The Florida Board of Physical Therapy plays a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia, and the community. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Five members are licensed physical therapists and two members are laypersons. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced.
Physical Therapy Members
Clint Lohr, PT, Cert MDT, Chair
Dr. Gina Petraglia, DPT, Vice Chair
Dr. William S. Quillen, PT, DPT, PhD, FACSM
Dr. Kay Tasso, PT, PhD, PCS
Christina L. Pettie, PT, MHA
Since this Board serves as a "quasi-judicial" entity on licensure issues, contact with the members may cause the members to be recused from administrative proceedings. Staff will direct inquiries, when appropriate to the full Board for review. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced. Members are selected by the Governors Office. All correspondence and inquiries should be directed to the:
Board of Physical Therapy
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C05
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3255
Organizational Structure of the Board
The Department of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the Board. The Board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. Unless filling a vacancy, members of the Board generally serve two four-year terms. Despite the expiration of a term, Board members can continue to serve until they have been either replaced or reappointed or serve the maximum of ten years as governed by s. 457.103, F.S. To learn more about becoming a member of the Board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office
website or email
: Board Executive Director - Handles the administration of the Medical therapies/Psychology office and legislative and budget Issues.
, Program Operations Administrator - supervises staff, answers all specific questions regarding laws and rules, and is available when other staff members are out of the office.
, Regulatory Specialist II - Responsible for agendas, minutes, hearings for full Board meetings; Handles foreign trained applications with last names beginning with M-Z for PT; reactivations, contact person for the Board, assists the Program Operations Administrator, answers general questions on licensure. (850) 245-4444 ext. 3472
, Regulatory Specialist II - Handles all US trained PT application by Endorsement. Handles foreign trained applications with last names A-L for PT, answers general application questions, as well as questions regarding laws and rules. Answers questions and processes applications for Exemption from Disqualification. (850) 245-4444 ext. 3474
, Regulatory Specialist I - Handles all US trained PT applications by Examination. Answers general application questions, as well as questions regarding laws and rules. (850) 245-4444 ext. 3473
, Regulatory Specialist I - Handles all US trained PTA applications by Examination and Endorsement. Answers general application questions, as well as questions regarding laws and rules. (850) 245-4444 ext. 3481