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Greetings, Education Section members, once again, I wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to continue to serve as your Education Section President. I am deeply honored to be considered to continue the upward trajectory of the Education Section's Strategic Initiatives, collaborating alongside your hard-working Executive Director and dedicated, diligent voluntary Board of Directors, working with our 4 SIGs, 6 Committees, JOPTE Editorial Board, and education stakeholders. The Education Section continues to experience membership growth, expanded initiatives in SIG functions and formations, as well as continued progressions and accomplishments in all Strategic goals related to educational practice in education, and scholarship for every PT and PTA as an educator. The Education Section has experienced top-tier membership growth, within APTA components, and further expanded, based upon membership interest, with the addition of a new SIG, the Residency/Fellowship Education SIG, with an exciting agenda. The Education Section has now funded a sustaining growth scholarship, with RFP, specifically devoted to educational research, and awarded 2 Education Section member research teams, 10K grants, each, in the inaugural year. Further supporting key strategic initiatives' for members, the APTA Education Section, Journal of Physical Therapy Education expanded from 3 issues to 4 issues annually to support dissemination of evidence-based teaching and learning methods. The New Faculty Development Workshop was further expanded for members and facilitators, reaching full capacity. Both CSM and ELC educational programs continue to meet and often exceed expectations for members, in both participation and robust submissions for peer-reviewed educational sessions. The Education Section is initiating a heightened Social Media presence in the coming year and has enhanced collaborations, with several components and APTA, to co-promote scholarly activities and improvement of education in physical therapy. The Education Section continues to support member benefits for awards and scholarships, diversity, APTA Foundation, Adopt-a-Docs, networking opportunities, and through active collaborations supporting the PT-PTA team. The Education Section serves as active delegates to the APTA HOD and for Federal Affairs. With the Education Section Executive team and the BOD, we manage a budget over $400,000 to support our mission and goals in research, education and evidence-based educational practice. I would be delighted to serve a second term to continue to lead the section, on the successful course, carrying on the Strategic Initiatives established by the BOD, serving the Education Section membership and the BOD. I truly appreciate your vote and active Education Section membership!

Dr. Gina Maria Musolino, PT, MSEd, EdD is DCE, Associate Professor, USF Morsani College of Medicine, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tampa, FL. Dr. Musolino serves the Morsani College of Medicine on committees: Professional Student Affairs (Chair), Bylaws and formerly, Dean's Educational Excellence Awards. She received her BS PT from Washington University School of Medicine, Program in Physical Therapy (WUMS PT), St. Louis, MO; MSEd, from Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO; and EdD with specialization in Curriculum Design, Development and Evaluation, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Fischler College of Education, Graduate School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Musolino's published works focus on service learning, cultural competence, health policy, academic and clinical education. Dr. Musolino is co-editor, with       Dr. Carol Davis, and co-authors of Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual, 6th ed. Slack, Inc. (in press, March 2016). Dr. Musolino has been awarded grants and fellowships, from numerous organizations in support of her scholarship. Dr. Musolino received the 2012 APTA Lucy Blair Service Award for exceptional service to the national association. She was recipient of the Beatrice F. Schulz Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement, WUMS PT; Southeast Division Center of the Monthand Outstanding Customer Service Awards, Rehability Corporation, FL; Research Excellence Award, NSU, Fischler College of Education, Graduate School; Award of Merit in Technology Delivered Instruction, The Utah System of Higher Education, Utah Electronic College Consortium, Salt Lake City, UT; Feitelberg Journal Founder's Award, APTA Education Section, Journal of Physical Therapy Education; Alumni Award, WUMS PT; and Co-Recipient, Outstanding Abstract, APTA Annual Conference Program Committee (ACPC), PT Tests and Measures for a Patient with Parkinson's Disease for Consultation with Referring Neurosurgeon.

     She is seeking re-election and serves as current president of the APTA Education Section (2014-16). Dr. Musolino is serving in her final term as chief delegate and director, Board of Directors, Florida Physical Therapy Association (2012-16). Dr. Musolino is senior reviewer for the Journal of Physical Therapy; and serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education (2010-16), and Journal of Allied Health (2013-current). Dr. Musolino serves the Neurology Section as Federal Affairs Liaison and Chairs the Advocacy & Consumer Affairs Committee (2013-16); and the Health Policy Administration Section, Research Committee & Chair (2013-16). Dr. Musolino serves the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy as Pro-Cert Reviewer (2014-current) and previously as NPTE Exam Item Writer (2011-12). She also served on APTA Appointed Work Groups: Honors and Awards, Education Awards Committee, and Screening Proposals/Abstracts, APTA Annual Conference Program Committee. Dr. Musolino is an APTA Advanced & Basic Credentialed Clinical Trainer, educating clinical instructors throughout the nation and FL for physical therapy and inter-professional health care instructors. Dr. Musolino is a clinical mentor for the USF SPTRS Student-run BRIDGE clinic for underserved/uninsured, patients/clients.

 

Dave is a Professor and Director of the Division of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).  Dave has served as the Representative at Large for Membership and one term as Vice-President of the Education Section.  Dave is also a member of the Orthopaedic and Research Sections.  He has served on multiple committees, working groups, and task forces regarding physical therapy practice, research, and education.   He was the institutional representative for MUSC to the American Council for Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) until 2014 and served on the nominating committee for ACAPT.  Dave continues to be active in clinical practice, research as a primary investigator, education as a teacher, and administration in physical therapy education.

Dr. Morrisette's vision for the Education Section is for the section to be a primary resource for academic and clinical faculty and provide tools for assisting membership to achieve excellence in physical therapy education.  He believes that clinical instructors and clinical education coordinators should be extensively involved with the Education Section.  Dave recognizes the importance for the Education Section to collaborate with stakeholders in physical therapy education to achieve this vision, while the section maintains its autonomy, identity, and values.  He sees the role of the section as crucial to the success of defining and achieving excellence in physical therapy education.

 

Corrie is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Division.  Corrie has been actively engaged in leadership activities of the American Physical Therapy Association and Education Section since 2004. As a Section Member, she served on the CSM Conference Program Planning Committee 2004-2009, Nominating Committee for the Clinical Education Special Interest Group (CESIG) 2006-2008, and Co-Chair of the CESIG 2010-2014. Serving in these leadership positions, Corrie was strategically involved with business of the Section and SIGs including bylaws review and revision for the Education Section and Rules of Order review and revision for the CESIG, the latter being direct responsibilities of the Vice President of the Education Section.

As the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) was forming, Corrie was actively engaged with Education Section and ACAPT leaders to ensure that physical therapy clinical educators would have a significant voice in physical therapy education. The newly forming ACAPT National Consortium of Clinical Educators is a tangible result of Corrie's passion and commitment to strengthening partnerships between stakeholders in academic and clinical physical therapy. A strong advocate for clinical educators, Corrie was invited to serve on the Section and ACAPT Cultural Transformation Steering Committee (2011-13) and Shared Vision of Clinical Education Steering Committee (2012-15). She has served the North Carolina Chapter of the APTA as a Delegate, Capital District Chair, member of the Ethics Committee, and Director-at-Large for Membership. Corrie's leadership experience also includes six years as President of the Carolina Clinical Education Consortium. Her scholarly interests are focused on peer-learning in clinical education, domestic and international, as a method for improving quality of supervision, teaching and learning in clinical education.

 

Dr. Jennifer Ellison is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University i n Houston, Texas.  She graduated with a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma, earned a Master's in Health Professions from Washington University in St Louis and completed her PhD in Biomechanics from Texas Woman's University. Dr. Ellison has also taught at Washington University in St Louis, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Ellison teaches movement science and therapeutic exercise and has a clinical emphasis in orthopedic dysfunctions. Her research interests include recovery of physical function after bed rest, and gait  and muscle activation patterns  in patients with neurologic and orthopedic dysfunction. She served on the Nominating Committee of the Texas Physical Therapy Association for 2 years and chaired the committee for an additional 2 years.

 

Kristine is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at Wheeling Jesuit University.  Kristine is a member of the 3 Rivers Academic Consortium, APTA's Education Section, Orthopedic Section, and HPA Section and Global Health SIG. She is currently the Co-Chair for the Education Committee for the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association, the Nominating Chair for the NCCE and has completed one term on the Nominating Committee for the Education Section, currently serving as Chair. She is a credentialed trainer for the APTA Basic Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program.

Dr. Grubler is committed to the Education Section's philosophies of excellence in education, scholarship about education and leadership within the profession.

I am currently serving as the outgoing Education Section Nominating Committee Chair and would appreciate the opportunity to run again for this position.  Thank you for your consideration.

 

Dr. Kennedy earned her B.S. in Kinesiological Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002 before receiving her DPT from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. She was credentialed by the APTA as a Clinical Instructor in 2007 and have been active in clinical education since that time. She has practiced in outpatient orthopedics for more than 10 years, with emphasis on community health and outreach in resource ? deprived communities domestically and abroad for the last 5 years.

Currently, Dr. Kennedy is the Director of Clinical Education (DCE) and Assistant Professor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Mary Baldwin College's Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. In addition to teaching and administrative roles, she is responsible for the development and integration of experiential learning experiences with an interprofessional focus. To that end, she has developed coursework that is required of students in at least 3 programs within the college as well as elective coursework with a focus on interprofessional collaboration in an international and resource-deprived context.

Dr. Kennedy is an active member of the APTA's Orthopedic Section Education Section, and HPA's section's Global Health SIG as well as the Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Clinical Education. She also serves in several leadership roles within the college, including Mary Baldwin's Quality Enhancement Plan Study Group and Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement Faculty Fellowship.

 

Tami is an Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of Clinical Education, and Neurologic Residency Program Coordinator at Emory University.  She attended the U.S. Naval Academy, completed a MSPT and DPT (University of Miami), and a MBA (University of Minnesota). Tami has 21 years of experience in acute care, rehabilitation, and clinical leadership. She is a Board Certified Neurologic Specialist, an APTA credentialed clinical instructor, and Clinical Instructor Program Trainer. Tami has 27 years of leadership experience working with diverse groups in the military, hospitals, and academia. She has spent the last 2 years as the Academic Faculty Special Interest Group Vice-Chair, and looks forward to the possibility of collaborating again with all members of the AF SIG and the Education Section in serving our profession and community.

 

Patricia is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Pat has over eighteen years of experience in academia primarily at The University of Kansas Medical Center where she served as Co-Chair and Director of the DPT Program. Prior to coming to NAU in the summer of 2015, Pat was Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at The Sage Colleges in Troy, NY. Her research is in the areas of motor control and motor learning in older adults, adults with stroke, and adults with Alzheimer's disease. Pat's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations, including the American Heart Association and the Alzheimer's Association.

 

I was hired by Briar Cliff University as the Director of Clinical Education for the developing Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2014. I came to Briar Cliff after working in clinical physical therapy in the fields of pediatrics, geriatrics, and clinical management.  During my pediatric physical therapy residency at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, I also was a teaching assistant and lab assistant for the Pediatrics course in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program which lead me to further pursue a career in academia. I continued to practice in pediatric physical therapy at an outpatient private practice pediatric clinic in Wisconsin.  I recently became a board certified Pediatric Physical Therapy Specialist.  As the Director of Clinical Education, I established and created the clinical education program with some guidance of DCEs throughout the country.  I am currently a member of the Sections on Pediatrics (SoP) and am on the Social Media Committee for the SoP.  I am looking to become more involved with the Education Section as I further pursue an academic doctorate, hopefully in the spring semester.

 

Kimeran is the current secretary of the Academic Faculty Special Interest Group (AF SIG) and has truly enjoyed the experience and interactions over the past two years. Kimeran is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at West Virginia University (WVU) where she is an ACCE and instructor for many of the physical therapy procedural and treatment skills (including gait/transfer training, therapeutic exercise, electrotherapeutic and physical modalities and wound management). She has also been involved in many of the Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities and initiatives at WVU. Prior to joining the faculty at WVU in 2011, she practiced for 7 years in a variety of clinical and administrative positions that included outpatient orthopedics, acute care, clinical and school-based pediatrics, home health care, and skilled nursing facilities. Kimeran completed her Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2010 and is a 2004 graduate of the WVU Masters of Physical Therapy program. She is currently at PhD student in the WVU School of Public Health. In addition to these teaching and academic responsibilities, Kimeran is the Co-Chair of the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association's Education Committee as well as a member of the ACAPT's Strategic Initiative Integrated Clinical Education (ICE) Panel.

 

Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania, her post professional DPT from Arcadia University, and Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in health care education. She is currently Assistant Professor at Arcadia University and Director of their Entry Level DPT curriculum. Primary teaching areas include evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, and teaching and learning. Her research focuses on promoting evidence informed clinical decision making, particularly within the homecare setting and on investigating educational methods that encourage clinical reasoning. She has peer-reviewed publications and national presentations sharing methods to integrate knowledge, skills and practice within physical therapist education, including use of simulation, standardized patients, and web-based clinical scenarios.

 

Deborah Anderson earned entry-level and advanced master of physical therapy degrees from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School. Dr. Anderson received her doctoral degree in adult and higher education at Northern Illinois University in 2015. Dr. Anderson has been a faculty member for the past 10 years at Midwestern University where she has been the co-Director of Clinical Education, an Associate Professor teaching primarily pediatric content, and currently, the Associate Program Director

 

Dr. Kaur received a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from India in 2004. She stated work as a physical therapist in a private practice from 2006 to 208 in Michigan. She then worked in a hospital based outpatient facility from 20089 to 2013. Her case load all these years was mainly orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Dr. Kaur completed her DPT from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT from 2007 ? 2008. She then started her PhD in Orthopedics and Sports in 2009 at Rocky Mountain University. She completed both programs while working full time as a physical therapist in Michigan. Her dissertation focused on developing new and effective exercises for shoulder rehabilitation.

After finishing her PhD in 2013, Dr. Kaur joined the University of St. Augustine Health Sciences (USA), Austin as Assistant Professor in January 2014. She also completed manual therapy certification in December 2013.  Her teaching responsibilities are Musculoskeletal I: Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal III: Advanced Extremity Examination, Evaluation, and Manipulation. Dr. Kaur's research interests are to continue to develop effective upper extremity exercises.

Dr. Kaur lives in Austin with her husband Dr. Bhanot and her two kids-Ayaan and Alya. She enjoys cooking and eating a variety of different ethnic foods and then burns it off by working out in the gym.

 

Jonna has been a Physical Therapist for over 30 years which included experience in acute rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics, home health and community education. She owned and operated a private physical therapy practice and Pilates studio for over 10 years. She transitioned into higher education in 2009.

She developed the PTA program at College of the Sequoias in the Central Valley of California. She is very familiar with accreditation application and process of the Commission on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). She is dedicated to workforce development through education and her goal is to help students succeed in programs that lead to employment. She completed her Ed.D. in 2014 with a research focus on impacted program selection criteria that maintain the open access mandate of community colleges as well ensure students success and high pass rates on state and national boards exams. Areas of interest in higher education include exploring the connection between the accreditation process and student success; ongoing program assessment for improved student outcomes; embedding basic skill instruction in content based courses that lead to employment. She recently helped develop an PT Aide program at the college through a large collaborative grant, which has met both student and employer need in the Central California region.

At the college, she serves on District Governance Council (shred Governance committee), Institutional Effectiveness Committee, Instructional Council as well as the Accreditation Response Task Force.

Education Experience:
San Francisco State University, BS in Exercise Physiology, 1981
University of San Francisco, BS in Physical Therapy, 1982
San Francisco State University, MA in Education Technology, 1989
University of the Pacific, Doctorate in Education, Ed.D., 2014

 

Fran graduated from the Royal Orthopedic Hospital School of Physiotherapy, Birmingham England. Fran obtained her Master's degree in Professional Development from the University of Greenwich, London and Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Having worked primarily in geriatrics, Fran became a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy in 2000. Fran is currently employed as the Program Director for the PTA program at Morton College in Cicero, Illinois. Nationally, Fran has served as chair of the Academy on Geriatrics task force examining entry level competencies in Geriatric Physical Therapy for the PTA, has attended item writing workshops through the FSBPT and is an on-site reviewer for CAPTE. At the State level Fran serves as a district assembly representative, is a member of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Physical Therapy Board and is just finishing a year as chair of the Ethics Committee for the IPTA.

 

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." In my experience as both a faculty member and clinician in the field of physical therapy, this Chinese proverb has been my guide. It is clear that the more students are involved and engaged in the classroom, the more excited they become about the material. I think the same is true with therapists and the APTA.

I am privileged to play a role in educating the next generation of PTAs at South University. Together with an incredible team of faculty, we developed a new program at the Richmond campus, recently receiving commendation from CAPTE for our Self-Study Report. I also serve as Co-Chair, supervising five additional PTA programs within our institution. I remain involved in institutional governance and the physical therapy community, serving as an FSBPT NPTE Item Writer and participating in activities such as the Curriculum Committee and Scholarship Committee at my institution. Over the past 12 years, I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including SNFs, outpatient Women's Health, aquatics, and acute care, where I still practice.

With my varied work experience and solid commitment to education, I feel that I have much to contribute to the nominating committee. I look forward to the opportunity to serve the Education Section. Thank you.

 

Graduated from Penn State University with my Associates of Physical Therapy Assistance and Bachelors of Arts.  For the last 9 years I have served as the ACCE and instructor for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Penn State Hazelton.  Prior to my full-time position here at Hazelton, I served as the PTA program's Lab Assistant for 2 years prior to my current position.  Throughout my 24 year career as a PTA I have worked in various Physical Therapy settings while serving as CCCE and Clinical Education Faculty.  I have presented at CSM in 2014 and will again have the opportunity to present in 2016.  I have achieved the APTA's Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for Physical Therapist in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy and Education Physical Therapy.  I am an APTA credentialed clinical instructor.  I am a member of the following special interest groups: PTAESIG, AFSIG, and CESIG.  Served as a conference chairperson at the National Physical Therapy Association's national conference in 20009.  Support the Pennsylvania Chapter by attending both the Annual conference and district level meetings.  Serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Pocono Susquehanna Clinical Consortia.

My years of experience in higher education and serving as an ACCE have motivated me to apply for a position with the Education Section of APTA.  Also my attendance and involvement in various APTA National conferences has driven my interest in becoming more actively involved.  As a PTA and serving as an ACCE, I understand first-hand the challenges the profession faces in both the academic and clinical settings.  I realize there are many responsibilities throughout the local, state and national levels and I would like to have the opportunity to support the organization to the best of my ability.  I am an enthusiastic, task oriented, well-organized and a hardworking individual that thrives on challenges.  I would like to use my experiences, expertise and knowledge to become more involved at a higher level.  I value the support of our professional organization and how we have advanced as a profession, especially with the increase support of the Physical Therapist Assistant.  It would be an honor to be part of the future development of our profession and the role of the PTA.  As a PTA educator, I am truly passionate about the profession of physical therapy and the importance of both the PT and PTA roles and the significance of education.  I would like to become a more dynamic participant while supporting the progress, growth and development of education in physical therapy.

 

Frank has been involved in PTA education for 10 years as a clinical instructor, academic faculty, ACCE, and program director. Currently, Dr. Bates is Director of the PTA Program at the University of Indianapolis. He was on the PTAESIG Nominating Committee, and he seeks further involvement with the PTAESIG by serving as Vice Chari. He has been and currently is involved in ATA leadership at district, chapter and national levels, including district and chapter nominating committees, district membership chair, chapter continuing education review committee chair, and national awards subcommittees. Dr. Bates believes strongly in PTA education and also believes a network of support is needed for the leadership of academic programs. He seeks the role as PTAESIG Vice Chair to start new initiatives and assist with current strategic planning initiated by the PTAESIG Chari with the goal of providing support to the leadership and faculty of PTA programs.

 

I am a full time faculty member and the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at the PTA Program at the Shenango Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. I currently serve as the chair of the nominating committee for the PTAESIG and have enjoyed my increased involvement in the SIG. I am excited to remain in a leadership position within the SIG and would welcome the opportunity to be considered to serve the SIG membership in the role of Vice-Chair.

On campus, I serve on numerous campus committees that include standing and ad-hoc positions. Currently, I am the chairperson for the campus Outreach committee and also serve on the Awards committee. I continue to serve as the facilitator of a multi-campus group of the Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education of the five PTA programs within the Penn State system.

I remain actively involved in the three rivers academic consortium serving as the secretary of the group at this time. I have been a member of the APTA since 1995 with current membership in the education and home health sections. I serve as an on-site reviewer for CAPTE and attempt to complete at least one on site visit annually.

I have presented multiple educational sessions at CSM in 2013, 2014 and once again in 2016. This year along with three of my colleagues, we will be presenting on the transformative role of the PTA to meet the newly established vision of the Physical Therapy profession.

In addition, this past year I was asked to increase my involvement with regard to programming at CSM and served on the education section programming committee reviewing submissions for presentation at CSM 2016.

I am very interested in the future role of the PTA and would be honored to continue to serve the PTAESIG membership in the role of Vice-Chair.

 

I was an ACCE at the University of Hartford from 1996-2013 and have been a DCE at Quinnipiac University for the past 2.5 years. I became a Certified Clinical Instructor prior to my appointment at the University of Hartford and subsequently became a Certified Advanced Clinical Instructor. I have been an APTA certified trainer for the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) for over 10 years and have become well versed in the issues that are impacting clinical education and physical therapy education, in general. I have a sincere interest in how our profession can continue to provide clinical education, as well as how we can influence optimal teaching and learning in the clinical environment. This has motivated me to pursue a scholarly agenda that is based on the conditions surrounding clinical education. As part of this scholarship, I was primary author of 2 publications that reported on focus groups discussions with clinicians in an effort to inform all physical therapy education stakeholders about the perceptions that our clinical partners have about clinical education. I was also part of author groups for 2 of the papers that appeared in the special issue of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education (JOPTE), which provided background information for the National Clinical Education Summit in 2014. I believe that my years of experience as an ACCE/DCE, trainer for the CCIP, and scholarly work have prepared me for a leadership role within CESIG. I am particularly eager to serve this group at a time when clinical faculty are contributing more to the national conversations about clinical education and would hope to build a greater partnership between academic and clinical education.

 

I graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1991 with a BSPT, a MPT in 1993, and PhD in Teaching and Learning in 2004. I have worked with Altru Health Systems since 1991 (full-time through 1998; flex-time '98 to present) n the in-patient rehab setting. I began teaching at UND in 1998 and have been involved with clinical education for the past 12 years (10 years as assistant-ACCE and now DCE for 2 years).

I have been active in the APTA since graduating from PT school in 1991. I have served the North Dakota Physical Therapy Association as secretary, quality assurance committee member, member at large over 30,000 delegate and chief delegate, and I am now on the ethics committee. I have also served the APTA through an Advisory Panel on Education, was a member of the Clinical Education Consensus Conference, and currently serve on the Advocacy and Consumer Affairs Committee. I have been active in the CESIG for several years, I served one term as recording secretary and I am just completing a term as academic co-chair. I feel we have good momentum in the CESIG and are working on some good initiatives (i.e. March 1st mailing ? survey and common form and updating the clinical education resource manual). I would like to see these projects through and feel the past two years have provided me with a good working knowledge of the CESIG and Education Section.

 

I am currently the Co-Director of Clinical Education at Thomas Jefferson University. Within the University community I am involved with various committees as well as serve as the Faculty Liaison for our student run PT organization, "PT Society". In addition I am a member of the Philadelphia Area Clinical Education Consortium and hold the position of Secretary on the executive board. My previous employment includes acute care TBI PT and CCCE at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, National and NU contract/traveling PT, and staff PT at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Currently I am a prn acute care physical therapist as Thomas Jefferson University hospital. My primary practice focus includes critical care, cardiopulmonary, traumatic brain injury, and vestibular PT in the acute care environment. My research interests include clinical education, development of students as leaders, and vestibular PT in the acute care environment. As I grow as both an academician and clinician I hope to broaden my service to the PT community at large by running for APTA office specifically in the Clinical Education consortium.

 

Tonya is the Director of Clinical Education for the physical therapy program at The Ohio State University. She has been in that position since October 2007 and previously was the ACCE at The College of Mount St. Joseph In Cincinnati for 9 years. She earned her OCS In 2002 and recertified in 2012. She earned her OPT from Arizona School of the Health Sciences of AT Still University In 2005. Dr. Apke is an APTA Credentialed Cl and Advanced Credentialed Cl and a trainer for the APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing Program. She is involved with the APTA and OPTA as a member of the Education and Orthopedic Sections and the Clinical Education SIG where she currently serves as Membership Secretary. Dr. Apke serves on the OPTA Board of Directors as Director Ill. Previously she served as the Student Liaison Committee Chairperson for OPTA and as a member of the OPTA conference committee. Dr. Apke has been a member of the OPTA Mentoring Task Force and has been an Invited speaker on mentoring for the post-professional residencies at OSU. She received the OPTA Meritorious Service Award in 2011.She Is Involved with the OSU residency programs as a mentor for the mentors and treats clinically at OSU Sports Medicine. Additionally, she is an active member of the Ohio­ Kentucky Consortium where she has served as Vice Chair and Treasurer and is currently on the "Contemporary Issues" workgroup.

 

I am currently the Director of Clinical Education at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. I am also an alumnus of the college, earning my undergraduate degree, master's degree, and transitional doctorate all from the institution. After completing my tDPT in 2008, I practiced as an acute care therapist in Georgia for 6 years. During that time I worked as a clinical instructor for several PT programs in the south and served as the CCCE for the hospital intermittently to cover maternity leaves. I have now been a player in the clinical education world from all teams ­ student, Cl, CCCE, and DCE and feel that I could assist the CESIG with that experience.  My current research revolves around peer mentoring across cohorts, as well as using point of view technology to assess and improve students' interpersonal skills.

 

I attended Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA for my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005. I then returned to Central Texas where I started my career as a Physical Therapist. My husband and I were blessed with 2 sons in a 17-month period and then a 3rd son in 2009. Over the past 10 years, I have been fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work in various aspects and settings of physical therapy as a clinician and clinical instructor. The various areas include outpatient orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, special education school setting, home and outpatient pediatric skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes, and adult home health. I have also been involved on the administrative aspect as a rehab director in a skilled nursing facility. In July of 2014, I began working at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) as the Director of Clinical Education as assistant professor for the developing Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The program successfully achieved candidacy in July 2015 and have started our first cohort of students.

I enjoy giving back to my local community and was a charter member and former president of CenTex AMBUCS, a non-profit that works to improve mobility for individuals with disabilities here in the Central Texas area. My husband and I have also enjoyed coaching in the local youth soccer and baseball leagues as well as teaching Sunday school for several years. I am active in the local Heart of Texas District of the APTA and would like to become more active on the national level as well. Thank you for considering me as a potential member of the nominating committee.

 

Since graduating with a Masters in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences in 1991, I have practiced physical therapy in multiple settings. The first 18 years of my career I practiced in acute care, outpatient orthopedics, aquatic therapy, and in home care. During my clinical practice I was involved with education as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students and provided education to nurses in body mechanics and safe transfers. In my quest to expand my interest in education, in 2009 I became the Assistant Director of Clinical Education at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. I earned my transitional DPT from the University of New England and in 2014 I transitioned into the Director of Clinical Education position. I continue to maintain a clinical practice as an acute care clinician at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

This is an exciting time for physical therapy education, particularly clinical education. To continue to move our profession forward, we need individuals who are willing and able to provide their time and talents. I consistently attend Education Section meetings at the Education Leadership Conference and Combined Sections Meeting and have been involved in discussions regarding the future of clinical education. I have also spoken with academic and clinical educators about the future of clinical education in my interactions outside of these meetings. I have the desire to develop a strong future for clinical education and believe I have the communication and organizational skills to be an effective member of the nominating committee. I would be honored to volunteer and serve the clinical education community.

 

Lisa is Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education and Residencies has been with Creighton University for 11 years. Her primary area of teaching is in Professional Formation. Dr. Black's scholarship interests include clinical reasoning in both entry-level and resident education and also residency mentor development and assessment. Prior to academia she held positions in management and practices in a variety of settings.

 

I appreciate the opportunity to run for the office of Vice-Chair for the Residency/Fellowship Education Special Interest Group. My past volunteer experience includes serving as a district treasurer, district delegate for the House of Delegates, and for the APTA Residency and Fellowship Credentialing Committee. These roles served to build a service oriented and professional platform for my career. My current roles include: journal reviewer for the Manual Therapy Journal, Texas Delegate at Large for House of Delegates, adjunct faculty for a local PT University, APTA Residency and Fellowship Credentialing Council, as well as AAOMPT External Assessor. I am the program director for both a private manual therapy fellowship program as well as orthopedic residency program for a large public healthcare organization. These experiences have provided me with a unique skill set as well as a keen awareness of the work our organization needs to do in regards to: student education, post-professional education, and practice autonomy. I routinely work on teams with other professionals and have demonstrated both punctuality as well as dependability. I am passionate about our profession and committed to fostering growth and transformation within our organization as well as society. I appreciate your time and am looking forward to the opportunity of serving.

 

I have been involved in residency and fellowship education for 24 years serving on the first APTA task force on accreditation of residency programs and the Standards Committee of the AAOMPT. I have been involved in developing curriculum standards and resource documents to assist residencies and fellowships across specialty areas. As the former program director of the Kaiser Northern California (formerly Kaiser Hayward) Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program for 26 years, I have experience in curriculum design, program evaluation, faculty mentoring and outcomes measurement. In 2015 I was involved in developing with other colleagues an online program for the APTA to train residency/fellowship faculty in how to mentor. I am currently a site visitor for the American Board of PT Residency and Fellowship Education.

Excellent SIG's on residency and fellowship education have developed in other specialty areas. I would like to see the Residency Fellowship Education SIG take a leadership role in bringing together residency and fellowship programs from multiple specialty areas as a 'think tank' to examine current and future curriculum needs and research.  I would like to see us step out of our 'silos' to build a collaborative, visionary yet practical future for residency and fellowship education.

 

Mary Kate is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Residencies and Fellowships in the Program of Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University, Master of Health Science and Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Washington University. She is a fellow of the APTA Educational Leadership Institute Fellowship (ELI). Her area of clinical research includes examination of musculoskeletal conditions. Her primary teaching responsibilities in the education curriculum is content related to diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions. She maintains a clinical practice specializing in posture and movement as they relate the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. She is responsible for managing the Washington University Movement System Fellowship and assists in managing the Women's Health Residency.

 

Dr. Becky Olson-Kellogg graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD in 1983 with dual majors in Clinical Psychology & Religion.  She then returned to the classroom & graduated from the University of Minnesota's Program in Physical Therapy in 1992, and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Boston University in 2005.  She received the first ever Geriatric Clinical Educator of the Year Award from the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2002, and the Corrine Ellingham Outstanding Service Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the APTA in 2008.  Dr. Olson-Kellogg earned her Geriatric Clinical Specialist certification in 2003, and recertification in 2013, & her Exercise Expert in Aging Adults certification in 2013 as well.  Her clinical specialties are in the areas of geriatric rehabilitation and vestibular rehabilitation, & she teaches continuing education courses in both areas nationwide.  She also served as a national Clinical Instructor for NeuroCom, International on Computerized Dynamic Posturography.  Currently she is Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor, and Geriatric Clinical Residency Director at the University of Minnesota's Program in Physical Therapy, and a Graduate Faculty member in the Program in Gerontology, in the School of Public Health.

 

My areas of professional interest are in residency and fellowship post professional education, pediatrics, access to healthcare for adults with neuro-motor disabilities, and issues related to clinical education, career development, and professionalism.

I hold an Associate Clinical Professor faculty position at Texas Woman's University {TWU), School of Physical Therapy in Houston, Texas, where I serve as the Assistant Director of Clinical Education and manage a large portion of the entry level DPT clinical education curriculum. My academic teaching responsibilities have included pediatrics, health promotion, and clinical education. I serve as the chair of the TWU DPT Admissions Committee and continue to maintain my clinical practice in pediatrics.

In 2006, I developed and credentialed the first pediatric residency program in the country, and have been active with the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship (ABPTRFE) ever since.  I began by serving as an application reviewer and site visitor 2007-2009, and subsequently served as chair of the Credentialing Services Council 2009 through 2013.  I have been a member of the ABPTRFE Board since 2013 and will serve through 2017.

Note: My name changed in 2010 from  Anne E. Turner to Anne E. O'Donnell.

 

Elizabeth is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia in 2009 with the degree of doctor of physical therapy. In a relatively short time, she has completed residency training in orthopedic physical therapy and fellowship training in orthopedic manual physical therapy. She has presented on a local and national level on the topic of manual physical therapy and dry needling. She currently serves as director for Benchmark Rehab Institute's orthopedic residency program and also is completing PhD training at the University of Utah with Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA, where she also coordinates an AHRQ-funded RCT.

 

I have worked as a faculty member in the Department pf Physical Therapy at UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center since 2002. In addition to teaching in the entry-level PT program I teach and mentor in the Orthopedic and Sports Residency Programs at UTSW. I completed a clinical fellowship program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2007, and helped to develop the Orthopedic Residency program at UTSW. I am eager to serve on the Residency and Fellowship Education SIG because I have seen firsthand the incredible benefits of these programs in my own career in those I have mentored, and in the academic institution where I work. I would like to help promote the growth of the Residency and Fellowship programs across the country, but especially in Academic settings.

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