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  • Former Board of Directors Member and Section Leader Jane Walter Venzke Dies

    Jane Walter Venzke, PT, EdD, FAPTA, age 66, of Concord, New Hampshire, died October 8 after a long illness.

    Venzke was a long-time member of APTA and served as president of the New Hampshire Chapter and the Education Section. She also served on APTA's Board of Directors, including as vice president. In 1981 she was appointed by President Reagan to the White House Conference on Aging and to membership of the National Arthritis Advisory Board. Venzke credited these 2 national appointments as her introduction to the politics of public policy.

    Venzke's career in academia, her membership with various Lebanon, New Hampshire, groups, and her wishes for donations are detailed in the Concord Monitor.  


    • I consulted with Jane for a brief period of time while she was at UAB in Birmingham, AL. Always respected her down to earth, practical approach to our mutual clients,(children at a public school center for severe and profound disabilities). Lost touch when she left B'ham and deeply sorry that she had a long standing illness.

      Posted by Jeannie Senter on 10/14/2011 4:36 PM

    • Jane was a mentor for many of us in New Hampshire and she will be missed. We would all do well to remember the principles she taught to many of us. 1. Leave the profession better than you found it. 2. Never do anything to embarrass the profession.

      Posted by Marc Lacroix on 10/14/2011 8:37 PM

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