Component Profile

New York Chapter

PT Members: 4,346
PTA Members: 320
Student Members: 2,404
Total Members: 7,070
(as of 08/31/2020)


Contact Details
Kelly Garceau
971 Albany Shaker Rd
Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 459-4499
Fax: (518) 459-8953
Email: kgarceau@nypta.org
No upcoming events.
Leadership and Groups


Peggy J. Lynam, PT, DPT


Michael Gregory Tisbe, PT, DPT


Debra Engel, PT, DPT, MS


Keri A. Gill-Smith, PT, DPT

Board Liaison

Heather Renee Jennings, PT, DPT

Program Chair

Michael Masaracchio, PT, DPT, PhD


  • Advisory Panel on Legislation/Regulation
  • Awards 
  • Ethics 
  • Finance 
  • Judicial/Reference
  • Leadership 
  • Membership
  • Minority Affairs
  • Nominating
  • Payment Advisory Panel
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Political Action
  • Practice   
  • Program
  • Public Relations
  • Research

Special Interest Groups

  • Academic Administrators
  • Private Practice (AIPT)


  • Brooklyn/Staten Island
  • Catskill
  • Central
  • Eastern
  • Finger Lakes
  • Greater New York
  • Hudson Valley
  • Long Island
  • Southern Tier
  • Western
  • Access to district meetings
  • Chapter Benefits
  • Chapter conference and Member savings on registration
  • Delegate Assembly
  • E-Newsletter Weekly: Hotpoints
  • Empire State Physical Therapy newsletter
  • High-profile political representation throughout New York
  • Leadership Workshop/Student Conclaves
  • Lobby Day
  • Membership Directory Access
  • Representation at state meetings (workers comp, insurance, state board)
  • Resource Library
  • Sponsored awards, research grants, and forums

State Licensing Agency


Accredited Schools

Directory of PT Accredited Schools

How Your Chapter Works

Each chapter is governed by an elected board of directors, all of whom are available to discuss issues affecting the association and the physical therapy profession. The chapter president is responsible for governing and directing all chapter activities. The chief delegate participates in the House of Delegates, which is the highest decision-making body of the association, and makes decisions on issues that frequently have far-reaching implications for the association and the profession. To reach the president, the chief delegate, or other chapter officers, contact the chapter office listed above.