2022 APTA Pennsylvania Award Winners

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 APTA Pennsylvania Chapter Awards

Carlin-Michels Achievement Award

Norman L. Johnson, PT, DPT, DEd, MSS, MBA, LMT

The Carlin-Michels Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the physical therapy profession and/or the Association in one or more of the following areas: direct patient care, education, research, and service to the community or profession.


Service Award

Katheryn E. Brown, PT, MS

The Service Award is presented to a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who has significantly contributed to the betterment of physical therapy within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has supported the mission of the Association.



Humanitarian Award

Stephen Carp, PT

This award is given for service that occurs outside the profession of physical therapy.



Steven Kolumban PTA Award

Wendy Enk, PTA

This award acknowledges a physical therapist assistant who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in clinical practice, community service, and personal commitment to physical therapy through professional contributions to APTA Pennsylvania, the APTA Pennsylvania PTA Special Interest Group (SIG), or the APTA. 





J. Kent Culley Fellowship Award

Not awarded in 2022

The award honors service to the APTA Pennsylvania by a non-physical therapist/nonphysical therapist assistant who has significantly  contributed to the betterment of physical therapy within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


 Special Interest Group Award Winners

The awards for each SIG recognize a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant that is a member of APTA/APTA Pennsylvania and has made meaningful contributions to physical therapy at the individual, Chapter, or National level in the practice area supported by the SIG. The contributions can be in any of the following areas: excellence in patient care or clinical practice; excellence in education or research; and/or community advocacy.

Acute Care SIG Award

Kathleen McEwen, PT, MSPT

Geriatric SIG Award

James Eng, PT, DPT, MS

Neurology SIG Award

Shailesh Kantak, PT, PhD

Pediatric SIG Award

Not awarded in 2022

Private Practice Award

Mark Aaron, PT

 APTA Pennsylvania Student Leadership Awards

Minority Affairs Award

Ariel Victoria Cifuentes, SPT
Samaria Cozart, SPT 
Priya Diptesh Patel, SPT
Elliot Mason, SPT
Rony Roman, SPT, LSVT BIG® Certified, CPT

Student Leadership Awards

Brooke Pantano, SPT - The University of Pittsburgh 
Julie Smith, SPTA - Community College of Allegheny County