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: 01/01/22 – 12/31/25
STUART BINDER-MACLEOD, PT, PHD, FAPTA
STUART BINDER-MACLEOD, PT, PHD, FAPTAVice President
Newark, DE
Term: 01/01/21 – 12/31/23
REBECCA CRAIK, PT, PHD, FAPTA
REBECCA CRAIK, PT, PHD, FAPTASecretary
Glenside, PA
Term: 06/27/22 – 12/31/25
DON JACKSON, PT, MS
DON JACKSON, PT, MSTreasurer
Chicago, IL
Term: 01/01/22-12/31/23
DREW BOSSEN, PT, MBA
DREW BOSSEN, PT, MBA
Iowa City, IA
Term: 01/01/22-12/31/24
TERENCE C. BROWN, PT, DPT
TERENCE C. BROWN, PT, DPT
Frankfort, KY
Term: 01/01/2022 – 12/31/25
NANCY BYL, PT, PHD, MPH, FAPTA
NANCY BYL, PT, PHD, MPH, FAPTA
Reno, NV
Term: 01/01/22-12/31/24
JOE FARRELL, PT, DPT, M App Sc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA
JOE FARRELL, PT, DPT, M App Sc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA
Incline Village, NV
Term: 01/01/22 – 12/31/25
DWAYNE HOFSTATTER
DWAYNE HOFSTATTER
Chattanooga, TN
Term: 01/01/22 – 12/31/24
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
EVA NORMAN, PT, DPT
EVA NORMAN, PT, DPT
Champlin, MN
Term: 01/01/22-12/31/24
CHRISTOPHER POWERS, PT, PhD, FASCM, FAPTA
CHRISTOPHER POWERS, PT, PhD, FASCM, FAPTA
Los Angeles, CA
Term: 06/22/22– 12/31/23
LINDA VAN DILLEN, PT, PHD, FAPTA
LINDA VAN DILLEN, PT, PHD, FAPTA
St. Louis, MO
Term: 01/01/22– 12/31/24
STANLEY PARIS, PT, PHD, FAPTA, HonLLD(OTAGO)
STANLEY PARIS, PT, PHD, FAPTA, HonLLD(OTAGO) Honorary Trustee
St. Augustine, FL.
Term: 01/01/22– 12/31/22

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.

2022 Standing Committees

Paul Rockar, President
Stuart Binder-Macleod, Vice President
Rebecca Craik, Secretary
Don Jackson, Treasurer

Don Jackson (Chair)
Joe Farrell
Drew Bossen
Terry Brown

Marilyn Moffat (Chair)
Stuart Binder-Macleod
Eva Norman
Nancy Byl

Terry Brown (Chair)
Jimmy McKay
Marilyn Moffat
Drew Bossen

Stuart Binder-Macleod (Chair)
Rebecca Craik
Nancy Byl
Linda Van Dillen
Christopher Powers

2022 External Advisory Committees

Dwayne Hoffstatter, Chair
Don Jackson
Peter McMenamin

Jimmy McKay (Chair)
Dwayne Hoffstatter
Eva Norman
Stanley Paris
Stacey Dusing (non-Trustee)

Marilyn Moffat (Chair)
Joe Farrell
Edee Field-Fote (non-Trustee)
Barbara Connolly (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

MARK BOWDEN, PT, PHD

Medical University of South Carolina

TIMOTHY BRINDLE, PHD

Veterans Health Administration

CORY CHRISTIANSEN, PT, DPT, PHD

University of Colorado Denver, AMC and DC

STACEY C. DUSING, PT, PHD

University of Southern California

JASON FALVEY, PT, DPT, PHD

University of Maryland School of Medicine

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

ANNE KLOOS, PT, PHD

The Ohio State University

MURRAY E. MAITLAND, PT, PHD

University of Washington

VICTORIA A. MOERCHEN, PT, PHD

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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

Michigan State University

CATHERINE QUATMAN-YATES, PT, PHD

The Ohio State University

KIMBERLY TOPP, PT, PHD

University of California, San Francisco

LADORA V. THOMPSON, PT, PHD 

Boston University

VICKI TYSSELING, PT, PHD

Northwestern 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
MICHELLE LOCKWOOD
MICHELLE LOCKWOODDirector, Development and Engagement
LIZ JACKSON
LIZ JACKSONSenior Specialist, Research and Grants Program
RACHEL PARRENT
RACHEL PARRENT Specialist, Annual Giving
TAMMY BURKHARDT
TAMMY BURKHARDTAssociate, Development

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.