Michele Avery, PTA, MS

Michele Avery is the Program Coordinator and ACCE of the PTA Program at Kansas City Kansas Community College.  She received her PTA degree from KCKCC as well as a BA in Economics from the University of Dallas and an MS in HR Development from Pittsburg State University.  Her clinical background is in the neuro outpatient and acute care settings.  As an active member of the APTA, Michele has served on the board of the PTA Educators SIG from 2011-13 and on the executive board of the Kansas Physical Therapy Association from 2014-16.  She has also served on multiple task forces supporting PTA education and was awarded the APTA’s “Emerging Leader” award in 2014.

Angela Heaton, PT, MSEd

Angela Heaton is the director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at James A. Rhodes State College and the interim Dean of Health Sciences. She graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and received a Master’s degree in Administrative Higher Education from the University of Dayton.  Angela is actively involved in the didactic education of the PTA.  She has been a program educator for 27 years and currently serves as a team leader for on-site program visits for the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). She also served on the PTA panel commission of CAPTE from 2009-2013.  In October of 2011, Angela was selected as Ohio’s Educator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Two Year Colleges. Angela, along with her PTA faculty, received the 2016 Faculty Innovation Award from the American Association of Community Colleges for their innovative implementation of tablet technology into the PTA curriculum.

Jane S Baldwin PT, DPT

Dr. Baldwin has been teaching for TherapyEd for over sixteen years. She received her physical therapy education at Northeastern University and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons College. Jane is also a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA and practices at Spaulding Rehab Outpatient Center in their Pediatrics and Neurology/Integrated Rehabilitation Programs. She is actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association both nationally and locally. She has served as Chief Delegate, Delegate, Vice President and Secretary. She has also served on several national and chapter task forces.

Becky McKnight PT, MS

Becky McKnight is co-owner of Reach Consulting, LLC and a TherapyEd instructor.  She has been providing curriculum design, development, and assessment consultation for PTA programs around the nation since 2007. She was affiliated with the PTA Program at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO from 1997 to 2011. She served for four years as the ACCE and nine years as the Program Director. Becky is an active member of APTA and has served on several national committee/task force groups including the Models of Physical Therapy Delivery Task Force that considered the role of support personnel within physical therapy care. She also served on the Consultant Group on the development of an Educational Leadership Institute and the Task force to revise the Normative Model of Physical Therapist Assistant Education. Becky has further served in various capacities for the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy and has been an on-site reviewer for CAPTE since 2009. Becky served as Chair of the PTA Educators SIG Education Section from 2007 – 2011 and has spoken at numerous national meetings on PTA curricular design and assessment education. Becky is the 2009 recipient of the F.A. Davis Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Educator.

Tiffany Bohm PT, MPT, DPT

Dr. Bohm received her Physical Therapy training from Rockhurst University and Simmons College. She is currently the Director of a PTA Education at Kansas City Kansas Community College and works PRN in a variety of patient settings. Prior to becoming a faculty member, she worked as a pediatric therapist in the public school setting and provided outpatient pediatric therapy through her own company. She has presented at the KPTA conference on various topics pertinent to the PTA and at the APTA's Combined Sections Meetings. She is an active member of the KPTA and serves as a team leader for CAPTE site visits.

Cindy Bradenhoff PTA, BS

Professor Brandehoff is the Academic Coordinator for Clinical Education and an instructor for the PTA Program at Rhodes State College in Lima Ohio, her alma mater. She received her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio and serves as a site reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). She has over 18 years of experience in a wide variety of practice settings as a clinician, educator and director of healthcare marketing.

Karen Ryan PTA

Karen Ryan is a PTA educator and editor of TherapyEd's PTA Review & Study Guide. In addition she has 20 years of experience as a physical therapy clinician and as a PTA educator. Karen received her physical therapist assistant education and degree at St. Catherine’s College St. Mary’s Campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has worked in many practice settings throughout her career and is currently working as a physical therapist assistant and marketing director at a private practice, Back to Motion, in Denver Colorado. Throughout her career she has served in multiple elected and appointed positions for the APTA, Iowa and Colorado Chapters, and for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

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