Glyssel S. Copper, M.B.A.
Glyssel was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Tampa, FL. She has been married for 9 years and is a mother of 2 children. Glyssel graduated from The University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Organizational Communication and a Minor in Marketing. In 2005, she pursued her Masters in Business Administration and graduated from The University of Phoenix in 2007.
After years in corporate America, Glyssel wanted to make a greater impact by joining her family’s business and helping it flourish to its maximum potential. For years Glyssel worked summers at the physical therapy clinic and saw the passion her father, Dr. Santiago, had. She heard the stories of his hardships turned accomplishments, and saw how he turned a one-man show into a beautiful orchestra. When the idea of expanding Physical Therapy Walk-In (PTWI) into Santiago Therapy Center (STC) came to mind, Glyssel and the team knew it would be great. More importantly, they knew, even with an amazing, state of the art facility, Dr. Santiago’s passion remained the driving force of what makes the center a success.
At 5 months, Glyssel’s son and Jose’s youngest grandchild, was diagnosed with Hypotonia. He was unable to sit or hold himself up. As much as Glyssel and her family wanted to treat him at the facility, it was not equip to do so. This is when she and Dr. Santiago truly understood the need in the Tampa Bay area to provide for pediatric patients. Patients were being put on waiting list for months. After being urged by local hospital staff, they knew this was what needed to be done. After managing PTWI for two years, the expansion of services and the new facility build began. Glyssel managed and oversaw the entire construction, while also re-branding and marketing Santiago Therapy Center. She is passionate about patient care and ensuring the patients at STC get the service they need, when they need it.