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PTA Leadership Candidates Fall 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Breedlove
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PTA Leadership Candidates -Fall 2014


Hannah Doty, PTA

Candidate for PTA SIG Vice Chair

Candidate for Alternate PTA Caucus Representative

Chattanooga District

Years as PTA: 1.5

Practice setting: Outpatient

Association involvement:

  • District-Chattanooga PTA District Representative

  • State-Attend fall/spring meetings, as well as participate in conference calls every other month

  • National-APTA member

Why are you the right person for this position? I work hard and want to be an advocate for my profession. I will work hard to increase PTA involvement in the TPTA/APTA, as well as try to find new ways to exchange information between TPTA and PTA members and students. I will uphold the core values of the APTA in both professional and personal life, and take an active part in the future of our profession. I like to listen to others and learn from others who are goal and results oriented. I look forward to continuing my involvement in the TPTA.

Other leadership experience:

  • PTA class secretary at LaGuardia Community College

  • 2012 Healthcare Workers Retraining Initiative student liaison




Adrien ‘Adie’ MacKenzie, PTA, CLT-LANA, LMT

Candidate for Alternate PTA Caucus Representative

Nashville District

Years as PTA: 5

Adrien MacKenzie has over 30 years of experience in massage therapy, and has been a physical therapist assistant at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Dayani Center, a Medical Fitness Center, since summa cum laude graduation from PTA school in 2009. Originally from Los Angeles, clients have included film & television stars along with world-class athletes, musicians and record producers. Her work is praised in both Naomi and Wynonna Judd's autobiographies. Moving into Physical Therapy has been a natural progression of her dedication to her patients' wellness and quality of life. Adie is trained in Myofascial Release, NeuroMuscular Therapy, and Swedish, Pre-Natal, Cranio-Sacral, Sports and Deep Tissue Massage. Shortly after completing treatment for breast cancer in 2010, she trained at the Academy of Lymphatic Studies and added certification in Lymphedema Therapy to her specialties. Her work at Vanderbilt is focused on breast cancer rehabilitation, particulary treatment for Lymphedema. At both of the most recent bienniel National Lymphedema Network Conferences in 2012 and 2014, she was honored to be selected to present case-study posters. She is a founding member of the Vanderbilt Lymphedema Therapy Clinic and last year received an advanced certification through the Lymphology Association of North America. Adrien went to Washington D.C. recently to advocate for lymphedema patients through lobbying for the Lymphedema Treatment Act, and she has served as the Nashville district representative and liaison for the TPTA PTA Special Interest Group since 2012.


Keith Myers, PTA, CEAS, CEFE, MBA

Candidate for PTA SIG Chair

Chattanooga District

Years as PTA: 10

Practice setting: Outpatient

Association involvement: 8 years

Why are you the right person for this position? I am the right person for this position because I am very well connected in the Physical Therapy world as well as the MD world. I have the credentials, experience, and relationships to help our professional organization achieve their goals. I am good at building new relationships and maintaining current relationships. I am one that “commands” the room when needed. I plan to improve the reputation of the PTA within the profession. Also, push for improved membership not only from practicing clinicians-but from students as well.

I see my member role as a voice for the PTA profession. We are often looked down upon by those within our profession. I am a big believer in the PTA’s continuing their professional education to be better clinicians. I am still a preferred provider in the Chattanooga market, receiving prescriptions with my name written on them to see MD’s patient. We have to have an educated voice and a voice the can “walk the walk” and get results. The PTA’s role must be to help support our profession-not be looked at as a burden or an educated tech.

I believe in Accountability and teamwork. For something to be successful there must be clear expectations and a common goal that everyone on the team works towards. Each individual must know the expectations and hold themselves and each member of the team accountable.

I have served many oversight boards; developed a Leadership Development Program, served as the Legislative Chair for the Chattanooga District; I have also served as a CI for Chattanooga State and as a Mentor in our Senior Therapist program.

I am excited for this opportunity to make a difference within our profession.


Allison B. Bolt says...
Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014
So great to see more PTAs getting involved in the association!!! Allison Bolt, PTA, BSAH TPTA PTA Caucus Representative

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