Lititz Staff


BS, Biology, Rider University
Masters of Physical Therapy, Hahnemann University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Temple University

Board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Board certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS)

Highlights and Specialties:
Brian is the founder and owner of HARTZ Physical Therapy.  As a previous Division I swimmer, Brian has successfully rehabilitated hundreds of competitive swimmers in the Lancaster area.  In addition, Brian enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of orthopedic injuries.
In college, Brian received the Benjamin Mannheimer Award, for excellence in orthopedic physical therapy.  He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA).  Brian has also achieved the designation of Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), which recognizes those physical therapists who have achieved excellence in their profession.

Although Brian no longer carries a weekly patient load, you will still often see him in one of our clinics mentoring staff members, in the Lancaster community speaking or networking or holed-up in his office figuring out the strategic direction of the business.  His leadership will help HARTZ PT continue to thrive in this extremely competitive market for years to come.

When Brian is not at the office, he enjoys running, swimming, completing various home (or office) renovation projects or spending time travelling with his wife, Amy and three children.

HAYDEN MCDEVITT, DPT, OCS, CSCS (Physical Therapist, Clinic Director)

BA, Psychology, Arcadia University
Doctorate, Physical Therapy, Arcadia Univ

Board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS),  Board certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS)

Highlights and Specialties:
A HARTZ PT team member since 2001
Full Body Active Release Techniques (ART) provider: Popular with runners and triathletes, this technique obtains quick results from anyone suffering from overuse injuries. (McDevitt is the only Physical Therapist in Lancaster County to receive full-body ART certification.)  Hayden is also a member of Aaron’s Acres Board of Directors, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopedic Section and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA)

An avid football fan, when not at the office, you might find Hayden at a football game in State College or at the Philadelphia Eagles stadium. Hayden enjoys spending time with his wife and two adorable boys, especially when they can get away to the beach!

ALEC LEVESQUE, DPT, (Physical Therapist)

Education: BS, Ithaca College, Clinical Health Studies, with minors in Sports Psychology and Outdoor Recreation. Alec stayed at Ithaca to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the prestigious Presidential Scholarship.

Highlights and Specialties:
Shortly after finishing school, Alec and his wife (also a PT) decided they wanted to travel the United States and practice physical therapy in different states. So, they became contractors and worked in Arizona, Alaska and Maryland.  Alec enjoyed being a contract physical therapist because he was required to learn and adapt quickly. He has developed special interests in movement science, postural restoration, sports medicine and neuromuscular education. He brings a multifaceted approach to patient care and loves educating patients on their human anatomy and design.

Outside of work, Alec loves being involved in his local church community. He also loves spending time with his family and enjoys a host of outdoor activities, such as skiing, hiking, running and golf. He enjoys playing basketball and lacrosse and is a huge fan of Boston sports teams. Go New England!

LAUREN KIRCHOFF, DPT, (Physical Therapist)

Education: BS, Kinesiology, Penn State University; Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), Arcadia University

Highlights and Specialties:  A HARTZ PT team member since 2015, when she began as a PT aide, Lauren returns to the team after completing her DPT in January 2020.  She enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic diagnoses, and she is looking forward to finding her niche as she begins her career. Lauren works with Krystle seeing patients in the Lititz office. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA).

When not in the office, Lauren enjoys cruising to the Caribbean, watching Eagles, Ravens & Penn State Football, spending time with her 3 dogs, and wedding planning with her fiance, Brandon.


Education: BS Athletic Training, East Stroudsburg University. MS Exercise Science, East Stroudsburg University. Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), Neumann University

Certifications: Athletic Training

Highlights and Specialties:
Brandi has worked in a variety of settings including traditional outpatient, high school, collegiate, and rehabilitation hospital settings. A lifelong swimmer, Brandi particularly enjoys treating athletic injuries, ranging from the high school athlete to the senior weekend warrior.  In addition to her time in the clinic, Brandi is an adjunct professor at Lebanon Valley College teaching students in their physical therapy curriculum.

When not in the office, Brandi can be found spending time with her husband and two boys.  She enjoys running, swimming and biking as well as traveling, hiking and cooking.

KRYSTLE GROFF (Physical Therapy Assistant)

Education: BS, Psychology/Biology from Lebanon Valley CollegeAS, Physical Therapy Assistant, Central Penn College

Highlights and Specialties:  Krystle came to HARTZ PT through our merger with Kauffman Physical Therapy.  She was an avid swimmer in high school and has first hand knowledge of rehabilitation of a lower extremity. She also has an interest in orthopedics and the application of manual therapy.  She is a member of the APTA and PPTA.  Krystle works with Brandi seeing patients in our Lititz office

When not at the office, Krystle enjoys spending time with her husband and twin daughters as well as hunting, spending time outdoors and training for Aquabike races.

JANELLE HORNING (Physical Therapy Assistant)

AS, Physical Therapy Assistant, Central Penn College

Highlights and Specialties:
A HARTZ PT team member since 2017. Janelle has a special interest in Neurological rehabilitation and PNF stretching techniques. Janelle works with Dan Herrmann seeing patients in our Lititz office.  Janelle is also a member of the APTA and PPTA.

Outside of the office, Janelle enjoys running, reading, hiking, cooking, helping on the family farm and spending time with her husband, Austin, friends and family.

DELANEY RYAN  (Physical Therapy Assistant)

Delaney has been a part of our team since January 2020 and works alongside Alec Levesque, DPT. She has been involved in sports and athletics throughout her school career.  She is enthusiastic about helping patients return to their sports, hobbies and lifestyles. Delaney is a member of the  APTA and PPTA.

When not at work, Delaney enjoys being outside with her dogs, traveling with her family, and watching Maryland sports teams.

KELLY PYLE (Administrative, MAG)

BS, Exercise Science, University of Delaware

Highlights and Specialties:
A HARTZ PT team member since 2001, Kelly has worn many hats at HARTZ PT, working primarily with Brian for many years in patient care.  You will occasionally see Kelly filling in at the front desk as well as helping behind the scenes with some administrative duties.

When not at the office, Kelly enjoys watching her daughters play sports at Warwick and Ohio State and spending time with family and friends.

MISSY VRACARICH (Front Desk Manager, Billing Assistant)

Warwick High School

Highlights and Specialties:
A HARTZ PT team member since 2016, Missy enjoys ensuring our patients who arrive in Lititz are enthusiastically welcomed.  One of the things Missy enjoys most about her job is seeing the progress as patients come in the first time in pain and leave several weeks later with increased function and often, a better mood!  Missy will always greet you with a smile and ensure you are comfortable and prepared for your visit.  As the Front Desk Manager, you may occasionally see Missy training our newest front desk staff members as well!

When not working, Missy enjoys running and bike riding, not to mention, she loves going to concerts!

GABRIELLE WOODS (Front Desk Coordinator)

Associates Degree in Nutritional Science from Penn State University

Highlights and Specialties:
A HARTZ PT Team member since 2018, Gabby enjoys welcoming patients with a smile to our Lititz office.  Gabby’s favorite aspect of being Front Desk Coordinator is meeting new patients and helping them to feel comfortable before their appointments.

When not in the office, you’ll find Gabby busy with her three children, reading a book, taking a hike or baking a new recipe!

DEB REINHART (Billing Manager)

Conestoga Valley High School

Highlights and Specialties:
A HARTZ PT team member since 2003, Deb manages our billing department.  Deb is continually challenged as she manages constant changes in the insurance reimbursement industry.  If you have a question about your bill, chances are, you’ll be speaking with Deb!

When she’s not at work, she enjoys biking, hiking and spending time with her family.

JOY BRAAS (Insurance Specialist)

Medical Assisting, National College of Business and Technology (Nashville, TN)

Highlights and Specialties:
Joy started working for HARTZ PT in 2013 as a part-time front desk associate and has worked at the front in several of our offices.  Recently, she has taken on a new role in the billing department and is considered an expert on the intricacies of health insurance.

When not at the office, Joy enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


AMY HARTZ (CFO, Marketing)

Highlights and Specialties:
Amy has been with HARTZ PT from the beginning and her responsibilities have changed throughout that time.  Currently, she is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting functions of the business as well as ad design, internal marketing, website updates and technology management.   Although you may catch her in the office now and then, Amy works primarily from home.
When not working, Amy enjoys running, scenic photography, travelling and spending time with her husband, Brian and their 3 children.

GINNY WEAVER (External Marketing)

LPN, Lancaster School of Practical Nursing

Highlights and Specialties:
Believe it or not, Ginny was the first employee of HARTZ PT back in 2000. Ginny was our Office Manager from the beginning and has recently transitioned to retirement, while still working a few hours each week in external marketing for HARTZ PT.

Ginny enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and she is an excellent cook as well!