Elected Officers of the DPTA

(All terms begin/end 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: Stephen V. Rapposelli, PT, OCS

(Term:  2018-2020) Stephen V. Rapposelli, PT, OCS, received his physical therapy training at Arcadia University, outside of Philadelphia.  He opened Performance Physical Therapy in 1992.   Besides physical therapy services, his practice offers fitness, personal training, massage therapy, and industrial medicine. He is a board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and is President of SportPump,LLC. He is Vice President of the Delaware Physical Therapy Association.  His practice was voted best in the State of Delaware by readers of News Journal, Delaware Today magazine as well as best place to work in Delaware for a small business.


Treasurer: Phil Allen, PT, DPT

 (Term: 2018-2020) Phil has served as both President and Vice President of the Delaware Physical Therapy Association and now serves as its treasurer.  Heearned my bachelor’s in physical therapy from Quinnipiac College (University) in Hamden, CT in 1974 and my clinical doctorate from Widener University in 2005.  He moved to Lewes, Delaware in 2006 to open a clinic for the then Delaware Curative Workshop, now ATI Physical Therapy. Phil practiced in suburban Philadelphia for over 25 years and owned a private practice. Prior to Philadelphia, Phil practiced in Northern New York State for 6 years in several settings. He currently reside in Lewes with my wife Carol. Phil is also proud of his three grown daughters in Southeastern Pennsylvania and his 12 grandchildren.


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.



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