Amy holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University, a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Education, from the University of Florida. Prior to moving to Gainesville, she was the program Director for a PTA program in Naples, Florida, and an adjunct professor in the Broward College PTA program. She has been a clinical instructor/educator for PT and PTA students since 2002.
She is the inaugural director of the PTA Program at Santa Fe College (SFC) in Gainesville, FL. and continues to teach PTA courses there in general patient care, neurology, pediatrics, pathology, and spine rehabilitation as well as in such topics as professionalism, management, and laws and rules. Amy has been teaching in health sciences and Physical Therapist Assistant programs since 2010. She also worked as a staff physical therapist at UF Health/Shands Rehabilitation Hospital until 2015 when she resigned to focus on the SFC PTA Program development and implementation
Prior to academics, Amy owned an outpatient physical therapy clinic. She has extensive experience treating a variety of patients. Additionally, she has served on the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice as a member and Vice Director. Prior to becoming a PT, she was a radio air personality and News Director in Atlanta, Orlando, and Ft Myers. She has five children (all grown), seven grandchildren, and two cats. As a former radio DJ, she loves all types of music and will gladly engage in a game of music trivia at any time.