Meet the Therapists

Katherine Pace, PT, DPT

I’m Dr. Katherine V Pace and I am extremely passionate about helping you navigate through your pelvic floor issues so that you can live your best life.

I graduated from Rutgers University in 2005 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. I earned my clinical doctorate from The University of Medicine and Dentistry in 2008. I was exclusively practicing in outpatient orthopedics until I fell in love with the pelvic floor specialty. I became Pelvic Health Certified in 2017.

In 2010 I had become extremely frustrated with at least a dozen different doctors as they failed to take my son’s constipation issues seriously. (He was not even one year old at the time.) I understand what it feels like to be misunderstood, unheard, and lost. Doctors kept telling me my son was fine. I finally sought my own specialists in NYC and quickly thereafter he was diagnosed with a very rare colon disease that needed multiple surgical interventions.

I have a special place in my heart for my patients that are almost made to believe their pain or symptoms are all in their head. I am here to help you find out if there is a better way to resolve your issues through exercise and movement instead of with pills and surgery.

Ilene Rosenthal-Schulman, PT, DPT

I have been a practicing physical therapist since 2009 with most of that time being fully ensconced in the world of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. I have been treating people with pelvic floor issues across their lifespan for the past 14+ years. People are very private about their pelvic floor issues and I find it to be an honor and privilege to help them.

My introduction to pelvic floor PT was through personal experience. I needed a Pelvic Floor surgery while I was in PT School and next was pelvic floor PT. I was enamored with the specialty and directed my career path toward pelvic floor health. I was able to do a clinical affiliation in Pelvic Floor Health while I was a student and the rest is history…

I have practiced PT in various large healthcare settings over the years and I am excited to join the Haven team to share my expertise, passion and compassionate care with the community.

My treatment philosophy is to listen to my patient’s story and apply my knowledge to their individual needs. With kind and gentle hands, I use my physical therapy skills to help them achieve their personal goals.

I am a graduate of Barnard College with a degree in Economics. Years later I followed my dreams of becoming a Physical Therapist by attending and graduating from Seton Hall University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and enjoying hobbies- cooking, quilting and fly fishing.

Jessica Golden, PT, DPT

Hi, I’m Dr. Jessica Golden.  I graduated from Rutgers University of New Brunswick, NJ with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Kinesiology and earned my doctorate at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ.

While I was completing my undergrad degree, I was trained as a Sexual Health Advocate for the Rutgers Public Health Department.  I facilitated programs focused on educating students on inner and outer pelvic anatomy, sexual health practices, sexual orientation, contraception, and STD’s. I became passionate about raising awareness for sensitive, yet important, topics that could be difficult to discuss.

I went on to graduate school to pursue my passion for helping people live better lives. I was introduced to pelvic floor therapy during my clinical affiliations as a student and knew right away that was an area where I could blend my advocacy work with improving people’s quality of life.

I truly enjoyed education outreach to the community as understanding what pelvic health can encompass is so importance in our daily lives! I have loved practicing in pelvic health since graduating in 2017.

Jessica Palermo, PT, DPT

Hi! I’m Dr. Jessica Palermo.  I graduated from Quinnipiac University with a BS in Health Science. I earned my clinical doctorate at Rutgers University  in 2017. I have a background not only in pelvic health, but also in pediatrics! In 2019, I experienced my own debilitating pelvic floor dysfunction and my passion for pelvic floor therapy was ignited! I use my professional knowledge and my personal experience to drive every treatment session for my patients. My goal at Haven is to combine my two areas of interest to help mamas and baby!

Meet Our Front Office!

Justine Fricchione, Office Manager