APTA Secretary Roger Herr

Jimmy talked to APTA Secretary Roger Herr at the APTA media center at the NEXT conference in Boston Massachusetts. Roger talked about what his role as secretary for the APTA is, what is coming on the horizon for the association and left us with a great parting shot of wisdom.

Roger’s Bio:

Roger Herr, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Roger is a graduate of Temple University and has practiced physical therapy on both the east and west coasts. His involvement in the APTA has been longstanding at local, state and national levels. He is passionate about making a difference and communicated that to his audience.

History: Physical Therapist at New York University Medical Center; taught in NYU’s Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant programs and has worked in both home health and a nursing home; spent a decade on the West Coast: 8 years in Seattle and 2 years in San Francisco; returned to NYC in 2014 to join ICS and be closer to family.

Where have I seen you before? As a physical therapist (BS Temple 1987), health care manager (MPA NYU 1992) who has worked in post-acute care with a focus on community health; as a site visitor/surveyor, CMS (Medicare), serving on NQF Technical Expert Panels, and with a national health care analytics organization specializing in post-acute care measures and reporting;  at Sutter Care At Home in San Francisco; on the Board of the American Physical Therapy Association and as an appointee to the National Quality Forum Measurement Application Partnership Post-Acute Care (NQF MAP PAC).

Extracurricular:  Walking, running, swimming, biking and yoga; certified yoga teacher; plays upright bass and enjoys good food and mood enhancing beverages…such as coffee.