St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is the official Sports Medicine Provider and Official Medical Partner of the Boston Cannons
Thomas Gill, MD, Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Elizabeths Medical Center
Dr. Thomas Gill, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, is the team physician for the Boston Cannons. In addition to treating Sports Medicine injuries, Dr. Gill specializes in ACL surgery/knee arthroscopy, Rotator Cuff surgery and Labral repair surgery. Dr. Gill completed a fellowship in Reconstructive Surgery in Bern, Switzerland, and one in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO. He received his medical education at Harvard Medical School and has authored more than 160 scientific articles and chapters on issues involving the knee and shoulder, and has written books on Complications of Shoulder Surgery and Techniques of Knee Arthroscopy.
Dr. Gill has served as Medical Director for the Boston Red Sox, Head Team Physician for the New England Patriots, and Team Physician for the Boston Bruins. He is a fellow of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons; a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine; former member of the Team Physician Societies of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League; and was elected to the Herodicus Society (National Honor Society for Sports Medicine) and the American Orthopedic Association.
Director of Medical Operations
Brian Petrone attended Springfield College where he received his physician assistant degree. Brian has served as the physician assistant for the New England Patriots. He has also worked with the Boston Bruins.
Brian Petrone is a nationally registered paramedic and remains an active lecturer for physicisian assistant and paramedic programs. Brian continues to work with local teams in developing emergency management training. He currently coaches lacrosse, and still plays in a local men's league.
Global Director of Sports Performance & Coaching
MS, CSCS, LATC, CNM
Mark A. Cinelli has been serving as the Head Sports Performance Coach for the Boston Cannons for the past 4 years.
His CATZ facility is located in Needham, MA. The Competitive Athlete Training Zone is a Sports Performance Training Facility that helps people of all ages and abilities realize their athletic potential. He is also currently serving as the Associate Head Sports Performance Coach for the Boston Breakers (NWSL).
Mark began his career with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Following his stint with the Falcons, Mark was hired by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization to work as the head strength coach for one of their minor league affiliates (Hickory Crawdads). He subsequently accepted a position as the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the San Diego Padres. In this role, Mark managed the strength and conditioning program for all six minor league affiliates within the Padres organization.
Mark has coached athletes from MLL, WPS, US Women’s National Soccer Team, US Men’s National Soccer Team, MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS and US Women’s pro tennis. Currently, Mark is on the Board of Advisors for the Sports Science Department, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Sports Science Department at Lasell College (Newton, Ma.) where he teaches the Essentials of Strength and Conditioning. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for New England Sports Partners, a baseball specific sports performance-training organization. His expertise is in athletic sports performance enhancement and injury prevention and management. Mark currently writes a blog for the BostonHerald.com called “Mr. Fit”. Mark is also a regular contributor to Our Game Magazine.
Mark received his BS in Athletic Training from Salem State College and MS in Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention and Management from Springfield College. He is a licensed/certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as a Certified Nutrition Manager.
Dr. Zubiel is a chiropractic physician who specializes in functional anatomy, myofascial release, and sports medicine. She obtained her degree in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2007, where she was a sports medicine intern with the 2006 UMass Men’s Lacrosse team. She earned her doctorate degree in 2010, as well as her post-doctoral certification as a Chiropractic Sports physician in 2011, from New York Chiropractic College and completed her internship at Levittown Health Center on Long Island. She joined the Sports Medicine team of Khalsa Chiropractic Office in 2010 and practices full-time at their Harvard Square location. Dr. Zubiel is a native of Beverly, Massachusetts and currently resides in Boston.
Julie Nicoletti, Certified Sports Nutritionist, B.S., R.Ph.
Founder, Kinetic Fuel Performance Based Nutrition
Julie Nicoletti is a nationally recognized sports nutritionist who specializes in coaching student, adult and professional athletes to achieve their highest potential—both on and off the field. Julie has been the Cannons Sports Nutritionist since 2012 providing education to the team as well as one on one, personalized nutritional education and counseling to players, enabling them to optimize peak performance while minimizing the risk of injury and counsel to the Cannons staff regarding team meals and stocking the bus for away games.
Combining her professional training as a registered pharmacist with her experience as a certified sports nutritionist, Julie founded Kinetic Fuel in 2008 and has had the pleasure of working with athletes who have achieved the highest honors in their sports from Olympians to Heisman Trophy Winners and #1 NFL Draft picks. Julie’s Westwood, MA office is home base, but she frequently travels to speak to teams or at camps or to work with players around the country.
Always active as a competitive athlete herself and a recent top 25 AG Ironman Finisher, Julie lives what she teaches and loves what she does, especially when it comes to the Boston Cannons. Follow on social media: @kinticfuel1