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.

Are you a current or new board member? Helpful resources and information pertinent to your position are available on the new Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) board member website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, the site contains material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role. To view the site, please visit flhealthsource.gov/board-members.

Members of the Board

Dr. Kay Tasso
PT, PhD, PCS
Chair
Ponte Vedra
Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Dr. Patrick Pabian
PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Vice-Chair
Orlando
Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Steve Chenoweth
PT
Amelia Island
Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Dr. Ellen K. Donald
PT, PhD
Ft. Myers
Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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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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Legal Counsel

Lynette Norr