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Centers of Excellence

Committee Chair: Julie Haggerty, C/NDT


NDTA Centers of Excellence (COE) is a program which will link NDTA membership, education, and research to therapy facilities and their clients. The Centers of Excellence Committee continues to develop this program by defining its requirements and expectations.

The Centers of Excellence goals include:

  • Rewrite renewal process for existing COE’s
  • Determine additional benefits that can be offered to COE’s
  • Enhance communications with and between COE's

Call Schedule: 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm PST

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Tori J. Rosenthal, DPT, C/NDT (

The Centers of Excellence Members:

  • Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, C/NDT
  • Jarnine Johnson, OTR, C/NDT
  • Jennifer Inglett, DPT, PCS, C/NDT


Committee Chair: Carmen Pagan, SLP, CCC-SLP, C/NDT

The Certification Committee keeps the NDT Certification and Recertification program and its policies and procedures current. The committee also assists members and the National Office in answering questions or concerns that arise outside of the policy and procedure.

The Certification goals include:

  • Implement marketing strategies for NDTA Certification and Recertification Program
  • Implementation of the Therapist Assistant Credentialing Program

Call Schedule: Last Wednesday of the month at 5:15pm PST

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Carmen Pagan, SLP, CCC-SLP, C/NDT (

The Certification Members:

  • Bonnie Boenig, LOT, C/NDT
  • Margo Prim Haynes, PT, DPT, MA, PCS, C/NDT
  • Katherine Linnane, MOT, OTR/L, C/NDT

Conference Planning

Committee Co-Chairs: Kimberly Westhoff, OTR/L, C/NDT and Lois Bly, PT. MA, C/NDT

The Conference Planning Committee plans and produces an annual conference program, bringing a state-of-the-art educational program to the therapy community based on theory, research and clinical application as it relates to NDT.

Representatives of the NDTA Instructor Group and some NDTA members develop the education content and identify conference presenters. The National Office along with members of the conference planning committee plan and produce all other aspects of the conference.

All Conference Committee members are required to participate actively in monthly planning teleconferences and to be on-site during the meeting to assist with the management of the conference.

The Conference Planning goals include:

  • The goal of the Conference Planning Committee is to plan and produce an annual high-quality conference that contributes to the visibility and branding of NDTA and that generates a consistent revenue for the association. In addition, our goal is to help meet the educational needs of the NDTA membership.

Call Schedule: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm PST

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Kimberly Westhoff, OTR/L, C/NDT ( and Lois Bly, PT, MA, C/NDT (

The Conference Planning Members:

  • Asha M. Chitnis, PT, C/NDT
  • Bonnie Boenig, LOT, C/NDT
  • Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, C/NDT
  • Judith Rhodes Langford, PT, C/NDT
  • Kate Wealton, SLP, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • McHaley Gilbert, PT, C/NDT
  • Nicky V. Schmidt, PT, C/NDT
  • Robbi L Farrow, OTR/L, C/NDT


Co-Chairs- Joyce Jaixen,PT, GCS, C/NDT & Meghan Condron, MPT, PCS, C/NDT

The Education Committee oversees the efforts of the association to provide quality education.

The Education goals include:

  • Through collaboration with other NDTA committees, the goals of the Education Committee are to facilitate ongoing educational opportunities and to make such opportunities available through various sources, such as distance learning and seminars.  
  • The Education Committee works to expand resources and avenues to support NDTA principles both nationally and internationally, and to ensure that the information that is available reflects and supports current research and practice.

Call Schedule: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm PST

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Joyce Jaixen, PT, C/NDT (

The Education Members:

  • Cari T. Anderson Yu, PT, C/NDT
  • Daniel Fowler, PT, C/NDT
  • Gagan Preet Gill, PT, C/NDT
  • Gail Hatch, PT, MEd, C/NDT
  • Jennifer Eggert, SLP  
  • Kelly Lonergan, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Kristy Bautista, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Leslie Paparsenos, PT, MSPT, C/NDT
  • Meghan Devine Condron, PT, C/NDT
  • Rona Alexander, PhD, CCC-SLP, C/NDT


Committee Chair: Eric Siller, MPT, MBA, C/NDT

The Finance Committee serves as a fiscally responsible organization and keeps the finances of the NDTA transparent to the IG, Board of Directors, and the Members of the NDTA.

The Finance goals include:

  • Support strong financial position to meet NDTA operational goals
  • Rebuild reserve fund
  • Proactive review of income/expenditures to provide input to BOD regarding current plans or activities that need more attention

Call Schedule: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm PST 

The Finance Members:

  • Bonnie Boenig, LOT, C/NDT
  • Jane L. Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT
  • Jean Lyons Martens OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Robbi Farrow, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Wendy Kline OTR/L, C/NDT

Instructor Group
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Instructor Group Executive

Committee Chair: Wendy Kline, OTR/L, C/NDT

The Instructors Group is composed of active members of NDTA, Inc. who have met standardized criteria to teach or assist in teaching NDTA approved basic and advanced level courses. 

Purpose of the Instructors Group is to:

  • Develop and maintain standards and procedures for entry of students/participants and establish criteria for successful course completion.
  • Develop and maintain the competency standards for instructors and performance standards in all NDTA approved courses.
  • Develop, maintain, and update course curriculum based on the current evidence pertinent to NDT.
  • The Instructor Group Executive goals include:
  • Support the IG Group and standing committees and serve as a team member to the ongoing projects of the NDTA BOD and Office
  • Complete pediatric modular curriculum
  • Assist National Office with NDTA-sponsored seminars
  • Provide educational sessions for the full Instructors Group during the annual meeting.
  • Development of AH assistant course and consideration of AH modular format.
  • We currently have 2 areas that we are addressing for our Strategic Plan:
  • Succession planning – emphasis on increasing the number of candidates for CI and PT, as well as OT and SLP, especially in the adult course content.
  • Research Committee

Call Schedule: 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:15pm PST

The Instructor Group Executive Members: 

  • Bonnie Boenig, OT, MEd, C/NDT
  • Karen Brunton, PT, C/NDT
  • Debbie L. Evans-Rogers, PT, PhD, PCS, C/NDT
  • Teresa Gutierrez, PT, MS, PCS, C/NDT
  • Cathy Hazzard, PT, C/NDT
  • Wendy Kline, OTR/L, C/NDT 
  • Jodi Renard, PT, DPT, CBIS, C/NDT
  • Jane L. Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT



Committee Chair: Bonnie Boenig, OT, MEd, C/NDT

The Publications Committee manages the publication of the Network and assists in the publication of other informational material for the benefit of the membership by interfacing with the NDTA, Inc. Board of Directors and The management of NDTA, Inc. 

The Publications goals include:

  • Planning issue themes, soliciting articles, editing, proofreading and preparing Network for online publication 6x/year.

Call Schedule: 1st Monday of the month at 10:00am PST 

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Marcia Stamer, PT, C/NDT (

The Publications Members:

  • Asha M. Chitnis, PT, C/NDT
  • Bonnie Boenig, OT, C/NDT
  • Janet M Howle, PT, C/NDT
  • Jean Lyons Martens OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Jenna Henry PT, C/NDT
  • Sheena John, PT


Committee Chair: Kate Bain, OT, HScD, BApp Sci(OT), Dip OT, C/NDT  

Purpose: ‘Towards efficacy - NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model peer reviewed research’. 

Committee representation with a balance of Instructors / clinicians / academicians with C/NDT;  PT/OT/SLP members, and members representing both pediatrics and adults.

Monthly ubervideoconference meetings 1.5 hours

Initiatives & Task Forces

Mini-Grant program: Temporarily not available - new & exciting things to come!

NDTA Research Foundation: Initiative with the BOD / Membership Development Committee towards fundraising for NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model large scale grants eg PhD/post Doc studies such as a fidelity measure study and efficacy studies

Fidelity Measure Task Force: Working towards development of a measurement tool to objectify adherence to NDTATM Contemporary practice Model when used or referred to in published studies, or for peer to peer self-study. 

Posters program: For the NDTA annual National Conference

‘Examining The Evidence’ Articles:

  • Articles update: Updating the NDTA website articles incorporating NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model articles intervention to 2014 - 2020
  • And Articles with ‘supporting evidence’ for NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model intervention - ie having some common practice components.

Outcome Measures working group: Suggestions for measuring outcomes of NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model intervention

NDTA website: Towards creation of a dedicated Research Webpage on the NDTA site inclusive of articles, & clinically friendly outcome measures and design suggestions

NDTA research video / webinar NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model for example for use in certificate courses

Document outcomes from C/NDT courses  - considerations including therapist satisfaction, client outcomes (qualitative / quantitative), time involvement 

Guest presenters - for informative Q & A sessions

Ideas, questions, discussion always welcome: Contact Kate Bain:

Call Schedule: 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:45pm PST  If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Kate Bain, OT, C/NDT ( 

The Research Members:

  • Carmen Pagan, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Carol Terilli, PT, DPT, C/NDT
  • Cathy Hazzard, PT, C/NDT
  • Debbie L. Evans-Rogers, PT, PhD, PCS.C/NDT
  • Dora Jane Gosselin, PT, DPT, PCS, C/NDT
  • Elizabeth Ridgeway OTD, OTR, C/NDT
  • Gaganpreet Gill, PT, MPT, C/NDT
  • Gay L. Girolami, PT, PhD, C/NDT
  • Janet Bush Tankersley, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS
  • Leslie Paparsenos, PT, MSPT, C/NDT
  • Michelle Donelly, BAppSc(OT), MA, PhD
  • Nancy Darr, PT, DSc, NCS
  • Patsy Tate, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Rona Alexander, CCC-SLP, PhD, C/NDT
  • Sara Kerrick, PT, PCS, C/NDT
  • Sarah Conci, MPT, MS, BSc, C/NDT 
  • Vinita Jobes OT/L, C/NDT

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