Athletic Trainers

Bill Romaniello - Director of Business Development and Head Athletic Trainer - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Bill Romaniello, LAT, ATC

Director of Business Development

Director of Sports Medicine

Bill, a Connecticut native, graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science. During his 25-year career, he has worked in a biomechanics lab, dynamic testing center, rehabilitation clinics and with several semi-professional, high school and elite sports teams.  This experience has given Bill years of knowledge dealing with proper management, rehabilitation and prevention of sports related injuries.  

Bill is a true educator. He enjoys teaching coaches, parents, and athletes about injury prevention, sports medicine, rehabilitation, and emergency medicine. As an instructor for the American Red Cross, Emergency Medical Services, and the Fire Service, he can teach to a wide variety of students and is an expert in the field of Sport Injuries, Concussion Management, Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention.

After joining Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in 2015, he was tasked with building a sports medicine program.  Currently, OMG has over 10 certified athletic trainers on staff which assist with treating patients in the physician clinic, physical therapy and at local sporting events.  The sports medicine team works to support area high school and recreational programs throughout Tampa Bay.  

Kendra Richardson - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Kendra Richardson, LAT, ATC

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Lead AT – Dr. Butler

Kendra is a certified athletic trainer and a native of Washington State. She graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training. Afterward, she completed a yearlong clinical rotation with Tampa Catholic High School where she performed injury evaluation, treatment and prevention programs with the Football, Basketball and Lacrosse teams.

Kendra joined Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in 2016 where she quickly become an asset to the sports medicine team. She works daily evaluating and treating patients with a variety of orthopedic issues and also closely with Dr. Butler as his clinical study coordinator for multiple research studies. She has continued her relationships with the UT and Tampa Catholic programs helping to ensure timely and quality care for athletes. She also serves as the orthopedic liaison for the Tampa Bay Mayhem Rugby Club, scheduling medical coverage and serving as the on field Athletic Trainer when needed.  

She is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer.

Donna Jordan - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Donna Jordan, MS, MA, LAT, ATC, NASM-CES, OTC

Sports Medicine Coordinator

Lead AT – Dr. Sando

Donna is a native of Florida, who received her undergraduate degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training from the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). She then continued her educational pursuit earning a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine from Texas Tech University, and a Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Management from UMKC. 

After working at the USF in athletic training and athletic director roles, Donna moved on to attend an Athletic Training Residency Program at the University of South Carolina. Following her residency, she accepted a position with the Orthopedic Medical Group of Tampa where she works primarily with Dr. Mark Sando assisting in the clinic and operating room. 

Donna is a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Medical Assistant, and Certified Orthopedic Technologist. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, as well as the Athletic Trainers in the Physician Practice Society, a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer.

McKenzie Moore - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

McKenzie Moore, MS, LAT, ATC

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Lead AT – Dr. Watson

McKenzie is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and first came to the area to study at the University of Tampa. Here she earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and later a master’s degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science

She began working for Orthopedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in the spring of 2018 evaluating patients with a wide variety of orthopaedic issues along with treating patient in our physical therapy department. 

She is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer.

Todd Jenkins - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Todd Jenkins, LAT, ATC

Office Manager – Tampa

Todd was born and raised in northeast Indiana, graduating from Manchester University with a degree in Exercise Science and a concentration in Athletic Training.  He previously worked in out-patient physical therapy and out-reach athletic training before moving to Florida in 2017.

Hayley Betz - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Hayley Betz, MHA, LAT, ATC

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Lead AT – Dr. Scott Goldsmith

Hayley was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. She attended Northeast High School where she was a key member of the golf team.  After high school she attended Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) earning a golf scholarship.  At PBA she worked closely with the national ranked basketball and volleyball programs. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2017. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Health Administration at the University of St. Augustine in 2020.

Hayley came to Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in 2018 where she became the lead athletic trainer for Dr. Scott Goldsmith aiding in the development of our total joint replacement educational program where she teaches courses to patients preparing to undergo joint replacement surgery. In addition to working with our physicians in office, she also works to rehabilitate patients immediately following their outpatient total joint replacement surgeries. She also holds a certification in Graston Technique, a soft tissue mobilization technique to help with soft tissue recovery.

She is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer.

Richard Braun - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Richard Braun, MS, LAT, ATC

Certified Athletic Trainer

Head Athletic Trainer – Jesuit High School

Ricky grew up in North Carolina and earned his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in 2012.  He then attended Nova Southeastern University where he obtained his master’s degree in health science with a concentration of athletic training in 2016.  Upon graduation he decided to advance his training and experience and was selected to work as an NFL Athletic Training Intern with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2016-2017 season. After the NFL he served as an athletic trainer for Greenville Health Systems in Greenville, South Carolina.

He joined Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in June of 2018 and has been working as the Associate Athletic Trainer at Jesuit High School.  He works with all Jesuit sports team providing daily injury assessments, treatments, injury screening and on-field emergency coverage.  

He is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer.

Michael Wasche - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Michael Wasche, LAT, ATC

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Office Manager –  Brandon Health Plex & Physical Therapy

Michael Wasche was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri where a passion for sports medicine and baseball lead him to develop a career in orthopedics. Spending four years working directly with collegiate football and fellow athletes Mike developed strong skills in rehabilitation and acute on-field treatment. He graduated in 2013 from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/ Sports Medicine. While working with athletes he also had completed a year-long Character Quest leadership program focusing in personality analysis and evaluation.

After graduation he took an opportunity in Phoenix Arizona, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs organization to develop skills in marketing and business ethics for a year during spring training preparations. Following his time in Phoenix Mike took a position working for four years directly under the guidance of fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons in southern Wisconsin focusing on the care of outpatient total joint replacements, and sports medicine surgical treatment. Mike joined the OMG family in 2018 and has managed multiple offices within the company including the Winter Haven and St. Petersburg locations.

Delaney Tyl - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Delaney Tyl, LAT, ATC

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Lead AT – Dr. Nguyen

Delaney is a certified athletic trainer from St. Petersburg, Florida. She graduated from The University of South Carolina in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Working to enhance her education and experience she completed two summer internships with Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay.  During that time, she observed surgery, refined her clinical evaluation skills and expanded her knowledge of orthopaedic injuries and surgical procedures.

Upon graduation, she joined Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay as a clinical athletic trainer in 2018. Besides her clinical duties working with Dr. Nguyen, she also works in the physical therapy department and provides on-site medical coverage at local high school and recreational sporting events.

She is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer.

Nicole Davis - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Nicole Davis, MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Lead AT – Dr. Becker

Nicole Davis grew up in O’Fallon, Missouri and attended Culver-Stockton College, where she received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Health in 2011. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in Applied Health and Sport Sciences with an emphasis in Wellness from Northwest Missouri State University in 2013 while serving as a Graduate Assistant.

Since completing her graduate work, Nicole continued to work in NCAA Division II Collegiate athletics for 4 years before moving to Florida. She spent the last 3 years working for BayCare while providing high school coverage to Osceola Fundamental High School and Palm Harbor University High School before joining Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in December 2019.

Nicole is certified in the Graston Technique and is an ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, as well as the Athletic Trainers in a Physician Practice Society, a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Florida.

Melissa Huber - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Melissa Haverly, MS, LAT, ATC

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Lead AT – Dr. Donaldson

Melissa Haverly, a Kentucky native, graduated from University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Masters degree in Athletic Training.

She began working for Orthopedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in January of 2020 where she became the lead athletic trainer for Dr. Christopher Donaldson where she not only evaluates patients with varying orthopaedic issues along with post-operative education at the surgery centers.

She is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer.

When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Adam and dog Oakley. Her favorite hobby is going to the beach with friends and my husband.

Roberto Gonzalez - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Roberto Gonzalez, LAT, ATC

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Lead AT – Dr. Donovan

Roberto Gonzalez is a BOC certified and Florida licensed fully bi-lingual Athletic Trainer.  He was born and raised in Hialeah, FL just outside the Miami area to parents of Cuban nationality.  He graduated from Dade Christian High School where he also played baseball.  

After high school, Robert self-marketed and distributed game videos highlighting his talents on the field in hopes of pursing his love for the game of baseball and gaining a collegiate scholarship.  After several months of following up on leads and many self-promoting phone calls, his efforts paid off and he was offered an opportunity to join the John Wood Community College “Blazers” Baseball team in Quincy, IL on a full athletic scholarship. After suffering an injury during a game, his love for baseball evolved into a passion for sports medicine and the decision to pursue a career in orthopedics was made.  Returning to the Miami area Robert attended Barry University where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine in 2017 and continued onto the master’s program.  While pursuing his master’s degree an opportunity arose for an internship at Palm Springs Power Baseball in California. Placing his education on hold Robert flew to CA and began working alongside a MLB Athletic Trainer providing daily injury assessments, screening and treatments.  This internship opened doors that would eventually lead him back to Florida and to the Tampa Bay area for an opportunity with the New York Yankees Organization during the 2019 baseball season.

Robert believes in “Dream Big Work Hard” philosophy and has been brining that “go get ‘em” mentality to the OMG family since December 2019. Working closely with doctors and assisting patients in believing that when you put in the work you can regain and achieve full mobility to go anywhere you can dream. 

In his spare time Robert enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching sports, playing video games and getting to know the Tampa Bay area that is now his home!

Andrea Lewis - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Andrea Lewis, LAT, ATC

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Lead AT – Dr. Jester

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Andrea attended Tampa Catholic High School and was on the crew team. After high school, she went to the University of North Florida to study sports medicine where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training.  

During her time at UNF she gained valuable experience working with area high school and collegiate programs, additionally in 2017 she successfully completed an internship with the Jacksonville Jaguars football team. After completing her degree, she worked with a local therapy company putting her skills to work covering a wide variety of sports including road races, soccer, rugby and large Cross-Fit events.  In the Winter of 2019, she was promoted to a full time position as the head athletic trainer for Tampa Catholic High School. Her focus was to provide daily game and practice coverage and emergency care while working with all teams on injury prevention programs. In addition to covering a high school she also worked in the physical therapy clinics treating patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions. 

She began working for Orthopedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in the spring of 2021

She is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer.

Nina Coletta - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Nina Coletta, LAT, ATC

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Nina is a BOC certified athletic trainer from Queens, New York. She moved to Florida to attend The University of Tampa where she worked closely alongside UT’s Lacrosse and Baseball teams. She graduated from The University of Tampa in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. While obtaining her degree, she completed clinical rotations with Tampa Catholic High School’s football team and served as an Emergency Medical Responder for Under Armour Football. Following graduation, she began working for Orthopedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay where she is following her interest in sports medicine and orthopedics. 

Outside of work, she loves watching baseball games, traveling, working out and spending time at the beach. 

She is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer. 

Emily Nicholls - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Emily Nicholls, MS, LAT, ATC, CES

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee Emily attended the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree. While at UT Knoxville she played club soccer and studied nutrition in addition to gaining her degree in Kinesiology.  After graduation she moved to the Tampa Bay area where she attended Gannon University to pursue a Master’s degree in Athletic Training. Emily was first introduced to OMG during her clinical and elective rotations spending one semester at Jesuit High School working alongside Ricky Braun, MS, LAT, ATC gaining experience with the football program and another in our orthopaedic clinic.  Working hard to gain experience Emily also spent time at Eckerd College working with their soccer and basketball teams as well as a semester working with Vanderbilt University’s football program. Emily has an interest in nutrition and completed the Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist program through the National Council on Strength and Fitness.  She joined Orthopedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay as a clinical athletic trainer in 2021. 

In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing soccer, hiking and hanging out at the beach.  

She is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer and Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Breanna Taphouse - Athletic Trainer at Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Breanna Taphouse, LAT, ATC, CPT

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Breanna Taphouse was born and raised in Glendale, New York where she attended Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Queens. She played four years of varsity basketball, volleyball, and softball as a Dance Major. For college, she attended The University of Tampa majoring in Athletic Training and minoring in Sports Studies and Exercise Science. She played NCAA DII Varsity softball in the Sunshine State Conference for The University of Tampa. She graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. 

While at The University of Tampa she did clinical rotations with the UT Men’s Soccer team, Tampa Preparatory School and Clearwater High School. In the spring of 2020, she interned with the XFL Tampa Bay Vipers as student athletic trainer working under Lauren Askevold MA, ATC and Casey Carter DPT.

After completing her degree, she accepted a position as an Outreach Athletic Trainer for BayCare Health System providing coverage for all athletic events at Seminole High School. During this past year, she also passed the NASM-CPT exam and is studying to take her CSCS. 

In her free time, she enjoys working out, playing sports, and going on adventures. 

Breanna is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, as well as the Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida, a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer.