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meet the team - the center for the female athlete


Lora Scott, MD, Dayton Children's sports medicine

Lora Scott, MD - program director sports medicine 

  • Trained pediatrician with a fellowship in primary care sports medicine
  • Has worked with University of South Florida Bulls, University of Cincinnati Bearcats, Flying Pig Marathon, Dayton Juniors volleyball, Haunted Classic soccer tournament, Wright State athletics and Dayton Stealth hockey.
  • Former swimmer and triathlete 
  • Enjoys outdoor activities - camping, hiking, canoeing, swimming, beach, surfing, and SCUBA.
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Sarah Steward, MD -  pediatric orthopedic surgeon 

  • Only 6% of orthopedic surgeons nationwide are female and Dr. Steward is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. 
  • Specializes in pediatric orthopedic sports medicine
  • Played college basketball at Marquette University and as a professional basketball player in Finland 
  • Girls on the Run- Dayton board member 
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Jamie Broz, MEd, ATC - manager

  • Worked for over two decades with all types of athletes traveling and working with the junior development levels through senior level athletes. 
  • Holds specialized certifications and trainings in manual therapy and functional movement such as pilates, dry needling, and sports metrics. 
  • Primary experience in performing arts and gymnastics 
  • Has covered extreme, olympic and paralmpic sports 
  • Has provided medical care for many world and Olympic champions 

Maria Scavuzzo, MS, RDN, LD- dietitian

  • Ran Division 1 cross country and track at Miami University breaking two school records (10k and cross country) 
  • Ran the Columbus marathon and qualified for the Olympic Marathon trials 
  • Ran in the Olympic marathon trials in February of 2020 

Linh-Han Ikehara, MSW, LISW-S - behavioral health therapist

  • Specializes in the wellness of competitive young athletes 
  • Passionate about helping teen athletes discover their own resiliency and determination that fuels engagement of physical and emotional wellness
  • Enjoys trail running, biking, hiking and cooking wholesome meals and treats

Rachael Botta, DPT - physical therapist

  • Specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of dance related injuries 
  • Experienced ballet instructor and choreographer
  • Previous member of the University of South Carolina's dance company ​

Nicoline Elkins, MS, ATC, EPC - athletic trainer



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Is The Center for The Female Athlete right for your daughter? Book a free consult with one of our athletic trainers to find out! Consults are available Monday - Friday and can be booked online at a time convenient for you.