APOL: Committee Members and Purpose
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Committee Members:

Jake McPherson, PT, DPT (W)
Kathleen Birnbaum, PT (HV)

Adam Rufa, PT, DPT, OCS (C)

Larry F. Flowers, PTA (K)

Legislative Liaisons

Brooklyn Staten Island:  Adrian Miranda, PT, DPT, OCS
Catskill:  Claudia Fenderson, PT, EdD, PCS
Central:  Adam Rufa, PT, DPT, OCS
Eastern:  Doreen Frank, PT
Finger Lakes: Cathy Talbett, PT 
Greater New York:  Lori Monson, PT, MS, OCS   /   Erica Meloe, PT, OCS
Hudson Valley:  Stacey Rittenberg, PT, NCS
Long Island Co-Liaison:  Chris Lopez, PT, MS, OCS
Long Island Co-Liaison: Edith Goody, PT
Southern Tier:  Teresa Hoppenrath, PT, GCS
Western: Curtis Paine, PT, DPT

Committee Purpose

The purpose of the Legislative Committee is to monitor and react to all legislative activities that would affect the practice of physical therapy; disseminate legislative information to districts via liaisons for input; develop legislation that reflects the changes in scope and need of the practice of physical therapy and, in accordance with the membership needs; develop guidelines for members to react to legislation in an appropriate, professional and informed manner; and identify methods of recruiting support for our legislative interests. 

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