Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS, APTA director of clinical practice, has been reelected as secretary of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI).
Steve Gnatz, MD, MHA, has taken over as the new president; he had been president-elect. Gnatz said 2 of his priorities as president will be gaining a better understanding of members' interests and looking for ways to serve those interests while advancing USBJI's mission. He said asking the question "How will this create or add value to our members?" is a good barometer for evaluating proposed new efforts. "This question can also help assess current programs and consider how they might be modified or enhanced," he added.
Other physical therapists on the 21-member USBJI Board are Jan K. Richardson, PT, PhD, OCS, FAPTA, and Paul A. Ullucci Jr, PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, LAT, CSCS, C-Dsc.
USBJI brings together US organizations concerned with musculoskeletal health. It is one of more than 60 national action networks of the worldwide Bone and Joint Decade, a global alliance endorsed by the United Nations and the World Health Organization.
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