Our Team

PT Staff

Paula Mazur Trump, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, ATC | Email: Paula.Trump@paladinpt.com

Paula Mazur Trump has worked in the Physical Therapy field for over two decades, having worked as clinic manager of Lepre PT of Cranston, RI, for several years before buying the clinic with partner Diana Mullen-Rivers in 2008. She partnered with Mike Pappas in January 2016 to form Paladin-Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy. Paula received her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, Physical Therapy and Sport and Leisure Studies, as well as her certification as an Athletic Trainer at the University of Connecticut. She earned her Master's of Science in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy and later her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Paula's philosophy combines current technology and innovation with compassionate listening. "I always stay up to date with my education and skills, so I can provide the best possible treatment. But I want to be known as a listener, too, so I can be sure to develop treatments that are uniquely fitted to my patients' needs."

With experience and education behind her, Paula is not afraid to rise to the challenge of her more difficult cases. "I'm always trying to figure out the reasons behind the problem. I want to know - why can't this person do what they’ve been doing before? What pieces do I need to pull together so they can go back to doing it? It's a challenge, but one I enjoy meeting on a daily basis."

Describing herself as "married with pets," Paula enjoys a variety of sports including volleyball, golf, tennis, hiking and gardening.


Michael Pappas, PT, DPT | Email: mpappas@pappaspt.com

Michael Pappas is the owner and founder of Pappas Physical Therapy and became a partner at Paladin Physical Therapy in January of 2016. Mike graduated from Quinnipiac University in 1998 where he later earned his advanced Master's degree in orthopedics. Mike has also served as an adjunct professor of physical therapy at Quinnipiac University and the Community College of Rhode Island.

Growing up, Mike was very involved in sports and athletics. He was introduced to physical therapy when he had to rehabilitate various injuries that he had sustained. Now as a physical therapist, Mike enjoys treating patients of all ages and helping to decrease their pain and reach their goals. In addition to treating orthopedic/sports and neurological conditions, Mike also specializes in vestibular rehabilitation (balance, dizziness, vertigo).


Kate Sacco | Email: Kate.Sacco@paladinpt.com

Kate graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at University of Rhode Island in 2011, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Colby-Sawyer College in 2008. She began caring for patients in the outpatient setting in 2012 at Paladin Physical therapy. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and particularly enjoys working with athletes, as well as patients with balance impairments. Kate has received training and accredited in Graston Technique soft tissue mobilization.

Kate is married with a young daughter and two dogs. She stays active chasing after her daughter, as well as walking, swimming, and cycling. Her favorite part of physical therapy is seeing how it makes a difference in the lives of her patients: “I have the best job. It’s gratifying to see improvements not only in their physical condition, but also in their quality of life.”


Amanda Simpson, PT, DPT | Email: Amanda.Borowick@paladinpt.com

Amanda received her Bachelors degree in Physiology and Health Studies from Simmons College in Boston and continued on to the graduate program at Simmons to become a doctor of physical therapy in 2011. Amanda joined the Paladin team in March of 2013 with 2 years of field experience. Amanda’s favorite part of her job is being able to make a difference in people’s lives: “I love my job and if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. I get to meet new people every day and help them improve their quality of life and maybe share some laughs along the way. Therapy can be difficult at times and a little laughter goes a long way.”

Amanda is currently participating in a manual certification program through Evidence in Motion with anticipated graduation date of December 2016. Staying up to date on current evidence and research allows her to provide the best care possible for her patients.

On Amanda’s days off she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys golfing, camping and relaxing in Maine on Little Sebago Lake with her husband Eric.


Jacalyn Pappas, OTR/L, CHT | Email: jpappas@pappaspt.com

Jacalyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1997 from Worcester State University. She has been recognized by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission as a certified hand therapist (CHT) since 2010. Jackie has practiced as a hand therapist for over 15 years

Jackie works with patients of all ages that have orthopaedic and neurological diagnoses. Her clinical expertise includes treatment of upper extremity fractures, tendonitis, custom orthotic fabrication, traumatic injuries to the upper extremity and rehabilitation of post operative injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand.


Front Office

Lynne Iozzi | Email: info@paladinpt.com

Lynne Iozzi sees her mission as one of listening and learning. “I try to learn all I can about each patient that comes in, as far as their insurance goes. That way, they can focus on their recovery and know that everything else is going smoothly.”

Lynne received her Bachelor’s degree in Business with a Concentration in Accounting from Rhode Island College. Today, she uses those skills at Paladin-Pappas, helping to ensure that the front office runs with efficiency and accuracy. She is active in her community, serving on the local school’s PTO Executive Board and her parish committees.
At home, Lynne and her husband, John of 22 years, are getting used to the “empty nest” as their 17 year old daughter gets ready to head off to college.

Physical Therapy Aides
  • Jessenia Mendez, Rhode Island College – Health Sciences Major
  • Justin Sacco, University of Rhode Island – Exercise Science Major
  • Peter Basilios, Iona College - Biology/Pre-Med Major

For general questions or info please email us at info@paladinpt.com