Meet Our Team of Experts


Dr. Cara Ogren

Owner, PT, DPT

Cara is an Ashtabula County native who gained extensive experience in orthopaedic physical therapy during her travels across the country. After graduating cum laude from Daemen College in 2000, her career path provided her with the opportunity to work with the field’s top physical therapists in urban hospital settings as well as gain management experience from some of the nation’s largest rehabilitation clinics. After relocating back to Ohio in 2007, she finished her clinical doctorate degree at Daemen. Synergy’s doors opened in Ashtabula on August 4th, 2008 and has been enjoying steady growth since opening day. Dr. Ogren remains active with the American Physical Therapy Association to promote patient advocacy and the advancement of evidence based practice in privately owned physical therapy clinics.

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Dr. Kylie Sramek


Kylie is a Physical Therapist at Synergy had been with us since September 2017. She received her undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace, where she double majored in Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Physiology. Kylie received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA where she graduated President of her class. Kylie loves to spend time volunteering for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America where she participates in fund raising and taking part in the Annual Walk for MG. Kylie enjoys participating in multiple golf and bowling leagues in her free time.

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Dr. Katelyn Powers


Katie is a Physical Therapist who received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, graduating top of her class in 2014. Since graduation, Katie has gained valuable work experience across multiple settings including Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities and Home Health. Katie is an Ashtabula County native and has since returned to the area, joining the Synergy family in September of 2021. She is excited to work alongside a great team to provide high quality, one-on-one patient care to enhance the quality of life of our patients. Katie enjoys her family cottage on Lake Erie, boating, golfing, and spending time with her family including her husband, Taylor, and two children, Kora and Graham. 


Shawna Dye


Shawna graduated from Kent State University in 2019 and recently joined our team at the Ashtabula location in early 2020. Shawna is very excited to begin her PTA career at Synergy Physical Therapy and loves meeting new patients and seeing their improvements throughout treatments. In her free time, she enjoys long distance running, biking, spending time outdoors hunting, and hanging out with her friends and family. Shawna participates in local road races that help support organizations around the Ashtabula area.

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Jenifer Ezel

Massage Therapist

Jenifer Ezel is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Ohio. She graduated with an associate’s degree specializing in advanced massage therapy in 2014 from Cuyahoga Community College. Since graduating Jenifer has worked privately, allowing her to give her clients individualized care tailored to their needs. When not working you can find her in the woods hiking with her dog Bo or in a hammock, reading a book.


Colleen Gerbic


Colleen graduated from South University in the fall of 2015, and joined the Berea facility staff  in early 2016.  Prior to becoming a therapist, she worked as a therapy aide for a community hospital, an experience that she feels helped to encourage her to remain on the physical therapy track.  Colleen is proud to serve as a PTA, and believes that she learns something valuable from every patient she treats. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Cleveland State University.  She feels that becoming part of the Synergy family has afforded her the ability to provide patients with exceptional care due to the emphasis on one-on-one care, and has increased her knowledge in alternative medicine due to the clinic’s holistic approach.   In her free time, she enjoys yoga, reading, playing piano, and spending time with her husband and daughter, Marcus and Jocelyn, and lively little mix breed, Lucas, who is the therapy dog at Synergy!  She also enjoys giving time to Berea Animal Rescue Friends, assisting with fundraising events.



Therapy Dog

Lucas is Colleen’s lively beagle mix, that  joined the Synergy family as the in-clinic therapy dog in Berea.  Lucas is a rescue, and has come out of his shell significantly since he was adopted in 2017.  He loves his job and can’t wait to make the patients smile everyday.  When he isn’t sharing affection and getting ear scratches at work, he loves going for walks, playing with his toys, and chasing bunnies in the back yard.