DEI- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion    

TPTA is committed to understanding the dynamics of diversity, equity, and inclusion and fostering an environment that supports our diverse members, staff and communities.

The DEI Taskforce was established to develop these initiatives and has set a range of immediate and long term goals to ensure that TPTA has a framework for action on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.


Amber Brown

Mark Agholor

Jon Anderson

Michael Geelhoed
Leadership Development

Rupal Patel

Amber Trevino

La'Shauna Maxwell
Staff Liaison 



Complete climate scans through DEI surveys
Programs for K-12 children to increase awareness of physical therapy careers
Collaborate with academic programs on DEI issues facing students
Disseminate education programs on DEI and social determinants of health to the TPTA clinical community.
Explore fundraising options to establish sustainable options through TPTA

The taskforce supports efforts to drive innovation and improves the association's ability to adapt to change. We value our members and want to ensure that all voices are heard.

Our hope is to have meaningful conversations across diverse divides, to create healthy connections without boundaries and expand the positive impact of social identities despite assumptions and previous experiences.

DEI Resources

National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission
National Association of Black Physical Therapists, Inc.
PT Proud
The Ujima Institute

Interested in Volunteering?
The Community Program Subcommittee is looking for individuals interested in being prospective mentors for Pre-PT or K-12 students. If you are interested, please complete the DEI Mentor Interest form here.


For questions or additional information, contact [email protected].