Lorraine Macnaughton, PT
Present Practice Position: Home Health, Agoura Hills.
Education: Ventura Community College, AA Liberal Arts, 1980; CSU Northridge/UCLA, BS PT, 1984.
District/SIG: Vice-Chairperson, Greater Los Angeles District (GLAD), 1988-1990; District Chair, GLAD, 2000, 2010; District Chair-Elect, GLAD, 1990-1993, 1999; Chief Representative, GLAD, 1994-1997; PAC Chairperson, GLAD, 1998-2009; Assembly Representative, GLAD, 1988-Present.
Chapter: Quality Service and Practice Committee, 1987-1990; 1992-1994; CAL-PT-PAC Committee, 2009-2014, CAC Task Force Chairperson, 1997; Chapter Delegate, 1991-Present.
APTA: Conference Task Force, 2001; Home Health; Neurology; and Geriatrics Sections.
Community/Other Organization Activities: Stonecrest Homeowners Association, 1999 – Present, CSUN Alumni.
The Candidates for the Nominating Committee positions were asked to answer the following two questions when giving their personal statements:
- What strategies would you use to motivate potential candidates to run for office?
- What are two to three characteristics you would look for in a potential candidate for office?
I am pleased to have been nominated and slated as a candidate to serve on the Nominating Committee. The responsibility of producing a slate of qualified candidates for election to a volunteer organization the size and caliber of The California Physical Therapy Association is significant. I’ve been asked what characteristics I would look for in potential candidates and what strategies I would use to motivate potential candidates to run for office. I believe our members are best served by a Board which is comprised of individuals who reflect the multitude of professional arena’s in which physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are practicing. I would look for candidates who have strong communication skills, the ability to confidently express their point of view while working collaboratively towards the goals of the association. And, that they have a vision for the role of physical therapy in the rapidly changing health care environment in California.
With regards to strategies for motivating potential candidates to run for office, it has been my experience that once nominated, potential candidates have many individual, personal considerations to weigh before they are able to consent to serve. It is important to understand the candidates perceived barriers to service so that I/the committee can then provide the reassurance and support to minimize those barriers. Sometimes, a sounding board and some reassurance is all that is necessary.