The IOPTPWH executive committee is elected by delegates of the member organizations every four years at the Organization’s general business meeting. The committee comprises a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and member at large, as detailed in the IOPTPWH constitution.
The executive committee meets face-to-face every two years, and holds Skype meetings every three months. Day to day IOPTPWH business is carried out by email, so that matters can be dealt with in a timely manner.
Melissa Davidson, New Zealand
Melissa qualified in New Zealand as a physiotherapist in 1990 and since then has worked in various physiotherapy positions both in NZ and overseas, including private practice and hospitals. She owns a private practice in Queenstown and completed her MPhil (a pelvic floor research masters) in 2014. She enjoys spending her spare time with her husband, children and their black Labrador, cooking, gardening, fitness activities and being a member of the Red Cross National Disaster Relief Team.
She has been the Secretary and Physiotherapy New Zealand representative for the Continence and Women's Health Special Interest Group (now named Pelvic, Women's and Men's Health) since 2009. During that time, she has actively represented the special interest group to the wider physiotherapy community, organised courses and conferences, assisted in teaching, brought the special interest group into the computer and cloud age, and generally got 'things done'.
Sonia Roa, Chile
Meena Sran BSc (PT), MPhty, PhD, Canada
Meena completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at UBC in 1995 and a Master of Physiotherapy Studies degree (Musculoskeletal/Manipulative Physiotherapy) at the University of Queensland, Australia in 1998. Dr. Sran then went on to complete a PhD in the area of physiotherapy, bone health, osteoporosis and fracture prevention at UBC (2005) followed by 3 years of postdoctoral training in fall and injury prevention at Simon Fraser University.
Meena has more than 20 years of experience working as a physiotherapist in private and public practice settings, in addition to numerous leadership roles.
Dr. Sran has presented post graduate courses on bone health and osteoporosis for physiotherapists in many parts of Canada, as well as England, the United States, Ireland, South Africa, Hong Kong and New Zealand. In addition to research, clinical and teaching activities, Dr. Sran is the past Member at Large (2003-2007), Vice-President (2007-2015) and current Treasurer of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health, and a past-president of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia.
Currently Meena works in private clinical practice and residential care in Victoria, in addition to consulting, teaching and management roles.
Heather Pierce, Australia
Member at large