Slate of Candidates for 2022 Elections



Staci Lyons, PT

Staci Lyons, PT, is the owner/founder of Pinnace Medical Wellness in Washington State. She has owned multiple private practice locations for 18 years while developing a model for integrating a multi-disciplinary approach to health promotion and disease prevention in the outpatient therapy setting. In addition to private practice ownership, Pinnacle also drives collaboration through partnerships, joint ventures, and consulting relationships with other healthcare practices interested in specializing in this aspect of care delivery.

Lisa Mackell, MPT

Lisa Mackell, MPT, is the founder/retired president of the Theraplay Family of Companies, providers of children’s physical, occupational, speech, and educational services with 32 centers across four states. Lisa is an Impact Editorial Board Member, and past PPS CSM Program Workgroup Chair and APTA PA Pediatric SIG Chair. Lisa has given workshops at PPS, CSM, and APTA PA conferences. Lisa also serves on two non-profit boards and is an adjunct professor at two institutions.

Donna Newman, PT, DPT

Donna Newman, PT, DPT, is the president of Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab in Kansas City, with four locations surrounding the KC area. She has been a PT for 38 years and private practice owner for 34. Appointed by the Governor in 1994, she served on the Physical Therapy Advisory Board to the State Board of Healing Arts. She understands that our progress as a profession requires establishing relationships from Main Street, USA to Capitol Hill.

Dave Powers, PT, DPT, MA, MBA

Dave Powers, PT, DPT, MA, MBA, has been a physical therapist for 40+ years. He has extensive experience and training in management and leadership, yet has maintained his hands-on clinical skills. Dave is the owner and CEO for the Center for Health Enhancement and Rehabilitation Services in Pacific Palisades California. Dave is actively involved in APTA and the rehab community, holding local, state, and national offices. He continues to help move the profession forward in an ever-changing healthcare environment.


Will Humphreys, PT

Will Humphreys, PT, is a serial entrepreneur, physical therapist, and speaker. At 17, he fell off a mountain, breaking both arms and legs leading him to become a physical therapist. Later, he became a practice owner and built a company with multiple locations for 15 years. Today, he teaches others the lessons he learned from decades of consulting and practice. His greatest joy is his wife of 20 years and four sons.

Ali Schoos, PT and APTA board certified orthopedic specialist

Ali Schoos, PT and APTA board certified orthopedic specialist, is the proud cofounder of Peak Sports and Spine Physical Therapy in the greater Seattle area. Ali has been involved in the business of physical therapy as an owner, provider, advocate, and volunteer for over 40 years, including serving on the board of APTA Private Practice (PPS) for the past six years.

Clay Watson, PT, MPT

Clay Watson, PT, MPT, is the owner of Western Summit Rehabilitation, a provider of home-based therapy services and PT/OT and ST staffing for 30 home health and hospice agencies. Clay is the former president of the Homecare and Hospice Association of Utah, the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Home Health Therapy Leadership Award from APTA Home Health, Physical Therapist of the Year for APTA Utah in 2021, and a member of PPS’ Key Contact Task Force.

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