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The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties is the governing body for the APTA Specialist Certification Program. The 12-member board is comprised of:

  • Nine board-certified physical therapist specialists representing the 10 different specialty areas.
  • A public representative.
  • A consumer representative.
  • A tests and measurements representative.

Terms begin January 1st. PT specialists serve four-year terms, and other board members serve two-year terms.

2024 ABPTS Board

Hilary B. Greenberger, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Chair, Oncology Contact
Newfield, NY
Term Expires: 2025


Scott Shaffer, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Clinical Electrophysiologic Specialist
Immediate Past Chair, Geriatrics and Pediatrics Contact
New Braunfels, TX
Term Expires: 2024

Jeffrey Rodrigues, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist
Chair-Elect, Neurology Contact
Long Beach, CA
Term Expires: 2026

Morris "Rick" Beato, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Clinical Electrophysiology Contact
Orlando, FL
Term Expires: 2027

Stacie Dichsen, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist
Sports Contact
O Fallon, IL
Term Expires: 2026


Cathleen Harro, PT, DPT, MS
Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
Orthopaedics Contact
Grand Rapids, MI
Term Expires: 2024

Lisa Kenyon, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
Women's Health Contact
Jenison, MI
Term Expires: 2027

Carey E. Rothschild, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Contact
Winter Springs, FL
Term Expires: 2025

Paula K. Stout, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Oncologic Clinical Specialist
Wound Management Contact
Crown Point, IN
Term Expires: 2024

Catherine A. Macomber, PhD, LMSW
Public Representative
University Center, MI
Term Expires: 2024

Nancy Orr, PhD
Consumer Representative
Philadelphia, PA
Term Expires: 2024

Kevin McAllister, MEd
Test and Measurements Representative
Philadelphia, PA
Term Expires: 2025

Upcoming ABPTS Meetings


May 19-20, 2024
Sept. 15-16, 2024


Feb. 11-12, 2025

Become an ABPTS Board Member

Make a difference in your profession by volunteering to serve as an ABPTS Board member. The nomination process opens in mid-May each year.

Requirements and Responsibilities