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APTA National - Awards Committee Member - Awards Subcommittee on Catherine Worthingham Fellows 2023

Signup Deadline: 08-19-2022
Starts: 01-01-2023
Ends: 12-31-2024
Location: Online Opportunity


APTA is seeking two members to serve a two-year term on the Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA Award Subcommittee. 

The Awards Committee subcommittees will apply the criteria established by the Board of Directors (Board) for each association honor and award to each nomination received for each award under its purview and make recommendations to the Board regarding award recipients.

The Board’s determined charge for each Awards Committee Subcommittee is:

  • Review award nominations* received for each award that falls under the subcommittee's purview against the applicable criteria established by the Board.
  • Recommend potential recipients to the Board for final approval.**
  • When requested by the Board, review and make recommendations on proposals for new awards applicable to the subcommittee's award category and provide feedback on the utility of the criteria and measurement tools for existing awards within the subcommittee's purview.
  • Submit a report to the Board on an annual basis

This subcommittee will review nominations received for the honor of Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA), the association’s highest membership category. This honor serves as inspiration for all physical therapists to attain professional excellence. This honor is eligible to APTA physical therapist members or life member physical therapists who have demonstrated unwavering efforts to advance the physical therapy profession for more than 15 years, prior to the time of nomination.https://www.apta.org/apta-and-you/leadership-and-governance/vision-mission-and-strategic-plan/strategic-plan



  • Must be a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA
  • Must be an APTA member in good standing



This subcommittee meets approximately two times per year via conference call in the winter and spring.

All APTA appointed groups will conduct their work with APTA's Commitment to Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in mind and in the context of (1) APTA's Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan and House of Delegates and Board of Directors adopted positions and policies; and (2) the potential for their work to have implications related to physical therapist assistants, women, diversity, and risk management.


More information on this committee may be found on the APTA website



Volunteers Needed:

2 (2 open slots)

Experience Required:

More than 10 years volunteer experience


Dena Kilgore