2019 HHS Election Results

The 2019 Home Health Section election closed on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Below are the results:

Nominating Committee Members:

Rebecca Williams, PT (Term starts immediately through CSM 2021)
Rapid City, MI

Biographical Statement
As acceptable to most new graduates 20ish years ago, I entered the world of orthopedics. At that time, I didn't have a favorable opinion of home care therapists. Very little was discussed in school or during my clinical rotations. Interestingly, I have met some of the most talented of therapists able to accommodate to varied environments and acute situations. They have influenced my decisions along the way and encouraged me to pursue advocacy for the profession and the section. Interestingly, many times we don't know where we are going to land. I certainly didn't have the end in sight when the journey began. Interestingly, I entered the world of home health after being a partner in a private practice and becoming a certified hand therapist. Using the knowledge both prior positions required, I have acquired skills to hone my communication and understanding of interdisciplinary relationships required with home health. I am eager to contribute to the HH Section and the profession.   


Suzanne Havrilla, PT, DPT (Term starts CSM 2020 through CSM 2023)
Ellicott City, MD

Biographical Statement
Suzanne Havrilla, PT, DPT, Board Certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy, is the Acting Interim Director of Home Support (private duty division) and the Assistant Director of Home Health Services (adult home health) for the Johns Hopkins Home-Based services division (Johns Hopkins Home Care Group). She has been with Johns Hopkins for 18 years, 15 of those years in a management role. She has received her Geriatric Clinical Specialist certificate from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and has over 25 years of experience treating geriatric patients in home care and managing a multi-disciplinary home health team. She also received her OASIS Certification in 2012, 2015. She manages 2 research into practice programs- CAPABLE and a Memory Care Program modeled after the MIND at Home model. A member of the APTA since 1981, Suzanne believes in the important role physical therapy plays in the lives of the elderly in the community. She stays active on the Home Health section listserv, is involved in a rehab managers group across Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) and keeps home health rehab represented at all levels across JHM. For the past 6 years, Suzanne has served on the Board for the PTA program at Howard County Community College (HCCC). She was instrumental in starting student programs between Johns Hopkins Home Care and HCCC as well as, PT students from University of Maryland, OTA students from CCBC and OT students from Towson University. Suzanne has been married for 33 years and has 2 children. She volunteers with her church’s Social Justice Committee, specifically on the Meals that Heal sub-committee (taking meals to shut-in members of the church). Suzanne has been part of the local United Way Women's Leadership circle for the past 5 years. She and her family also support the Howard County’s Bridge to Housing Program, helping homeless families in the area.