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UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Facility Directors: Westmoreland County

Jason Brandl, PT, DPT, MS

Location: Lower Burrell

Jason Brandl, PT, DPT, MS, is the facility director and a physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services in Lower Burrell . He received a doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Delaware. Jason specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, pre-op and post-op care, sports rehabilitation, knee and hip rehabilitation, shoulder rehabilitation, and complete musculoskeletal care.


Joni DiFonso, MEd., DPT

Location: Murrysville

Joni DiFonso, MEd., DPT, is the facility director and a physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Murrysville location. She received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Penn State University, a master’s of education in exercise physiology from the University of Virginia, and a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Joni’s areas of expertise include orthopaedic physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, injuries to runners, aerobic reconditioning, and complete musculoskeletal care. 


Jonathan Greenawalt, PT, DPT

Jonathan Greenawalt, PT, DPT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Center for Rehab Services’ Greensburg (Route 30) location. He received a doctorate in physical therapy, a bachelor in Health Sciences and a bachelor in Biology all from Duquesne University of Pittsburgh. Jonathan is Graston Technique Certified and holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania. His areas of focus are manual techniques, sports rehabilitation, knee and shoulder injuries, running related injuries, and comprehensive musculoskeletal care.


Kristina Primm, DPT

Location: Greensburg (Pellis Road)

Kristina Primm, DPT, is the facility director and a physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Greensburg (Pellis Road) location. She received a bachelor of science degree in clinical health studies and a doctorate of physical therapy from Ithaca College. Kristina specializes in complete musculoskeletal care, orthopaedic physical therapy, lower extremity rehabilitation, and sport rehabilitation.


Ashley Johnson, PT, DPT, CKTP

Location: Latrobe

Ashley Johnson, PT, DPT, CKTP is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Latrobe location. She also see patients at CRS Greensburg (Route 30). She received a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation. Ashley specializes in sports and orthopaedic physical therapy, with a special interest in high school and college athletes.


Patrick Mahoney, PT

Location: Belle Vernon

Patrick Mahoney, PT is regional director of UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ South pod, and physical therapist at the Belle Vernon location. He received a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York. Patrick holds an orthopaedic clinical specialist designation from the American Physical Therapy Association, a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.


Anthony Vespi, PT, DPT

Location: Delmont

Anthony Vespi, PT, DPT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Center for Rehab Services in Delmont. He received a doctorate in physical therapy from Chatham University and a bachelor’s degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. Anthony holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania and is certified in blood flow restriction (BFR) rehabilitation and functional independence measure (FIM). His areas of focus are orthopaedic physical therapy, post-operative rehabilitation, spine rehabilitation, and comprehensive musculoskeletal care.


Anna M. Weber-Ashbaugh, PT, CSCS

Location: Norwin

Anna M. Weber-Ashbaugh, PT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Norwin location. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y., and a certification in strength and conditioning from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Anna holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and specializes in working with athletes of all ages on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and return to exercise.

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