The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the professional organization representing more than 85,000 members, seeks a Chief Executive Officer. Located in Alexandria, Virginia, APTA improves the health and quality of life of individuals in society by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system. To these ends, APTA focuses on supporting physical therapy practice of the highest quality, driving advances in education and training, generating valuable research, and advocating for the profession.
With a proud history that dates back to 1921, APTA is an individual membership organization representing physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. The CEO of this $42 million budget 501(c)(6) organization will report to the Board of Directors.
APTA seeks a highly-collaborative, experienced, innovative, strategic-minded CEO who will partner with the Board to develop and implement strategies that ensure the vitality of the profession. Specifically, in this period of fundamental shifts in health care payment and delivery, the CEO will play a leading role to ensure therapists continue to play critical roles in the health and well-being of patients and society. The CEO, moreover, will maintain the organization's fiscal stability, help grow membership, enhance organizational effectiveness, and drive dialogue with other entities and organizations in the broad health care domain.
The ideal candidate will have successful senior leadership experience in health care in a nonprofit, foundation, association, or delivery system, with an extensive track record of strategic planning, financial management, membership growth and organizational development. Knowledge of physical therapy issues is helpful, however not necessary, but the next CEO must share a passion for the mission of APTA and a knowledge of health care issues, advocacy and the changing payment environment.
This search is being led by Philip Jaeger and Jane Gruenebaum with Jackie Mildner.