Component Profile

Section on Health Policy and Administration

PT Members: 2,226
PTA Members: 84
Student Members: 115
Total Members: 2,425
(as of 08/31/2020)


Contact Details
Kathryn Maher
2400 Ardmore Blvd., Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone: (877)636-4408
Fax: (412)243-5160
Email: kmaher@aptahpa.org
No upcoming events.
Leadership and Groups


Matthew Mesibov, PT


Karen Marie Hughes, PT


Jeremy Matthew Bittel, PT, DPT


Lori Lewis Pearlmutter, PT, MPH

Board Liaison

Cynthia Johnson Armstrong, PT, DPT

Program Chair

Tyra Niceta Mitchell, PT, DPT, MHA


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  • Government Affairs & Practice
  • Member Services
  • Nominating
  • Program
  • PT Proud
  • Publications
  • Research

Special Interest Groups

  • Global Health (formerly Cross Cultural & International)
  • Technology

  • An annual online subscription to HPA's PTJ-PAL, their scholarly journal. You will be able to access the PTJ-PAL on HPA's website.
  • Discounted Continuing Education Fees
  • Listserv

Accredited Schools

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How Your Section Works

Each section is governed by an elected board of directors, all of whom are available to discuss issues affecting the association and the physical therapy profession. In addition to the Board of Directors, section members participate in committee and task force activities. The actions taken by the Board, committees and task forces are member-directed. The section president is responsible for governing and directing all section activities. The section 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 section delegate, or other section officers, contact the section office listed above.