Mission of CU Physical Therapy:
The University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program leads discovery and innovation to improve movement, participation, health, and wellness for individuals and society through excellence in education, research, clinical care, and service.
History and Purpose of the Council:
Originally established in 2012 as the Scholarship and Endowment Advisory Board, this committee has helped boost the CU PT Program’s visibility nationwide and supported its efforts, in partnership with the CU Foundation, to establish an endowment that now surpasses more than $3 million in assets.
As the scope and purpose of this group evolved, the new purpose of the council is to provide strategic advice to the Director of the CU PT Program on matters such as program priorities, stakeholder engagement, strategic initiatives, and philanthropic partnerships that will benefit the future of the CU Physical Therapy Program.
Members of the council serve as philanthropic partners and community ambassadors for the CU PT Program in the public realm. The board champions CU PT in the professional, social, and civic settings. The council is made up of university leadership, alumni, program staff and health care professionals, and other industry leaders who care deeply about the physical therapy profession and the future of health care.
Criteria for Appointment/Selection:
Year Founded: 2012
Number of board members: Maximum of 25 members
Leadership Structure: Chairperson as recommended by the director of the program and voted upon by the sitting members of the board.
Length of Term: 3 years with the opportunity to serve two terms
Length of Term for Chair: 1 year with the opportunity to serve two terms; not to exceed 3 years total.
Meeting Frequency: No more than 3 times per year; with at least one in-person meeting to coincide with the annual scholarship recognition event and another virtual meeting.
Effective: Upon adoption
Philanthropic Commitment: CU PT should be one of your top 5 philanthropic priorities; donated at least $2,500 or more per year for the benefit of CU PT.
Staffing: CU PT Administrative Staff w/ Support from other Departments
Andrew Levy, PT, DPT, MBA
Karen Aarestad, PhD, MBA
Venu Akuthota, MD
Kenda Fuller, PT
Robyn Gisbert, PT, DPT
|Linda Hannen, PT, MHS|
Former Faculty, Physical Therapy Program
Alumna, Class of 1970
|Michael Harris-Love, PT, MPT, DSc, FGSA|
Associate Dean of Physical Therapy Education, Joanne Posner-Mayer Endowed Chair in Physical Therapy
Investigator, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
|George G. "Buck" Hutchison|
Chairman and CEO, Hutchison Incorporated
|Travis Leiker, MPA|
Senior Director of Development, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Office of Advancement
|Amy McDevitt, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT|
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program
Joanne Posner-Mayer, PT
Martha Schram, PT
|Brian Smith, MHA|
Senior Associate Dean for Finance, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Emeritus Board Chairs
Pat Grant, Former Chair
Former President & CEO, NWSST Emeritus Member
Colleen Kigin, PT, DPT, FAPTA
Former Chief of Staff, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology
Alumna, Class of 1970
Joel Larmore, PT, Former Chair
President & CEO, RehabVisions
Alumnus, Class of 1970
Emeritus Board Members
Chair and President, Anschutz Family Foundation
Dean Hasse, PT, ANMT
President and Owner, Cherry Creek Wellness Center
Timothy Loar, PT, DPT
Account Manager, Teneo Health
President, Physical Therapy Alumni Association
Alumnus, Class of 2016
Vic Patel, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, UCHealth Spine Center
Margaret Schenkman, PT, DPT, FAPTA
Former Physical Therapy Program Director
Vice President, Ogilvy
Vonelle Kelly, MTS
Administrator, Physical Therapy Program
Zachary Noriega, MPA
Communication Program Manager, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation