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Congratulations to the Newly Board-Certified Specialists in Women's Health Physical Therapy!

Please join the Section on Women's Health in congratulating the newly Board-Certified Clinical Specialists in Women's Health Physical Therapy, Class of 2019!

Allegra Ann Adams, PT, DPT
Amanda J. Palmeri, PT, DPT
Amanda Mary Bachman, PT, DPT
Amanda Rose McDevitt, PT, DPT
Amy Joy Renaud, PT, DPT
Angela Y. Wu, PT, DPT
Anne Elisabeth Cooke, PT
Ashley M. Peterson, PT
Brittany Leigh Gosse, PT, DPT
Casey M. Smith, PT, DPT
Charly Ann Felty, PT, DPT
Christine McCleary, PT, DPT
Colleen Gest, PT, DPT
Colleen Renee Sandro, PT, MS
Corey Silbert Hazama, PT, DPT
Darryl Kay Manzer, PT, DPT
Desiree Pabin, PT, DPT
Elaine Borja-Jaffe, PT, DPT
Erica Ann Smits, PT
Erin M. Smith, PT, DPT
Jacqueline Willacy, PT, DPT
Jenna Elizabeth Iberle, PT
Jennifer Jones, PT
Jessica Chastka, PT
Jessica Lynn Wyen, PT, DPT
Jill Luanne Ehrmantraut, PT, DPT
Kamini Komarraju, PT
Katherine Barrett Uttech, PT, DPT
Katlyn Yasaman Nasseri, PT
Kimberly McNeal Hale, PT
Kristyn Nicole Yagla, PT
Laura Ellen McGuckin, PT, MPT
Laura K. Ward, PT, DPT
Lauren Haley Hill, PT, DPT
Liana Marie Merrick, PT, DPT
Madison Splan, PT, DPT
Maria Wondra, PT, DPT
Marie Jamille Dictado Niewiara, PT
Mary Tepe, PT
Megan Michele Rorabeck, PT, DPT
Michelle Lynn Pouliot, PT, DPT
Nicole Elizabeth DeBrie, PT
Nicole Jeannine Ron, PT, DPT
Nicole Rene Garey, PT, DPT
Nidhi Sharma, PT
Nina Palombo, PT
Rachel Elizabeth Shepherd, PT, DPT
Rashmi Bandekar Palacios, PT
Rebecca A. Reisch, PT, DPT, PhD
Rebecca Rauch, PT, DPT
Sara Sohn, PT, DPT
Sarah Elizabeth Roney, PT, DPT
Sarah Ray Sydnor, PT
Sarah Shimanek, PT, DPT
Stephanie L. Dillon, PT, DPT
Taylor Decker Chapman, PT, DPT


The American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties (ABPTS) oversees the Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) board certification. The WCS indicates that a physical therapist has proven that he/she has the knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of an entry-level physical therapist and unique to the area of women’s health practice. The WCS examination is a comprehensive assessment of all areas described in the Women´s Health Description of Specialty Practice (DSP). Learn more about WCS at

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