Leadership

don-lein

President

Don Lein, PT, PhD
(2022)
(205) 201-9212 c
dlein@uab.edu

Johnnie Burnett

Vice President

Johnnie Burnett, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
(2023)
(334) 589-0235 c
jburnett@healthactions.net

Sarah Klein

Secretary

Sarah Klein, PT, DPT, ATC
(2023)
(334) 610-0354 w
sarah.hicks521@gmail.com

Ivy Rice

Treasurer

Ivy Rice, PT, DPT
(2023)
(251) 454-8504 c
idsimpso@gmail.com

Andrea Bowens

Chief Delegate

Andrea Bowens, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
(2024)
(205) 983-2062 c
abowens2@samford.edu

Dr Blair Saale

PT Representative-at-Large

Blair Saale, PT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
(2022)
(251) 445-9330 w
bsaale@southalabama.edu

dougherty

PTA Representative-at-Large

T-Michael Dougherty, PTA, MPA
(2022) 
(334) 382-2133 w
tdougherty@lbwcc.edu

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

EARLY PROFESSIONAL SIG
Kylee Goodwin
Kylee Blake Goodwin, PT, DPT, ATC, Chair
Student Sig
sydney-lawrence
Sydney Lawrence, SPT, Chair

Committees

Bylaws
Blair Saale, PT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Chair
Delegates
Heather Mount, PT, DSc, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (2:2022)
Jessica Munk, PT (2023)
LD Woods, PT, DPT, PhD, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2023)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
David Morris, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Co-Chair
morrisd@uab.edu
LD Woods, PT, DPT, PhD, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Co-Chair
ldwoodspt@gmail.com
Ethics
Laura White, PT, DScPT, Chair
Elizabeth Kennedy
Heather Mount
Education
Dana Daniel Blake, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy Certified, Chair
Andrea Bowens
Amanda Fields
Ellen Hamilton
Vanessa LeBlanc
Tara Pearce
Patty Perez
Glenn Walker
Laura White
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Doug Cole, PT, MPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy – PAC
District 1 – Celia Young
District 2 – Nancy Burke
District 3 – Jerry Klug
District 4 – Mike Holway
District 5 – Andrea Johnson
District 6 – Amy Smith, Ellen Strunk
District 7 – John Cormier
Senator Shelby – Jerry Klug
Senator Jones – Jeremy Fletcher
FINANCE
Ellen Strunk
Janine Nesin
Emmett Parker
PAC
Andrea Johnson, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy – PAC Chair
Doug Cole, PT, MPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy – PAC
Steve Foster, PT – PAC
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Corey Irby, PT, Co-Chair
Emmett Parker, PT, MS, ATC, Co-Chair
Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, GAC Liaison
District 1 – VACANT
District 2 – Jason Jackson, PTA
District 3 – Sarah Klein, PT, DPT, ATC
District 4 – Jacob Gates, PT, DPT
District 5 – VACANT
District 6 – Kendell Jno-Finn, PT
District 7 – VACANT
MEMBERSHIP
Jerome Higgs, PT, DPT, PhD, Chair
Lavon Beard
Matt Broussard
Dominique Forte
Cindy LaPorte
David Morris
NOMINATIONS & AWARDS
David Morris, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Chair (2022)
Cleve Carter, III, PT, DPT (2024)
Jerome Higgs, PT, DPT, PhD
PRACTICE & PAYMENT
Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult, Certified in Healthcare Compliance, Chair
Jerry Klug
Patrice Murphy
Greg Petty
Sheree York
PTA CAUCUS REPRESENTATIVE
Shelby Melton, PTA (2023)
PUBLICITY & COMMUNICATIONS
Cara Bullard, PT, DPT, Chair
Dominique Forte
Robin Riddle
STUDENT CORE AMBASSADOR
Sydney Lawrence, SPT, Samford University
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Suzie Callan
140B Purcellville Gateway Drive
Suite 120
Purcellville, VA 20132
251-216-3660
703-785-7756 c
info@ptalabama.org