Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS, lead clinical practice specialist in APTA's Public Policy, Practice, and Professional Affairs Unit, recently was elected secretary of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI). Bemis-Dougherty joins APTA members Jan K. Richardson, PT, PhD, OCS, FAPTA, and Paul A. Ullucci Jr, PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, LAT, CSCS, C-DSc, who serve on the USBJI board of directors. Richardson and Ullucci represent the American College of Rheumatology and the National Athletic Trainers' Association, respectively.
USBJI is a global, multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions. Its focus is on improving quality of life as well as advancing the understanding and treatment of those conditions through research, prevention, and education. APTA is a founding member of USBJI.