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ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 7, 2016 — The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has appointed Justin Moore, PT, DPT, a physical therapist and veteran of both the profession and the association with more than 20 years' experience, to lead the organization in the role of CEO. His tenure will begin July 1, 2016.
Moore currently is executive vice president of public affairs, leading the public policy agenda, and payment and communications departments. He has been with APTA for 17 years and has held numerous positions, including leading its federal and state affairs advocacy departments and serving as the association's lead lobbyist on Capitol Hill. Moore also previously oversaw APTA's practice and research departments. He has been honored for his contributions to physical therapy and public policy by receiving the R. Charles Harker Policymaker Award from APTA's Health Policy and Administration Section and the Distinguished Service Award from APTA's Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. In addition, Moore has written, presented, and lectured on health policy, payment, and government affairs issues to a variety of health care and business groups across the country.
"During this time of transition for APTA, Justin has very capably served as acting CEO," said APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS. "After a thoughtful and deliberative process, with thorough consideration of many approaches to identifying the right person for the job, the Board of Directors chose Justin as the new chief executive officer of APTA. He has demonstrated talent and integrity, and is deeply committed to APTA's mission. His experience, extensive knowledge, and many relationships both inside and outside of the profession will serve our organization well and help drive us to continued growth and transformation of the profession, health care, and society."
Moore received his doctor of physical therapy degree from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2005, his master of physical therapy degree from University of Iowa in 1996, and his bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Iowa State University in 1993. He was honored by Iowa State University's College of Human Sciences with the Helen LaBaron Hilton Award in 2014 and the university's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition's Alumni Impact Award in 2011, and he was the Family and Consumer Sciences' Young Alumnus of the Year in 2003. He also recently completed a 3-year term on Iowa State University's College of Human Sciences Board of Advisors. Moore was part of the inaugural Leadership Alexandria class in 2004 and served on the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum Board of Directors.
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