Nominations & Elections Committee – Leslie G. Portney

Leslie G. Portney, PhD

Board - L. PortneyDean

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
MGH Institute of Health Professions

I have participated in ASAHP activities for the past four years, since I assumed the Dean’s position at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.  I have actively engaged in meetings and discussions, and am looking forward to becoming more involved.  I see tremendous opportunities in being part of ASAHP, to develop a strong network as well as to influence professional education at the national level.   I have a strong commitment to interprofessional education, and see ASAHP as a potentially powerful force, to bring health professions to bear in healthcare education policy.  I have always been active in professional organizations, playing a strong leadership role in the APTA, especially with regard to education.  I have chaired their accrediting agency, CAPTE, as well as served as the inaugural president of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy.  I look forward to contributing to the development of leadership in ASAHP as well.

ASAHP Activities:

  1. Member, Interprofessional Education Taskforce
  2. Active Member, N.E.R.D.S.
  3. Participant, Annual Conferences and Spring Meetings

Other Relevant Experience:

  1. Inaugural President, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy
  2. Chair, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (2003-2007)
  3. Chair, Council of Catherine Worthingham Fellows of APTA (2011-2014)
  4. Educational Consultant (1999-Present)
  5. Board of Directors, APTA – Education Section (2008-2010)