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!

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. 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.

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.

Schedule (subject to change)

  • Friday, April 16:
    • What I Believe Speech with Roger Herr, PT, MPA
  • Friday, May 21:
    • What I Believe Speech with Thomas DiAngeles, PT, DPT
    • Hot-Topic Panel Discussion: Telehealth in Physical Therapy: Harm or Benefit for the Profession
      This panel will explore both the negative consequences and positive benefits of telehealth on patients/clients and therapists. You will hear short video testimonies from two patients and their opposing views on telehealth as well as from the personal experiences of four physical therapists working in diverse settings. There will also be short telehealth regulatory/reimbursement update from APTA. While telehealth may increase access to physical therapists, can it also contribute to both geographic and racial disparities in access to care? If so, how can this be minimized? Will telehealth advance the profession or dilute our identity? Join us for what promises to be a thoughtful discussion.
      • Alan Lee, PT, DPT, PhD
      • Mike Billings, PT, DHSc, MS
      • Tony D'Alonzo, PT, DPT, MBA
      • Monica Castagnetti, PT, DPT
      • Alice Bell, PT, DPT
  • Friday, June 18:
    • What I Believe Speech with Keaton Ray PT, DPT, ATC
  • Friday, July 16:
    • What I Believe Speech with Rupal Patel, PT, PhD
    • Hot-Topic Panel Discussion: Systems Thinking: Push and Pull Factors Impacting the Homogeneity of the Physical Therapy Society
      Participants will be guided through an analysis of the policies, procedures, and practices within educational, practice, and research that have resulted in racial and ethnic homogeneity of the physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. A thorough interrogation of systems and structures is needed to effectively and efficiently identify and utilize resources within private practices, other healthcare settings, and the American Physical Therapy Association to create diverse and inclusive climates
      • Mia Gonzales Dean, PT, MSPT, MBA
      • Efosa Guobadia, PT, DPT
      • Marc Rubenstein, PT, DPT
      • Robert Tillman, PT
      • Remi Onifade, PT, DPT,
      • Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH
  • Friday, August 20:
    • What I Believe Speech with Michelle Collie PT, DPT, MS
  • Friday, September 17:
    • 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. The panels will be presented live  at 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT.  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 the next video is scheduled for posting (approximately one month). After this one-month period, the previous video will be taken down and replaced with the next scheduled video. All Graham Sessions Virtual Series content will be approximately one hour long. 

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

    Texas Woman's physical therapy professor and alumna Rupal M. Patel, PT, PhD, attributes her servant's heart with growing up in India and the values she inherited from her parents when immigrating to the United States. These values now drive Patel to give back to the physical therapy profession and her doctor of physical therapy (DPT) students on TWU's Houston campus.

    Patel has 30 years of involvement with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She first joined APTA as a student and has stayed involved in some capacity over the years, including leadership positions at the local, state, academy and national levels.

    Patel is currently serving a three-year term as an elected member of the APTA Nominating Committee and an elected delegate-at-large from Texas to the APTA House of Delegates.

    Through APTA, Patel advocates for health policies at the federal level and direct access to physical therapy services in Texas. Patel states that a lack of access to physical therapists leads to poor health outcomes and higher healthcare costs for all, especially for people with musculoskeletal problems such as lower back or chronic pain. These conditions are highly common and manageable with physical therapy services.

    Patel passes down her passion for professional service to her DPT students. She shares information on ways they can participate as students in the various levels of the APTA, serves as faculty advisor for the National Advocacy Dinners coordinated by TWU DPT students and the APTA Student Assembly and mentors students interested in leadership roles.

 

 
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.

 

 
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.

 

 
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.

 

 
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.

 

 
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.

 

 

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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