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APTA elections are held each year during the House of Delegates to fill open positions on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

Nominations and Elections Timeline

The Nominating Committee annually seeks recommendations for nominees. Only chapter delegates vote in APTA elections, however all members are encouraged to submit a national office nomination form (NC-1 form) recommending other members or themselves for open positions. 

Additional materials related to APTA national elections can be found on the House of Delegates Community, which can be accessed by all APTA members.

Recommendations for national office are due January 1, 2021. Open positions are: President, Vice President, Board of Directors (3), and Nominating Committee (1). Access online portal for nominations.

Your Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee prepares a slate of candidates to be elected for national office (Board of Directors and Nominating Committee) each year at the House of Delegates. Nominations for national office are submitted each fall by all APTA members.

If you or someone you know is interested in serving in a national office, contact any committee member or your component liaison, they will assist in fostering leadership potential throughout the year.

Chair
Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA
Portland, OR
Term Expires: 2021
derekfenwick@apta.org 

V. "Kai" Kennedy, PT, DPT
San Francisco, CA
Term Expires: 2022
vkaikennedy@apta.org

Leiselle Simone Pilgrim, PT, DPT, MPH
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Miami, Florida
Term Expires: 2023
leisellepilgrim@apta.org

Carole "Carrie" Cunningham, PT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Buford, GA
Term Expires: 2022
carriecunningham@apta.org

John DeWitt, PT, DPT, ATC
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Columbus, Ohio
Term Expires: 2023
johndewitt@apta.org