McLean, VA, June 30, 2017 – The Section on Women’s Health (SoWH), an affiliated and independent arm of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), has chosen Tamela Blalock, a goal oriented leader with an 18 year track record in strengthening associations, as its new executive director, effective July 10, 2017.
Established just over 40 years ago, SoWH is a 3,000-member professional association for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students working within and advocating for vital areas of women’s and men’s health, including pelvic floor health, sport injury recovery, and continence. The Section focuses on providing high-quality continuing education through courses, publications and outreach. Through its PT Locator, it also connects consumers to local physical therapy professionals who can address their health concerns.
“I am so excited to have the opportunity to help lead the Section and its wonderful volunteer leaders, especially at such a critical time in both the national health care conversation and within SoWH,” said Tamela Blalock. “The members and board are clearly passionate, accomplished PT professionals, and we will be focused in the near future on implementing our rebranding and on achieving the goals and objectives in our strategic plan – I can’t wait to get started!”
“The Section on Women’s Health has a growing membership and menu of services and educational opportunities that need the right type of member-centric executive director to work with our board and volunteers,” stated SoWH President Patricia Wolfe, PT, MS. “We are confident that Tamela’s drive, energy and experiences will prove valuable as we move ahead, and we welcome her to the profession of physical therapy and the SoWH.”
Blalock will begin her tenure with two July scheduled volunteer leader retreats, the SoWH’s CAPP Education Committee as well as the summer retreat and planning session for the SoWH Board of Directors.
The Section on Women’s Health, one of 25 professional and trade organizations managed by the Washington, D.C. and Brussels-based Interel + AMG, promotes and expands physical therapy’s role in the field of women’s health and wellness across the lifespan. It allows physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students sharing a common interest in the problems and concerns of women to meet, confer, and promote these interests. Among other services, the Section develops educational resources, and practice and education standards for addressing health issues. The section also provides training and fosters research: www.womenshealthapta.org.
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