Committees and Appointed Officials

Standing Commmittees


Nominating Committee

  • Maggie Holt, Chair
  • Paula Smith


Ethics Committee

  • Emily Lourie, Chair


Bylaws Committee

  • Jeff Albertson, Chair


Finance Committee

  • Jan Hulse Chair


Organizational Committees


Comminications Committee

  • Kristen Palmer, Chair


Education and Research Committee

  • Jackie Jancaitis, Chair
  • Karen Westervelt


Government Affairs Committee

  • Julie Adams, Chair
  • Jenn Simpson, Federal Affairs Liaison


Membership Committee

  • Jennifer Smithers, Chair


Payment & Policy Committee

  • Juie Adams, Chair


Practice Committee

  • Vacant, Chair


Public Affairs Committee

  • Vacant, Chair


The above members may be reached at


APTA BOD Liaison to Vermont

  • Anthony DiFilippo, PT, DPT, MEd


APTA Core Ambassador/Student Liaison

  • Kelsey Barklund, SPT

APTA Core Ambassadors (CAs) are the primary links between the Student Assembly Board of Directors (SABoD) and PT and PTA students in each state. CAs are responsible for implementing strategies and initiatives to promote student engagement. Their goal is to create awareness of advocacy efforts at the state and national levels, and to provide students with opportunities to increase involvement within APTA. CAs communicate and develop student initiatives with their state chapter to enhance the student experience. Within the state of Vermont, the VT CA is the direct link between the University of Vermont students and the community, UVM faculty, Vermont Chapter members, and the APTA SABoD.

To contact the VT CA, please email
For more information and a list of CAs in each state, please visit: