Meet Our Staff

Our team of dedicated, caring, and compassionate people

Elena Paladino
Office Manager
Elena was born on Long Island, NY and raised in Delaware. She attended Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown, DE where she received an AS in Journalism. She then went to Wilmington University in New Castle, DE where she graduated with a BS in Elementary Education. She worked editing pharmaceutical submissions directly out of college, but her passion was to work with children. Elena taught grades K-8 in various Catholic schools in Wilmington and always knew she would continue working with children in a service-oriented environment. After working at an urgent care facility, she decided to combine her experiences to help manage a pediatric orthopaedic office. She now resides in Harrington.
Courtney Ford
Practice Manager
Courtney relocated to Delaware in October of 2013. Originally from the west coast, she attended Northern Arizona University to receive her BA in English and went on to receive her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Courtney has experience working in the health & fitness industry, hospitality, customer service, and communications. For the past six years, Courtney has been managing the Aquatics department for multiple branches of the YMCA of Delaware. She has worked extensively with youth and teens through partnerships with the City of Dover, Delaware Special Olympics, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware State University, and Autism Delaware. She is excited about joining Growing Bones Orthopaedic Institute where she can interact with staff, physicians, and patients on a daily basis.
Maria Galindo
Maria has lived in Delaware for the last 10 years but is originally from Arizona. she is the wife to an active duty airman in the United States Air Force and a mother of three. Maria first started working in the medical field in 2004 but decided to take a break and devote her time to her family. Though she enjoyed the privilege of being able to stay at home with her children she missed working and decided to return to work in the medical field in early 2019. Maria searched for her own externship site for the completion of her program and found an available position at Growing Bones Pediatric and Neuromuscular Orthopaedic Institute. After her externship was completed Maria was offered a permanent position as part of the Growing Bones team, which she happily accepted.