Meet The Team

We are committed to helping you rid yourself of pain and discomfort in a responsible way, an opioid-free way, and an individualized way – through a modern, integrated approach to medicine.

Medical Department

Medical Director: Kevin Dunn, M.D.

Angela Carney, APN at Peak Medical Centers
Advanced Practice Nurse

Angela Carney, APN

Alison Barria, APN at Peak Medical Centers
Advanced Practice Nurse

Alison Barria, APN

A New Jersey native, Alison Barria, MSN, APRN, A-GNP-C was raised in Bergen County, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Fairfield University in Connecticut - where she graduated with honors. She received her Master’s degree in Nursing from Rutgers University - Newark, specializing as an Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Alison has over six years of experience working as a Registered Nurse in Orthopedics at Hackensack University Medical Center, and over five years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine. She also spent time as a Home Health Nurse Practitioner before joining the founding medical team here at Peak Medical Centers.

She is bilingual; fluent in both English and Spanish. And in her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking and running.

Physical Therapy Department

Director of Rehabilitation

Klejdja Albert, DPT

Klejdja Albert is internationally educated with a Masters’ of Science degree in Physical Rehabilitation, and then recently completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Montana. She is an energetic, passionate provider who brings her diagnostic and clinical judging skills into the practice. She has been in the field for over 6 years and has experience in diagnosing and treating orthopedic, post-surgical, neurological and sports injury conditions, with extensive knowledge of the shoulder joint – specifically rotator cuff programs - and knee, ACL and meniscus reconstructions.

To further her education, Klejdja just took the ABPTS board exam to be an Orthopedic Board Specialist in order to improve her clinical reasoning, provide a thorough assessment and custom tailored treatment for her patients. She believes in a well-rounded treatment approach which includes advanced manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises and, most importantly, patient education.

Her approach emphasizes the importance of modifying - but not eliminating - physical activities based on your personal needs. She encourages her patients to push their limitations and progress towards returning to previous activities and sports. With her approach, Klejdja provides objective measurements, orthopedic tests and clinical examination in order to provide a personalized plan of care with achievable goals and a wide variety of exercise programs which are up to date with latest research on the field.

Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Albanian, she is an asset to Peak and our patients.

Daniel Chappell
Physical Therapist

Daniel Chappell, DPT

Rebecca Berridge, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Rebecca Berridge, PTA

Rebecca Berridge is a New Jersey licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Peak Medical Centers with an extensive background in the workings of the human body.

She completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Applied Kinesiology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, before moving on to earn her Applied Science PTA degree from Essex County College, graduating with the highest honors.

She has always been interested in the medical field, and through her clinical rotations, Becca has experience working with a wide range of individuals in multiple settings, with a focus on the outpatient orthopedic setting - perfect preparation for joining the team at Peak Medical Centers.

When Becca is not at work helping patients, you can find her working out, cycling, playing tennis, spending time with her friends and family and soaking up the sun at her family beach house down the shore.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Ashley Kirschner, PTA

Ashley Kirschner graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with honors in 2000 and became a licensed physical therapist assistant (PTA). From an early age, she has been interested in medicine and was motivated to enter the field of physical therapy after working for a family friend who is a chiropractic physician and physical therapist.

The majority of Ashley’s 17 years as a PTA has been in an outpatient orthopedic setting, treating various sports-related injuries as well as rehabilitation following orthopedic surgeries. She loves to learn and has picked up many techniques from highly skilled therapists and doctors as well as continuing education classes she’s taken through the years. Ashley is always searching in her "bag of tricks" for the right intervention for each individual patient – and loves to see the results produced.

In her spare time, Ashley loves animals, being outdoors, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, and gardening.

David Madera, PTA at Peak Medical Centers
Physical Therapist Assistant

David Madera, PTA

David Madera is a physical therapist assistant at Peak Medical Centers. He practiced for several years in skilled nursing facilities in New York and New Jersey before joining the Paramus team. David received his associate's degree in applied sciences from LaGuardia Community College in 2016.

Since joining our team, David has become known for his strong manual therapy skills and charisma. David is well-versed in all modalities and is experienced working with patients who have difficulty with neurological and cardiovascular conditions. David is also certified in rock taping.

In addition to helping patients at Peak Medical Centers, David also helps keep the country and its citizen safe and secure in his role as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve.

David is a lifelong Jets and Mets fan, which means he has yet to see his team win a World Series or Super Bowl!

Acupunture Department


Samia Saleh

Samia Saleh holds a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and is a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2015 with a BA in Biology and, soon thereafter, discovered her love for Chinese medicine. She attended the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine where she first began interning and treating patients. After witnessing the power of acupuncture in the clinical setting, Samia knew that she would become a lifelong student of this powerful medicine. Over the next three years, Samia studied several different styles of acupuncture and modalities of Chinese medicine. She has developed a unique treatment style where she tailors her treatments towards each individual. She considers her intuition and empathy as the strongest tools of her practice which she uses as a guide for all things. Samia strongly believes that healing should and can be accessible to all people through knowledge of oneself and that she is simply a guide.

Chiropractic Department

Dr. Brandon Picchierri - Chiropractic Physician at Peak Medical Centers
Chiropractic Physician and Managing Partner

Dr. Brandon Picchierri

Dr. Brandon Picchierri is one of our managing partners and a second-generation Chiropractic Physician.

Born and raised in Bergen County, he earned his Doctorate from Life University in Atlanta, GA and Bachelor's Degree from Drew University in Madison, NJ.

A former NCAA athlete, Dr. Picchierri knows first-hand how devastating an injury can be – as a significant one cost him his collegiate lacrosse career. Through a drug-free, integrated medical plan, he’s been able to fully recover and avoid surgery.

One of just 3% of US Chiropractors who are Cox-certified, Dr. Picchierri also incorporates Full Spine, Thompson, SOT and Gonstead analysis and techniques into his treatments. He is also certified by the Titleist Performance Institute to assess and correct golfers with their "Body-Swing Connection," and is a certified ergonomics specialist. He has been named a "Healthcare Provider To Watch" by Bergen Magazine, and one of New Jersey's Top Doctors by USA Top Docs.

He proudly serves on the boards of several local groups, including the New Jersey Police Honor Legion - a nonpolitical association that fosters and encourages many fraternal and charitable causes - and the 4C's of Passaic County – a non-profit child care resource and referral organization. He is also a member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, the Bergen County 200 Club, the American Chiropractic Association and the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association. He was recently named an "Honored Citizen" as well.

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Picchierri can be found enjoying life with his wife, his two children and his dog. He’s also an avid golfer, and die-hard Yankees and Giants fan.

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Dawn Klose

Dr. Dawn Klose brings decades of experience to Peak Medical Centers. A 1994 graduate of Rutgers University, she attended New York Chiropractic College and graduated magna cum laude in 1998.

On top of being a certified chiropractic sports physician, Dr. Klose also treats common conditions like low back pain, neck pain, and headaches. She has also worked with expecting mothers, young children, and infants.

Dr. Klose is certified by the American Academy of Manual Medicine to perform manipulation under anesthesia, and she takes continuing education classes annually to keep up on the latest advancements in chiropractic care and sports medicine. She is also a Cox Technic and a Webster technique certified doctor.

Dr. Anthony Blake - Chiropractic Physician at Peak Medical Centers
Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Anthony Blake

Dr. Blake has been practicing for more than 30 years and is a licensed doctor of chiropractic in New Jersey and New York. Dr. Blake graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor of science in public and community health. It was during his senior year of college that he decided he wanted to pursue chiropractic as a career. He then continued his education at the New York Chiropractic College where he earned the title doctor of chiropractic in 1987.

Dr. Blake is also a member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors. He has taken many postgraduate courses in sports injuries, patient care, and spinal techniques.

Administrative Department

Dr. Marc Picchierri
Managing Partner

Dr. Marc A. Picchierri

Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Marc Picchierri is an early advocate of integrated medicine, and has been a proponent of the model for over twenty years. He is a published author with two books to his name. The idea of alternatives to dangerous drugs and surgeries is one he has believed in for the entirety of his 40+ year career.

Dr. Picchierri is a proud member and honored citizen of the Honor Legion of the Police Departments of the State of New Jersey. He was an active member in the Bergen County SPCA, serving as Chief of Law Enforcement and Animal Cruelty Investigator for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office until retiring in 2014. He is also a proud member of the Bergen County 200 Club, Bergen County Police Chiefs Association, and New Jersey State Police Chiefs Association, as well as PBA Local 394 and PBA Local 600.

In his free time, Dr. Picchierri can often be found on the golf course or traveling with his wife, Sandra.

Tracey Gaetano

Office Administrator

Nina Ibarria

Marketing Representative

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