The Graham Sessions 2021 Virtual Series
Presented by the Institute of Private Practice Physical Therapy

REGISTRATION IS FREE AND OPEN FOR ALL PTs & PTAs!

The Graham Sessions is the premier annual opportunity for all types of physical therapy professionals to engage in open, often spirited dialog on issues affecting the industry of physical therapy. Due to COVID-19, the Private Practice Section of the APTA and the Institute of Private Practice Physical Therapy has decided that we are unable to have an in-person Graham Sessions this year; however, we are pleased to introduce The Graham Sessions 2021 Virtual Series!

Each month will feature new content available for participants to watch at their leisure until the following month's program is posted. Content will include the popular and compelling "What I Believe" Speeches shared by our industry's biggest thought leaders and the critical (and potentially contentious) Hot-Topic Panel Discussions, providing deep insight into the most important evolutions for the future of the PT profession.

Schedule

     NOW AVAILABLE
    • What I Believe Speech with Michelle Collie PT, DPT, MS
    • Hot-Topic Panel Discussion: Systems Thinking Push and Pull Factors Impacting the Homogeneity of the Physical Therapy Society
     
     STILL TO COME
     
    • Thursday, September 16 @ 7 PM Eastern. Zoom link TBA
      • Hot-Topic Panel Discussion: Is the DPT Brand Limiting our Ability to Reach a Broader Base of Potential Clients and Patients?
        • Kelly Starett, PT, DPT
        • Drew Contreras, PT, DPT
        • Stacie Morris, PT, DPT
        • Gabby Reece
    • Friday, October 1

      • What I Believe Speech with Sharon Dunn PT, PhD

 

The "What I Believe" speeches will be pre-recorded videos that will be posted according to the schedule shown on the website. You can expect these videos to be uploaded by 12 PM ET.

The Hot Topic Panel Discussions will be presented as a live webinar, with Q&A according to the schedule shown on the website. The live Hot Topic Panel Discussions will also be recorded and these recordings will be posted on the website the following Monday.

All video recordings will stay posted on the Graham Sessions webpage until they are replaced by the next video in the series (approximately one month for the What I Believe Speeches and two months for Hot Topic Panel Discussions).

Videos will not be archived, watch them before it's too late!

Meet the What I Believe Speakers

 
Michelle Collie PT, DPT, MS

Michelle Collie

    Performance Physical Therapy

    Michelle Collie PT, MS, DPT, OCS serves as the CEO of Performance Physical Therapy. Born and raised on a sheep farm in New Zealand, she came to Rhode Island in 1996 for a 'one year' commitment working as a physical therapist in a local hospital. In 2001, Michelle joined Performance Physical Therapy, which at the time, was a single-practice clinic. In 2003, when Michelle was eight months pregnant, she acquired Performance, and led the private practice to where it is today, with 15 locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and over 215 employees. Performance Physical Therapy was the recipient of the 2014 Jane L. Snyder Practice of the Year Award.

    Michelle has been on the PPS Marketing and PR Committee since its inception in 2013 and served as the chair since 2015. Michelle is dedicated to encouraging her colleagues - and all physical therapists - to demonstrate and message our value in health care today. She has authored many articles, hosted webinars, and presented at a national level, specifically on marketing for physical therapists. Additionally, she is serving as the current President of the Rhode Island branch of the American Physical Therapy Association. Michelle and her husband share a full house in Providence, RI with their two teenagers, two dogs, two cats and a bunny!

 

 
Thomas DiAngeles PT, DPT

Thomas DiAngeles

    Past President, Private Pratice Section, APTA
    RET Physical Therapy Group

    Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University and then earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T Still University. He has spent most of his career in private practice physical therapy, having owned practices in Ohio for 25 years, and a practice in Washington state for 4 years prior to joining RET Physical Therapy Group in 2018 where he currently serves as the COO.

    Throughout his career, Tom has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He has served on the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, the Political Action Committee the Government Affairs Committee, and numerous tasks forces. He also served on the board of the Private Practice Section of APTA (PPS) as Director, Vice President and President for 6 years. Tom was recognized by the Private Practice Section with the Robert G. Dicus award in 2017.

 

 
Sharon Dunn PT, PhD

Sharon Dunn

    President, APTA
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

    Sharon Dunn is the Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions and Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at LSU Health Shreveport. Sharon's research interests include conservative clinical approaches to the management of common musculoskeletal conditions and translational research of applied mechanical loading to healing tissue to determine dosing effects the ultimate functional and biomechanical tissue integrity. Dr. Dunn previously served on the PT faculty and as program director, teaching professional issues, anatomy, biomechanics, and orthopaedic PT. Her clinical practice and board specialty is in the area of orthopaedics. Throughout her career, Dr. Dunn has been professionally engaged in efforts to promote public policies to enhance the public's access to high quality health services and excellence in practice delivery. She is currently serving as president of the American Physical Therapy Association and has significant experience in health policy and collaborative approaches to health delivery. She advocates for a team-based approach and patient-centered management for better health in our communities.

 

 
Roger Herr PT, MPA

Roger Herr

    VNSNY

    Roger Herr is distinguished health care leader over 30 years' experience in post-acute care, quality reporting, health plan and rehabilitation. He has implemented multiple post-acute care regulatory changes in home health, hospice and long term care. Roger has lived and worked in New York, Washington, California and Pennsylvania. He has served multiple federal technical expert panels and appointments in quality and policy reform. Roger has twenty years board experience in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) specialty sections, state chapters and national board of directors and secretary.

 

 
Rupal Patel PT, PhD

Rupal Patel

    Texas Woman's University

    Rupal M Patel, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University (TWU) in Houston, Texas. In 2020, Dr. Patel was a co-recipient of a grant from HPA The Catalyst for a project titled Effectiveness of a novel educational intervention to increase attitudes, knowledge, and skills of Doctor of Physical Therapy students in addressing the social determinants of health. Also, Dr. Patel was recently notified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) that the culturally tailored group-based community lifestyle modification program she designed and implemented among South Asian Americans as part of her dissertation research will be cited in an upcoming diabetes prevention inventory for providers.

    Dr. Patel completed her term as an elected member of the APTA Nominating Committee (2017-2020) serving as Chair in 2020. Currently, she is the chair of the ANPT Advocacy and Consumer Affairs Committee (2018-present), key contact for the newly formed Social Justice in Health: DEI Catalyst Group of HPA section (2020-present), chair of the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) Bylaws Committee (2018-present), member of the DEI Task Force for the TPTA (2020-present), and a board member of the Physical Therapy Learning Institute (2018-present). Dr. Patel attributes her servant's heart with growing up in India and the values she inherited from her grandparents and parents upon immigrating to the United States as a young girl. These values drive Dr. Patel to give back to the APTA, the profession, and her community. She loves to share her passion for service, advocacy, and community health promotion with her students and colleagues.

 

 
Keaton Ray PT, DPT, ATC

Keaton Ray

    MovementX, Inc.

    Keaton is the co-founder and COO of MovementX, inc, a nationwide PT company focused on empowering providers to think outside of the traditional clinic setting, optimize the customer experience, and heal the world through movement. She graduated from from Duke University in 2014 with her DPT. After graduation, Keaton moved to Portland, OR where she immediately started working in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She has since received her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (cert. MDT), ASTYM Certified Provider, APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Keaton remains highly involved in APTA and was named one of APTA's 2017 Emerging Leaders. When not busy growing her business, Keaton enjoys doing backflips, hanging out with her corgi and husband, taking acting classes, doing puzzles, and enjoying the great Oregon outdoors.

 

Meet the Hot Topic Panelists

 
Mike Billings PT, DHSc, MS

Mike Billings

    Infinity Rehab

    MIKE BILLINGS, PT, DHSc, MS, CEEAA, CHIEF STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, INFINITY REHAB. Mike has been in the health care industry since 1991 with a focus on older adult rehab for most of his career. Mike co-founded Infinity Rehab in 1999 where he helped develop the company to over 225 contracts in 15 states and 2,300 employees. In 2019, he assumed the role of Chief Innovation Officer at Avamere Health Services and returned to Infinity Rehab in 2021 to lead strategy and business development.

    Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon, a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University, and his Doctor of Health Sciences degree in Leadership and Organizational Behavior from A.T. Still University.

    Mike has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 1992 and a member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) since 2013. He has lectured on wheelchair seating and positioning, Medicare regulations, fitness for the older adult, and telehealth.

    Mike has held board-level positions in the Oregon Physical Therapy Association, the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL), and the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA).

 

 
Monica Castagnetti PT, DPT

Monica Castagnetti

    Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee

    Dr. Monica Castagnetti is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine in 2006. For over 15 years, she has specialized in manual therapy while working in outpatient orthopedic settings. She holds her Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St. Augustine as well as the Maitland Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. In 2013, she began teaching in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at The University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA and has had to opportunity to teach a variety of orthopedic classes within this curriculum. In addition, she teaches Human Anatomy at Miramar Community College in San Diego.

 

 
Drew Contreras PT, DPT

Drew Contreras

    Serving over 20 years on active duty as a career military officer and practicing physical therapist within the US Army & Department of Defense, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Contreras has served in a number of settings and military units throughout his career. He spent his early career at Ft Benning, GA and then moved on to Ft Bragg, NC. His skills were put to work extensively in 2006-2007 during a 15 month continuous deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was the first physical therapist to serve in sustained combat operations with the 82ndAirborne Division. After returning Drew moved to Washington DC to work at the Pentagon Health Clinic where he served as the Director of Wellness and Physical Therapy. During this time he served as a consultant to the White House Medical Unit and was then chosen as a by name selection by President Obama to serve as the first ever full time physical therapist at the White House. There he served as the Physical Therapist to the White House Medical Unit and President of the United States Barrack Obama from 2010 until the end of the administration in 2017. Drew finished his military career returning to Ft Bragg to serve as the Chief of the Physical Performance Service Line / Physical Therapy at Womack AMC - Defense Health Agency. There he oversaw the largest physical therapy clinic in the Department of Defense. He retired from active duty in 2020 and he currently works part time in private practice and clinically in an advisory role to the White House Medical Unit. He also serves as the Vice President of Clinical Integration and Innovation at the American Physical Therapy Association where he works to enhance the service and substance of physical therapy delivery across the country.

 

 
Tony D'Alonzo PT, DPT, MBA

Tony D'Alonzo

    BAYADA Home Health Care

    Anthony (Tony) D'Alonzo is the Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Innovation at BAYADA Home Health Care, the nation's largest nonprofit provider of home health services. In this role, Tony oversees the design and implementation of new care delivery strategies in coordination with partner health systems and health plans. Tony's focus includes healthcare payment and delivery models, value-based reimbursement, risk-sharing arrangements, and population health trends. In addition to his primary role, he provides support for predictive analytics, electronic information exchange, and regulatory compliance.

    Tony joined BAYADA in 2010 and has held multiple leadership roles since that time. Additionally, he is a licensed physical therapist and serves as an adjunct professor for the physical therapy department at Arcadia University. Outside of work, Tony lives in the greater Philadelphia region and enjoys spending family time with his wife and two children.

 

 
Alice Bell PT, DPT

Alice Bell

    APTA

    Alice Bell, PT, DPT, is on staff as a senior payment specialist in the Public Affairs Unit of the American Physical Therapy Association. Alice received a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Montana. A board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy, she has lectured and written many articles on topics related to physical therapy and the older adult. She has practiced in a variety of settings and has 38 years of experience as a physical therapist. Dr. Bell has presented at many national conferences. Her professional activities include serving as a member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Technical Expert Panel for Skilled Nursing Alternative Payment Systems, APTA staff representative for the CPT Editorial Panel, APTA appointee to the NDHI Opioid Crisis Workgroup and the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Action Team, member of the National Quality Partnership Leadership Consortium, and APTA representative to the National Quality Forum Measure Applications Partnership. Dr. Bell has been involved in efforts to provide access to physical therapy via telehealth during the public health emergency (PHE) and to sustain access post the PHE.

 

 
Mia Gonzales Dean MBA, MS PT, FACHE

Mia Gonzales Dean

    DriQ Health, Inc

    Mia is COO for DriQ (pronounced 'DRY-queue') Health, a healthcare digital tech startup. Mia started her career as a PT in the acute care/critical care and inpatient rehabilitation settings for academic health systems.

    Mia's interest in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the PT profession and its leadership evolved over time (her family immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines when she was a toddler) and was heighted through her work as a Business Development Executive with Sodexo, a Fortune 500 Company which made DEI a corporate priority – particularly in its talent acquisition process for leadership positions.

    As a senior leader for OT & PT at Penn Medicine, Mia was responsible for talent acquisition, mentorship and development of its master clinicians and collaboration with these groups in creating Therapy Internships, Residencies and Fellowships.

    Mia has served as a mentor to many individuals throughout her career (PTs and non-PTs). Many of these individuals are from diverse backgrounds and express feelings of inadequacy or bouts of 'Imposter Syndrome' when seeking new career opportunities. Through prior invitations to participate and speak at The Graham Sessions, Mia has enjoyed the opportunity to speak with others who are interested in developing both strategy and tactics to catalyze enhanced diversity, equity and inclusion within our profession and its leadership.

    Profiles in Leadership Interview with Steven Anderson, Orange Dot Coaching

    Accelerating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Physical Therapy and Its Leadership

    Mia Gonzales Dean – LinkedIn Profile

    Twitter: @MiaGonzalesDean

 

 
Efosa Guobadia PT, DPT

Efosa Guobadia

    FFITT Health & Move Together

    Efosa L. Guobadia, PT, DPT, is the founder of the integrated wellness company FFITT Health; President and CEO of Move Together, a 501(c)3 for purpose organization dedicated to improving access to quality rehab medicine around the corner and around the world; Co-Founder of the initiative Global PT Day of Service, which has spanned over 80 countries since its inception; and Founder of the informational website PT Haven. In 2017, he contributed a chapter on sustainability as well as the closing afterword for the book 'Why Global Health Matters', edited by Dr. Chris E. Stout, and with a foreword by Nobel Laureate Jody Williams. He received his BS in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts in 2007 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton in 2010. He is recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Young Alumni Award given by the University of Massachusetts/Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences and is a 2018 American Physical Therapy Association Social Impact Award Recipient. He is currently based out of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

 

 
Alan Lee PT, DPT, PhD

Alan Lee

    Mount Saint Mary's University

    Dr. Alan C. Lee is a professor at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles. Alan served as the secretary of Telerehabilitation SIG for the American Telemedicine Association and currently is the vice president of technology SIG for HPA, the Catalyst and the telehealth group leader for American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Frontiers in Rehabilitation, Science and Technology (FiRST) Council. Alan served on the telehealth advisory panel for APTA telehealth certificate course series in 2021 and co-chairs the Telehealth Clinical Practice Guidelines in APTA. Dr. Lee completed his PhD from Nova Southeastern University with a dissertation focus on social responsibility and cultural competence in physical therapy. Alan completed his transitional DPT from Creighton University and MSPT from Duke University. Alan maintains clinical practice at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, level I trauma center, with dual board-certifications in geriatrics and wound management.

 

 
Dr. Stacie Morris PT, DPT

Dr. Stacie Morris

    Dr. Stacie Morris, PT, DPT, CSCS, FRCms, USAW-L1SP is the founder and owner of The Physio Fix, which is a unique physical therapy and sports performance facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The Physio Fix was founded in 2017 out of the desire to create a new outpatient / sports physical therapy model, one that allows you to work 1-on-1 with patients to give them the attention and the care that they deserve. The Physio Fix is a hybrid insurance/cash pay clinic that offers various services, both in-person and online such as physical therapy, personal training, group training, video consultations, custom remote coaching in addition to offering several app-based template programs which are not only affordable but also accessible worldwide! Stacie considers herself a movement-based therapist and constantly uses her background from gymnastics, sports performance coaching, physical therapy and weightlifting/powerlifting to help her patients not only feel better, but also move better and get stronger too!

 

 
Remi Onifade B.S, M. Ed

Remi Onifade

    National Association of Black Physical Therapists

    Dr. Remi Onifade is the President and co-founder of the National Association of Black Physical Therapists. She resides in Atlanta, GA. She attended Spelman College for her B.S, Auburn University for M. Ed and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University. Dr. Remi completed her residency training in Neurological Physical therapy at Emory University. She has over 8 years of experience in physical therapy in home health and outpatient orthopedics and neurological deficits.

    Remi consults with educational institutions, corporate companies, and governing physical therapy bodies across the nation. She has served on several panels for discussions concerning DEI and treating the neurological disorders in an orthopedic setting.

    Remi is currently working on several projects within the organization to increase the visibility of the BIPOC community.

 

 
Gabrielle Reece

Gabrielle Reece

    Gabrielle Reece | 'Gabby', is not only a volleyball legend, but an inspirational leader, New York Times bestselling author, wife, and mother. The former professional beach volleyball player and Nike's first female spokeswoman is the definition of both athleticism and beauty. Creator of HIGHX®, Co-Founder of XPT® and Executive Member of Laird Superfood®, Gabby is dedicated to building and leading health and fitness methods. As a result of years of personal experience and experimentation for her relentless pursuit to elevate her own fitness led her to create her own unique fitness program HIGHX™ a high intensity group fitness program. Shortly after HIGHX, together with husband Laird Hamilton, they created Extreme Performance Training XPT™. XPT is a unique and powerful fitness training and lifestyle program featuring their unique water workouts, performance breathing, recovery methods, and high-intensity and endurance training for people of all fitness levels and backgrounds.

 

 
Marc S. Rubenstein PT, DPT, Cert. APHPT

Marc S. Rubenstein

    Jersey Physical Therapy & Jersey Live Well

    Marc S. Rubenstein, PT, DPT, Cert. APHPT is a member of the Council of Directors for APTANJ, on the Community Advisory Board for the Trenton Health Team and an active member in the Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies. Marc is owner of Jersey Physical Therapy with three locations in central NJ and owner of Jersey Live Well, a health management company. Recently, Marc has started Navigate Pain, a telehealth triage call center for pain, owned and operated by physical therapists with the goals of promoting health and reducing over-medicalization. Marc has led numerous discussions/lectures on health facing topics with individuals, local community groups, employers, and school systems to help improve the trajectory of their health and is passionate about moving upstream to improve health equity. Marc cares deeply about helping people reach their goals and uses his optimistic and energetic outlook to connect with groups, inspire change, and deal hope.

 

 
Kelly Starrett DPT

Kelly Starrett

    Kelly Starrett is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is the co-author of the New York Times bestsellers Becoming a Supple Leopard and Ready to Run and the Wall Street Journal bestseller Deskbound. Kelly was also the co-founder of San Francisco CrossFit, the 21st CrossFit affiliate. Kelly consults with athletes and coaches from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB the US Olympic Team and CrossFit works with elite Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard forces, and consults with corporations on employee health and well-being. Dr. Starrett's work is not limited to coaches and athletes; his methods apply equally well to children, desk jockeys, and anyone dealing with injury and chronic pain. He believes that every human being should know how to move and be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves.

 

 
Robert Tillman

Robert Tillman

    Orthopedic Rehab and Specialty Centers

    Rob Tillman graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1986 and continues to serve on the School of Health Sciences Strategic Planning Board @ Mizzou. He is a textbook and research author and holds certification for the highest level of clinical competence in his area of specialization of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and was a coauthor for the APTA Manual Therapy Standardization document in the early '90s. He is the owner and CEO of Orthopedic Rehab and Specialty Centers, one of Arkansas's largest privately owned outpatient Physical Therapy companies with five locations, including Little Rock, Conway, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, and Cabot. Rob has served on the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for the past fifteen years. He is a firm advocate for the profession and minority advancement in all phases of society. As Chairman of the Scholarship Committee for Pulaski Technical College and Foundation Board Parliamentarian for Arkansas Baptist College (a Historically Black College), Rob has tried to maintain a diversified agenda for service in his life. He has recently served on the DEI Fundraising Committee for the APTA and was active in securing the naming rights for the Black Heritage Room in the new APTA headquarters. He has held many offices within the AAPT and is honored to be that organization's current President.

 

 
Lisa VanHoose PT, PhD, MPH

Lisa VanHoose

    University of Louisiana Monroe

    Dr. Lisa VanHoose is an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Dr. VanHoose received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science and MPH from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She completed fellowships at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute PRIDE Summer Institute with an emphasis in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology. Her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Master of Science in Physical Therapy were completed at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. VanHoose has practiced oncologic physical therapy since 1996. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy. As a NIH, PCORI, and industry funded researcher, Dr. VanHoose investigates socioecological models of cancer related side effects with an emphasis on minority and rural cancer survivorship. She has been an advocate for movement of all persons, including the elimination of social policies and practices that are barriers to movement friendly environments. Dr. VanHoose served as the 2012-2016 President of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. She currently provides oncology rehabilitation services through the Ujima Institute, PLLC, as the owner and service provider.

 

 

The planning committee has been working hard to deliver an innovative and inclusive virtual experience for 2021 while avoiding overloading your schedule or adding to your Zoom fatigue.

Although we will miss the in-person participation that has made The Graham Sessions the not to miss conference of the year, we have an exciting opportunity to provide quality programming and expand the Graham Sessions experience's reach. We look forward to seeing everyone face-to-face at The Graham Sessions in 2022, and in the meantime, we hope you will join us for The Graham Sessions 2021 Virtual Series.

 

Meet the Planning Committee

 
Stephen Anderson PT, DPT

Stephen Anderson

    Steve Anderson is the ex-CEO of Therapeutic Associates which is a physical therapy company that consists of 100 outpatient clinics in Washington, Oregon and Idaho and a major hospital contract in Southern California. He held that position for 19 years. He grew the company from a $27 M to a $65M company during his tenure. He is also active nationally in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), was a Board of Trustee for The Foundation for Physical Therapy and was the President of The Private Practice Section of APTA for 6 years between 2002-2008. He was also awarded the most prestigious award the Section gives out annually to a physical therapist, the Robert G. Dicus Service Award in 2010. Steve received the APTA Leadership Advocacy Award in 2006 for his efforts in Washington D.C. and Washington State in the legislative arena. In 2012 Steve received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Northwestern University Physical Therapy School. In 2016 Steve was awarded Physical Therapist of the Year by PTWA, APTA's Washington State Chapter. Steve is also a founder and facilitator of The Graham Sessions for the last 13 years. The conference is a think tank, discussion and debate forum held annually on a national platform.

    Steve is now an Executive Coach with Orange Dot Coaching. He is the creator and host of Profiles in Leadership Podcast.

 

 
Roger Herr PT, MPA

Roger Herr

    VNSNY

    Roger Herr is distinguished health care leader over 30 years' experience in post-acute care, quality reporting, health plan and rehabilitation. He has implemented multiple post-acute care regulatory changes in home health, hospice and long term care. Roger has lived and worked in New York, Washington, California and Pennsylvania. He has served multiple federal technical expert panels and appointments in quality and policy reform. Roger has twenty years board experience in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) specialty sections, state chapters and national board of directors and secretary.

 

 
Keaton Ray PT, DPT, ATC

Keaton Ray

    MovementX, Inc.

    Keaton is the co-founder and COO of MovementX, inc, a nationwide PT company focused on empowering providers to think outside of the traditional clinic setting, optimize the customer experience, and heal the world through movement. She graduated from from Duke University in 2014 with her DPT. After graduation, Keaton moved to Portland, OR where she immediately started working in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She has since received her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (cert. MDT), ASTYM Certified Provider, APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Keaton remains highly involved in APTA and was named one of APTA's 2017 Emerging Leaders. When not busy growing her business, Keaton enjoys doing backflips, hanging out with her corgi and husband, taking acting classes, doing puzzles, and enjoying the great Oregon outdoors.

 

 
Lisa VanHoose PT, PhD, MPH

Lisa VanHoose

    University of Louisiana Monroe

    Dr. Lisa VanHoose is an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Dr. VanHoose received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science and MPH from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She completed fellowships at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute PRIDE Summer Institute with an emphasis in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology. Her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Master of Science in Physical Therapy were completed at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. VanHoose has practiced oncologic physical therapy since 1996. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy. As a NIH, PCORI, and industry funded researcher, Dr. VanHoose investigates socioecological models of cancer related side effects with an emphasis on minority and rural cancer survivorship. She has been an advocate for movement of all persons, including the elimination of social policies and practices that are barriers to movement friendly environments. Dr. VanHoose served as the 2012-2016 President of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. She currently provides oncology rehabilitation services through the Ujima Institute, PLLC, as the owner and service provider.

 

 
Lisa Saladin PT, PhD, FAPTA

Lisa Saladin

    Lisa is currently the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the Medical University of South Carolina. In that capacity she serves as the chief academic officer of the university directly reporting to the President. She has administrative oversight and leadership over all 6 colleges (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Profession and Graduate Studies), Hollings Cancer Center, and other academic support areas. She manages a total budget of approximately 40 million dollars and supervises18 direct reports. Prior to serving in this role, she was Dean of the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina where she has been a faculty member for the last 31 years.

    Lisa has been an active participant in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for 30 years and a strong advocate for the profession. She served as Chapter President for South Carolina from 2004-2008 and in 2008 Lisa was elected to the APTA Board of Directors. She completed her term as APTA Vice-President in June 2018 and in that capacity she served as Chair of the APTA Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. She has been actively engaged in payment reform, new healthcare delivery models, telehealth and legislative advocacy.

 

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