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Committee Leadership

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Advocacy and Consumer Affairs Committee

Increases ANPT involvement with APTA Public Policy, Practice, Professional Affairs, and Government Affairs departments. Participates in activities that promote and enhance the practice of neurologic physical therapy. Serves as a resource and provides regular updates to ANPT members on local, regional, and national policies impacting neurologic physical therapy practice. Collaborates with the ANPT Special Interest Groups, Task Forces, Committees, and other groups on the health literacy of consumer resources that are made available through ANPT. 

Chair

Theresa Najjar PT, DPT* (2022-2024)

Committee Members

  • Rupal Patel PT, Ph.D. (2022)

  • Jordan Birdsong, PT, DPT

  • L.D. Woods, PT, DPT, PhD

  • Sarah Williams, PT

  • Julie Schwertfeger, PT, DPT, MBA, CBIST*

  • Michele Sulwer, PT, DPT* 

  • Nisha Patel PT, DPT, MSEP*

  • Maureen Connor PT, DPT*

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

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

Alexander Au Dien, PT, DPT

Committee Members

  • Samantha Balestrieri, PT, DPT
  • Rachel Hawe, DPT, PhD
  • Katie Ragle, PT, DPT
  • Samantha Buhay PT, DPT, CSRS*
  • Stephanie Windler, 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

  • Hannah Karstetter, PT, DPT*
  • Amie Jasper, PT, DPT, PhD*+
  • Laura Stephens, PT, DPT*
  • Suzanne Trojanowski, PT, DPT*
  • Rebecca Martin, PT, DPT*
  • Samantha Caravette 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*

Webmaster

Jeffery R. Braxton

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

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee

Chair

Robert Phillips PT, DPT, Ph.D.

Committee

Heather Henderson, PT, DPT
Jeanne Vinson, PT DPT
Hina Garg, PT, MS, PhD

 

Evidence Based Documents Committee

Co-Chairs

Kelly Westlake, PhD, MSc, PT 

Allison Miller, PT, DPT*

Committee Members

Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, PT, PhD
Chris Henderson, PT, DPT, Ph.D.

*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


 Joni Barry, PT, DPT

Committee Members

 

Nora Riley PT, Ph.D.*
Megan Danzl PT, DPT, Ph.D.*

*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

Jamie Nesbit PT,DPT*+

 

Committee Members

  • Kelly Allegro PT, DPT*
  • Karen Hutchinson, PT, DPT, PhD
  • Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT*

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

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

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

Nicole Biltz, PT, DPT
 

Committee Members

  • Genevieve Neely, DPT
  • Debbie Struiksma, PT
  • Lane Madison, SPT
  • Britta Smith, PT
  • Bina Motawar PT, Ph.D.

 

Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy Editorial Board

Editor in Chief 

George Fulk, PT, PhD, FAPTA 

Associate Editors

Associate Editor, Digital Media Editor 

Pierce Boyne, PT, DPT, PhD*

Associate Editor, Abstracts and Reviews Editor 

Catherine Lang PT, Ph.D.

Associate Editor, International Editor 

Valerie Pomeroy, PT, PhD, FCSP

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

+ Ther Physical therapist above is a Board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

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
Lilliana (Lily) Jimenez, PT, DPT

 

Committee Members

  • April P. Fajardo PT, DPT
  • Laura Wilson PT, DPT
  • Maggie Saras PT, DPT
  • Jennyfer Oh, PT, DPT 
  •  Cynthia Leone PT, DPT
  • Samantha Bedore, PT, DPT
  • Christina Holl, PT,DPT

 

 

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

Committee Members

Kimberly 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

Leslie Wolf, PT, DPT*

 

Committee Members

Kate Enzler, PT, DPT*

Lauren Bilski, PT, DPT

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

Online Education Committee

Co-Chairs

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

Committee Members

  • Elizabeth Ruckert, PT, DPT,*+
  • Lauren Curatolo, PT, DPT*
  • Shilpa B. Gaikwad PT, Ph.D, MPTh
  • Kelly Stratton, PT, DPT*
  • Andrea Kimalat, PT

   +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

Lisa Brown, PT, DPT*

MOSC Item Review Coordinator

Lisa Brown, PT, DPT*

Item Review Coordinator

Rick (Morris) Beato, PT, DPT*

MOSC Liaison Elect

Meaghan Costello 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

Daniel Miner PT, DPT*

Payment chair

Katie Flores, PT, DPT*

Committee Members

  • Karen Lambert, PT, DPT*
  • Aimee E Perron PT, DPT, CEEAA*
  • Stacey Lane, PT, DPT*
  • Liza Meiksins, PT, DPT*
  • Heather Knight, PT, DPT*
  • Mary Crumley, 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

Emily J. Fox, PT, DPT, PhD*

Committee Members 

  • Denise Peters, PT, PhD
  • Louis Awad, PT, DPT, PhD
  • Nora Fritz, PT, DPT, PhD*
  • Eric Anson, PT, Ph.D. 
  • Sujata Pradhan PT, Ph.D.

Research-in-Review Editorial Team

  • Evan Papa, DPT, PhD
  • Brendan Dougherty, PT, PhD
  • Antoinette Domingo, PT, MPT, Ph.D.

*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

Bonnie E. Pancoast, PT, DPT*

Committee Members

Hannah Karstetter, PT, DPT*
Kaci Handlery PT, DPT*
Douglas Eck, PT, DPT, MHI*
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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