NYPTA 2014 Election Results
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2014 Election Results

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President

Michael Mattia, PT, DPT, MS, MHA

Vice President

Tracy Sawyer, PT, DPT

Speaker

Lynn C. Rivers, PT, PhD

Nominating Committee Member

Hilary B. Greenberger PT, PhD, OCS


President

Biography

Name:  Michael Mattia, PT, DPT, MS, MHA

NYPTA District
: Brooklyn- Staten Island                        

Date of Membership in the Chapter:   1979

Education:  Ohio University, Master of Health Administration, Dec , 2012; Temple University – Transitional DPT Program,  January, 2006; Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, Master of Science, Concentration in Work Physiology, May, 1985; State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, Bachelor of Science, May, 1980;  City University of New York, Brooklyn, Associate of Science with Honors – Kingsborough Community College, May, 1978

Present Employment:
  Founder and CEO, Mattia Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC.  Private Practice Physical Therapy, Brooklyn, NY; Director, Rehabilitation Therapies, The Beth Israel Medical Center Brooklyn of the Mount Sinai Health System, Adjunct Professor, CUNY The College of Staten Island Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Adjunct Professor, CUNY Kingsborough CC Physical Therapist Assistant Program

APTA Activities 
Chapter:   Chair, Advisory Panel on Legislation 2011-current
District:  Legislative Liaison Brooklyn – SI District 1983-1990 -- 1993-2013; District Delegate to DA multiple years since 1979.   Planning- Programming Committee member Brooklyn – SI District


Vice President

Biography

Name:  Tracy Sawyer, PT, DPT

NYPTA District: Eastern

Date of Membership in the Chapter: 1984

Education:  BS PT, Ithaca College, 1985; DPT Boston University 2006

Present Employment:  Per Diem Physical Therapist, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital – covering inpatient acute rehab, outpatient, and subacute rehab

APTA Activities
National:  Public Relations Strategic Planning Task Force (2007); Advisory Panel on Public Relations (2007-2010)
Chapter: Delegate to House of Delegates (2009, 2012, 2013); Public Relations Committee Chair (2010-present, 2004-2007)
District: Secretary (1992-1996); Chair (1996-2002); ; Delegate to Delegate Assembly x 15; Lobby Day.
Nominating Committee (2002); Vice Chair (2002-2009); Public Relations Committee Chair (2002-2009).


Speaker

Biography

Name:  Lynn C. Rivers, PT, PhD

NYPTA District: Western

Date of Membership in the Chapter: 1993

Education:  BS in PT, SUNY @ Buffalo, 1985;  MS in Human Resource Management, SUNY College at Buffalo, 1995; PhD in Educationaol Leadership and Policy SUNY @ Buffalo, 2004

Present Employment:
  D’Youville College Physical Therapy Department, Buffalo, NY:  Faculty member since 1991; Chairperson of the Department since 2000.

APTA Activities
National: APTA Reference Committee, June 2013 - present
Chapter: HOD x 10, 2002; 2004-2013; NYPTA Judicial/Reference Committee6/2000 - 2003; Chair 2004 - present; Nominating Committee, May 1996 - May, 1998; Chair 6/1998 - 6/1999
District: Secretary, 2007 - 2010; Treasurer, 2002 - 2004, Director, 2005 - 2007, Delegate to the DA, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000-2008


Nominating Committee Member

Biography

Hilary B. Greenberger, PT, DPT, OCSName:  Hilary B. Greenberger PT, PhD, OCS

NYPTA District: Southern Tier

Date of Membership in the Chapter:  1989

Education:  BA:  Oberlin College, 1981;  MSc in Exercise Physiology:  Dalhousie University, 1983; BS in Physical Therapy:  Ithaca College, 1989; PhD in Health Related Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2006

Present Employment:  I am an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY and have been teaching full time at Ithaca since 1992.  My area of teaching is in the orthopaedic and research curriculum including musculoskeletal examination and evaluation,
therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization, spine, and evidence based practice.

APTA Activities
National:  Specialization Academy of Content Experts  (SACE) for Orthopaedic Specialization Exam, 1996-2000; 2008-2012;  Committee of Content Experts (CCE) for Orthopaedic Specialization Exam, 2012-2013; Orthopaedic Speciality Council, 2014-present;  Evidence Based Practice SIG Nominating Committee (chair), 2011-2013
Chapter:  Membership Committee, 1999-2000;  Committee to Approve Minutes of Delegate Assembly,1999; Research Committee member 2008-2009, Chair 2010 to present
District:  Nominating Committee, 1990-1992;  Vice Chair Southern Tier, 1992-1995;  District Delegate x 9 years

Additional Information: Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedics, 1995.  Recertified in 2003 and 2013.

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