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    Board Members / Mission & Vision
    Interested in being a Board Member

    The State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners was established in 1947 under Title 13, Health Occupations Article and its Rules and Regulations.
    Mission: To uphold the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct in the interest of public safety and the welfare of all Marylanders through the effective administration of the Physical Therapy Act.
    Vision: Adherence to the Physical Therapy Act by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants is a critical step in ensuring Marylanders have access to the highest standards of competence, ethics, and patient care. 

    The State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners members

    Karen Gordes, PT, PhD, DScPT, Chair
    Rebecca Holsinger, PT, DPT, NCS, CVTP, Vice Chair
    Vincent M. Conroy, PT, DScPT
    Samuel Esterson, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS

    Michelle Finnegan, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CCTT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
    Enjeen L. Woolford, PTA
    James Connors, Consumer Member
    Meredith Levert, Consumer Member

    In addition to attending all Board meetings, Board members serve on the following Board committees:
    • Case Review Committee
    • Case Resolution Conference Committee
    • Continuing Education Review Committee
    • Legislative & Regulations Committee 

    Interested in being a Board Member?

    The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) of Maryland has been asked by the Governor's Appointment Office (GAO) to nominate physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who 
    • ​are engaged in the profession of physical therapy in this State
    • have at least 5 years of experience
    • are diverse, energetic, enthusiastic
    • looking to bring their professional expertise to support the work the Board does, and 
    • can meet the time commitment to serve
    This APTA of Maryland​ link will bring you to the application.​​ 

    The Board's consumer members represent the interest of the public and provide compliance oversight. To apply through the Governor's Appointment Office (GAO) click on this lin​k​ to complete an application. 

    The Board is committed to creating geographic, gender, and ethnic diverse representation to ensure that decisions reached reflect the viewpoints of all populations served.  We thank you in advance for your interest in serving and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of all Marylanders.   

    Excerpt of the Maryland Health Occupations Article § 13-202: the Board consists of 8 members. Of the 8 members, 5 shall be licensed physical therapists, of which a minimum of 4 shall be engaged in the clinical practice of physical therapy in this State, one (1) shall be a licensed physical therapist assistant, practicing limited physical therapy in this State, and 2 shall be consumer members. The Governor shall appoint the licensed physical therapist members and the licensed physical therapist assistant member, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of names of qualified individuals submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by the American Physical Therapy Association of Maryland. The Governor shall appoint the consumer members with the advice of the Secretary and the advice and consent of the Senate. The term of a member is 4 years. At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies. A member may not serve more than 2 consecutive full terms. 

    ​Questions? Email us at mdh.bphte@maryland.gov or call 410-764-4718