About the Board
The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners was established in 1947 under Title 13, Health Occupations Article and its Rules and Regulations.
The mission of the Board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all Marylanders through the promotion and oversight of the Physical Therapy Practice Act. The vision is to ensure physical therapists and physical therapist assistants meet and exceed the physical therapy standards of practice to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all Marylanders.
The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners:
Karen Gordes, PT, PhD, DScPT, Chair
Rebecca Holsinger, PT, DPT, NCS, CVTP, Vice Chair
Samuel Esterson, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS
Michelle Finnegan, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CCTT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
Sumesh Thomas, PT, DPT, OCS, CHT, FAAOMPT
Enjeen L. Woolford, PTA
James Connors, Public Member
Meredith Levert, Public Member
Those interested in serving on the Board may contact APTA of Maryland to obtain and complete an application.
Recommend reading on our website § 13-2: State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Maryland Practice Act, Health Occupations Article - Title 13) for complete information.
· Qualifications of licensed physical therapist members
o Shall have at least 5 years’ experience in physical therapy administration, education,
practice or research immediately before appointment
o Shall be engaged in the profession of physical therapy in this State
· Qualifications of licensed physical therapist assistant members
o Shall have 5 years’ experience in limited physical therapy
o Shall be engaged in the profession of limited physical therapy in this State