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Committee Leadership

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Advocacy and Consumer Affairs Committee

Chair

Rupal Patel, PT, PhD

Committee Members  

Theresa Najjar, PT, DPT*
Brenda Pratt, PT, DSc+
Jordan Birdsong, PT, DPT
Linda B. Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS*
Sarah Williams, PT
Julie Schwertfeger, PT, DPT, MBA, CBIST
Michele Sulwer, PT, DPT*
Alexander Au Dien, PT

 

+The Physical Therapist above is a  Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist.

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

 

Annual Conference Planning Committee

Committee Members

Jenni Moore, PT, DHS 
Jane Sullivan, PT, DHS, MS
Genevieve Pinto-Sipp Pt, EdD

 

Awards Committee

Establishes the Academy awards and criteria for nomination with approval from the Executive Committee. Reviews nominations and provides recommendations to the Executive Committee annually. Nominates members for awards external to the Academy (APTA or other organizations) annually.

Chair

Natalie Anzures, PT, DPT, MS, CBIS

Committee Members

Alexander Au Dein, PT, DPT
Melissa Chung, PT, DPT*
Deborah Josbeno, PT, PhD, CSCS*
Diane Wrisley, PT, PhD, NCS Emeritus
Stephanie Windler, PT, DPT*
Brooke Klatt, PT, DPT*

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

CSM Program Committee

Co-Chairs

Bart Hanson, MPT, DScPT*
Heather Salon, PT, DPT*

Committee Members

Kristi Trammell, PT, DPT
Amie Jasper, PT, DPT, PhD*+
Laura Stephens, PT, DPT*
Tanya Thomas, PT, DPT
Julie Stutzbach, SPT
Amy DeBlois, PT, DPT

+The Physical Therapist above is a  Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist.

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

Digital Communications Committee

Develops, reviews and/or revises yearly a communications strategic plan for the Academy. Manages, promotes and coordinates the Academy's communication services including the listserv and website. Educates and serves a resource to the Academy members, officers and Special Interest Groups on available digital communication services.

Chair

Kelly Rodriguez, PT, DPT*
  

Committee Members

Wendy Koesters, PT, ATP/SMS
Amanda Kayser PT, DPT*
Swapna Balakrishnan, PT, DPT*

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

Evidence Based Documents Committee

Co-Chairs

Irene Ward, PT, DPT* 
Kelly Westlake, PhD, MSc, PT 

Committee Members

Tim Hanke, PT, PhD
Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, PT, PhD
Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD*
Allison Miller, PT, DPT*

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

Finance Committee

Reviews and revises budget forms and processes and the annual budget prior to consideration by the Executive Committee. Presents budget to the membership for the coming year and monitors overall budgetary processes. Provides consultation regarding Academy's finances to the Executive Committee and develops financial goals. Assures the responsible expenditure of Academy resources and safeguards Academy resources through development of appropriate process and procedures for the acquisition, handling, and disbursement of funds.

Chair

Nora Riley, PT, PhDc*
 

Committee Members

Megan Danzl, PT, DPT, PhD*
Joni Barry, PT, DPT

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

Health, Promotion and Wellness Committee

The purpose of the HPW Committee is to facilitate an ongoing focus on prevention, health promotion and wellness within ANPT, and externally with the larger national and international HPW communities. 

Chair

Elissa Held Bradford, PT, PhD, MSCS*

 

Committee Members

Karen Hutchinson, PT, DPT, PhD
Lauren Perillo, PT, DPT*
Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT*

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

Historical Archive Committee

Develops and implements innovative ideas that will capture Academy events and activities for historical preservation. Coordinates and monitors archiving of Academy records with assistance of the Executive Officer and assists in planning for Academy celebrations that incorporate historical perspectives.

Chair

Denise Gobert, PT, PhD, CEEA
 

Committee Members

Binal Motawar, PT, PhD
Debbie Struiksma, PT
Nicole Blitz, PT, DPT
Dana Lott, PT, DPT 
Britta Smith, PT

 

Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy Editorial Board

Editor in Chief 

George Fulk, PT, PhD, FAPTA 

Associate Editors

Terry Ellis, PT, PhD* 
Joyce Gomes-Osman, PT, PhD
Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, PT, PhD
Anne Kloos, PT, PhD*
Merrill Landers, PT, PhD, OCS
Catherine Lang, PT, PhD
Darcy Reisman, PT, PhD
Michael Schubert, PT, PhD

Associate Editor, Digital Media Editor 

Pierce Boyne, PT, DPT, PhD*

Associate Editor, Abstracts and Reviews Editor 

Kathleen Gill-Body, DPT, MS, FAPTA*

Associate Editor, International Editor 

Valerie Pomeroy, PT, PhD, FCSP

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

Member and Public Relations Committee

Develops and updates a membership and public relations strategic plan identifying membership recruitment/retention strategies. Creates mechanisms that facilitate communication and participation of the membership. Promotes Academy awareness within the APTA and other external associations or groups, which have a common interest in neurology.

Co-Chairs

Beth Horn, DPT
April Fajardo, PT, DPT 

 

Committee Members

Lilliana (Lily) Jimenez, PT, DPT
Catherine Barillo, PT, DPT*
Jennifer Solverson, PT, DPT
Zane Bright, PT, DPT 
Jennyfer Oh, PT, DPT 
Andrew Moul, PT, DPT, CBIST*
Samantha Bedore, PT, DPT

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

 

News Committee

Manages, promotes and coordinates the Academy's communication services including the Action Potential and other news communications. Educates and serves a resource to the Academy members, officers and Special Interest Groups on available digital communication services.

Chair Newsletter Editor

Tina Stoeckmann, PT, DSC, MA

Committee E-newsletter Submissions

Sheila Espina, PT, DPT*

*The Physical Therapist above is a  Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. 

Committee Members

Deanna George,PT, DPT
Kim DeChant, PT, DPT

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee (NC), strives to increase membership, foster early involvement within the Academy, and maintain a pool of qualified individuals willing to serve the section within both elected and non-elected capacities in accordance with the mission of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Chair

Tara McIsaac, PT, PhD  

 

Committee Members

Leslie Wolf, PT, DPT*
Alicia Flach, PT, DPT*

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

Online Education Committee

Co-Chairs

Kristen Johnson, PT, EdD*
Michelle Green, PT, DPT*

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

Committee Members

Elizabeth Ruckert, PT, DPT,*+
Lauren Curatolo, PT, DPT*
Kelly Stratton, PT, DPT*
Margie Roos, PT, DPT, PhD*

   +The Physical Therapist above is a  Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist.

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

Neurologic Specialty Council

Chair

Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT*

 

Maintenance of Specialty Certification Council Liaison

Lisa Brown, PT, DPT 

 

Item Review Coordinators

Jennifer Kahn, PT, DPT*
Rick (Morris) Beato, PT, DPT*

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

Practice Committee

Increases Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy involvement with the Departments of Government Affairs and Reimbursement at APTA. Participates in activities, which promote and modify the practice of neurologic physical therapy. Serves as a resource to accrediting agencies to establish guidelines to neurologic practice.

Chair

Heather Knight, PT, DPT*

Payment chair

Katie Flores, PT, DPT*

Committee Members

Karen Lambert, PT, DPT*
Aimee E Perron PT, DPT, CEEAA*
Eileen Tseng Stultz, PT, DPT*
Stacey Lane, PT, DPT*
Karen Whitesell, PT, DPT, ATP*
Daniel Miner, PT, DPT*

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

Research Committee

Develops, reviews, and/or revises yearly a research strategic plan for the Academy. Promotes research in the area of neurologic physical therapy. Disseminates results of research in neurologic physical therapy.

Chair

Jill Stewart, PhD, PT*

 Chair-Elect 

Allison Hyngstrom, PT, PhD

Committee Members 

Antoinette Domingo, PT, MPT, PhD
Emily J. Fox, PT, DPT, PhD*
Denise Peters, PT, PhD
Louis Awad, PT, DPT, PhD
Nora Fritz, PT, DPT, PhD*

Research-in-Review Editorial Team

Tricia Kesar, PT, PhD
Antoinette Domingo, PT, PhD
Evan Papa, DPT, PhD
Brendan Dougherty, PT, PhD 

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

Specialization and Advanced Proficiency Committee

Develops and updates a strategic plan for addressing the needs of potential and current Neurologic Clinical Specialists, that is consistent with the Academy's strategic plan. Creates mechanisms that facilitate communication and participation of the NCS membership in Academy activities.

Chair

Suzanne Trojanowski, PT, DPT*

Committee Members

Victoria Stevens, PT*
Kaci Handlery PT, DPT*
Bonnie E. Pancoast, PT, DPT*
Andrew Moul, PT, DPT*
Jeannie Stephenson, PT, PhD, MS*
Devashish Tiwari, PT, DPT, PhD*

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

 

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