MDT Diplomate Receives OPTA Distinguished Service Award
The MIUSA is proud to congratulate Susan Bamberger, PT, Dip. MDT who received the Oregon Physical Therapy Association Distinguished Service Award at the OPTA 2019 Annual Conference in March. This award is given to someone who has made a significant impact in furthering the goals of the OPTA through their service. Most deserving, Susan has worn nearly every hat an OPTA member could wear. In addition to her tenure as Chapter President, she's been involved with membership, continuing education, public relations and the government affairs committee. She was membership chair and served one year as a paid membership ambassador traveling the state to nurture membership outside of the Portland metro area. Her efforts there continue to pay dividends today. As an active member of The McKenzie Institute, she has served as a liaison between MIUSA and the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She also served in the APTA House of Delegates and currently serves as the OPTA's liaison to the Oregon PT Licensing Board. Susan's dedication to the PT profession and advocacy in OR through her 20 years of volunteer service is equaled in her many efforts to advance MDT in these other arenas and within the Institute. Her integral participation with a MIUSA Diplomate Steering Committee in 2013 led to her leadership in formulating a Clinical Mentoring Advisory Committee in 2015 culminating with the Clinical Mentoring Webinars as a first step for offering ongoing learning for MDT clinicians. Susan's experience and love for mentoring will continue to be an enormous asset to the Institute as well as the many young clinicians who are under her tutelage.
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