Committees

Continuing Education Committee
Chair
- Michelle Duncan, PT, DPT
Christina Howard - Board Liaison
The Continuing Education (CE) committee develops and coordinates speakers and topics of continuing education for OPTA’s Annual Conference, workshops and other CE programs. The committee operates the continuing education programs at the highest revenue rate possible; monitors the Oregon PT Licensing Board policies on CE; and coordinates any other CE programs approved by the board of directors.

Ethics Committee
Chair
- Paul Shew, PT, DPT
Ashley Berry - Board Liaison
The Ethics Committee advises, educates, and provides consultations regarding concerns about the professional conduct of members. They make recommendations to the OPTA board of directors regarding ethical concerns, and coordinate any other programs approved by the board of directors.

Government Affairs Committee
Chair - Chris Murphy, PT

Jeremy HIlliard - Board Liaison
The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) provides analysis and reviews of relevant legislative activity to the board of directors to obtain recommendations for support or opposition; they keep the membership informed on legislative matters that affect the association; they recommend to the board of directors actions on legislative matters; they coordinate the submission of legislative bills at the approval of the board of directors; they coordinate the keeping of a legislative network; work with OPTA’s lobbyists; testify on behalf of OPTA when necessary and approved; and coordinate any other legislative programs approved by the board of directors.

Membership Committee
Chair - Colbie Jorgensen, PT, DPT, CLT

Megan Kaley - Board Liaison
The membership committee works to recruit new members via membership drives and other means; work to retain members; coordinates PT Night Out, and coordinates any other programs approved by the board of directors.

Newsletter (PT Log) Committee
Chair/Editor - Brian Wilkinson, PT, DPT, CHT
The Newsletter Committee publishes a quarterly newsletter by developing content that is relevant and current to the membership on physical therapy and other relevant issues; develops and coordinates style and design issues with the publication; assists in advertising promotion and sales; edits the newsletter; and coordinates any other programs approved by the board of directors. The chair of the newsletter committee is the editor of the newsletter.

Nominating Committee
Chair - Kristin Messing, PT
Jeannie Thompson - Board Liaison
The Nominating Committee acts in accordance with the OPTA bylaws; obtains and selects a slate of candidates for election; reports its slate to the board of directors and helps coordinate the notification of elections to the membership.

Public Relations Committee
Chair -
Vacant
Carol Ann Nelson - Board Liaision
The Public Relations committee promotes the understanding of the field of physical therapy to the public; facilitates access to information about therapists; serves as media contacts when appropriate; provides interaction between the public and therapists; and coordinates any other programs approved by the board of directors.

Reimbursement Committee
Chair -
Vacant

Student Leadership Committee
Chief Liaison -
Peter Martin
Jeremy Hilliard - Board Liaison
The Student Committee represents students in OPTA and voices their needs, concerns, and ideas. They organize and facilitate student membership drives at various school campuses, coordinate student and community events to promote networking opportunities, and help promote the Emerging Student Leader Award.