Summer 2018 Newsletter

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Reports for your information

President's Report 

Executive Director's Report 

Project Manager's Report
Public Practice Committee Report   

Marketing and Communications Report    



SPA Awards - April 2018

The SPA held our AGM and awards program on April 27 in Regina.  

Members were regonized for their yesrs of service and we handed out awards to recipients who had been nominated by their colleagues.  

To see pictures of our winners click here.


 New member of the SPA Board of Directors

The SPA would like to welcome Kathy Rossler who joined the SPA Board of Directors at the AGM 

Kathy Rossler is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan.

Over the course of her career she has held a variety of positions as a physical therapist in tertiary and regional settings, private practices, 15 Wing Moose Jaw, and in a non-traditional role at the YMCA.

She is currently working as a Regional Director of Therapies for the Saskatchewan Health Authority. As a Director in public practice she has continuously promoted the role and scope of Physical Therapy practice.

She has a special interest in the role of Physical Therapy in the Connected Care Model. As a leader in health care she is currently exploring management practices that are concentrated on producing a joyful, engaged workforce. Read More...


Happy Retirement to three physical therapy colleagues

Nancy Glover is retiring after an extensive career in physical therapy.   Her early years took her practice to many communities throughout Saskatchewan until she eventually settled in Saskatoon.   Nancy’s true calling was as a leader which led her to managing PTs as well as OT, SLP, SW and RD at Parkridge, St. Paul’s Hospital and Royal University Hospital.

Linda Mickalishen retires after 38 years of working in the physical therapy profession within the former Saskatoon Health Region.   From orthopaedic therapist to PT manager and most recently as the PT Practice Leader Linda's dedication to the physical therapy profession will be greatly missed.

Suzanne Sheppard became a physical therapist later in her career but her contributions to the profession have been many.   Her passion for research led her to the position of Director of Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research where she implemented the Practice Lead positions for PT, OT, SLP, SW, RD and Recreation therapy.   Her commitment to evidence informed practice and quality improvement improved the work of many professions and the care provided to our patients and their families.  

Also, we send our congratuations to Allison Stene who will take over as Co-manager of Interprofessional Practice at Royal University Hospital at the end of June when Nancy Glover retires

 Retirement picture

L to R: Suzanne Sheppard, Linda Mickalishen and Nancy Glover


SPA featured in WCABP Newsletter 


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