Emerging Leader Award | Brittany Anderson | Oct 17, 2012

I would like to nominate Brittany Anderson for the Emerging Leader award from the North Dakota Chapter. She is an excellent representative of the APTA and exemplifies the qualities of a true professional.
Brittany graduated with a DPT degree from the University of North Dakota in 2008. She was recognized as a leader early as she served as class president. As an APTA member since starting her DPT degree, she has continued to support the profession. Brittany chose to specialize in pediatrics starting her career at an outpatient/home-based pediatric therapy clinic. She was quickly identified again as a leader and serves as the lead Pediatric Physical Therapist and Clinic Coordinator for Clinical Education. With this role, she became a certified clinical instructor with the APTA credentialing process. She also joined the Pediatric Section after graduation to enhance her career and stay current with relevant issues affecting this specialty.

Brittany became active with the NDPTA as a member of the Membership Retention and Recruitment Committee. After serving on the committee for 2 years, she was chosen to be the chair in 2011. Under her lead, the committee has been extremely active in the pursuit of membership. With an ongoing T-shirt sales project, Brittany has attended NDPTA continuing education courses to be present during breaks and greet potential members. Under her leadership, she organized a survey that went out to all licensed Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants in the state. With an impressive response rate, she has identified areas on which to focus for recruitment and retention. It is this commitment to her profession and the APTA that qualifies her as a leader. She works in concert with other committees to support NDPTA and looks for opportunities to enhance and meet our strategic goals. She has been instrumental in promoting our PT Profile on our web page. This has been helpful to bring more traffic to our website and to present the accomplishments of our fellow NDPTA members.

As an advocate for her clients, Brittany promotes the value of physical therapy services to ensure access to service and reimbursement. Recognized as a leader, her support of the profession is evident in her work, her involvement, and her dedication to APTA and NDPTA. Brittany is an inspiration and truly deserves the recognition as an emerging leader.

Kathleen Day, PT, DPT
President North Dakota Physical Therapy Association