Physical Therapy Clinical Education Advisory Panel

Statement of purpose

The Clinical Education Advisory Panel is an advisory/consultative body that meets on an annual or biennial basis to:

  • Identify and discuss clinical education issues of importance to the physical therapy profession in general and the Central Michigan University program in Physical Therapy in particular.
  • Assist in the review and evaluation of the design and implementation of the physical therapy clinical education program at CMU.
  • Offer advice and make recommendations to CMU faculty regarding the clinical education program.

Panel members

Clinical faculty membersCMU faculty and staff members
Marissa Demers, PT, DPT, GCS, SCCE
Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Department of Physical Therapy   
Karen Grossnickle, PT, DHSc
Director of Clinical Education
Regional Clinical Coordinator – East-Central Region    
Kirk Randall, PT, SCCE
Mary Free Bed Outpatient Therapy Center
Department of Physical Therapy        
Caroline Gwaltney, PT, DPT, CWS
Regional Clinical Coordinator – Upper Peninsula    
Ashley Hansen, PT, DPT, SCCE
Munson Medical Center
Department of Physical Therapy
Linda Hall, PT, MS, DPT, SCCE
Regional Clinical Coordinator – Southeast Region       
Heather Staal, PT, CBIS, SCCE
Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Services
Department of Physical Therapy         
Kristin VanderArk, PT, MS, NCS
Regional Clinical Coordinator – Southwest Region           
Stacy Schultz, PT, SCCE
Physical Therapy
Midland County Educational Service Agency         
Debbie Silkwood-Sherer, PT, DHSc, HPCS
Director, Program in Physical Therapy
Abageal McGee, PT, SCCE
Sparrow Hospital – Inpatient
Physical Therapy Department
Rochelle Kopka, DHSc, DPT, CLT-LANA, CWS
Assistant Professor, Regional Clinical Coordinator
Val Macpherson, PT, MHS, SCCE
MedSport PT/PTA Student Clinical Coordinator of Education
MedSport Dominos Farms
Brenda Young
Senior Office Specialist
Assistant to the Director of Clinical Education
Derek Bustos, PT, DPT, MTC, SCCE
Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital & Rehabilitation Services
Jennifer Root, PT, DPT, CLT, SCCE
MyMichigan Rehab Services - Midland