Student Special Interest Group Director (SSIG)

The position description may undergo occasional updates, so please be aware that any details provided are subject to change.
MISSION & VISION
Empower student members to connect, collaborate, and help grow the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy student membership. Enhance student access to resources, foster connections, and develop programs and products geared toward students who are interested in specializing in pelvic and abdominal health physical therapy.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Promote the APHPTmembership, events, opportunities, and benefits to physical therapy students
  • Increase and diversify educational resources for physical therapy students and the public
  • Encourage the exchange of information relevant to student physical therapists and student physical therapist assistants and the respective special interest topics
  • Coordinate activities and campaigns to increase student member and community engagement
  • Connect and engage with current and prospective student members
  • Create and appoint task forces as needed to carry out the functions of the SIG
  • The SIG will carry out the initiatives and projects as outlined by the APHPT Board of Directors and the APHPT’s strategic plan
  • The SIG shall complete the assigned projects and initiatives prior to starting new self-initiated projects. All new project ideas must be submitted to the APHPT Board Liaison for review and approval
TIMING AND COMMUNICATION

To establish consistent communication, the SSIG will:

  • Report to the APHPT Board Liaison regarding key updates
  • Schedule monthly meetings and invite the APHPT Board Liaison to all scheduled monthly SIG meetings.
  • Submit minutes within 7 days of the meeting to Board Liaison
  • Submit quarterly volunteer reports to the APHPT Office. The quarterly report shall consist of key highlights, achievements, and progress updates on current initiatives and must be submitted here
  • Submit an annual plan that identifies each director’s roles and objectives for the year
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be a member of APTA Pelvic Health for at least 3 months by the close of the nominations period and must maintain active membership in good standing throughout the volunteer term
  • Must be 1st or 2nd-year APTA Pelvic Health Student members at the start of the elected term.
ADMINISTRATION
  • Funding: No SIG director shall expend any money not provided in the APHPT’s organization budget as adopted by the APHPT Board or spend any money in excess of the budget allotment except by permission of the APHPT Board of Directors. For any approved funding, refer to the APHPT Reimbursement policies and procedures.
  • OnboardingOrientation of the new Directors shall be done by the outgoing director(s), Board Liaison and Staff Liaison. Each newly appointed committee chair will receive a copy of the bylaws and APHPT  Governance Manual, records of the committee chair's activities of the previous two (2) years, and other material deemed necessary, from the outgoing Directors.
  • Resignation: A SIG Director shall submit a resignation in writing to the APHPT Board Liaison with a copy to the President of the APHPT. In the event of resignation prior to the end of the respective Director’s term, the APHPT Board will appoint an individual based on the APHPT’s Nominating Committee recommendation(s) of individuals that are eligible to serve the remaining duration of the term.
CURRENT SSIG COMPOSITION

Student SIG Board

  • Victoria Monique Hudson

    Victoria Monique Hudson

    PT

    SSIG Director 2023-2024

  • Sally Rosalyn Olmstead

    PT, DPT

    Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

    SSIG Director 2023-2024

  • Gloria Perrin Clavijo

    Gloria Perrin Clavijo

    PT, DPT

    SSIG Director 2023-2024

  • Raquelle Genevieve Hafen

    Raquelle Genevieve Hafen

    PT

    SSIG Director 2023-2024