PPTA Elections

The below candidates have consented to serve in the open leadership positions across PPTA, including Districts and Special Interest Groups. Individuals will assume office in January 2020. Please see below for candidate biographies and statements. The Nominating Committee compiled a comprehensive slate of well-qualified individuals. We value your vote in shaping PPTA's leadership.

About the Candidates

PPTA Chapter CandidatesDistrict CandidatesSIG Candidates

PPTA Chapter Candidates

Chapter Secretary

Cheryl West, PT, DPT, MBA
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Bob Wellmon, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, FNAP
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Chapter Nominating Committee Member

Jane Oeffner, PT, DPT, MBA
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District Candidates

Northeast District Treasurer

Lori Madiara, PT, DPT, MSHA
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Northcentral District Chair

Donald Shipe, PT

Northcentral District Vice Chair

Aaron Barner, PT

Northcentral District Nominating Committee Member

Matthew Martin, MSPT, OCS

Northwest District Vice Chair

Johnathan Ulrich, PT, DPT, OCS
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Southcentral District Chair

Sue Gerhard, PT, DPT
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Southcentral District Secretary

Amy Humphrey, PT, DPT
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Southeast District Treasurer

Lisa Hoglund, PT, PhD
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Colleen Rocus, PT, DPT
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Southeast District Nominating Committee Member

Michael McDevitt, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
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Michael O'Hara, PT, DPT, OCS
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Southwest District Vice Chair

Brittany Bonatesta, PT, DPT
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Southwest District Nominating Committee Member

Danielle Hildebrand, PT, DPT
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Westcentral District Chair

Shannon Scanlan, PT, DPT
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Westcentral District Secretary

Heather Mack, PT, DPT
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SIG Candidates

Acute Care SIG Chair

Melissa Lesser, PT, DPT
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Geriatric SIG Chair

Erin Reddinger, PT, DPT, Board Certified Geriatric Therapist
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Pediatric SIG Vice Chair

Karen Leppert, PT, DPT, PCS
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Neurology SIG Vice Chair

Ben Lindaman, PT, DPT
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Elena Newland, PT, DPT
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Private Practice SIG Vice Chair

Jennifer Brown, PT, DPT, GCS
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PTA SIG Secretary

Jennifer Novik, PTA, MBA
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General 2019 PPTA Election Information

Elections will soon begin after the PPTA 2019 MovePA Annual Conference. Voting may only occur once per PPTA member.