THE FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH

The Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization governed by a board of trustees.

WHO WE ARE

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is an independent 501(c)(3) governed by a Board of Trustees. Our work would not be possible without the guidance and expertise of an extraordinary group of volunteers who serve on our board and those who serve on special committees. Many have first-hand experience as past recipients of Foundation funding.

Our team also includes the people that carry out the Foundation’s day-to-day operations and strategic plan — the Foundation’s staff.

OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES

PAUL A. ROCKAR, JR., PT, DPT, MS, FAPTA
PAUL A. ROCKAR, JR., PT, DPT, MS, FAPTAPresident
Murrysville, PA
Term: 01/01/17 – 12/31/22
SHEILA SCHINDLER-IVENS, PT, PHD
SHEILA SCHINDLER-IVENS, PT, PHDVice President
Shorewood, WI
Term: 01/01/21 – 12/31/23
FRANCIS WELK, PT, DPT, MED
FRANCIS WELK, PT, DPT, MEDTreasurer
Pittsburgh, PA
Term: 01/01/21 – 12/31/23
RANDY ROESCH, PT, DPT, MBA, FAPTA
RANDY ROESCH, PT, DPT, MBA, FAPTASecretary
Punta Gorda, FL
Term: 01/01/16 – 12/31/21
STUART BINDER-MACLEOD, PT, PHD, FAPTA
STUART BINDER-MACLEOD, PT, PHD, FAPTA
Newark, DE
Term: 01/01/21 – 12/31/23
TERENCE C. BROWN, PT, DPT
TERENCE C. BROWN, PT, DPT
Frankfort, KY
Term: 06/27/2018 – 12/31/2022
NANCY BYL, PT, PHD, MPH, FAPTA
NANCY BYL, PT, PHD, MPH, FAPTA
Reno, NV
Term: 01/01/19-12/31/21
REBECCA CRAIK, PT, PHD, FAPTA
REBECCA CRAIK, PT, PHD, FAPTA
Glenside, PA
Term: 06/27/2018 – 12/31/2022
JOE FARRELL, PT, DPT, M App Sc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA
JOE FARRELL, PT, DPT, M App Sc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA
Incline Village, NV
Term: 01/01/20 – 12/31/22
HELENE M. FEARON, PT, FAPTA
HELENE M. FEARON, PT, FAPTA
Phoenix, AZ
Term: 01/01/16 – 12/31/21
DWAYNE HOFSTATTER
DWAYNE HOFSTATTER
Chattanooga, TN
Term: 01/01/16 – 12/31/21
JIMMY MCKAY, PT, DPT
JIMMY MCKAY, PT, DPT
New York, NY
Term: 01/1/21 -12/31/23
MARILYN MOFFAT, PT, DPT, PHD, FAPTA
MARILYN MOFFAT, PT, DPT, PHD, FAPTA
New York, NY
Term: 01/01/21-12/31/23
LINDA VAN DILLEN, PT, PHD, FAPTA
LINDA VAN DILLEN, PT, PHD, FAPTA
St. Louis, MO
Term: 01/01/19– 12/31/21

FOUNDATION COMMITTEES

If you are interested in serving on a Special Committee of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research, please contact Barbara Malm, Chief Executive Officer at barbaramalm@foundation4pt.org. Your name will be added to our pool of potential volunteers. Committee members are selected by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

2021 Standing Committees

Paul Rockar, President
Sheila Schindler-Ivens, Vice President
Randy Roesch, Secretary
Fran Welk, Treasurer

Fran Welk (Treasurer‐chair)
Joe Farrell
Terry Brown
Stuart Binder-Macleod
Marilyn Moffat

Helene Fearon (Chair)
Stuart Binder-Macleod
Terry Brown
Nancy Byl

Terry Brown (Chair)
Helene Fearon
Dwayne Hoffstatter
Jimmy McKay
Marilyn Moffat
Fran Welk

Stuart Binder-Macleod (Chair)
Rebecca Craik
Nancy Byl
Sheila Schindler-Ivens
Linda Van Dillen

2021 External Advisory Committees

Dwayne Hoffstatter (Chair)
Randy Roesch
Fran Welk
Linda Van Dillen

Sheila Schindler-Ivens (Chair)
Beck Craik
Joe Farrell
Helene Fearon
Jimmy McKay

Marilyn Moffat (Chair)
Barbara Connolly (non-Trustee)
Nancy Byl
Joe Farrell
Randy Roesch
Pat Traynor (non-Trustee)

Becky Craik (Chair)
Bob Bartlett (non-Trustee)
Peter Towne (non-Trustee)
Pat Traynor (non-Trustee)

SRC Liaison
Stuart Binder-Macleod

SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE

Selected by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the SRC is composed of physical therapists and other individuals with experience in preparing students for research careers. The SRC reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for final approval. If you meet the SRC Selection Criteria and are interested in joining this all-volunteer committee and serving as a reviewer – or know of someone who could serve as an application reviewer- please email info@foundation4pt.org for more information.

LAURA C. SCHMITT, PT, MPT, PHD

Scientific Review Committee Chair
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

MARK D. BISHOP, PT, PHD, MHS

University of Florida

MICHAEL R. BORICH, PT, DPT, PHD

Emory University School of Medicine

TIMOTHY BRINDLE, PHD

Veterans Health Administration

STACEY C. DUSING, PT, PHD
University of Southern California
SARA GOMBATTO, PT, PHD

San Diego State University

ADAM GOODE, PT, DPT, PHD

Duke University

LAURITA M. HACK, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA

Temple University

VICTORIA A. MOERCHEN, PT, PHD

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

JOHN POPOVICH, JR., PT, DPT, ATC, PHD

Michigan State University

KIMBERLY TOPP, PT, PHD

University of California, San Francisco

LADORA V. THOMPSON, PT, PHD 

Boston University

LORI J. TUTTLE, PT, PHD

San Diego State University

VICKI TYSSELING, PT, PHD

Northwestern University

MEGHAN WARREN, PT, PHD, MPH

Northern Arizona University

AD HOC REVIEWERS:

Kristin R. Archer PT, DPT, PhD
Vanderbilt University

John Buford, PT, PhD
The Ohio State University

Valerie Kelly, PT, PhD
University of Washington

Teresa Kimberley, PT, PhD
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Michael D. Lewek, PT, PhD
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Margaret O’Neil, PT MSPT, PhD, MPH
Columbia University Medical Center

Pete Pidcoe, PT, DPT, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University

OUR STAFF

BARBARA MALM, MBA
BARBARA MALM, MBAChief Executive Officer
ERICA SADIQ, CFRE
ERICA SADIQ, CFREDirector of Development
LYNN MEHAFFY, CFRE
LYNN MEHAFFY, CFREDevelopment Officer, Annual Giving
LIZ JACKSON
LIZ JACKSONSenior Specialist, Research and Grants Program
JORDAN ROCHON
JORDAN ROCHONScientific Programs Associate
JORDAN JENNINGS
JORDAN JENNINGSMarketing and Communications Manager
YAMAN SHALABI
YAMAN SHALABICommunications Specialist
RACHEL PARRENT
RACHEL PARRENT Senior Coordinator

WORKPLACE POLICIES

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, provision of services, and the awarding of grants, scholarships and fellowships. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, grant and scholarship applicants and funding recipients.

All staff are employees of the APTA. The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research strictly adheres to all employment policies of APTA and strives to create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive work environment.

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research believes diversity and inclusion is an essential component to driving its mission Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Principal Investigator(s) is encouraged to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support and to seek support from FPTR staff to address any concerns or questions.