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NYPTA SSIG ELECTED OFFICERS

Term: January – December 2019

 

PRESIDENT

Megan Sliski, Utica College, Class of 2020

 

VICE PRESIDENT

James Nowak, Utica College, Class of 2021

 

SECRETARY

Nicole Seward, Clarkson University, Class of 2020

 

TREASURER

Choong (Gary) Ye, College of Staten Island, Class of 2021

 

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

Susie Lunardi, New York University, Class of 2021

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR

Eliza Ferrer, Long Island University, Class of 2019

 

ADVOCACY CHAIR

Liping Li, Stony Brook University, Class of 2019

 

SPECIAL EVENTS CHAIR

Marcos Tapia, New York University, Class of 2021

 

SERVICE CHAIR

Elizabeth Healy, Hunter College, Class of 2021

 

BROOKLYN / STATEN ISLAND REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Diego Buen, College of Staten Island, Class of 2021

 

EAST CENTRAL REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Suzanne Kritz, Clarkson University, Class of 2020

 

MID CENTRAL REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Rebecca Maracich, Ithaca College, Class of 2021

 

GREATER NEW YORK REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Samantha Vargas, Columbia University, Class of 2020

 

WESTERN REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Bradley Vargo, Niagara County Community College, Class of 2019

 

HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Vacant

 

LONG ISLAND REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Nicole Glasser, Nassau Community College, Class of 2019

 

 

 

Click here to download the list of officers.

 


 

A description of each officer position is available to review: OFFICER DESCRIPTIONS

 


March Student Highlight of the Month

 

 

Meet Kayla Stannard!

 The March NYPTA SSIG Student Highlight

 

 


 

Meet Kayla Stannard! The March NYPTA SSIG Student Highlight. She is a SPT from Daemen College, Class of 2020, and has been making a difference in the PT world and is very involved in her community. She is a visionary and what she truly loves about PT is the human connection.

 

Here is what Kayla had to say about her greatest achievement since starting PT school: Right now, I am working on research with three classmates and a professor to determine the prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation in doctorate physical therapy students at Daemen College. This research is my greatest achievement because mental health is a major concern not only for our patients but for the healthcare practitioners as well. I feel that these programs are tough (which they should be) but adding on finances, jobs, extracurricular activities, exercise, proper dieting, and enough sleep is a lot for 20+ year old individuals to handle. If we as healthcare providers cannot find a way to take care of ourselves or use resources around us, how are we going to be able to help our patients?

 

Here is what Kayla had to say when asked about plans for after graduation: My dream would be to work with the Buffalo Bills, but I am a realist so I have a plan B and C. Plan B is to further my education by completing continuing education focusing on spinal and extremity pain utilizing different schools of thought, while working in an outpatient facility. Then after a couple of years I would like to do an orthopedic residency. Plan C is to do traveling PT for a couple of years to see how other states practice and learn new techniques that NY can't perform. The biggest way to impact physical therapy is to perform research, so we can practice with an evidence-based approach. With this evidence we as a profession can yield better patient outcomes.

 

More about Kayla: She is part of the Student Physical Therapy Association, Daemen College Rescue Squad, Sigma Omega Chi Sorority, and is a Teaching Assistant for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. She volunteers at an outpatient wound clinic for 1-2 hours a week, is the 2nd assistant chief of operations on the school’s rescue squad (EMT-B level) for a minimum 12 hours a week, and has done wonderful community service projects with her sorority; Ronald McDonald House, Kaely's Kindness, and Christmas Gifts for Roswell.   

 

The NYPTA SSIG officers want to hear about the ways in which students like Kayla demonstrate the core values of accountability, altruism, compassion/caring, excellence, integrity, professional duty, and social responsibility! Nominate yourself or a fellow student and start inspiring others!

 

Applications are due by the 20th every month!

 

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Previous Student Highlights

 


 

2019 MEETING MINUTES

 

Board of Reps Minutes - March 30, 2019

Meeting Minutes - March 17, 2019

Board of Reps Minutes - February 25, 2019

Meeting Minutes - February 10, 2019 

Board of Reps Minutes - January 20, 2019

2019 Transition Meeting - January 13, 2019

 


 

2018 MEETING MINUTES

 

Meeting Minutes - December 7, 2018

Meeting Minutes - November 8, 2018

Board of Reps Minutes - November 7, 2018

Updated Meeting Minutes - October 3, 2018

Meeting Minutes - September 6, 2018

Board of Reps Minutes - August 28, 2018

Meeting Minutes - July 30, 2018

Board of Reps Minutes - July 8, 2018

Meeting Minutes - June 19, 2018

Meeting Minutes - May 14, 2018

Meeting Minutes - March 18, 2018

Meeting Minutes - February 13, 2018

 


BYLAWS AND PROCEDURAL MANUAL

 


NYPTA SSIG NEWSLETTER

 

January 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2018 Newsletter


STUDENT EVENTS

 


STUDENT NEWS

 



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If you have questions email the SSIG at: NYPTASSIG@gmail.com

 

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