Striving to make community wellness EASI!
Education on healthy living through movement
Awareness of health services and career options
Support local clinicians & communities through training with an outreach toolkit
Inspire culturally competent practices that advocate for the health of their local community.
Both of my daughters attended the GS program in 2015 and really enjoyed it.
I’m happy to say that my oldest is pursuing an OT degree at PITT. She’s only a sophomore, so she has a way to go, but so far is happy with her choice.
My youngest is graduating in June and has been accepted into a few direct entry PT programs. Right now, she is still deciding between schools.
~ February 2019
PT Program Associate Director
This is an excellent program, top to bottom. Just the right length, scope, and depth to engage participants, and make them think about future careers as well as their own health / wellness. Such important concepts for us to share as health professionals.
~ March 2021
Girl Scout Program Specialist
Thanks for running such a wonderful program for out Girl Scouts last month.
We got some great feedback and we are interested in running it again!
~ December 2019
What a wonderful experience for these ladies. Your patch program is phenomenal! What a great way for the girls to be introduced to our profession and able to simulate their interest in a health- related profession.
What a pleasure to work with you. I am really looking forward to doing this again!
~ November 2019
Jazmine Tooles, PT, DPT
Founder & Director
Maria Aguila, PT, DPT
Co-Owner & Faculty
Fatmata Kabia, MPA, EdD(c)
Co-Owner & Faculty
Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation, 2020 LAMP Institute for Leadership Certificate of Healthcare Leadership Assistant Professor, Temple University Staff Physical Therapist, MossRehab Host, Einstein Voices: Staff Podcast on DEI topics, Einstein Healthcare Network Chair, Einstein Healthcare Network Cultural Diversity SIG Biography Jazmine Tooles, PT, DPT is a licensed Physical Therapist who specializes in traumatic brain injury, and vestibular dysfunction. She received her BS in Kinesiology from Temple University in 2011 and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of Delaware in 2013. She is a trained Functional Work Capacity Evaluator, Tai Chi Instructor and former BIANJ Support Group Coordinator. As a lifetime Girl Scout, Dr. Tooles has extensive experience developing and hosting community events with up to 100 participants and is the creator of the Physical Therapy patch program for scouts. Engaged in diversity initiatives since childhood, Dr. Tooles is a former American Conference on Diversity (formerly known as “Anytown” Lead for Diversity) participant, Temple’s National Council of Negro Women member, University of Delaware's Black Graduate Student Association member, formerly chaired APTANJ’s Cultural Diversity Committee, and currently chairs APTA PA’s Minority Affairs Committee. She guest lecturers for various programs, and has presented nationally, including at APTA’s Centennial Future of PT Summit 2021 as a keynote speaker on building community. Achievements American Physical Therapy Association New Jersey Leadership Award April 2022 University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department Alumni Award January 2022 Performance Health Clinician of the Month January 2022 Girl Scouts of Jersey Shore Good Neighbor Community Award October 2020 American Physical Therapy Association New Jersey Rising Star Young Professional October 2019 Moss Rehab 2018 Leader of the Year Award June 2019
Co-Owner, Life in Motion Physical Therapy Clinic Adjunct Instructor, Rutgers University Faculty, University of Montana/Rehab Essentials Philippines based tDPT Program Founder & President, FUTURE Foundation Biography Maria Aguila, PT, DPT, received her BSPT degree at the FEUNRMF School of PT in the Philippines in 1999 and migrated to the US in 2002. She earned her transitional DPT at Rutgers School of Health Professions in Newark, NJ in 2009. Maria together with her husband Ben, a fellow PT, opened their outpatient orthopedic clinic in Jersey City, NJ serving their local multicultural community in 2010 to this day. She is an Adjunct Instructor at the Rutgers Newark DPT Program and Faculty as Capstone Coordinator for the Philippines based tDPT Program of the University of Montana/Rehab Essentials. She served as Council Director for the APTANJ for two terms, as liaison to the Cultural Diversity Committee and PT/PTA Programs. She is also a member of the APTA Staff Work Group for IEPTs and the HPA GHSig Social Media Committee. She is also a founding officer and current President of a non- profit organization, FUTURE Foundation, which aims to advocate for the PT Profession globally. She has participated and lectured in various topics related to clinical practice and community service locally and Internationally. Maria and Ben with their Jersey boy Christian and girl Chelsea, also serves in their local parish in Livingston, NJ. Achievements American Physical Therapy Association Societal Impact Award 2019 Rutgers University Distinguished Alumni Award 2019 FEUNRMF Most Outstanding Alumni Award in Career Achievement 2016 FEUNRMF Most Outstanding Alumni Award in Leadership 2021
Board, American Red Cross Southern NJ Member, Regional DEI Committee Former Co-Chair, Rutgers DPT- Admissions Blackwood campus Former Clinical Education Manager, UMDNJ- School of Osteopathic Medicine Biography Fatmata Kabia, MPA currently serves on the American Red Cross Southern NJ Board and Regional DEI Committee. She was previously the Admissions Co-Chair at Rutgers DPT-Blackwood campus. In that role, she led the development of a holistic admissions review process and participated in the Equity and Anti-Racism Taskforce. Prior to the Rutgers DPT program, Ms. Kabia managed clinical education for UMDNJ- School of Osteopathic Medicine. Throughout her career in higher education, she promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through various recruitment, admissions, and community partnership initiatives. Ms. Kabia has had the pleasure to present at several Combined Sections Meetings and APTA local chapters on DEI content. Ms. Kabia received a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership program at Rowan University. Her research interests include holistic admissions, culture and diversity in educational leadership, social justice in education, and community-school partnership Achievements Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Chancellor Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award 2021