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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 Stephen Hunter, Intermountain Healthcare
  • 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: Mark Anderson, Mountain Land Rehabilitation
  • Member At-Large: Chris Batchelor, Big Stone Therapies
  • Member At-Large: Babak Amali, Prodigy Rehabilitation
  • Member At-Large: Sabrena McCarley, RehabCare
  • Member At-Large: Lee Glasoe, Prairie Rehabilitation

Committee Chairs & Members

  • Conference Committee Chair: Linda Riccio, Creative Health Solutions
    • Committee Members:
      • Denise Norman, Transitional Care Management
      • Kathy Venvertloh, First Choice Physical Therapy
      • Erica Lenc, RehabCare
      • Matt Hughes, PT 1 Insurance
  • Legislative Committee: Mark Anderson, Mountain Land Rehabilitation
  • Nominating & Awards Committee:
    • Rita Cole, Optima Healthcare Solutions
    • Rex Crosby, Encore Rehabilitation Services
    • Greg Guinter, Medline

Regional Coordinators

  • Regional Coordinator – West: Laura Cantrell, Infinity Rehab & Therapy Solutions

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

  • Regional Coordinator – Southwest: Mark Buckley, MidSouth Rehab

  • Regional Coordinator – Northeast: Neely Sullivan, Select Rehab