MEET THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
Amanda Fortuna, MS, OTR/L
Amanda Fortuna, MSOT, OTR/L received her B.S in Psychology and Masters in Occupational Therapy from the UNC at Chapel Hill. She currently works as an Occupational Therapist in skilled nursing, assisted living, and the acute care setting. Her role focuses on maintaining quality of life through occupation preservation and fall prevention. Her leadership, organization, and management skills are what makes her a vital part of Fitness for Good. She has enjoyed running for over 25 years and recognizes the value of movement to fitness and overall well-being. Amanda lives in Roanoke with her husband and two children.
Todd Creasy, CPA
Todd Creasy received a B.S. in Accounting from Emory & Henry College, and CPA certification in May of 2011. He is an avid volunteer in the community, and has severed a member of the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club, President of Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves as the treasurer for North Roanoke Baptist Church. As the Principle Owner of T. Creasy & Company, Todd continues to serve the Roanoke Valley as a CPA. He is involved in Crossfit, is an active outdoor enthusiast, and has a passion for volunteering in the Roanoke Valley. He now lives in Fincastle, with his wife LeAnn and daughter Lakyn.
Tracey Ward, MSW
Tracey Ward, MSW received her BA in Social Work from Concord University and MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a passion to help others through her career as a clinical social worker. Her career has focused on connecting patients and their families with community resources, while partnering with non-profits based in the Roanoke Valley. In her role with Fitness for Good, she acts to bridge the gap between patients and their needs through community outreach. She lives in Roanoke, VA.
Sarah Klemencic, MD
Sarah Klemencic Newbrough, MD received her BS/BA in Zoology at Miami University-Ohio, and her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. She currently practices as an Emergency Medicine Physician at Carilion Clinic. Working as a physician in a rural setting, she has seen the lack of access to resources for health management and social connection for the aging. As an avid runner, she has learned to embrace the stress relief that it offers and the inclusive community that is in the Roanoke Valley. She lives in Roanoke with her husband and son.
Sara Sprague, JD
Sara Sprague, JD received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis, and her law degree from Roger Williams University. As an attorney, founder of her law practice, and research consultant for non-profits, she is a vital part of our governance board. Sara has an extensive background working with non-profit organizations, and recently co-founded a unique start-up to provide a partner-in-care for long distance loved ones, to ensure accurate communication between the patient, healthcare providers, and their families. Sara lives in Roanoke with her husband and two daughters.
Brian Unwin, MD
Brian Unwin, MD received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Science, and completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA. As a trained Family and Geriatric Physician, he focuses on healthy aging, older athletes, dementia, and end of life care. He currently serves as the Section Chief for Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and as a representative for: The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) with The Department of Defense, The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American Psychiatric Association (APA) Dementia Update Measure Development Work Group. Dr. Unwin’s works with Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at Franklin Health and Rehab, to establish exercise routines and care goals for aging patients.
Lisa Hebert-Meritt, COTA/L, CDP, CADDCT
Lisa Hebert-Meritt, COTA/L, CDP, CADDCT, CFRDT, received her Associates degree in applied Science and Certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, and Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer, all through NCCDP. She currently works for Carilion Clinic Home Care overseeing the Home Health Dementia Management Program in all 6 Home Health Regions. She has focused 26 years of her career with the senior population understanding the social isolation that can occur in the later years, and how important maintaining quality of life is for the senior population. Lisa lives in Roanoke with her 3 children.
Olivia Armbuster, BS
Olivia Armbuster, received her BS in biology and minor in chemistry from Hollins University. She works for Roanoke Memorial Hospital with the Department of Pediatric Trauma. Olivia is from the Roanoke Valley, and has a passion for volunteering in the community and working with children. She enjoys art, horseback riding, and philanthropy.
Mary Beth Boyes, MS, LNHA
Mary Beth received her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, a master degree in Gerontology from the Medical College of Virginia and holds a state Nursing Home Administrator’s license. She has worked with older adults for more than 20 years in capacities from activities to administration. She is currently a PACE Navigator for InnovAge PACE, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Mary Beth’s goal as a gerontologist is to provide seniors the best social and medical support so they can continue to live safely and independently in the community. Mary Beth and her son, Charlie, enjoy all things outdoors and are thankful for the many offering in the Roanoke Valley.
Zac Widner, MPA
Zac Widner, MPA received his BS in Health Services Administration from James Madison Universality and Masters in Public Administration from James Madison University. He has experience in non-profit and healthcare leadership. Experience includes focus on patient education, quality improvement, process development and lean six sigma. In his time out of work he spends time with his children and wife.