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Distinguished Service Award

For a chapter member who has made an ongoing contribution to the profession of physical therapy. The recipient will have demonstrated commitment, beyond that inherent in being a member of the profession, to the development of physical therapy in any of the following areas: Education, Clinical Research, Clinical Skill, APTA or its components, Community Service

n/a- 2019
Jeannie Cushman, PT, DPT - 2018


Emerging Leader Award

A Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant who has demonstrated extraordinary service early in his or her physical therapy career.

Parminder Padgett, PT - 2019
n/a - 2018
Emily Lourie, PT, DPT - 2017


Outstanding Achievement Award

For a chapter member who has a single or focused noteworthy achievement.

Catherine Shearer, PT, MPA - 2019
Jacqueline Jancaitis, PT, DPT - 2018
Justine Dee, PT, MS - 2017


Pia Garrett Award

Given to a physical therapist chapter member who exemplifies a love of and enthusiasm for the profession of physical therapy.

Susan Arbogast, PT, MS - 2019
Cathy Webster, PT - 2018
Parminder Padgett, PT, DPT - 2017

Student Physical Therapist Award

Given to a graduating student who is a member of APTA and has an active involvement with the Association at either the local or national level and shows a commitment to learning and professional development that goes beyond the classroom or clinical placements.

n/a - 2019
Katrina Kunker, SPT - 2018
Rachel DeSimone, SPT - 2017