Mission The mission of the USC PTAA is to build social and professional relationships between the Division’s alumni and students that contribute to the advancement and excellence of physical therapy education,research and clinical practice. The objectives of the USC PTAA include: facilitating social networking between students, faculty and alumni; assisting with the fulfillment of continuing education needs of alumni; and actively supporting and promoting physical therapy education at USC.Vision Through dynamic leadership from alumni and students, the USC PTAA will develop community and professional leaders who advance the tenets of the University, Division and profession of physical therapy. The USC PTAA promotes the Division in its relationships with the physical therapy community at large. It provides an important link with practicing professionals, thus ensuring that the educational goals of the Division are closely related to the realities of physical therapy practice. Membership The most important benefit of membership in the USC PTAA is the personal satisfaction we derive from participating in furthering the goal of excellence in physical therapy education at USC. Members receive a small gift from the Division, periodic publications and invitations to PT alumni functions. These include Homecoming, other annual and special social events, and continuing education offerings at a reduced cost.Although membership to the USC PTAA is free, donations will be requested upon first enrollment and on a yearly basis.Contributions from USC PTAA members provide a source of funds to meet special needs as they arise, providing assistance with the many scholarship, research, and facility projects that enrich physical therapy education at USC.
Current Leadership• Davis Koh, DPT, MBA, GCS, CSCS (’99) - President• Janis Brown, PT, DPT (’01) - Secretary• Cherise Lathan, PT, DPT, NCS (’10) – Treasurer• Lindsey Mariko Fong, DPT, OCS (’05) – Director of Events & Participation• Mary Grace Tan, DPT (’06) – Director of Membership• Covey Lazouras, DPT, NCS, ATP (’01) – Board of Councilors Representative• Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT (’97) – Faculty Advisor• Sara Villagran Palafox – Staff LiaisonContact information For additional information, contact:
Janis Brown (2001)USC PTAA Secretaryjaniscam@mac.com(817) 907-5065or
Sara Villagran PalafoxPTAA Staff LiasonDirector of Alumni Relations and CommunicationsUSC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapyvillagra@usc.edu(323) 442-1193
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 155Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006
Phone: (323) 442-2900 Fax: (323) 442-1515