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Candidates for Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates

 

PEGGY BLOCK, PT, MHS

I would like to introduce myself to you and ask for your vote to represent you as a Delegate. I have been a practicing Physical Therapist since 1974. I have worked in all areas of physical therapy in my over 40- year career as a Physical Therapist. I have always tried to serve the community, my patients and more recently my students. I am retired from working as Program Coordinator for West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program and Dean of Allied Health and Personal Services. I worked there for the 27 years. In my service to the physical therapy community I have served for 7 years on the Board of Physical Therapy, Purchase District Chair, and earlier in my career as Membership Chair. I have also been an item writer for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. I have been an advocate for the American Physical Therapy Association in my classroom and in the community. I feel that I am forward looking in my outlook. This means that I not only see current but future issues facing physical therapy. I would like to utilize my talents to represent Kentucky as a delegate and to ensure that your views are represented on the national level. Thank you for being a part of this association and for considering my nomination.


WENDY COLLEY, PT, DPT

Dr. Wendy Colley, PT, DPT, Founder, Touch Physical Therapy LLC, specializes in CranioSacral Therapy. Wendy graduated with honors from University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy, 1999. She completed the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Certificate of Management Fundamentals, 2004. She attended University of Kentucky completing the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, 2011. Wendy has worked as a Physical Therapist since 2000 in out-patient clinics, home health, long-term care, independent living, pediatrics, adult day, ICF/MR (state of Kentucky) and subacute rehab to home settings. She enjoys mentoring others as Clinical Instructor. Wendy volunteers coordinating the American Physical Therapy Association screening program (Funfitness) for Special Olympics Athletes, 2003-2018. Wendy was appointed Supported Living Council Member, 2003. Wendy wants to use her experience working with others in the profession to improve ease of providing therapy for our patients.


CHRIS PRICE, PT, MMSC, CWS

I would be honored to continue to serve as your representative in the House of Delegates. 

Physical therapy and our professional organization, the APTA, have been changing rapidly over the past several years. Our profession has been growing into our vision, “transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” As physical therapists we have an enormous opportunity to be as agents of change in healthcare and wellness. 

The House of Delegates is the APTA’s highest policy-making body. Service as a delegate is a serious commitment and requires both a thorough knowledge of the relevant content and adequate preparation prior to arriving onsite at the House of Delegates. Delegates make decisions on issues that may have far-reaching implications for the association and for the profession of physical therapy. A thorough examination of all perspectives is critical to good decisions. 

I have been a member of the APTA since 1978 and a member of the KPTA since 1988. Service to the chapter and the profession in many capacities has provided me with the depth and breadth of experiences to effectively represent the KPTA as a delegate. I have had the honor and privilege to serve the KPTA as a chapter delegate 2014-2018. I also served Kentucky as a chapter delegate 1995 – 1998, and as alternate delegate 1999-2000 and 2012-2013. 

I pledge to be informed and well prepared regarding all of the issues brought before the House of Delegates, and to listen to you, your concerns, your ideas, and your dreams for the profession we love, in order to effectively represent your views in the APTA House of Delegates.


Candidates for the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy


MARGARET BLAIN, PT

Many years ago, I previously served on the PT Board and enjoyed my tenure to protect and support the physical therapy profession in Kentucky. In recent years, I have also been a PT Board monitor for disciplined therapists. I live in Louisville but grew up in the small town of Dry Ridge, KY; I have also lived and worked in many smaller KY towns as a PT, regional manager and PT Board member. I have clinical experience in small and large hospitals; outpatient clinics; home health; and skilled nursing facilities. My resume includes being a staff PT, traveler PT, clinic manager, recruiter, auditor, clinical instructor and a regional manager. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve on the PT Board and feel my diverse experiences will be an asset.


WENDY COLLEY, PT, DPT

Dr. Wendy Colley, PT, DPT, Founder, Touch Physical Therapy LLC, specializes in CranioSacral Therapy. Wendy graduated with honors from University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy, 1999. She completed the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Certificate of Management Fundamentals, 2004. She attended University of Kentucky completing the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, 2011. Wendy has worked as a Physical Therapist since 2000 in out-patient clinics, home health, long-term care, independent living, pediatrics, adult day, ICF/MR (state of Kentucky) and subacute rehab to home settings. She enjoys mentoring others as Clinical Instructor. Wendy volunteers coordinating the American Physical Therapy Association screening program (Funfitness) for Special Olympics Athletes, 2003-2018. Wendy was appointed Supported Living Council Member, 2003. Wendy wants to use her experience working with others in the profession to improve ease of providing therapy for our patients.


SONYA DICK, DPT, CWS

I have made the decision to be considered as a candidate for the Kentucky State Board of Physical Therapy to serve our profession by devoting time and effort, which will ensure patients in the Commonwealth receive quality care during the safe practice of physical therapy. This would be both a privilege and an honor to objectively evaluate the practice of my peers and shape the future of providing physical therapy services in our Commonwealth. With over 30 years’ experience in healthcare practice, higher education, research and administration; in various care settings and different regions of the US, I will bring a thoughtful and direct approach to all decisions and opinions presented to me in this role. I am also very content to have made the decision with my family that Kentucky is our home.


TROY L. GRUBB, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

As a father, husband, former soldier and KBPT board member, I have grown to understand, in my 50 years, the need for the protection and rights of individuals. The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy is chartered to protect the public and set the basis of physical therapy practice in Kentucky. Within this realm, there has to be a balance to protect the public and set good policy and law for the provision of physical therapy services that does not constrain growth and appropriate practice therein. I would be honored to serve you and the Commonwealth again and would ask for your support in returning to the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy. I will work hard, ethically, responsibly.


STEVE MARCUM, PT

Medicine is facing a financial health care crisis; our patients are suffering. Physical Therapists have become pivotal as entry points into the medical system. Patients have healthcare coverage, but no access. Insurance companies continue to control use of services and decreasing information from time-restricted providers is diminishing our potential. 

As experts in the system; our training, experience and time commitment, provides Physical Therapists, a unique and valuable position as educators and lifetime providers. This places Physical Therapists at a critical juncture to leverage this knowledge as political and healthcare advocates.

Specializing in chronic pain has given me an extensive understanding and open mindedness. Having worked years in a vast number of subspecialties such as pediatrics, Home Health, Rehab, Hospitals, School Systems and along with increased acknowledgment in alternative medicines; I believe these skills will assist with developing new collaborations to meet the challenges facing our futures.

 

KAREN CRAIG OGLE, PT, DPT

I am a 1990 graduate of the PT Program at the University of Louisville and received my transitional doctorate in physical therapy in 2008 from the University of Kentucky. I am the Director of Rehabilitation at Baptist Health Lexington. I am an active member of the KPTA and certainly know first-hand the benefits of belonging to our professional association. I served on the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy (KBPT) for four years (1/12 -3/16). During that time, I served as vice-chair and chair of the board. I am seeking re-election to the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy because I believe that my experience with the board and the perspective I have gained as a board member will be extremely valuable in continuing to carry out the role of the board, which is to protect the public. In addition, I served two years as the liaison between the KBPT and the KPTA. This role was created to allow for open communication between the two boards and promote teamwork, sharing of ideas and information between the two entities. I consider it a privilege to serve our profession as a board member and would appreciate your serious consideration in selecting me as one of three names to move forward to the governor. Thank you.


SCOTT K. STEVENSON, PT, DPT, CHT

Since graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2000, I have spent my career as a physical therapist in Kentucky. I obtained by hand therapy certification in 2005 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2017. I currently serve on the Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity Physical Therapy’s board of directors as secretary. I care deeply about the profession of physical therapy and the manner in which we practice. It would be an honor to serve on the Board of Physical Therapy.

 

KAREN THOMPSON, PT

I have been practicing physical therapy in the state of Kentucky since 1989, nearly all of those years with Baptist Health Louisville. I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky and have recently been named Director of Rehab Services at Baptist Health. I have been a member of the APTA and KPTA, previously serving as student liaison chair and later as chair of the KTPA Awards committee for several years. 

I have been a PT manager since 1994, supervising 3 outpatient clinics and 25 employees. In my role as director, I now supervise 3 disciplines and 150 employees. I have a reputation for being fair, honest and consistent whether I am dealing with a co-worker, patient, employee or peer. 
I believe I could bring new energy and a fresh perspective to the board. I would serve with the utmost integrity, compassion and care to provide protection to our consumers.

I appreciate your consideration for nomination to the Kentucky State Board of Physical Therapy. I would be honored to serve as a representative.


TALIA WEINBERG, PT, DPT

My term began in January of 2015. In the past 3 years, how boards have traditionally worked changed dramatically. We have digested concerns with the Federal Trade Commission considering the North Carolina Board of Dentistry actions as anticompetitive, to our current Gov. Matt Bevin restructuring the real estate and auction boards through executive order and the possibility of that happening to us as well.

From the realization of the Physical Therapy Compact, to losing our executive director, then getting him back, then almost losing him, then hiring him back again, it's been a quite a ride, and I feel I have a lot left to offer. I had to increase the traditional duties of board chair for a little while this year while we were down a staff member and before Scott was hired back. I presented at the FSBPT Annual Delegate Assembly last year and was appointed to the FSBPT Continuing Competency Committee in January of this year. Some of my favorite KBPT accomplishments these past three years have been streamlining the regulations on physical therapy documentation, opening discussion on changing our requirements for foreign trained physical therapists (especially those with long successful careers that have struggled with Ky's strict foreign educated requirements), beginning a board monitor training program, and beginning the process of assessing our board performance and maintenance of straight-forward and commonsense regulation that delicately balances public protection while assuring that Kentucky's PT's and PTA's have a workable and logical regulatory framework to treat their patients'. Thank you for the opportunity to represent you again on the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy.

 


 

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