Carolyn Oddo, PT, MS, FACHE, Elected to APTA Board of Directors
TPTA member and past president Carolyn Oddo was elected to APTA's Board of Directors at the House of Delegates in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 24, 2013. She serves as Vice President of Patient & Public Affairs, Harris County Hospital District, and has been an employee of the Harris County Hospital District for 25 years in a variety of capacities. She also serves as program director for two APTA-credentialed clinical residency programs: Harris Health System’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program and Harris Health’s Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program.
Carolyn led the system’s effort to achieve Level III NCQA Medical Home Recognition in all 13 of its primary care health centers and seven school-based clinics. She recently developed and implemented a new business model that incorporated physical therapists in the medical homes at Harris Health.
She is an active member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association and served as president from 2005-2008. Carolyn was awarded The Texas Physical Therapy Association’s 2008 Jeanette Winfree Award, which recognizes extraordinary service to the TPTA. She was named the 18th Annual Endowed Scully Lecture Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, October 2012.
Carolyn received a bachelor’s in physical therapy and a Master of Science in healthcare administration from Texas Woman’s University. She is a board-certified healthcare executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her APTA Board term expires in 2016.
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