AFFILIATE

Stimulate interest of non-member PTA’s and student PTA’s in joining APTA. Communicate interests and concerns of PTA’s to Board Liaison (Director) and work with Board/members to enhance participation of affiliates.

Chair: Jeff Olson

AWARDS:

Coordinate efforts of Committee to solicit nominations for Hall of Fame and PT of the Year. Identify members deserving recognition for special projects, holding offices, select award recipients, organize and be present at Awards Banquet.

Click here for printable “Nominating Form” * to be sent to or emailed to Marit Dunkel at [email protected]
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Chair: Marit Dunkel
Members: Marc Medalen, Ruth Rotert, Cathy Sulentic-Morcom, Carrie Bills, Bob DeMaris, Dave Olson
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BY-LAWS:

Keeping state by-laws current with APTA by-laws.

Chairs:Ruth Rotert , Britt Zink

CQI:

Stimulate awareness and interest in CQI including Education, Reviewers Training & Internal Reviewers, and assist Peer Review Coordinator in their duties.

Chairs: Ruth Rotert

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Secure bi-annual SDPTA speakers & secure their contracts, coordinate dates & sites with SDPTA Office, work with site coordinator & Executive Director on conference planning.

Chair: Jim Simons
Members: Kim Crosswait, Leonard Suel, Darcy Jones, Sandi Odens, Lisa Thompson, Ryan Torgrude
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ETHICS:

Stimulate awareness & interest in ethical issues within state & inform chapter members of issues & proper procedure. To provide leadership & direction in processing compliants using APTA standards & Procedural Document. To attend Executive Board meetings as designated by the Board.

Chair: Dave Olson
Members: Heather Ahrendt, Kevin Horner, Sherry McNulty
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FINANCE:

Attend spring & fall meetings & scheduled Executive Board meetings, present annual budget to the Executive Board & matters pertaining to SDPTA’s financial needs, growth, & stability based on review of income, expenditures, and investments.

Chair: William Meredith
Members: Lisa Westlake, Aaron Kvistero, Bill Merdith
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LEGISLATIVE:

May attend but not vote at Executive Board meetings, works with SDPTA lobbyists & encourage members to be pro-active with their area legislators. Monitor all legislation that may affect Physical Therapy in South Dakota & report to the Executive Board, lobbyists, & members. Work with South Dakota national issues & be in contact with Governmental Affairs Office at APTA.

Chairs: Phil Moe, Karen Gallagher
Members: Glen Johnson, Jamy Jones, Kelly Direks
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MEMBERSHIP:

Coordinate committee activities & stimulate interest in joining APTA among PT’s, PTA’s, & students of PT/PTA in South Dakota. Welcome new members, contact non-members, give info on benefits of belonging, and foster membership involvement.

Click here for printable “Membership Skills” form* to be sent to or emailed to Ruth Rotert
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Chair: Lee Goetz

NEWSLETTER:

Work in coordination with SDPTA Executive Office to provide editorial input, assure appropriate advertising in newsletter, and assure appropriate SDPTA business info is printed in the newsletter & sent out in a timely manner.

Chair: Michelle Bartkowski, Deby McCauley

NOMINATING:

Present slate of nominees for semi-annual elections, promote a pool of nominees, oversee voting & absentee ballots, prepare questionnaires to candidates, compile information for newsletter & meetings, and promote involvement in National APTA.

Chair :Barbara Smythe, PT

PUBLIC RELATIONS:

Keep chapter & Executive Board aware of public relations activities & community involvement. Assist with Legislative coffee day in Pierre during active session. Promote awareness of SDPTA in professional manner to population of South Dakota.

Chairs: Cathy Sulentic-Morcom
Members: Sandy Kreutner, Christine Wagner, Sandy Ommen, Leah Peterson, Stephanie Peterson-Rayburn
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REIMBURSEMENT:

Provide information to membership on timely basis regarding insurance & reimbursement issues by reports to newsletter or website coordinator. Coordinate letter writing to legislators regarding insurance issue loacally & nationally. Communicate with insurance companies.

For insurance coverage information by major companies, contact Karl Kirsch.