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Andy Zapata
Andy Zapata
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Andy Zapata served as the Founder & CEO of Physical Therapy Now Franchise, Inc., in Miami, Florida from its inception.  He also owns Physical Therapy Now Holdings LLC. in Miami, Florida since its inception February, 2010 to present formally known as Miami Rehab Center LLC with 8 corporate facilities.. He is one of the few Medicare Part A Inspectors to inspect Physical Therapy Facilities through-out the country for American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Centers. He opened his first Physical Therapy Center in 2003.  Mr. Zapata also owns business in Orthopedics, Interventional Pain Management, Urgent Care, Diagnostic Centers, and Durable Medical Equipment.

Ms. Sharmi Cattani
Ms. Sharmi Cattani
V.P OF FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT, SALES, & MARKETING

Ms. Sharmi Cattani has been our Vice-President of Franchise Development since 2015 and oversees the support team which assists our franchisees in implementing our System, education, project development, business development, and marketing programs. She further saves as a franchise sales consultant. Between May 2013 and November 2015, Ms. Cattani was a Franchise Consultant assisting in identifying and developing franchise systems. Between January 2010 and April 2013, Ms. Cattani was an Account Manager and Recruiter with ROBERT HALF OF MIAMI, INC., in Miami, Florida.

Mr. Hector Maradiaga
Mr. Hector Maradiaga
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr. Hector Maradiaga has served as our COO since the beginning of 2016 and also serves as a franchise sales consultant. As our COO, Mr. Maradiaga is in charge of ensuring that the development of each PTNOW® facility, from build out to opening, meets our quality standards and brand compliance. He also works closely with our vendors and technology firms with respect to research and development, education, and program implementation. Mr. Maradiaga further oversees quality of care and franchisee compliance and provides training for PHYSICAL THERAPY NOW FRANCHISE, INC. Franchise Disclosure Document franchisees and their staff regarding new programs and technologies used in our System.

He also serves as a Human Performance Specialist. Mr. Maradiaga’s past work experience includes, inter alia, working alongside Nike, U.S. Army All American Games, Director of Training and Injury Prevention, Strength and Conditioning Coach at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and he has worked with professional and Olympic athletes from Europe, the Caribbean, as well as the United States. Mr. Maradiaga holds a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science and multiple certifications in specialties such as strength and conditioning, injury prevention, and kinesio taping.

Ms. Calvo
Ms. Calvo
TRAINING DIRECTOR

Ms. Calvo has been working with our CEO Andres Zapata since 2014. Since our inception in 2015, Ms. Calvo has served as the director of our franchise education program. Prior thereto, she served as a manager for RITECARE PHYSICAL THERAPY, LLC.

Ms. Fonda
Ms. Fonda
BILLING DIRECTOR

Ms. Fonda has worked as a Credentialing Specialist for the past 10 years, before she joined our team in 2016. Since 1986, Ms. Fonda has worked as a Medical Billing Specialist with Collections for Urgent Care Centers and family practices in New Jersey and Florida. She is knowledgeable with respect to administrative and office procedures. Ms. Fonda acquires contracts with commercial insurance companies and workers’ compensation for our corporate offices and franchise locations. In addition, Ms. Fonda is in charge of compliance matters such as ensuring that our corporate and franchisee information, such as licenses and operating certificates, are current and up to date.

Ms. Yeni Gonzalez
Ms. Yeni Gonzalez
CREDENTIALING SPECIALIST & FRANCHISE SALES CONSULTANT

Ms. Yeni Gonzalez has served as our Credentialing Specialist, working hand in hand with our franchisees and affiliates, since our inception. Ms. Gonzalez also assists the team as a franchise sales consultant with 12 years of experience in the physical therapy field. Prior to working with us, she was the manager for REHABILITATIVE TREATMENT FACILITY, INC. between 2009 and 2013, and served as the comptroller for Jaller Raad Rehab Center from 2005 to 2009. Ms. Gonzalez further worked as a transcriber for various physical and occupational therapy establishments.

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