Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - Staff
Matt Guarino, DPT, Sports Medicine Program Coordinator
Matt graduated from Slippery Rock University in May 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. He then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2005 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree. He began working in the outpatient rehabilitation department located at the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center shortly after graduating. Matt has extensive experience in treating orthopedic injuries in children, adolescents, teenagers and adults. He has presented numerous free educational programs to the community on a variety of sports medicine topics. In addition to his role as a physical therapist, Matt is also the Sports Medicine Coordinator at Washington Health System Washington Hospital.
Roger Marino, MPT
Roger graduated from Chatham University in 2000 with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. During his nine years of experience, Roger's primary focus as a clinician has been treating orthopedic patients, both in a Level I Trauma Center and at the outpatient level. Roger has an extensive manual therapy background with specialization in treating both shoulder and spine injuries. Roger is part of Washington Health System Washington Hospital management team and is the manager of outpatient rehab services at the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center.
Kendra Boni, BS ACSM-HFS
Kendra graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She is a certified Health Fitness Instructor (HFI) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a certified instructor in Mad Dogg Spinning. Originally planning on becoming a personal trainer, Kendra realized how diverse her options would be with a degree in exercise science, so she joined the Wellness Center after graduating. "I absolutely fell in love with what I do here and all of the peoples' lives I touch every day." Kendra enjoys working with people of all ages and personality types. When she’s not helping clients meet their health and fitness goals, she concentrates on her own training for fitness and figure competitions. "I am a very competitive person and I'm always looking for a challenge to put myself through."
Jacqueline Clemons, RD, LDN, Nutritional Counselor
A licensed, registered dietitian, Jacqueline works with clients of all ages to create individualized approaches to healthy nutrition. She also focuses on helping competitive athletes improve their strength, endurance and muscle tone through proper food choices and hydration techniques.
A native of Washington, Jacqueline earned a degree in dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She also completed Pittsburgh's Adagio Health Dietetic Internship, a community-based program which provided intensive experience spanning all areas of dietary practice. Jacqueline serves on the board of directors for Washington's farmers' market and participates in Penn State's Master Gardener Program.
Jackson Momplaisir, MS, ACE, Exercise Physiologist
Originally from Queens, New York, Jackson attended West Virginia University where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Exercise Physiology. As part of WVU’s strength and conditioning staff, he worked with members of the school’s football, baseball, women’s basketball and crew teams. Jackson earned his personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Before joining the Wellness Center, he worked in Morgantown as a personal trainer and managing children’s camps. A personal trainer at the Wellness Center, he also is closely involved with the Ultimate Sports Training (UST) program designed to help student athletes maximize their potential. He advocates a holistic approach that incorporates strength, power, speed and agility training. His sports training philosophy is based on sports training from Mike Barwis, the former strength and conditioning coach at UVW now at the University of Michigan.
Katherine Stephens-Bogard, MS RD CDE RYT
Katherine Stephens-Bogard, is a registered dietitian with a BS in Exercise Physiology from Miami University, and a MS in Nutrition Science from Case Western Reserve University. She practices as a registered dietitian/diabetes educator at Washington Health System Washington Hospital, teaches a Sports Nutrition course at Waynesburg University, teaches group fitness classes, and has published several articles in both scientific journals & lay magazines on supplements. In her ‘spare time’ she trains for marathons & triathalons, having several, including Lake Placid Ironman, under her belt. If she’s not pounding the pavement or gliding through the water, she can be found lifting weights with her husband, a former amateur bodybuilder.