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NARA Leadership

NARA members are responsible for helping lead our organization and communicating our goals, legislative priorities and educational opportunities with 80,000+ therapists across the country. Please take a moment to get to know the people who help NARA continue to thrive and serve its members responsibly and effectively.

Board of Directors


  • President: Kelly Cooney, Therapy Specialists 
  • Vice President: Chris Carlin, Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network
  • Secretary: Denise Norman, Transitional Care Management
  • Treasurer: Mark Sulecki, Centers for Rehab Services (UPMC)
  • Past President: Stephen Hunter, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Membership Director:  Kennedy Hawkins, PT Northwest, LLC
  • Executive Director: Christie Sheets

Board Members

  • Member At-Large: Lisa Chambers, Blue Sky Therapy
  • Member At-Large: Chris Batchelor, Big Stone Therapies
  • Member At-Large: Babak Amali, Prodigy Rehabilitation
  • Member At-Large: Sabrena McCarley, Select Rehab
  • Member At-Large: Lynette Kentgen, Legacy Healthcare Services

Committee Chairs & Members

  • Conference Committee
    • Chairperson: Linda Riccio, Transitional Care Management
    • Denise Norman, Transitional Care Management
    • Heather Pazak, Genesis Rehab Services
    • George Fox, HealthPro Heritage
    • Nina Lazenby, Restore Therapy Services
  • Government Affair Committee
    • Chairperson: Sabrena McCarley, Select Rehab
    • Lisa Chambers, Blue Sky Therapy
    • Babak Amali, Prodigy Rehabilitation
  • Political Action Committee (PAC)
    • Chairperson, Trustee: Mark Anderson, Mountain Land Rehabilitation
    • Trustee: Lee Glasoe, Prairie Rehabilitation
    • Trustee: Chris Batchelor, Big Stone Therapies
  • Nominating & Awards Committee:
    • Chairperson: Greg Guinter, Medline
    • Eddy Roumen, Net Health
    • Leigh Ann Frick, Care Navigation Consulting, LLC

Regional Coordinators

  • Regional Coordinator – West: Jessamine Downs, HealthPro Heritage

  • Regional Coordinator – Midwest: PJ Windell, Creative Health Solutions

  • Regional Coordinator – Southwest: Neely Sullivan, Select Rehab

  • Regional Coordinator – Northeast: Beth Payne, Independence Rehab