APTA Geriatrics State Advocates work at the local level to advocate for older adults. Some responsibilities of an advocate are:

  • Provide two-way communication between APTA Geriatrics and the state chapter.
  • Communicate with APTA Geriatrics members in your state when there are geriatric-related issues, courses, meetings, etc. in your state.
  • Hold at least two activities each year to promote optimal aging, increased awareness and knowledge of PT for aging adults in your state.
  • Be creative! Come up with other ideas to promote PT for the older adult and healthy aging in your state.
Want to contact your State Advocate? Click on a state below.

VOLUNTEER to be a State Advocate or Co-Advocate:

State Advocates needed! Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, South Dakota

West Region Coordinator:
Mihir Trivedi

West Region Coordinator
Mihir Trivedi

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Mid Region Coordinator:
Beth Castellini

Mid Region Coordinator
Beth Castellini

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin

East Region Coordinator:
Aliya Decates

East Region Coordinator
Aliya Decates

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, DC

State Advocate  Quarterly Meetings:

  • Q2:  April 10, 2024:  7pm CT
  • Q3: July 17, 2024: 7pm CT
  • Q4: October 23, 2024: 7pm CT

West Region Coordinator
Mihir Trivedi

West Region Coordinator
Beth Black

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Mid Region Coordinator
Beth Castellini

Mid Region Coordinator
Beth Castellini

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin

East Region Coordinator
Aliya Decates

East Region Coordinator
Aliya Decates

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, DC