About Us

Advance Wellness and Education Center was developed and founded by Becki Traggiai and Stacy Zill to provide families in Butler and Armstrong Counties with a caring approach to therapy that puts family and specifically the child first. Along with our professional input and knowledge we are open to including families in the development of the child’s goals. Whether services are provided in the home or our clinic, we want children and their families receiving therapy, wellness classes or tutoring to feel empowered and be successful in reaching their fullest potential.

Management

Rebecca Traggiai, P.T.

I attended Daemen College in Amherst NY to receive my Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy. I graduated Magna Cum Laude and completed my research on Static versus PNF stretching techniques. I began my career at Harmarville Rehabilitation Center where I specialized in Aquatic Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury. I have taken advance training course in Aquatics, PNF techniques, NDT techniques and positioning/mobility training. I have presented lectures in North Dakota and at Slippery Rock University. I have 15 years of working with pediatric patients in the Early Intervention model. I started the only Positioning and Mobility Clinic in Butler County offering wheelchairs and positioning equipment assessments. I am excited to begin offering services to all children across all settings and ages.   And I look forward to helping children and their families find solutions!

Stacy Zill

I have been a Speech Language Pathologist since August 2002 when I graduated with a Master’s degree from Duquesne University. Immediately following graduation, I was employeed as an Early Intervention therapist in the Birth to Three program. I have attended many continuing education courses on various topics including, Apraxia, Autism, sound development, stuttering, feeding strategies, augmentative communication seminars, etc.  I have gained many skills from my co-workers and continuing education courses, but most importantly from the children and families I have encountered over the years.

Prior to my career as an SLP, I received a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University. I worked for 3 years as a classroom assistant and teacher for Easter Seals schools in Pittsburgh. This experience provided me the opportunity to teach children with various abilities and diagnosis. I taught 2 year-olds at a daycare for five years and tutored elementary students in reading and math solidifying my knowledge of child development and learning styles.

Therapists

Occupational Therapist                                                                     Teacher

  • Angela Ball, OTR/L                                                                             Ashley Ciafre, PA Certified teacher
  • Michelle Zandarski, OTR/L                                                               Monica Traggiai, PA Certified teacher
  • Sonja Eckstrom, OTR/L

Physical Therapist

  • Rebecca Traggiai, P.T.
  • Jessica Roddy, P.T.
  • Ellen Smith, PTA

Speech Language Pathologist

  • Stacy Zill, MSLP/CCCSLP
  • Alaina Kiss, MS-CCCSLP

Developmental Specialist

  • Amy Pry