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The submission deadline for most awards is June 1.

CPTA Awards

The Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the 2019 CPTA Awards. The Awards will be presented at the 2019 Tri-State PT Conference in Las Vegas. Please take this opportunity to nominate yourself or a colleague who is deserving of one of these awards.

CPTA Awards

In 1986 the Chapter Board created the annual "Royce P. Noland Award of Merit" in honor of Royce P. Noland, retiring APTA Executive Director, past California Chapters coordinating Council Executive Director, and past California physical therapy leader. The Award was established to acknowledge exceptional service and achievement by an individual to the profession of physical therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association and its components.

Past Recipients of the Royce P. Noland Award of Merit:

James Syms, PT, DSc – 2016
Kornelia Kulig, PT, PhD, FAPTA – 2015
Kay Cerny, PT, PhD – 2014
Robert Landel, PT, DPT, FAPTA – 2012
Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD – 2008
Joseph Godges, PT, DPT – 2007
Charles Magistro, PT, FAPTA – 2004
Darcy Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA – 2002
Nancy Byl, PT, PhD, FAPTA – 2000
Carol Jo Tichenor, PT – 1998
Darlene L. Stewart, PT – 1997
J. Carolyn Hultgren, PT, MPH – 1994
Helen J. Hislop, PT, PhD – 1992
Patricia Rae Evans, PT, PhD – 1990
Peter I. Edgelow, PT, MA – 1988
Michael I. Weinper, PT, MPH – 1987
Royce P. Noland, PT, FAPTA – 1986

The James B. McKillip Leadership Award is given to members of our association who have demonstrated leadership through CPTA elected or appointed positions and who have served in the APTA House of Delegates.

Past Recipients of the James B. McKillip Leadership Award:

Thomas M. DeFranco, PT - 2019
Daniel Drummer, PT, DPT – 2018
Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT – 2013
Dennis Langton, PT – 2012
Kathleen M Zack, PT – 2008
Dennis Spillane, PT, MBA – 2007
Carla Griffith, PT – 2006
Richard C. Ritter, PT, DPT – 2004
Robert Williams, PT, MA – 2003
Stuart Katzman, PT – 2001
Jeff Allen, PT, MA – 2000
Winkie Sonnefield, PT, MA – 1999
Richard S. Katz, PT – 1997
Judith A. Sebring, PT, MS – 1996
Patricia L. Sinnott, PT, PhD, MPH – 1994
J. Carolyn Hultgren, PT, MPH – 1993
James B. McKillip, PT – 1992

The Charles Magistro Service Award was created to acknowledge and honor individuals who have provided exceptional service to the CPTA and its members. This award may be presented to members of the CPTA, or friends of the CPTA who are not eligible for membership, whose contributions to the CPTA as a whole, at both the Chapter level and the District/Special Interest Group level, have been of exceptional value.

Past Recipients of the Charles Magistro Service Award:

Sheryl A. Low, PT, DPT, DSc – 2017
Amy M. Flinn, PT – 2017
Kathy Zack, PT, DPT – 2016
Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT – 2016
Dave Powers, PT, DPT, MA, MBA – 2015
John Linberger, PTA – 2015
James Syms, PT, DSc – 2014
Rick Katz, PT, DPT – 2013
Robert Williams, PT, MA – 2012
Anna Edwards, PT – 2010
Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD – 2009
Stuart Katzman, PT – 2009
Lisa Ferrin, PTA – 2009
Mary Bailey-Long, PT, DPT – 2009
Jane Okubo, PT – 2008
Diane Barrickman, PT – 2007
John G. Wallace, Jr, PT – 2006
Richard C. Ritter, PT, DPT – 2005
Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT – 2005
Cornelia Lieb-Lundell, PT – 2005
Nancy A. Krueger, PT – 2005
David T. Hayes, PT – 2005
Terrence M. Nordstrom, PT, MS – 2004
Winkie Sonnefield, PT, MA – 2003
Martha J. Jewell, PT, PhD – 2003
Jay Segal, PT – 2002
Darcy Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA – 2001
Janet Konecne, PT, DPT – 2001
Marilyn Washington, PT – 2000
James Dagostino, PT, DPT – 2000
Michael Fortanasce, PT, DPT – 1999
John A. Nativo, Jr, PT – 1998
Clarence W. Hultgren, PT – 1996
Patricia L. Sinnott, PT, PhD, MPH – 1996
J. Carolyn Hultgren, PT, MPH – 1996
John R. "Dick" Matthews, PT – 1994
Dennis M. Ellingson, PT – 1994
Janet K. Duttarer, PT, PhD – 1994
Rita Arriaga, PT, MS – 1994
Michael I. Weinper, PT, MPH – 1993
Darlene L. Stewart, PT – 1993
Nancy N. Byl, PT, PhD, FAPTA – 1993
Donna Winters, PT – 1992
Judith A. Sebring, PT, MS – 1992
James B. McKillip, PT – 1992
Jane E. Hogencamp, PT – 1992
Patricia Rae Evans, PT, PhD – 1992

The Clarence W. Hultgren CPTA Service Award was created to acknowledge and honor individuals who have provided exceptional service to the CPTA and its members. This award may be presented to members of the CPTA, or friends of the CPTA who are not eligible for membership, whose contributions to the CPTA as a whole, at both the chapter level and the District/SIG level, have been of exceptional value.

Past Recipients of the Clarence W. Hultgren CPTA Service Award:

Todd E. Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH - 2019
Dorothy P. Ho, PT, DPT - 2019
Christopher M. Reed, PT, MPT - 2019
Cheryl D. Tibbetts, PT - 2019
Richard Katz, PT, DPT – 2016
Robert Limone, PT, DPT – 2013
Susan McGinty, PT, EdD – 2012
Mitchel Kaye, PT – 2011
David Selkowitz, PT, PhD – 2009
Lorraine Macnaughton, PT – 2008
Michelle “Shelly” Marchetti, PT – 2007
Robert Holderness – 2006
Bill Hutchins – 2006
Frank Murphy, Jr – 2006
Dennis Spillane, PT, MBA – 2005
Richard Kriet, PT – 2005
Clarence W. Hultgren, PT – 2005

The California Physical Therapy Association, through its publication awards, honors eligible publications and individuals whose contributions to the profession are outstanding and satisfy the criteria for awards.

Publication Awards (2019)

Research Publication Award – Faculty

Nicole Christensen, PT, PhD, MAppSc
Clinical Reasoning: Survey of Teaching Methods, Integration, and Assessment in Entry-Level Physical Therapist Academic Education
Physical Therapy, 2017 February; Volume 97 (2)


Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH
Chronotropic Intolerance: An Overlooked Determinant of Symptoms and Activity Limitation in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Frontiers in Pediatrics: Special Issue on ME/CFS, 22 March; 7:82


Non-Research Publication Award – Clinician

Celeste Dunlap, PTA, MSHS
The Right Fit, Closing the Education Gap in Assistive Ambulation Devices
Today’s Geriatric Medicine, Jan/Feb 2019


Non-Research Publication Award – Faculty

David Gillette, PT, DPT
The Problem of Debt and Geriatric Physical Therapy
GeriNotes, Vol. 26 No. 2 2019

The Rising Star Award, established in 1999, is designed to recognize members just getting started in association activities and who are potential leaders in the California Physical Therapy Association.

Past Recipients of the Rising Star Award:

Ellen Giuffre, PT, DPT – 2019
Christopher Izu, PT, DPT – 2019
Aaron Bright, PT, DPT – 2018
John Huang, PT, DPT – 2018
Edward Montano, PTA – 2018
Maria Serret, PT, DPT – 2018
Claudia Steele-Major, PT, DPT – 2018
Matthew Downey, PT, DPT – 2017
Jennifer Roos, PT, DPT – 2017
Kristin Anderson, PT, DPT – 2016
Gail Bachman, PT, DPT – 2016
Ruth LeBlanc, PT, DPT – 2016
Denese Montano, PT, DSc – 2016
Chukwuemeka Nwigwe, PT, DPT – 2016
Timothy Swartz, PT, MPT, MBA – 2016
Gwendolyne Aquije, PT, DPT – 2015
Alyssa Keeney-Roe, PT, DPT – 2015
Joel Moralez, PT, DPT – 2015
David Ojeda, PT, DPT – 2015
Andrew Piraino, PT, DPT – 2015
Robin Pottukalam, PT, DPT – 2015
Aubin Elliott, PT, DPT – 2104
Nanette Farley, PT, DPT – 2014
Amy Pomrantz, PT, DPT – 2014
Cathelyn Timple, PT, DPT – 2014
Melissa Brose, PT – 2013
Silverton Nguyen, PT – 2013
Rebecca Seltmann, PT, DPT – 2013
Amy Shimer, PT, DPT – 2013
Marie Yeseta, PT, DPT – 2013
Erin Hayden, PT, DPT – 2012
Leigh Langerwerf, PT, DPT – 2012
Lauren Leporini, PT, DPT – 2012
Rosalia Arellano, PT – 2011
Sean Johnson, PT, DPT – 2011
Sonja Pull, PT, DPT – 2011
Christopher Reed, PT, MPT – 2011
Karin Swisher, PT, DPT – 2011
Melissa Armedilla, PT – 2010
Amber Lopez, PT – 2010
Kerry McCullough, PT, DPT – 2010
Matthew Richardson, PT, DPT – 2010
Amber Wallace, PT – 2010
Jennifer Gruenhagen, PT, DPT – 2009
Dorothy Ping Ho, PT – 2009
Jacqueline Randa, PT, DPT – 2009
Bettye Torres-Saleh, PT – 2009
Cynthia Walton, PT – 2009
Sandra Daniels, PT – 2008
Jennifer Kimball, PT – 2008
Julie McCarthy, PT – 2008
Ryan Meyers, PT – 2008
Kathy Weiner, PT – 2008
Cheryl Beloro, PT, DPT – 2007
Wendy Cork Keyzer, PT – 2007
Aimee Miltenberger Diaz, PT – 2006
Oscar Gabriel Gallardo, PT – 2006
Meredith Wampler, PT – 2005
Andrea Stouffer, PT, MPT – 2005
Covey Lazouras, PT, DPT – 2005
Julia Previch, PT – 2004
Maureen Parker, PT – 2004
Kristin Schulz, PT – 2004
Sturdy McKee, PT – 2003
Michael Otahal, PT – 2002
Stephanie Kaplan, PT, DPT – 2001
Ellie Buckley, PT – 2000
Daniel Drummer, PT – 2000
Barbara Edmison, PT – 2000
Jeanine Gunn, PT – 2000
Marlene Hodges-Earl, PT – 2000
Kathy Doubleday, PT – 1999
Debbie Gutierrez, PT – 1999
Kelly Prescher, PT – 1999
Joanne Wiedermann, PT – 1999

The Steve Watson Award was established in 1999 to honor a former member of the CAL-PT-PAC. The award is designated to recognize a CPTA member who has demonstrated similar characteristics of Steve. Steve was recognized as being a team player, exhibiting a positive attitude, dynamic and enthusiastic, motivational and supportive, a person who “gets things done” and is dedicated to the CAL-PT-PAC.

Past Recipients of the Steve Watson Inspirational Award:

Kathy I. Weiner, PT – 2019
Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT – 2018
Mitch Kauk, PT – 2016
Lorraine Macnaughton, PT – 2015
Shelly Marchetti, PT – 2011
Richard Kriet, PT – 2010
John Gray, PT, DPT – 2009
Robert Williams, PT – 2008
Michael Fortanasce, PT – 2007
James Syms, PT, DSc – 2005
Judith Sebring, PT – 2004
Kathy Zack, PT – 2003
Diane Barrickman, PT – 2000
James J. Dagostino, PT – 1999