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Advocacy and Consumer Affairs Committee

Chair

Rupal Patel, PT, PhD

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

Annual Conference Planning Committee

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

Awards

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

Committee Members

Brooke Klatt
Brian Hickman, PT, DPT, NCS
Diane Wrisley, PT, PhD, NCS Emeritus
Deborah Josbeno, PT, PhD, NCS, CSCS 
Alexander Au Dein, PT, DPT

 

CSM Program Committee

Co-Chairs

Bart Hanson, MPT, DScPT, NCS
Heather Salon, PT, DPT, NCS
Email: anpt.csm@gmail.com,

Committee Members
Kristi Trammell, PT, DPT
Danielle Frey, PT, PhD
Rebecca Martin, PT, DPT, NCS
Tanya Thomas, PT, DPT
Julie Stutzbach, SPT
Amy DeBlois, PT, DPT

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

Tim Nordahl, PT, DPT, NCS
  

Committee Members

Wendy Koesters, PT, ATP/SMS
Amanda Kayser PT, DPT, NCS
Kelly Rodriguez, PT, DPT, NCS
Jason Diaz, PT, DPT

 

Evidence Based Documents Committee

Co-Chairs

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

Committee Members

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

 

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, NCS
 

Committee Members

Megan Danzl
Joni Barry, PT, DPT

 

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, NCS, MSCS

 

Committee Members

Karen Hutchinson, PT, DPT, PhD
Lauren Perillo, PT, DPT, NCS

 

Historian 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
Mary Talitha Metcalf, PT, NCS
Nicole Blitz, PT, DPT

 

JNPT Editorial Board

EDITOR IN CHIEF

Edelle C. (Edee) Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research - Hulse Lab
Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA
Email:  JNPT.editor@gmail.com

DEPUTY EDITOR

George Fulk, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Clarkson University
Pottsdam, NY, USA

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Kathleen Gill-Body, DPT, MS, NCS, FAPTA 
Boston, MA

Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS 
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Terry Ellis, PT, PhD, NCS
Boston, MA

Teresa Kimberley, PT, PhD
Boston, MA

Darcy Reisman, PT, PhD
Newark, DE

Michael Schubert, PT, PhD
Baltimore, MD, USA

Associate Editor, DIGITAL MEDIA EDITOR

George Fulk, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Clarkson University
Pottsdam, NY, USA

Associate Editor, ABSTRACTS & REVIEWS EDITOR

Catherine Lang, PT, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
St Louis, MO 

Associate Editor, INTERNATIONAL EDITOR

Valerie Pomeroy, PT, PhD, FCSP
East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Member and PR 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, NCS 
Jennifer Solverson, PT, DPT
Zane Bright, PT, DPT 
Jennyfer Oh, SPT
Andrew Moul, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIST
Tracy Stevens, Pt, DPT, NCS

 

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, NCS

 

Committee Members

Deanna George,PT, DPT
Gillian McLean, 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

Nora Fritz, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS 

 

Committee Members

Tara McIsaac, PT, PhD
Alicia Flach, PT, DPT

 

Online Education Committee

Co-Chairs

Denise O'Dell, PT, DScPT, NCS
Roberto Lopez-Rosado, DPT, MSPT, MA

 

Committee Members

Elizabeth Ruckert, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS
Michelle Green, PT, DPT, NCS
Deborah Josbeno, PT, PhD, NCS
Andrea Kimalat, PT, PhD, NCS
Kelly Stratton, PT, DPT, NCS
Margie Roos, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
Kristen Johnson, PT, EdD, MS

 

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

 

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, NCS

Payment chair

Katie Flores, PT, DPT, NCS

Committee Members

Leslie Wolf, PT, DPT, NCS
Aimee E Perron PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA
Eileen Tseng Stultz, PT, DPT, NCS
Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS
Karen Whitesell, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP
Daniel Miller, PT, DPT, NCS

 

Regional Programs Committee

Develops, reviews, and/or revises yearly an educational strategic plan for the Academy. Conduct an educational needs assessment of Academy membership as appropriate and plans national, regional, and special interest group continuing education programming. Sponsors special education forums on neurologic physical therapy, as deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee.

Co-Chairs

Kristen Johnson, PT, EdD, MS, NCS
Amy DeBlois, PT, MS, DPT

Committee Members

Genevieve Pinto-Zipp, PT, EdD
Andy Weyer, DPT, PhD
Kelly Danks

 

Committee: Concussion Courses

Kathy Mercuris, PT, DHS

 

Committee: Vestibular, Neuroplasticity 

Heather David, PT, MPT, NCS 

 

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, NCS

 

Abstract Review Mentoring

Kelly Westlake, PT, PhD

Committee Members 

Allison S. Hyngstom, PT, PhD
Emily J. Fox, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
Denise Peters, Pt, PhD
Louis Awad, PT, DPT, PhD

Research-in-Review Editorial Team

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

 

Neurologic Specialization 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, NCS

Committee Members

Victoria Stevens, PT, NCS
Mary Crumley PT, DPT, NCS
Bonnie E. Pancoast, PT, DPT, NCS
Jasmine Edwards, PT, DPT, NCS
Jeannie Stephenson, PT, PhD, MS, NCS
Devashish Tiwari, PT, DPT, NCS, PhD

 

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