The webinar APTA Membership Benefits Every PTA Should Know was held April 19. At APTA we are committed to advancing your knowledge and skills so that you can make a difference in the lives of your patients and clients. Listen to this 30 minute recording to let us show you why your continued membership in APTA is key to the growth of your career.
Presenters of the webinar include:
Amy Smith, PTA, earned her PTA degree from Wallace State Community college and a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in Heath Science. A PTA since 1995, she is currently regional director with Restore Therapy, where she oversees the rehab operations of 12 skilled nursing facilities and 2 outpatient clinics in North Alabama. Amy received APTA recognition for Geriatric Advanced Proficiency, and was a member of the APTA PTA Educational Pathways Task Force and the PTA Board Work Group. Amy has served the Alabama Chapter in a variety of roles, including on the Nominating Committee, Public Relations Committee, and Chapter Council; and as Membership Committee chair and PTA Representative at Large. Amy is currently chief delegate of the PTA Caucus and has served APTA at the national level since 2001.
Michael Chevalier, PTA, is the PTA program specialist for the American Physical Therapy Association's Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). He spent the last 5 years working as a PTA at several skilled nursing facilities in Northern Virginia and loves the bond that he formed with his patients. He's been an APTA member for 7 years and has gained invaluable evidence-based knowledge through his membership benefits, including APTA's Learning Center, Physical Therapy (PTJ) APTA's scientific journal, and national conferences.
Mandy Frohlich has nearly 20 years of experience working in government affairs and communications. As the executive vice president of public affairs at APTA, she brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of congressional procedure, legislative strategy, and communications planning. At APTA, Mandy is charged with leading the association's external-facing initiatives, including advancing APTA legislative, regulatory, payment, and communications priorities. Previous to her role at APTA, Mandy spent 6 years working at a lobbying firm on issues related to health care, transportation, defense, and education.
Derek Stepp is the director of postprofessional credentialing at APTA. He oversees the administration of the association's board certification, credentialing, and recognition programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Prior to beginning his work with APTA in 2008, Derek spent 15 years at The Gerontological Society of America, serving as director of the educational unit. He is a published author and has served as the principal investigator and consultant for numerous grants and contracts focused in the areas of educational program development, career development, and scholarship and fellowship administration.
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