Academy Officers



Angela Campbell, PT, DPT, CCS 

President, 2019-2022

Bio: Angela has served APTA and the Academy in many roles over the past 20+ years -- Nominating Committee Chair, Advocacy/ Legislative Chair, ABPTS Clinical Content Expert, Specialty Council & Item writer; ABPTRFE Residency Site Reviewer, Federal Affairs Liaison. Worked on the past 2 DSP revalidations and currently working on entry-level CVP competencies. Co-developer/producer of the Post-Acute Covid Exercise & Rehabilitation (PACER) Project. Clinically has worked with critical care, CF, heart/lung transplant, and outpatient pulmonary rehab populations. 



Pamela Bartlo, PT, DPT, CCS 

Vice President, 2021-2023

Bio: Pam has served the Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT for almost 15 years in various roles. She was the Chair of the Awareness and Visibility Committee for 10 years. She is currently serving a 2nd term as the Academy’s Vice President and has been a cardiovascular and pulmonary item writer with Specialty Council for over 6 years. She is currently working on entry-level CVP competencies and is part of the CPG for Post-surgical care. She has presented numerous times at CSM, through webinars for the Academy (most recently as part of the PACER project and another COVID-19 webinar), and for a private CUE provider. Pam teaches full time at D’Youville College and also works clinically in an outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehab program.

Michael A. Tevald, PT, PhD 

Treasurer,  2020-2023

Bio: Mike is serving his first term as the Academy's Treasurer.  He is an associate professor at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, where he teaches content related to cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and serves as the Director of Post-Professional Programs.  Mike is also an active researcher who is currently studying the acute impact of lung transplantation on skeletal muscle structure and function.     


Suzanne Greenwalt, PT, DPT, GCS, CCS 

Secretary 2020-2023

Bio: Suzanne is a faculty member at the School of Physical Therapy at Belmont University in Nashville, TN and an adjunct faculty member for the Post-professional DPT program at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, AZ.  Clinically she practices at National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) skilled nursing facilities. She is also an educator and mentor in the Geriatric Residency Program at NHC.  She is passionate about teaching students and clinicians about chronic cardiopulmonary conditions in the geriatric population. Suzanne is currently serving her 2nd term as Secretary of the Academy, and prior to that was a member of the Nominating Committee.

Academy Committees 


Stephen Ramsey, PT, DPT, CCSmail


Talia Pollok PT, DPT mail
Education Committee Chairperson 2019-2021

Bio: Talia is an acute/critical care physical therapist passionate about interdisciplinary care for patients pre/post thoracic organ transplantation and/or placement of mechanical circulatory support devices. She worked closely with colleagues and administrators to develop and evolve the role of rehabilitation professionals in the Heart and Vascular Center of an academic medical center. Talia provides mentoring to students, new staff, interdisciplinary team members. Additionally, she provides clinical and/or CCS Prep mentorship with Cardiopulmonary PT Educators. Currently, she practices at a level 2 trauma center and an academic medical center in southern Virginia and serves as the Education Chairperson for the Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy.

Evidence Based Practice 

Chair: Chris Wells, PT, PhD, CCS, ATC mail 

Professional Development

Morgan Johanson, PT, MSPT 

Professional Development Committee Chair, 2020-2023

Bio: Morgan is the president of Good Heart Education which is a continuing education company providing live and virtual continuing education courses for rehabilitation professionals and mentoring to individuals studying for the ABPTS Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty (CCS) examination. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toledo. Clinically she has worked with critical care, CF, heart transplant, and outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehab populations and is currently practicing at the Grand Traverse Pavilions Skilled Nursing Facility.

Residency Liaison 

Traci Betts, PT, DPT


Chair:  Michael A. Tevald, PT, PhD mail
Ed Mathis, PT, DPT mail
Sean Lowers, PT, DPT mail

Member Engagement

Jenny Sharp, PT, DPT 

Membership Committee Chair

Bio: Jenny has been a member of APTA CVP for over 10 years. She joined the APTA CVP membership committee in 2017 and became the APTA CVP membership chair in 2018. Jenny is a board-certified cardiovascular & pulmonary clinical specialist. Her primary job is in academia and she practices clinically as an intensive care unit physical therapist.


Karlyn Schiltgen, PT, DPT, OCS, CCS 

 Durham, NC


Sarah Daley, PTA 

Heather Brossman, PT, DPT, MS 


Naomi Bauer, PT, DPT, CCS mail 

Raleigh, NC


Hannah McHugh, PT, DPT 

Durham, NC


Melissa L. Bednarek, PT, DPT, PhD 

Visibility and Awareness

Ashley Parish PT, DPT, CRT, CCS 

Visibility and Awareness Chair

Bio: Ashley Parish has served in APTA leadership roles at the state and national level. After joining the Academy in 2015, she quickly became involved as a member of the Nominating Committe, as well as the chair in 2019-2020. She transitioned to the role of Visibility & Awareness Chair in 2020. Her passion is pediatric cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. She serves as the Vice-Chair and co-founder of the Pediatric Cardiovascular & Pulmonary SIG in the Academy of Pediatric PT. Parish has developed many courses related to this content including one included in the PACER project. She hopes to help grow research in this area


Nancy Smith, PT, DPT, PhD

Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Winston Salem State University

Bio: Nancy has served APTA and the Academy in many roles. She has served as a chapter delegate for APTA North Carolina. She has served the section as co-PR director (booth) and is currently serving as the website chair.  She is currently working on entry-level CVP competencies. Clinically she has worked with critical care, skilled nursing, and outpatient rehabilitation populations. 


Marcia Himes, PT, DHSc 
Valerie Knupp, PT 
Richard Severin, PT, DPT, PhD(s), CCS 



Sean Collins, PT, ScD

 Professor of PT at Plymouth State University with an earned ScD in ergonomics and epidemiology; research interests include ambulatory physiological monitoring, stress adaptation, causal modeling, and the philosophy of science.