Trustee
Dr. Michael Russo


Dr. Michael Russo was born and raised in Hoboken. A graduate of Hoboken High, Michael went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Richard Stockton College, a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Utica College. Michael has been in practice as a Physical Therapist for 15 years.

Dr. Russo learned the importance of service to his community early in life, from his earliest days as a Boy Scout, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His volunteer work include:PAL football coach, an assistant scoutmaster and work as a high school summer supplemental education instructor. Dr. Russo has provided pro bono care for athletes at all levels, including student athletes in their early childhood through high school and college. He has volunteered his services for 12 years to Hoboken High School Football and is currently creating a comprehensive concussion management program monitoring athletes both pre and post concussion. He also worked with Olympic athletes treating the national Israeli Ice Dance Team.

Dr. Russo is also the Standard Bearer of a non-profit organization, Hoboken Pride (formally known as, The Michael Russo Civic Association.

Michael was a member of the Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustment in 2000. In 2003, he was elected as the Third Ward Councilman in Hoboken, where he still currently serves. He has also served as a commissioner of the Hoboken Housing Authority, where he’s been a tenant advocate and a strong supporter of youth recreation and education programs.

Dr. Russo is married to his wife Lisa Baptista. They have a beautiful daughter Lia Grace.
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