Our Leadership

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Aaron Embry Aaron Embry
President
Kristen Mason Kristen Mason
Vice President
Jessica Jacobs, PT, DPT, NCS Jessica Jacobs, PT, DPT, NCS
Secretary
Tracie Rodak, PT Tracie Rodak, PT
Treasurer
Adam Smith Adam Smith
Chief Delegate
Kim Durst Kim Durst
Director
Mary Ann Ketterman Mary Ann Ketterman
Director
Samantha Martel Samantha Martel
Director
Scott Carley Scott Carley
Director
Jason St Clair, PT, DPT Jason St Clair, PT, DPT
Director
Barney Keitt, PTA Barney Keitt, PTA
PTA Caucus Representative
Rob Rowe, PT, DPT, DMT, MHS Rob Rowe, PT, DPT, DMT, MHS
APTA Board Liaison
Elizabeth Grotos Elizabeth Grotos
Executive Director
southcarolina@apta.org

If you have a question about a committee or wish to contact a committee chair, please send a mesage to southcarolina@apta.org.

COMMITTEES 

Bylaws Committee:

Marilyn Swygert

Delegates:

  • Kim Durst
  • Aaron Embry
  • Amber Gadow
  • Janet Shelley
  • Adam Smith, Chief Delegate
  • Abbey Sullivan (2019)

District Chairs:

  • Low Country:  Cooper Strong and Taylor Powell, co-chairs
  • Lower Coastal: Mary Benedict and Karen Monstein, co-chairs
  • Midlands: Cathy Arnot and Jonathan Donley, co-chairs  
  • Pee-Dee: vacant
  • Upstate: Jeremiah Blankenship and Vivian Dunlop, co-chairs
  • Grand Strand: Samantha Martel and David Haught, co-chairs

Ethics Committee:

  • Barbara Wilson
  • Sara Kraft

Federal Affairs: 

  • Aaron Embry, Board Liaison
  • Cathy Arnot, Federal Affairs Liaison

Finance Committee:

  • Tracie Rodak, Treasurer
  • Vivian Dunlop

Legislative Committee:

  • Ulysses Juntilla
  • Josh Petriewski
  • Chris Wilson
  • Aaron Embry, Board Liaison

Membership Committee:

  • Adam Smith
  • Jason St. Clair
  • Steve Prince
  • Laura Keys
  • Mardell Bates

Newsletter Committee:

  • Kelly Crapps
  • Jessica Jacobs, Board liaison

Nominating Committee:

  • Dave Morrisette, chair
  • Logan Andrews
  • Shari Tanner

SCAPTA PAC:

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Payment and Policy Committee:

  • Nicole Kluckhohn, Chair
  • Robbie Leonard
  • Derek White
  • Marilyn Swygert
  • Tracie Rodak
  • Erica Rouvalis
  • Bob Carpenter
  • Janet Shelley

Program Committee:

  • Kristen Mason, Board liaison
  • Trudy Messer
  • Aaron Embry
  • Gretchen Seif
  • Amy Kirby
  • Chris Franz, chair

Public Relations Committee:

  • Heather Connor, Chair

Research and Education Committee:

  • Jodie Rush, Chair
  • Catherine VanDerwerker
  • Taylor Powell
  • Kevin Johnson, Chair
  • Elizabeth Wonstetler