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 in answering questions or concerns regarding certification.

Call Schedule: Last Wednesday of the month at 5:15 p.m. PST. 

Interested in joining the Certification committee? Contact Carmen Pagan, SLP, CCC-SLP, C/NDT.


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


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

Conference Planning

Co-Chairs: K McHaley Gilbert, PT, C/NDT and Judith Langford

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 Conference Planning Committee, along with the NDTA staff, plan and produce all other aspects of the conference.

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

Call Schedule: Third Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. PST

Interested in joining the Conference Planning Committee? Contact Info@ndta.org. 


  • 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.


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


Co-Chairs:  Pending Co-Chair, and Leslie Paparsenos, PT, MSPT, C/NDT

Co-Secretary: Nena Johnson, CCC-SLP, C/NDT and Kelly Lonergan, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT

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


  • 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: Second Tuesday of the month at 8:15 pm EST.

Interested in joining the Education Committee? Contact info@ndta.org.


  • Rasha Atef, PT, DPT
  • Rona Alexander, PhD, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
  • Cari T. Anderson Yu, PT, C/NDT
  • Renuka dharmadhikari, MPT, C/NDT
  • Jennifer Eggert, SLP  
  • Gaganpreet Gill, PT, MPT, C/NDT
  • Gail Hatch, PT, DPT, MEd, C/NDT
  • Trulie Nielsen, OTR, MOT, C/NDT
  • Carol Terilli, PT, DPT, C/NDT


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 Instructor Group, NDTA Board of Directors, and members.

Call Schedule: Third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. PST 


  • 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


  • Robbi Farrow, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Kris M. Gellert, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Wendy Kline OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Therese McDermott, CScD, CCC-SLP, C/NDT

Instructor Group

Meet the Instructor Group.

Instructor Group Executive

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

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

Call Schedule: First Tuesday of the month at 5:15 p.m. PST


  • 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


  • Support the IG Group and standing committees and serve as a team member to the ongoing projects of the NDTA Board of Directors and staff
  • Complete pediatric modular curriculum
  • Assist NDTA staff 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

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


  • Karen Brunton, PT, C/NDT
  • Kris M. Gellert, OTR/L, C/NDT
  • Jackie Grimenstein, PT, 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
  • Therese McDermott, CScD, CCC-SLP, C/NDT


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 Board of Directors and staff.

Call Schedule: First Monday of the month at 10 a.m. PST 


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


  • Joanne Bundonis, PT, C/NDT
  • Asha M. Chitnis, PT, C/NDT
  • Jenna Henry PT, C/NDT
  • Sheena John, PT
  • Ana Paula Martins Moreira Nogueira, PT


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

Purpose: Towards efficacy of  NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model peer reviewed research

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

Call Schedule: Monthly 1.5 hour video conference meetings, second Thursday of the month at 4:45 p.m. PST

Interested in joining the Research Committee? Contact Kate Bain, OT, C/NDT. Ideas, questions, discussion always welcome.

Initiatives and Task Forces:

  • Mini-Grant program: Temporarily unavailable - new and exciting things to come!
  • NDTA Research Foundation: Initiative with the NDTA Board of Directors toward fundraising for NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model large scale grants, e.g. PhD/post Doc studies such as a fidelity measure study and efficacy studies
  • Fidelity Measure Task Force: Working toward 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
    • Articles with "supporting evidence" for NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model intervention, i.e. having some common practice components.
  • Outcome Measures working group: Suggestions for measuring outcomes of NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model intervention
  • NDTA website: Toward creation of a dedicated Research web page on ndta.org, inclusive of articles and clinically friendly outcome measures and design suggestions
  • NDTA research video/webinar: NDTATM Contemporary Practice Model example for use in certificate courses
  • Document outcomes from C/NDT courses: Considerations include therapist satisfaction, client outcomes (qualitative/quantitative), time involvement 
  • Guest presenters: for informative Q & A sessions


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

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