Anthony Marullo


Anthony Marullo, MS, OTR/L, CHT, is the founder and practitioner of East End Occupational Therapy. Anthony has earned his certification in hand therapy and proudly adds the designation of certified hand therapist, CHT, to his credentials. As a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, he has countless hours of advanced training in hand and upper extremity injuries. Anthony was awarded a membership to Alpha Eta, the National Honor Society of the Allied Health Professions which is considered a distinct honor and reserved only for those who graduate at the top of their class. East End Occupational Therapy is the culmination of Anthony’s vision to bring excellence to the field of specialized hand therapy and his passion for the occupational therapy profession.

Monica Bottari


Monica Bottari, MSOT, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist at East End Occupational Therapy. Monica received her Master of Sciences in Occupational Therapy from Hofstra University in 2020. Monica first became interested in OT during college when she was a Personal Care Assistant for a young girl who was born with physical disabilities. Through her own caretaking and observation of PTs, OTs, and SLPs, Monica became highly passionate for the career of occupational therapy, as it has always been her drive to help people. While taking several anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and upper extremity courses, Monica has further developed a love for hand therapy. It was her fieldwork at East End OT and the invaluable mentorship and guidance from Anthony Marullo that solidified her decision to pursue a specialization in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. Monica has become skilled in manual therapy, treatment of the shoulder to fingertip, and custom orthosis fabrication across the lifespan from her experience here at East End OT. There is nothing like the feeling of her patients regaining their function and independence in daily activities from her intervention strategies! Monica is eager to continue her education in this field and is working towards becoming a Certified Hand Therapist in the years to come.

In addition to being an OT, Monica is a competitive dance instructor for ages 2-18. She has been a competitive dancer herself since 2 years old. Her hobbies include reading, going to the gym, and going for walks. Monica is currently taking daily Spanish lessons in order to become bilingual to improve her communication with her patients.

Melissa Berrick


Melissa graduated with her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Stony Brook University in June of 2020. Melissa graduated at the top of her class as a member of the Alpha Eta National Honor Society. Since graduating, Melissa has gained experience working as an occupational therapist in a multitude of settings including, outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation, outpatient neurological rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities. She has continued to expand her knowledge base by completing various continuing education courses focused on upper extremity rehabilitation. Melissa has been an occupational therapist at East End Occupational Therapy since October of 2020 and treats individuals across the lifespan with a range of orthopedic and neurological conditions. She is an OT fieldwork educator for level 1 and 2 students, guiding her students in the evaluation and treatment in the area of hand therapy. With her compassion and creativity in treatment planning, Melissa has shown to be an exceptionally dedicated and well-rounded therapist who is able to connect to patients of all ages with the same cheerful and positive aura. In Melissa’s spare time, she loves traveling, petting anyone and everyone’s dog, and finding her way to all the beautiful beaches.

Kim Gaiser

Office Manager

Stephanie Reina

Front Desk

East End Occupational Therapy