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Board LiaisonMichael Simpson, PT, DPT

  • Solicit recommendations for CPTA and APTA awards 
  • Review recommendations and sends qualifying recommendations to Chapter Board 
  • Two conference calls each year (June 19, 2019)

    Note: Past recipients of Chapter Awards given priority consideration to this Committee


Board Liaison and Chair —  Paul Smith, PT, DPT

  • Raises funds for the California Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (CAL-PT-PAC)
  • Monitor contributions to key legislators
  • Two face to face meetings each year
  • Two conference calls each year


Board Liaison and Chair — Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT

  • Annually review and update educational plan for CPTA Annual Conference 
  • Plan program and instructional courses for CPTA Annual Conference
  • Review and select podium and poster presentations for Chapter Annual Conference
  • Plan continuing education courses/workshops/seminars
  • Plan educational content for California Student Conclave
  • Assist in planning of the annual CAL-PT-FUND Research Symposium
  • Monitor all levels of education
  • Three (3) face to face meetings (February 25, 2019, July 15, 2019, and November 4, 2019)
  • Quarterly conference calls

Ethics and Professionalism Council

Chair Paul Carlisle, PT, MPT

  • Investigate complaints of violation of ethical standards
  • Hold hearings on complaints
  • Make disciplinary recommendations to APTA Judicial Committee
  • Develop educational programming regarding ethics
  • One face to face meeting each year
  • Two conference calls each year

Executive (Elected Committee)

Chair Christopher Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA

  • Comprised of CPTA President, Vice President, and Finance Officer
  • Act on behalf of the Chapter Board between its meetings
  •  Serve as a Personnel Committee. 

Finance Committee

Board Liaison and Chair —  David Powers, PT, DPT, MA, MBA

  • Recommend budget to the CPTA Board
  • Monitor Chapter, District & SIG financial affairs
  • Review annual audit
  • One face to face meeting each year
  • One conference call each year

Government Affairs

Chair — Christopher Reed, PT, MPT

Board LiaisonRick Katz, PT, DPT

  • Adopt CPTA positions on legislation and regulation affecting physical therapy
  • Respond to legislative/regulatory issues
  • Monitor State and Federal government affairs activities and provide comment
  • Two face to face meetings each year
  • Four conference calls each year

Membership and Communications

Chair — Cheryl Tibbetts, PT

Board LiaisonAlyssa Keeney-Roe, PT, DPT

  • Plan annual membership campaign and activities
  • Establish membership recruitment goals
  • Create criteria for school presentations
  • Improve communications between all levels of the CPTA organizational structure
  • Ensure that members are fully aware of the efforts of the CPTA on their behalf
  • Serve as liaisons to Districts, Special Interest Groups and PT/PTA schools
  • Promote the practice of physical therapy to the public
  • Solicit authors for MoveCalifornia presentations
  • Write articles for PT Interventions
  • Two face to face meetings each year
  • Three conference calls each year

Nominating (Elected Committee)

Chair Cheryl Tibbetts, PT

Payment Policy

Board Liaison and Chair Rick Katz, PT, DPT

  • Seek appropriate reimbursement policies for physical therapists
  • Seek inclusion of services of physical therapists in all health insurance plans
  • Make available information concerning various reimbursement issues
  • Monitor APTA reimbursement and insurance activities
  • Two face to face meetings each year
  • Three conference calls each year

Quality Practice

ChairNancy Byl, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Board LiaisonDavid Powers, PT, DPT, MA, MBA

  • Provide information and consultation on quality service activities to members
  • Represent CPTA to agencies interested in quality service activities
  • Present information to membership on practice compliance issues
  • Take CPTA positions on practice issues
  • Two face to face meetings each year
  • One conference call each year

Reference (Appointed by the Vice President)

Board LiaisonValerie Teglia, PT, DPT

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