Eastern District News
Final Candidate Slate for Elections 2020posted: September 11, 2020
APTA Michigan 2020 Election Tentative Slate
Please review the slate of candidates. Elections will start near the end of September.
President: Edward Mathis
Vice-President: Scott MacDonald
Speaker of the Membership: Nichole Chakur
Director of Communications: Crystal Gluch
Director for Payment: Christopher Nawrocki
Director of Professional Development: Robert Budai
Delegate (2): Katelyn Beam
PTA Caucus Representative: ---- no nominations ---
Nominating Committee Member-At-Large: Linda Hall
Nominating Committee Northern: Kristin (Mauks) Hoeh
Nominating Committee Western: Kristin VanderArk
Northern District Chair: Sarah Patterson
Western District Chair: Cameron Faller
Eastern District Director (2): Mihir Trivedi
Eastern District Vice-Chair: Karen Houting
APTA Michigan Meeting with BCBSMposted: August 21, 2020
APTA Michigan met with BCBSM on August 20 to discuss a variety of issues important to our members and the patients we serve. This was a productive meeting, and we appreciated BCBSM’s transparency and the opportunity to engage in generative dialogue. Several follow-up items were requested by BCBSM, including additional information on direct access and dry needling. The follow-up communications provided by APTA Michigan can be found on our payment resources page HERE.
About the Eastern District
The Eastern District is composed of over 1,100 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students. Volunteers of the District are dedicated to clinical, legislative, and policy education of those in the physical therapy profession and the public. Education is provided at membership meetings, formal continuing professional development courses, through social media and in communication with members.
We are looking to expand our network of PTs/PTAs and students in the new Eastern District to facilitate better networking and educational opportunities for all members. If you would like to host a meeting or serve as an educational speaker for a meeting, please contact one of the district leaders today. We are here to work with you to assure that your APTA/APTA Michigan membership continues to be a valuable part of your professional life!