APTA Oregon Announces
Our Centennial Celebration Series

Hear from some Oregon members, all with varied experiences and perspectives in our association and profession, as they reflect on where we’ve come from and look forward to where we are going. 

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Check back here throughout the year for newly posted interviews!

Centennial Celebration Video Series

This month in our Centennial Celebration interview series we will be hearing from Jose Reyna, PT. Jose has done extensive work in underserved communities. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Jose makes time to offer pro bono services to people in those communities. Jose is speaking with Dianna Church, SPT. Dianna is now a second year student at Pacific University.

 

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Next in our Centennial interview series, we are hearing from Lynn Lippert, PT. Lynn was part of the first faculty in the Mt. Hood Community College PTA program, and helped grow the program as program director for over 20 years. She also has the distinction of publishing the first textbook specifically for PTAs. Lynn is talking with Meghan Martin, SPTA. At the time of this video, Meghan was a second year student at Lane Community College. (She is now graduated!) 

Sadly, Lynn passed away in early September. She will be remembered for all her contributions to PTA education and evolution of the PTA role. She will be missed by many.

 

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Our latest interview in the Centennial Series is with Stacy Mosbrucker, PTA. Stacy has been involved with chapter leadership for many years, beginning while she was a student.  She has represented PTAs at the chapter and national levels, been on the chapter Board of Directors, and worked with many chapter committees.  Stacy is talking with Michelle Spindler, SPTA, a second year student from Lane Community College. (By the time you see this, Michelle will have graduated and taken her licensure exam!)  

 

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Moving forward in our Centennial Celebration interview series, this month we will hear from Ricci Susick, PT.  Ricci has a long and prestigious history of advocacy for our profession and our patients.  She has worked on our behalf in Salem, Washington, DC, and in her many roles in Oregon chapter leadership.  Ricci will be talking with Gavin McBride, SPT.  Gavin is a third year student at George Fox University.

 

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This month in our Centennial Celebration interview series we will be hearing from Brian Prokop, PTA.  Brian has the distinction of having the longest continuous PTA membership in APTA OR.  Brian’s dedication to the profession and commitment the PT/PTA team are inspiring.  Brian will be sharing his PTA journey with Ann Marie Hallwyler, SPTA.  Ann Marie is a first year student at Lane Community College.

 

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In this installment of our Centennial Celebration interview series, we’ll hear from Jerry Henderson, PT.  Jerry has been a PT for over 40 years, working in multiple setting types.  He has owned and practiced in a number of out-patient private practice clinics.  Today Jerry will be talking about his early efforts in the work of electronic medical records for physical therapy.  He will be interviewed by Sara Tomlinson, SPT.  Sara is a second year student at Pacific University.


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Our next video was conducted by Rachel Rodriguez, SPTA, a second year student at Mt. Hood Community College. It features Cliff Stanford, a PTA who has worked in outpatient orthopedics for many years. He has also influenced many students through his work as a clinical instructor. In this interview, Cliff speaks about the importance of communication in a PT-PTA team and the way the PTA is an extension of the PT. Through teamwork and continuing education and improvement in clinical care, the PT-PTA team provides the best results for each patient/client.

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Our first video in the series comes from Madelyn Foulk, SPT, a first year student at Pacific University.  She spoke with Michael Pagliarulo, PT, who has a wide variety of experiences as a therapist, educator, and author.  He also has a long and distinguished role in our Association, at the state and national levels.  Michael first became a "governance junkie" by attending the House of Delegates as a New York Delegate nearly 30 years ago, and he has not missed a House since.