Our Team

  • Jeff Chandler

    Founder and Owner | PT, MSPT, ATC

    Jeff Chandler holds a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Appalachian State University and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia Campus. A former collegiate wrestler at ASU, he has provided athletic training services from youth to professional athletes. He was the athletic trainer for the US Read More

  • Sherry Smith

    Physical Therapist | PT, CKTP

    Sherry holds a BS in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is also a Certified Kinesiotaping Practioner. Sherry has had a variety of experience over the years that have created a well-rounded set of skills that are both effective and efficient. With a love for people and a passion for helping Read More

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    Ben Stephenson

    Staff Physical Therapist | PT, DPT

    Ben Stephenson holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Prior to physical therapy school, he attended The University of Georgia in Athens, GA and acquired a BS in Health Promotion. Ben has a passion for the orthopedic setting and enjoys working with individuals of all backgrounds and walks of Read More

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    Courtney Fleet

    Staff Physical Therapist | PT, DPT

    Courtney holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Courtney began her career at Duke University Hospital on the Cardiopulmonary team, treating patients in the Medical ICU. Since moving to Winston-Salem, she has enjoyed Read More

  • Rachel Van Gorkom

    Rachel Van Gorkom

    Physical Therapy Technician

    Rachel holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She is excited to continue to use her education and passion for healthcare to care for and serve the patients and families at Chandler PT. She and her husband recently moved to the area from Seattle, WA. Prior to Read More

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    AJ Atkinson

    Physical Therapy Technician

    AJ holds a BA of sociology and minor in forensic anthropology from Davidson College.  While attending Davidson, he played on the Men’s Basketball team for four years.  He is currently pursuing a career in physical therapy.  He enjoys staying active and engaging in a healthy lifestyle.  He has a passion for helping others improve, often Read More

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    Dina Hondos

    Physical Therapy Technician

    Dina holds a BA degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill. She loves getting to know the patients, and is grateful to be a part of each patient’s physical therapy program. Outside of work Dina enjoys yoga, anything outdoors, volunteering in dental clinics and spending time with Read More

  • Bayley Groce

    Office Coordinator

    Bayley holds a BA degree in Communication from North Carolina State University. Making connections with each patient and learning about their stories is her favorite aspect of working at Chandler PT. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, DIY-ing, hiking, serving in her church, and spending time with her husband, Nathan, new baby, Lauren, and dog, Read More

  • Epiphany Huffman

    Epiphany Huffman


    Epiphany holds a bachelors of music from Appalachian State and is currently studying film making at UNCSA. She enjoys all parts of the creative process including the power of marketing in helping to create and build community. Outside of work she enjoys reading, singing, coffee dates with her husband and being involved at church.

  • Emilie Stafford

    Billing Specialist

    Emilie first joined Chandler PT staff in 2012. She received her BA from UNC Chapel Hill in Exercise and Sport Science with two minors in Coaching Education and Recreational Administration. She is truly a Tar born and bred! Emilie loves spending time with her husband and daughter doing all things outdoorsy and sports-related. Emilie loves Read More

  • Melanie Chandler

    Practice Manager

    Melanie is involved with our finance and practice management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Appalachian State University, where she and Jeff met. Melanie worked for Circuit City’s financial operation while she & Jeff lived in Virginia. Melanie loves caring for her & Jeff’s four children (Sydney, Ethan, Reid, & Jake), worshipping at Redeemer Read More