Meet the Team

Geri Nuevo, Rehab Director, PT

“I’m Geri Nuevo, the Rehab Director at The Home Association since 2000 under BayCare and currently under Senior Care Group, earning my  Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from The University Of The Philippines in 1992.  I have been practicing Physical Therapy for 27 years with various backgrounds in Orthopedics, Neurology, Sports Medicine, Wound Therapy, SCI,  Pulmonary and Burns. I was likewise a College Educator at The Fatima Medical College educating 3rd year Physical Therapy students from 1992 to mid 1994 prior to practicing in Florida…

Moreover, I conducted a 4 Hour Continuing Education for Physical and Occupational Therapists, 6 years ago, approved by FPTA and FOTA on the Prevention Of Injuries in Stand Up Paddleboard Athletes and Recreational Paddlers. When I’m not practicing my profession, I enjoy dragon boating, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Kick Boxing/Boxing, Roller Blading, playing with my pups at home, racquetball, and a gamut of activities outdoors. I play the guitar and drums as well and belonged in an All Female Rock Band, Kore, for a few years as the drummer. I was fortunate enough to represent our nation under Team USA in 3 World Dragon Boat Championships : Milan, Italy,(2012) garnering 2 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals; 2014 in Poznan, Poland, with 3 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal; and 2018 in Lake Lanier, Georgia, winning 1 Gold Medal and 3 Silver Medals! As a Stand Up Paddle Board Athlete and a Dragon Boat Athlete with my Tampa team, Bladerunners, locally/abroad, I have had accolades ranging from Bronze to Gold Medals in a multitude of competitions. I love my furry babies at home, our Therapy cat, Tiger, and support various Animal Rescue Groups such as the Humane Society.”

Rachel Mulzer, PRN-PTA

“I am Rachel Mulzer, PRN-PTA, at The Home Association. I  transplanted from Baltimore, MD to Tampa FL in 2016. I have been practicing physical therapy for 9 years and counting, in various hospitals and nursing homes. I have 2 children: my daughter is a nurse and my son is still figuring it out. My husband and I enjoy boating, scuba diving, the beach, the sun…basically all things water…my dog and my cat do not!”

Tony Henry, Occupational Therapist

“I am Tony Henry, an Occupational Therapist in the Rehab Department who has worked at The Home Association for at least 14 years. I was born in St. Louis Missouri and received my degree of Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy in Missouri, primarily with geriatric in-patients in SNFs and hospitals. Prior to becoming an occupational Therapist, I received a degree in Bachelor of Interior Architecture from Kansas University. I love dogs and have 2 of my own at home!”

Matthew Sullivan, MS CCC SLP

“I am Matt Sullivan, a Speech Language Pathologist at The Home Association for 10 years now . I received my Bachelors of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Services, and Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from USF. Prior to The Home Association, I worked as an SLP at the Pinellas County Schools from 1996 to 2014, and Community Rehab Associates from 2004 to 2009. When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking, music and computers. I was a part of the Micro Magic 1994, the World Champion small ensemble for Drum Corps International.”

Lizdalia Gonzalez, Rehab Tech

“My name is Lizdalia Gonzalez and I was born in Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico. I’m the Rehab Technician for Transitions Rehab/Senior Care Group at The Home Association and love being around my patients. I also worked as a Dietary Aide at a different healthcare facility, The Bridges, in Massachusetts prior to coming down to Florida. I am likewise bilingual and fluent in both Spanish and English.”

John V Smith, Physical Therapy Assistant

“Hello, my name is John V Smith and I’ m originally a Pittsburgh native. I spent 8 years in the US Coast Guard where I was able to attend college and finish my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Schooling did not stop there. I always had a love for aviation and received a degree from Embry Riddle University. Upon graduation I accepted a position with Delta Airlines as a pilot recruiter and spent many years in that. As fate would have it, I had an accident that required knee surgery with physical therapy to follow. It’s amazing how a bad situation can change your life. After working with the therapist I knew my life was going to change. Not long after, I enrolled in college and received my degree from St Petersburg College and graduated in 2007 as Physical Therapy Assistant. A couple of years after graduation I joined the therapy team at The Home Association and have been here for over a decade.
When not working with patients my better half and I enjoy spending time on the water and discovering new vacation destinations.”