Meet Our Staff

Our Medical Providers and Staff

Carla Cawthorn, RT at Triangle Spine and Back Care CenterCarla Cawthorn, RT(R)
Radiologic Technologist

Carla joined Triangle Spine in October 2007. She graduated from Wake Technical Community College with an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography in May of 2007.

While in school, Carla did clinical rounds at Wake Medical Center, Rex Hospital, Western Wake Hospital, and Raleigh Radiology.

Carla grew up in Raleigh and is married and has a daughter and two sons.

Chris SedeiChristine Sedei, PT
Director of Physical Therapy, Back Builder Physical Therapy

Christine Sedei, a licensed Physical Therapist, is the director of Back Builder Physical Therapy, a Division of Triangle Spine and Back Care Center.

Chris graduated from the University of Vermont in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and has been with Triangle Spine since 2004. Chris specializes in the McKenzie method to back and neck pain, as well as emphasizing a core strengthening approach to rehabilitation.

In 2005, a wellness program was started at Triangle Spine and Back Care Center where Chris instructs Pilates and Cardio-kickboxing exercise classes.

Chris is married and has two sons.

Mallory Williams, PA-CMallory Williams, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Mallory Williams, PA-C earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from Southern Methodist University and her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Duke University. She is originally from Dallas, Texas but moved to Raleigh after her Physician Assistant training.

Mallory is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed with the North Carolina Medical Board.

In her spare time, Mallory enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with family and friends.

Mekeisha Duncan, LPN at Triangle Spine and Back Care CenterMekeisha Duncan, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse

Mekiesha grew up in Holden Beach, NC. She received her associate degree in Science/Surgical Technology in 2005 and her licensed practical nursing degree from Brunswick Community College in 2010.

Mekeisha has worked as a LPN in both New Hanover and Brunswick Counties since 2010, before joining our team at Triangle Spine in 2014. She is married and has recently moved to the Raleigh area.

Mekeisha provides clinical assistance to Dr. Lestini as his practical nurse and provides compassionate patient care to his patients.

Becky GlendyRebecca M. Glendy PT
Physical Therapist, Functional Capacity Evaluator

Becky is a Licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator with 24 years of experience and 20 years of performing Functional Capacity Evaluations.

She earned her physical therapy degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been performing Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) in the Triangle area for 11 years.

At Triangle Spine & Back Care Center, FCE’s are performed by a Physical Therapist who is licensed to perform evaluations and not an Assistant, Athletic Trainer or a Technician.

Sarah PalmerSarah Palmer
Workers’ Compensation Coordinator

Sarah joined Triangle Spine in March 2013.  She grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and moved to the Raleigh area in 2007.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Edinboro University in 2004. She started her career in workers’ compensation and has continued to work in healthcare for the past eight years.

In addition to being our workers’ compensation coordinator, she assists in check-in, check-out and scheduling.


Joanne Wall Michelle Richmond
Practice Manager Patient Services Manager
 Joanne Wall, Practice Manager  Michelle Richmond, Patient Services Manager