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ABPTRFE is a 10-member body appointed by the American Physical Therapy Association's Board of Directors. The board consists of eight physical therapist members and two public members, each serving a four-year term.

Upcoming Meetings

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Current Roster

Jackie Osborne, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
Term: 1/1/24 to 12/31/27
Alice Holder, PT, DPT, MHS
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric and Neurologic Physical Therapy
Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/25

Matt Briggs, PT, DPT, ATC, PhD
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
The Ohio State University
Term: 7/1/20 to 12/31/24

Samantha Gubka, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Orthopaedic and Sports Clinical Specialist
Olympic Sports and Spine
Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/25

Terrence G. McGee, PT, DSc
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
University of Delaware
Term: 1/1/23 to 12/31/26

Mary Kate McDonnell, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Washington University in St. Louis
Term: 1/1/23 to 12/31/26

Timothy Mott, PhD
Independent Higher Education Consultant
Public Member
Term: 9/1/19 to 12/31/24
Robin Myers, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Lebanon Valley College
Term: 7/1/20 to 12/31/24
Eric S. Pelletier, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
University of the Sciences
Term: 1/1/24 to 12/31/27
William Kakish, PhD, JD
Distant Education Accrediting Commission
Public Member
Term: 1/1/24 to 12/31/27


ABPTRFE Board Tasks

  1. Determining the quality standards, policies, and procedures with which a residency or fellowship education program must comply to be accredited and amending these requirements, as appropriate.
  2. Providing an efficient and credible system for the evaluation, accreditation, and renewal of accreditation of physical therapy residency and fellowship education programs.
  3. Developing and maintaining the policies and procedures for the implementation and evaluation of the accreditation process including, but not limited to, the development and/or maintenance of processes for: a) Accrediting residency and fellowship programs; b) Selection of Candidacy Review Council members; c) Documenting findings of written review and site visit; d) Auditing accredited residency and fellowship programs; and e) Renewal of accreditation for residency and fellowship programs. 
  4. Providing formal recognition of ABPTRFE accredited residency and fellowship programs.
  5. Overseeing the activities of the Candidacy Review Council and evaluate effectiveness of processes and initiatives.
  6. Addressing the demand for accredited residency and fellowship programs by promoting wide regional representation and access to all specialty and subspecialty practices.
  7. Fostering retention of accredited residency and fellowship programs.
  8. Identifying new and existing resources for residency and fellowship programs.
  9. Acting upon all grievance issues (appeals process).
  10. Appointing members of the Candidacy Review Council.