Dr. Denise Gobert has been a licensed physical therapist for over 20 years and is currently an associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Texas State University. She has a long history of involvement with leadership in various clinical and professional positions. She is also an APTA certified exercise expert for aging adults. As a clinical researcher, she has used techniques of neurologic rehabilitation for a variety of patients including work with the wounded warriors at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC. Her leadership roles include Chair of the Vestibular Special Interest Group in the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Section of the APTA. In addition, she has held positions as President, Vice President and Speaker of the Texas Assembly over the past nine years in Texas, USA. In addition, she is Director of the Neuromuscular Research Lab in the College of Health Professions at Texas State University, which investigates diagnosis, and treatment of patients with adult-acquired brain injury. One of her most recent accomplishments is the Tom Waugh Leadership Development Program in Texas, which has helped mentor numerous new physical therapist leaders in the profession.