The Board


The Florida Board of Physical Therapy plays a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia and the therapeutic community.

The Board of Physical Therapy Practice is composed of seven members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. Five board members shall be licensed physical therapists in good standing in this state who are residents of this state and who have been engaged in the practice of physical therapy for at least 4 years immediately prior to their appointment. One licensed physical therapist board member may be a full-time faculty member teaching in a physical therapy curriculum in an educational institution in this state. The two remaining members shall be residents of this state who have never been licensed health care practitioners.

Members of the Board

Dr. Gina Petraglia
PT, DPT, CEEAA
Chair
Ft. Myers
Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Dr. Kay Tasso
PT, PhD, PCS
Vice-Chair
Ponte Vedra
Term Ends:
10/31/2016
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Dr. William S. Quillen
PT, DPT, PhD, FACSM
Tampa
Term Ends:
10/31/2014
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Christina L. Pettie
PT, MHA
Gainesville
Term Ends:
10/31/2016
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Steve Chenoweth
PT
Amelia Island
Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the board. The board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. Despite the expiration of their term, board members can continue to serve until they have been replaced. To learn more about becoming a member of the board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Staff

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Allen Hall
Board Executive Director
Responsibilities: Handles the administration of the Medical Therapies/Psychology office and legislative and budget Issues.
Jessica Sapp
Program Operations Administrator
Responsibilities: Supervises staff, answers all specific questions regarding laws and rules, and is available when other staff members are out of the office
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Shinita Miller
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Handles all US trained PT applications by Endorsement. Handles foreign trained applications with last names A-L for PT, answers general application questions, as well as questions regarding laws and rules. Answers questions and processes applications for Exemption from Disqualification.
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Traci Zeh
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Responsible for agendas, minutes, hearings for full Board meetings; Handles foreign trained applications with last names beginning with M-Z for PT; reactivations, contact person for the Board, assists the Program Operations Administrator, answers general questions on licensure.
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Marquita Walker
Regulatory Specialist I
Responsibilities: Handles all US trained PT applications by Examination. Answers general application questions, as well as questions regarding laws and rules.
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Jocelyn Hart
Regulatory Specialist I
Responsibilities: Handles all US trained PTA applications by Examination and Endorsement. Answers general application questions, as well as questions regarding laws and rules.
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Legal Counsel

Lawrence D. Harris
Assistant Attorney General