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2023 ACAPT elected leaders & upcoming elections

2024 Board of Directors Elections

The 2024 Board of Directors elections are approaching. Polls will open in May 2024.
View the slate of 2024 candidates & bios here.


ACAPT members voted for the following new leaders whose terms start in October 2023.

Board of Directors & Nominating Committee

  • President Kim Varnado, PT, DPT, DHCs
  • Treasurer Amy Heath, PT, DPT, PhD
  • Board member Neva Kirk-Sanchez, PT, PhD
  • Nominating committee member Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, MS, DPTSc

Read more about ACAPT's new Institutes and restructuring.

Institute for Academic Advancement

  • Chair Harsha Deoghare, PT, PhD
  • Vice Chair Timothy Rethorn, PT, DPT

Institute for Teaching & Learning

  • Chair Frank Tudini, PT, DSc
  • Vice Chair Michael Masaracchio, PT, DPT, PhD

Institute for Community Engagement 

  • Chair Carol Beckel, PT, PhD
  • Vice Chair Prisca Collins, PT, PhD

Institute for Scholarly Inquiry

  • Chair Carole Tucker, PT, PhD
  • Vice Chair Richard Souza, PT, PhD

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