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WCPT's Executive Committee is elected by WCPT member organisations and consists of the President, Vice President and a member from each region.
The President and Vice President are elected at the WCPT General Meeting held every four years. Regional Executive Committee members are elected by their region and confirmed at the WCPT General Meeting.
The Executive Committee meets at least once annually to conduct the business of WCPT, consistent with the Confederation's articles of association and the policy directions of the General Meeting.
Members of the WCPT Executive Committee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn Moffat is Full Professor of Physical Therapy in the Department at New York University. She is a former President of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), has given over 800 professional presentations, has taught around the world, and is on the Board of Directors of the World Rehabilitation Fund. She has received several international awards including WCPT’s Mildred Elson Award.
The Vice President
Emma Stokes is Associate Professor at the Department of Physiotherapy in Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests are stroke rehabilitation, outcome measurement/evaluation and physiotherapy professional issues. She acts as a professional adviser to the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). Between 2007 and 2011 she was the European Region’s representative on WCPT’s Executive Committee.
The regional representatives
Joyce Mothabeng, Africa
Joyce Mothabeng is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the physiotherapy department at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Her main research areas are physiotherapy education and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. She has been Chairman, Treasurer and Administrator of the WCPT Africa Region. In June 2011 she received the WCPT international service award for her role in developing the Africa region.
Margot Skinner, Asia Western Pacific
Margot Skinner is Deputy Dean at the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, and Associate Dean, Clinical Studies. A past President and honorary life member of Physiotherapy New Zealand, she has been involved in teaching for over 20 years and key interests include cardiovascular and pulmonary physiotherapy, global health and ethics. A past Chair of her region, she has served on the WCPT Executive Committee since 2007.
Johnny Kuhr, Europe
Johnny Kuhr is President of the Association of Danish Physiotherapists, a board member of the Danish Evaluation Institute and on the Executive Committee of the trade union organisation FTF. He previously owned his own rehabilitation clinic and was managing director of a company publishing patient information.
Sandra Thornhill, North America Caribbean
Sandra works for the Bermuda Department of Health as Coordinator for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy in community health. She has served as Chair of the Bermuda Physiotherapy Association, the Council for Allied Health Professionals in Bermuda and the Board of Physiotherapy.
Mabel Yvonne Espinel Gonzalez, South America
Mabel has been President of the Colombian Association for Physical Therapy and also President of the Latin American Confederation of Physiotherapy and Kinesiology. She is currently engaged in the private practice.