Elected Officers of the DPTA

(All terms begin/end on January 1)

President: Stacie Larkin, PT, DPT, MEd

(Term:  2018-2020) Stacie has been a member of APTA and DPTA since 1988. She has served many positions within the DPTA including Secretary, Treasurer, Nominating Chair, Events Chair and Chief Delegate. A resident of Hockessin, DE, Stacie currently works as a faculty developer at the University of Delaware’s Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning. 

                                     Vice President: Open

                                     (Term:  2018-2020)

 Treasurer: Grace Ademski, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS

 (Term: 2018-2020) Grace is a graduate of the University of Delaware Physical Therapy program class   of 2006 and has worked at the University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic since 2008 treating primarily patients with neurologic conditions, patients with vestibular involvement, and older adults.  Prior to working at UD she worked locally in Delaware as a PT in Assisted Living Facilities.  Grace became a Geriatric Clinical Specialist in 2009, passed the Vestibular Competency based course in 2010, and became a Neurologic Clinical Specialist in 2011. She helped to create The Johns Hopkins and University of Delaware Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program and has served as its co-director for over 5 years.  For the past year she has also been the Director of the Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program at the University of Delaware. Grace is an Assistant Professor of Practice at UD and serves as a clinical instructor for the UD DPT program having worked with over 150 students as a CI.  She was the recipient of the 2017 Clinical Educator Award by the Geriatrics section of the APTA.  Her additional responsibilities at UD include maintaining Medicare compliance standards, PT clinic liaison for Environmental Health and Safety Department at UD, and maintaining the Policy and Procedure Manual for the Clinic.

Secretary: David A. Wilderman, PT, DPT, MS

(Term:  2019-2021) David has been a member of the APTA since 1984.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware in 1984, MSPT from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in 1986, and DPT from Boston University in 2006.  He spent 15 years in Baltimore, MD, then another 12 years in Shrewsbury, PA where he had a private practice from 2000 to 2011.  After relocating back to his home state of DE in 2012, he became a Multi-Site Manager for Physiotherapy Associates, overseeing two clinics in Newark and one in Bear, before re-launching his private practice in Delaware in 2015.  David has been active in the MD, PA, and DE PT Associations, and currently serves on the Events Committee for the DPTA.

Chief Delegate: Lynne Sturgill, PT, DPT, OCS

 (Term: 2018-2020) Lynne is a native Delawarean and received her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware and her transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Widener University.  She is an APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS).  She has been a career-long member of the APTA and has served the DPTA in many roles: Membership Chair, Secretary, Nominating Committee and Alternate Delegate.  Lynne is a PTA faculty member at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology and volunteers at the Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic. In addition, she is a lector at St Mary Magdalen Church and a volunteer with Faithful Friends Animal Society.


PTA Caucus Representative: Heena Patel, PTA

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