Meet the STARS Team

Mary Pat Ambrosino, Executive Director CTF Illinois


Meet Our Therapists

Mary Dwyer, Clinical Director, joined our staff as a Speech Language Pathologist in 2005 and became the Clinical Director in September, 2010. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University, Mary worked at an area children’s hospital while on staff here at STARS and continues to work as a Speech Language Pathologist in an area school district. Mary works with adult and pediatric clients.


Dawn Bancsi has over fifteen years experience treating both adults and pediatrics. Dawn is our lead Physical Therapist and excels at working with our population with neurological diagnoses. Through the years, while grounded in treating clients, Dawn has worn many hats including prior clinic owner and former clinical director at STARS. Dawn continues to manage many behind the scenes operations at STARS and is a professor and department chair of an area college physical therapy program.


Susan Roepke, Massage Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant, joined our staff in April, 2011 with eight years of massage therapy experience. Susan transitioned to a position as a full time Physical Therapist Assistant in November, 2011.


Stacy Larson, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, joined our staff in November, 2012. Stacy works in an area school district full time.


Michelle Archibald, Physical Therapist, joined our staff as a part time therapist in March, 2013 and came on full- time in May, 2013 after working as a rehabilitation aide at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital.


Rosemary Raebig, Speech Language Pathologist, joined our staff in August, 2012. Rosemary works in an area school district full time and sees clients at the clinic only.


Additional STARS Therapists Include:

  • Tina Collins- Outland, Massage Therapist
  • Stephanie Hampton, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Meet Our Staff

Rhoda Estrada joined our staff as program coordinator in June, 2011. Rhoda came to us with more than 15 years experience specific to therapy clinics. Rhoda is a master at scheduling and enjoys seeing the clients and families daily.