Centers of Excellence

Committee Chair: Tori J. Rosenthal, DPT, 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 application for COE 
  • Rewrite renewal process for existing COE’s
  • Develop scoring/evaluation process for applications and renewals
  • Determine additional benefits that can be offered to centers considering application to become COE’s

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

The Centers of Excellence Members:

  • Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, C/NDT
  • Jennifer Inglett, DPT, PCS, C/NDT
  • Mrs. Tori J. Rosenthal, DPT, C/NDT


Certification

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

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

The Certification Members:

  • Bonnie Boenig, LOT, C/NDT
  • Ms. Margo Prim Haynes, PT, DPT, MA, PCS, C/NDT
  • Pamela A. Mullens, PhD, C/NDT
  • Carmen Pagan, SLP, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Pamela L. Ward, PT, C/NDT
  • Jane L. Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT
  • Katherine Linnane, MOT, OTR/L, C/NDT


Conference Planning

Committee Chair: Kimberly Westhoff, OTR/L, 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 develop the education content and identify conference presenters. Members of the conference development 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.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Kimberly Westhoff, OTR/L, C/NDT (dkwest4@gmail.com)

The Conference Planning Members:

  • Bonnie Boenig, LOT, C/NDT
  • Kris M. Gellert, OT, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Dr. Dora Jane Gosselin, DPT, C/NDT
  • Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, C/NDT
  • Miss McHaley Haeflinger, PT, C/NDT
  • Mrs. Pamela Elske Leonetti, PT, C/NDT
  • Ms. Judith Rhodes Langford, PT, C/NDT
  • Ms. Oacy Veronesi, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Kate Wealton, SLP, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Kimberly Westhoff, OTR/L, C/NDT

Education

Committee Chair: Joyce Jaixen, PT, C/NDT

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

The Education goals include:

NDTA has a strong presence at the University education level. NDTA is the leader in distance learning education opportunities. Hosts NDTA sponsored seminars throughout the United States and Canada.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Joyce Jaixen, PT, C/NDT (jajaixen@gmail.com)

The Education Members:

  • Rona Alexander, PhD, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Mrs. Cari T. Anderson Yu, PT, C/NDT
  • Mrs. Kristy Bautista, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Mrs. Meghan Devine Condron, PT, C/NDT
  • Mr. Daniel Fowler, PT, C/NDT
  • Mrs. Gail Hatch, PT, MEd, C/NDT
  • Mrs. Joyce Jaixen, PT, C/NDT
  • Ms. Sara Kerrick, PT, PCS, C/NDT
  • Leslie Paparsenos, PT, MSPT, C/NDT


Finance

Committee Chair: Robbi L Farrow, OTR/L, 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

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Robbi L Farrow, OTR/L, C/NDT (rfarrow@learningcenterwy.org)

The Finance Members:

  • Robbi L Farrow, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Daniel Fowler, PT, C/NDT
  • Therese McDermott, MHS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Dr. Jane L. Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT
  • Pamela L. Ward, PT, C/NDT

 


Instructor Group

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Instructor Group Executive

Committee Chair: Pamela L. Ward, PT, 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

The Instructor Group Executive Members:

  • Debbie L. Evans-Rogers, PT, PhD, PCS, C/NDT
  • Colleen D. Carey, DPT, C/NDT
  • Monica Diamond, PT, MS, NCS, C/NDT
  • Kris M. Gellert, OT, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, C/NDT
  • Therese McDermott, MHS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Takashi Misuda, PT, DPT, NCS, C/NDT
  • Dr. Jane L. Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT
  • Pamela L. Ward, PT, C/NDT

Membership Development 

Committee Chair: Bruce W. Kuluris, PT, C/NDT

The Membership Development Committee ensures the long-term vitality of the organization by appropriately marketing the value of NDTA education in a way that attracts new members and increases overall membership.

Purpose of the Membership Development is to:

  • Oversee implementation, measurement, and updating/modification of the NDTA membership development/marketing plan so that the association's membership goals are achieved.

The Membership Development goals include:

  • Ensuring timely implementation of marketing programs/tactics to attract new members. This includes:
    • Development of tactical programs for: (i) Social media, (ii) Website improvements, (iii) Database improvements, and (iv) Effective marketing of courses and seminars; and,
    • Review and input as needed into the plans and work product of other NDTA committees that have been assigned development of key marketing plan tactics by the Board of Directors.
  • Measurement of all key tactical programs so as to evaluate the need for improvement and continued implementation
  • Updating of the marketing plan over time (i.e. goals, strategic imperatives, tactical priorities, committee assignments)
  • Ensuring consistent communication of the NDTA brand positioning/key communication elements throughout the organization.

The Membership Development Committee Members:

  • Lezlie Adler, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Patsy Tate, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Lauren Beeler, PT, DPT, PCS, C/NDT
  • Eric Siller, PT, C/NDT
  • Bruce W. Kuluris, PT, C/NDT


Membership Retention & Support 

Committee Chair: Cindy Dee Van Horn, PT, C/NDT

The Membership Committee explores and implements incentives and ‘perks’ for our members and responds to questions or concerns from the members by interfacing with the NDTA, Inc. Board of Directors and the management of NDTA, Inc.

The Membership Retention & Support goals include:

  • Promote, market, and expand the benefits of NDTA membership Explore reciprocal website linking with “sister” NDT international sites and NDT-supporting sites ie: corporate sponsors, etc. Coordinate with other NDTA committees Education, NCPC, and Publications– at international, national, and local levels to bring in new members in all membership categories Participate in Annual Membership Meeting including format and presentation Monitor membership trends and membership renewal process.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Cindy Dee Van Horn, PT, C/NDT (cvanhorn@tlcnea.com)

The Membership Members:

  • Renee Cortise, PT, PCS, C/NDT
  • Julie Ricklefs-Haggerty, PT, DPT, PCS, C/NDT
  • Ms. Sara Kerrick, PT, PCS, C/NDT
  • Mrs. Sandra Kong, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Pamela A. Mullens, PhD, C/NDT
  • Dr. Annelise Potgieter, DPT, C/NDT
  • Brenda L Pratt, PT, C/NDT
  • Ms. Melissa G. Smith, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Mrs. Cindy Dee Van Horn, DPT, C/NDT
  • Lauren Chwal

Publications

Committee Chair: Marcia Stamer, PT, 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.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Marcia Stamer, PT, C/NDT (marciastamer@gmail.com)

The Publications Members:

  • Asha M. Chitnis, PT, C/NDT
  • Dr. Dora Jane Gosselin, DPT, C/NDT
  • Janet M Howle, PT, C/NDT
  • Ms. Sara Kerrick, PT, PCS, C/NDT
  • Lisa Madigan-Carey, PT, C/NDT
  • Marcia Stamer, PT, C/NDT
  • Dr. Benjamin James White, DPT, C/NDT

Research

Committee Chair: Janet Powell, PhD, OTR/L

The Research Committee is dedicated facilitating the conduct of research and the dissemination of research findings relating to NDT.

The Research goals include:

  • Design and implement a plan for facilitating research related to NDT. Provide ways for NDT clinicians to establish collaborative relationships with skilled researchers including those at outside agencies such as universities, colleges, etc. Assist the Instructors’ Group and the membership in keeping current with planned, on-going, and published research relating to or supporting NDT. Award 1-2 small research grants per year, monitor progress of awarded grants, and facilitate dissemination of the results of funded studies.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Dr. Janet Powell, PhD, OTR/L (jmpowell@u.washington.edu)

The Research Members:

  • Ms. Nancy S. Darr, PT, DSc, NCS, PT
  • Ms. Kathy Dieruf, PT, PhD, C/NDT
  • Ms. Michelle Donelly
  • Dr. Debbie L. Evans-Rogers, PhD, C/NDT
  • Jean Lyons Martens, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Mrs. Mary Kathryn McKeon, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Ms. Sue Ann Muenks, MOT, C/NDT
  • Dr. Janet Powell, PhD, OTR/L

 


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