Current Residents and Graduates
Erin Palangio, ATC is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training from Lock Haven University in 2011. During her last semester she completed an internship with the Reading Royals. She then went on to be the Head Athletic Trainer for the Augusta Riverhawks in the Southern professional hockey league. For the last 4 years she has been the Lead Athletic Trainer for Franciscan Health in Crown Point, Indiana. She loves spending time with her twin boys, Finn and Calen, and her 3 dogs.
Ashley DeSousa, MS, ATC is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ashley serves as an athletic trainer in the office of Dr. Nicholas Avallone. Ashley graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2017 and received a Master of Science degree in Advanced Athletic Training from the University of South Carolina in 2019 while as a graduate assistant. During her time at USC, Ashley worked for a youth football league, was a head athletic trainer at a local high school and served as an athletic trainer in an orthopedic clinic. In her free time, Ashley enjoys going to the beach during the summer and hiking in the fall.
Aubrie Stouffer, MS, ATC is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer in the state of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Merrimack College in 2016. She then was a athletic training intern at the United States Naval Academy for two years working with the football team as well as the women’s lacrosse team. Aubrie came to St. Luke’s in 2018 and worked at Parkland High School. During that year, she also spent time participating in the pre-residency program. In her free time, she enjoys baking, working out, and coaching lacrosse.
Daniel Strohecker, MS, LAT, ATC, CES, is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey. Dan serves as an athletic trainer for Dr. Adam Sadler. Dan graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2013 and received a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science with a Corrective Exercise Specialist concentration from California University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Dan spent one year working as a DME specialist in a busy orthopedic practice upon graduation. He also served as a staff athletic trainer at Savannah College of Art and Design for two years beginning in 2014 and head athletic trainer at University of South Carolina Beaufort for two years beginning in 2016. Dan completed a training camp internship with the New York Jets in 2012 and a full season internship with the Philadelphia Wings during the 2012-2013 season. He is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and currently serves as a resident within the St. Luke’s University Health Network Athletic Training Residency Program. Dan is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and enjoys spending time outdoors in his free time. He hopes to continue working as an athletic trainer in an orthopedic practice upon graduating from residency.
Christopher Servian, LAT, ATC, COF is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He serves as Athletic Trainer for Warren Hills High school and Middle School. He joined St. Luke’s Athletic Training residency program in 2017. Before St. Luke’s Chris worked as a patient service representative for MedEast Post Op & Surgical providing bracing options for a wide variety of orthopedic ailments. He earned his orthotic fitter certification will with MedEast in 2016, and earned his Bachelor of Science Athletic Training Professional Practice through East Stroudsburg University in 2015.
Julia Plourde LAT, ATC, is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey, and State of Connecticut. Julia serves as an athletic trainer in the office of Dr. Nicholas Avallone and for the Warren Hills Regional School District. Julia graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2015. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Julia completed internships with the University Of Virginia Department Of Sports Medicine, and Trinity College’s athletic training staff. Julia has had experiences as an Emergency Medical Technician in North Carolina, and has also worked as a Pharmacy Technician in Vermont. Julia has completed a certificate pre-medical program, and is currently a Resident within the St. Luke’s University Athletic Training Residency Program. She will be attending Medical School next year in pursuit of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon.