, covering the full spectrum of orthopedic conditions. His interests include: sports injuries, degenerative conditions of both the spine and extremities, and post-operative rehabilitation. Married, with two boys, he is busy, but still finds time to play guitar and to get in the pool to swim some laps.
Deana originally became interested in Physical Therapy while working with children with special needs while in college. As she gained more experience during her graduate studies, she became interested in the “hands on” aspect of working with patients with orthopedic injuries, both children and adults. Since joining Commonwealth Physical Therapy in 2003, she has enjoyed treating a wide variety of patients, using both manual therapy skills and therapeutic exercise to help her patients return to their active, busy lives.
After growing up in the Northeast, Deana earned her BS in Biology at the College of William and Mary in 1999, then her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia in 2002. In 2005, Deana went back to the Medical College of Virginia and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) through a distance-based program, which she completed in 2007. Since 2006, Deana has been the clinic manager in our Fairfax office, and she enjoys splitting her time between patient care and administrative activities.
Deana and her husband have a young daughter, who keeps them busy. They enjoy relaxing with family, swimming, and traveling.
Liz is originally from Albany, NY. She attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA, graduating magna cum laude in 2009 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Upon receiving her degree, Liz moved to the DC area to join a hospital-based outpatient clinic in Alexandria, VA. There, she worked with patients with both orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. Liz joined Commonwealth Orthopaedics in November 2012 to focus more on orthopedic diagnoses and plans to pursue a clinical specialty in orthopedics in the future.
Liz currently resides in Arlington, VA and enjoys traveling, biking, swimming and continuing to explore the DC area.
Amy was raised outside of Seattle, Washington, where she spent most of her time playing sports, especially soccer and track. She attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where she received her B.A. in Exercise Science with a Sports Medicine emphasis. She then went on to Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Amy has always enjoyed the challenge and variety of the orthopedic physical therapy setting.
Amy is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and hopes to become an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS). Her professional focus includes orthopedics, sports injuries and manual therapy. In her free time, Amy continues to play soccer and compete in local running events and enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Champ.