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Nominations & Elections

Special Interest Group Elections

Elections are open till 11:59pm EST, October 31, 2018


SSIG Student Special Interest Group
PPSIG – Pregnancy & Postpartum Special Interest Group
EPSIG – Early-Professional Special Interest Group

*See voting instructions, candidate profiles and voting eligibility details below.


Voting Instructions

Voting Eligibility: For EPSIG and PPSIG Elections, you must be a current SoWH PT or PTA member to vote. For SSIG Elections, you must be a current SoWH Student PT or Student PTA to vote.

Electronic: You will receive an email on Monday, October 1 from with a voting link and log-in instructions from myDirectVote ([email protected]), a platform dedicated to secure voting and tallying of votes. Your member email address is your user name and your password is your LastNameAPTA#(no space in between). If you do not receive the voting invitation email, please contact our office at [email protected] immediately for assistance.

Paper Ballot: If you wish to vote using a paper ballot, please submit your paper ballot request here.

username: APTAID#
password: LastNameAPTAID#

List of Candidates

The following members are running in the elections. To view all candidate profiles, please proceed to the voting platform and login.

Early-Professional Special Interest Group (EPSIG)

EPSIG President
Alexandria Burch
Tamra Wroblesky

EPSIG President-Elect
Michelle Anselmo
Julia Rosenthal

EPSIG Vice President
Jazma Dobbins
Julie Jenner

EPSIG Director of Administration
Kaitlyn Bachman
Caitlyn Rumsey


Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy Special Interest Group (PPSIG)

Tracy Thomas

PPSIG Vice Chair
Kimberly Seymour

PPSIG Vice President
Megan Fosko
Kristi Kliebert
Lisa Sator

PPSIG Secretary
Stacey Head

Student Special Interest Group (SSIG)

SSIG President
Nicole Erbes
Claire Hamnett
Elizabeth Wehr

SSIG President-Elect
Amy Newberry
Sarah Deacon
Kelsey Pauley

SSIG Vice President
Devyn Hine
Kristie Serrano
Corinne Widell

SSIG Secretary
Allie Cartier
Mollie Hammer
Morgan Horne


Campaigning Etiquette

First and foremost, keep it positive!

We encourage active campaigning through phone, in-person conversations, text, email and other forms of direct communication. Use your friends and colleagues to spread the word about your candidacy.

Social media is a great way to make your voice heard. Be mindful that when posting on social media sites, your words, photos and actions reflect back upon the SOWH and APTA. Choose carefully what you say and how you say it. Keep the focus on your campaign and why you are a good choice. Refrain from negative posts about opponents.

Do not solicit current Board or Nominating Committee members to campaign on your behalf. They are required to remain neutral. They will encourage people to vote but will not speak, email or post on behalf of a particular candidate.

Be creative and have fun!


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