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Board of Directors


The Northwestern University Physical Therapy Alumni Association Board of Directors has 15 elected members, with a minimum of five from the Chicago area. They are in place to serve as the official voice of the association and act as channels of communication between alumni and the Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences.

2018 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • President: David Wessells, 1999, Columbus, OH
  • Vice-President: Tasha Weatherspoon, 1998, Chicago Heights, IL


  • George Cachares, 1981, Orland Park, IL
  • Aben Cooper, 1995, Chicago, IL
  • Sally Edelsberg (Honorary Member), 1972, Chicago, IL
  • Rebecca S. Trantowski Farrell, 2002, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Paul Hildreth, 1981, New Orleans, LA
  • Teri Jo Lientz, 1995, Tacoma, WA
  • Kristin Liebl, 2005, Chicago, IL
  • Margot McCloy, 2006, Burr Ridge, IL
  • Elise Mooney, 2014, Prairie Village, KS
  • Dave Newbolds, 1992, Munster, IN
  • Lindsey Plass, 2012, Chicago, IL
  • Jean Rogers, 1983, Chicago IL
  • Suzanne Semanson, 2006, New York, NY
  • Clay Schewe, 2014, Chicago, IL

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