AC Program Work Group

The Annual Conference Program Work Group (AC PWG) identifies, selects, and develops relevant, innovative and valuable educational programming for physical therapist-owned businesses during PPS Annual Conference & Exhibition. The AC PWG evaluates the annual conference in its entirety and makes recommendations for changes and improvements.

Janet Albanese PT




Administrators' Network

The Administrators' Network, a partner program exclusive to the Private Practice Section (PPS), identifies and develops relevant and valuable educational resources for physical therapist-owned business administrators and office managers. The Network additionally provides networking opportunities for the exchange of business and practice management strategies. All Administrators' Network members must be employees of an active PPS member; administrators must be non-PTs and may not be eligible for membership in PPS or APTA.

Connie Ziccarelli




Awards Committee

The Awards Committee identifies and manages the annual recognition of members and non-members who have made exceptional contributions to the section and the profession.

Kelly McFarland Lawrence PT, DPT




Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee reviews, maintains, and updates the Section bylaws to meet the needs of the membership and the requirements specified in the guidelines set forth by APTA.

Phil Tygiel PT




CSM Program Work Group

The Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) Program Workgroup identifies and develops relevant and suitable educational programming on business and practice management for presentations during APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting.

Lisa Mackel PT




Education Committee

The Education Committee assesses and recommends business management, practice management, and leadership Education for PPS members. The Education Committee will coordinate with other PPS committees on education initiatives as well as identify educational gaps and avoid content duplication.

Jason Sanders PT, DPT




Finance Committee

The Finance Committee monitors and reviews the financial activities of the Section, including its operational budget, investments, grants, peer reviews, and accounting firm audits.

Jeff Ostrowski PT




Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) monitors legislation and regulatory activities affecting physical therapist-owned businesses, participates in coordinated activities with the Section’s Lobbyist, completes Section strategic plan objectives, and encourages grassroots action from the Section membership in support of key legislative priorities.

Tom DiAngelis PT, DPT




Impact Editorial Board

The Impact Editorial Board develops the editorial direction, themes, and content for Impact, the official section

Stacy M. Menz PT, DPT




Marketing & PR Committee

The Marketing & PR Committee promotes the physical therapy profession, physical therapist-owned businesses, and the section to society, legislators, payers, health care providers, organizations, and others utilizing various marketing and public relations initiatives. The Committee provides members with free marketing and PR tools and resources to promote the success of physical therapist-owned businesses.

Michelle Collie PT, DPT, MS




Nominating Committee (elected)

The nominating committee identifies, contacts, and networks with potential candidates for offices; and develops of candidate slate for vacancies on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. The committee also ensures that election procedures are followed.

Jerry Durham PT




Payment Policy Committee

The Payment Policy Committee reviews and monitors issues related to commercial insurance, workers compensation, and other healthcare-related payer organizations. The Committee provides informational resources to the membership and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on possible actions.

Janet Shelley PT, DPT