Laconia Rehabilitation Center
175 Blueberry Lane
Laconia, NH 03246

603 524-3340

Our Leadership Team

Stephanie Rittgers
Admissions Director

Stephanie graduated with a BA degree in English/Communications from Syracuse University.  She has been with Genesis since 2005 as a Director of Admissions for several centers.  She has been with Laconia Rehabilitation Center since early 2010.

Crystal Hardy
TCU Program Manager

Crystal has been at Laconia Rehabilitation Center since November 1996. She is a Laconia native and graduated from NHTI with a Practical Nursing Diploma. Crystal has held many nursing roles during her tenure with Laconia Center including Charge Nurse, Staff Development, Infection Control and Clinical Reimbursement Coordinator. As the TCU Program Director, her focus is working with each patient and the interdisciplinary team to ensure a safe discharge back to the community.

Jessica L. Bittle, MSPT
Director of Rehabilitation

Jessica grew up in New Hampshire and attended Notre Dame College where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 1998 and a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2000. Jessica has worked her entire career in the Sub-Acute/Skilled Nursing setting. She has been a Genesis team member since 2005 and a Director of Rehabilitation since March of 2007. Jessica and her therapists have received multiple awards including “Outstanding Achievement Award for Program Managers and “Department of the Year”. Jessica’s clinical interests include neurology with a specific focus on recovery from cerebral vascular accidents and coping with Movement Disorders. Additionally, she enjoys joint replacements, fall prevention, pain management, balance recovery and the psychosocial impact of illness.