The Southwestern District is composed of Lawrence, Westmoreland, Butler, Green, Beaver, Armstrong, Fayette, Allegheny, and Washington counties.

The Southwestern District meetings are held on the second Tuesday every month beginning with January, March, April, May, September, October, and November. The social will begin at 6:30 PM followed by the educational presentation at 7:00 PM then the business meeting at 8:00PM.



Jamie Dunlap Coates
Southwestern District Director
Term: 1/1/16-12/31/18
Christy Dawes
Christy Neltner
Southwestern District
Vice Chair
Term: 1/1/16-12/31/18
Kristen Hussar
Southwestern District
Term: 1/1/17-12/31/19

Ann Reppermund
Southwestern District Treasurer
Term: 1/1/18-12/31/20

Committee Chairs

Rebecca Stevens
Rebecca Stevens
Southwestern District
Membership Committee Chair
Brooke Klatt
Southwestern District
Education Committee Co-Chair
Brittany Bonatesta
Southwestern District
Education Committee Co-Chair
E Miskell
Emily Miskell
Southwestern District
Publications Committee Chair
Taylor Docherty Pic
Taylor Docherty
Southwestern District
Public Relations Committee Chair

Sarah Jameson

Sarah Jameson, PT, DPT, MS, GCS
Geriatric SIG Chair
Legislative Chair
Southwestern District

Kala Markel
Southwestern District
Nominating Committee Chair
Victoria Kochick
Southwestern District
Nominating Committee

Matt King
Southwestern District
Nominating Committee
Jeffrey Rothman
Jeffrey S. Rothman, DPT, OCS
PPTA Webmaster
PA PT PAC Treasurer
SWD Mini-Combined Sections Meeting Chair
(412) 422-4775
Mary Wardrop
Mary Wardrop
Southwestern District
PTA Laision

PPTA Ethics Committee
Term: 5/2017 to 12/31/18
Tennille Marie
Tennille Simonson
Southwestern District
PT PAC Event Coordinator

Student Representative to the board

Jessica Volciak
PT Student Representative to the SWD Board
Slippery Rock University

Sierra Shepherd
PTA Student Representative to the SWD Board


2017-18 Southwestern District
Delegation of the PPTA






2018 Fall Reimbursement and Regulation Update - Registration Now Open!

by Jeffrey Rothman | Sep 04, 2018

2018 Fall Reimbursement and Regulations Update
Attend one of our Fall Reimbursement and Regulations Update:

Tuesday, Oct. 2
Gwynedd Estates
301 Norristown Rd.
Ambler, PA 19002

Wednesday, Oct. 3
Best Western Premier Hotel and Conference Center
800 E. Park Dr.
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Thursday, Oct. 25
Bloomsburg University - Monty's
400 E. 2nd St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Thursday, Nov. 1 - (RESCHEDULED from Oct. 4 date)
CCAC-Boyce Campus
595 Beatty Rd
Monroeville, PA 15146

The primary focus of this seminar is to provide an update on outpatient physical therapy services provided in various settings (hospitals, private practice, CORFs, rehab agencies, skilled nursing facilities). Members with questions related to acute and post-acute in-patient physical therapy services are encouraged to communicate their questions to PPTA Payment Specialist Deborah Alexander.

Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, PT facility managers, PT compliance officers, and PT payment/reimbursement personnel employed by/consulting with PT facilities interested in remaining up to date with changes in payment and compliance with payer and regulatory requirements in the delivery of physical therapy services are invited to register.

Contact Janita Kilgore at the PPTA Office with any registration inquiries.