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President: Patricia Scheets, PT, DPT, NCS

  Infinity Rehab
Belleville, IL

Brief Bio:  Patricia L. Scheets, PT MHS DPT NCS, is the Director of Quality and Clinical Outcomes for Infinity Rehab.  She received her professional and post-professional degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and is a board certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy.  She has worked extensively with patients with stroke, neurological disorders, and balance and vestibular disorders.  She has developed a set of movement system impairment diagnoses that is used to guide the therapist’s clinical examination and treatment selection for patients with neuromuscular conditions.  Her professional experience has always been focused on implementing standards of physical therapy care which reduce variability and improve patient outcome.

Vice-President: Dennis Fell, PT, MD

Dennis Fell University of South Alabama
Dept of Physical Therapy
Mobile, AL

Brief Bio: Dennis Fell, MD, PT is Professor and Chair of the Department ofn Physical Therapy at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. Dennis is a licensed physical therapist with a background and degree in medicine. His career has focused on individuals with neuromuscular pathology. Dennis has 23 years of clinical PT practice, pro bono physical therapy services for individuals with stroke, brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases, Neurorehabilitation curriculum and consultation, international PT education, international collaboration, consultant to develop new PT curriculum for Taibah University (Saudi Arabia), served on numerous dissertation committees, numerous legal consultations, invited session chairperson for WCPT conferences, numerous continuing education courses nationally and internationally, including invited course in neurology at the WCPT World Congress in Amsterdam.

Secretary: Nancy Fell, PT, PhD, NCS

Nancy Fell University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Department of Physical Therapy
Chattanooga, TN

Brief Bio: Nancy Fell, PhD, PT, NCS is UC Foundation Professor Physical Therapy in the Department of Physical Therapy at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN. In this position, she teaches Neuroscience, Adult Neurologic Rehabilitation, Medical and Surgical Condition Management.

Treasurer: Nora Riley, PT, PhD, NCS

Nora Riley St. Ambrose University
Program in Physical Therapy
Davenport, IA

Brief Bio: Nora Riley, PT, Ph.D. is Professor at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy. Nora's current scholarly activity is related the development of examination and intervention guidelines for neurologic physical therapy in line with the Human Movement system, as well as studying evidence-based profiles of PT students and their clinical instructors. She is responsible for teaching all the neurologic content in her DPT program. In addition, she provides continuing education in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Director of Communications:  Laura Morris, PT, NCS

Laura Morris 2014 Elmhurst Memorial Medical Center
Neurologic/Vestibular Program
Chicago, IL

Brief Bio: Laura Morris, PT, NCS is part of a multi-disciplinary team that specializes in mild traumatic brain injury and vestibular disorders in Elmhurst, IL, outside of Chicago.  She also lectures in continuing education courses throughout the country.  She teaches within the Emory Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency-based Course annually.  Her areas of interest include managing those with complex vestibular disorders, brain injury, migraine and anxiety-related dizziness.  

Director of Education:  Sue Perry, PT, DPT, MS

Sue Perry Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Susan Perry is a Chatham University associate professor of physical therapy.  She has over 30 years of clinical experience and 20 years as a educator/clinician.  A researcher in neurologic rehabilitation and fall/fracture prevention, Dr. Perry has had multiple publications and presentations at the national level.  In addition she is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Perry received her BS in physical therapy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, her Advanced Master of Science Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham College.

Director of Knowledge Synthesis: George Hornby, PT, PhD

George Hornby Indiana University
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Indianapolis, IN

Brief Bio:  T. George Hornby, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University. His research activities focus on physical and pharmacological interventions to facilitate improvements in walking function in patients with spinal cord injury and Stroke.

Director of Practice: Beth Crowner, PT, DPT, NCS, MPPA

Beth Crowner Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Program in Physical Therapy
St. Louis, MO

Brief Bio:   Beth Crowner, PT, DPT, NCS, MPPA is Professor of Physical Therapy and Neurology, and Division Director, Clinical Practice in Physical Therapy Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She received her professional and post-professional physical therapy degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has worked in practice settings across the continuum of care over her 28 year career, treating patients with a wide range of neuromuscular conditions. She is currently the director of the Washington University Physical Therapy Clinical Practice where she oversees clinical operations and treats outpatients with neurologic disorders. She teaches clinical neurologic and business/management content in her DPT program. 

Director of Research: Patrick Sparto, PT, PhD

Patrick Sparto University of Pittsburgh
Co-Director and Associate Professor, DPT-PhD in Bio-Engineering Program
Pittsburgh, PA

Brief Bio:   Patrick Sparto is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and founding co-director of the DPT-PhD in Bioengineering program at the University of Pittsburgh. He teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is graduate faculty in the SHRS PhD program in Rehabilitation Science. His current areas of research include the investigation of postural control in older adults, with an emphasis on studying neural and biomechanical control of step initiation. 

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