The mission of the APTA CO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within in the Chapter, clinical facilities, academic institutions, and community programs.  The purpose of the Committee includes advising the APTA CO BoD on how they may promote and foster DEI within the Chapter, review APTA CO policy statements and advise the Executive Committee, assist in recruiting underrepresented minority APTA CO members for leadership roles, and collaborate with APTA and other organizations on how to build a more inclusive profession.

The current members include:

  • Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD, Member-at-Large (BoD representative)
  • Hetal Mehta, PT, DPT, OCS, Member-at-Large (Hospital system)
  • Orlando Mosley, BS, Student Member
  • Peter Lee, BS, Member-at-Large, Community Engagement
  • Kenda Fuller, PT, Member-at-Large (Private practice)
  • M. Harris-Love, Committee Co-Chair
  • M. Hofmann, Committee Co-Chair
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Colorado BoD & APTA HoD Initiatives

Board of Directors 
The APTA CO voted to change our bylaws and allow a member of the DEI Committee serve as a BoD member. Sign on to the APTA CO webpage and access the follow the link here to learn more about the APTA CO Board Positions.


House of Delegates
Recent APTA HoD adopted motions that impact DEI efforts in Colorado may be accessed
via the link below:


Resource Center 

DEI Resources for APTA CO Members 

The following resources are recommended by the APTA CO DEI Committee to aid the promotion of a diverse professional membership, inclusive employment settings, and equitable practice:

Please contact the Chapter if you have further suggestions for our developing list of DEI resources.


Member Spotlight

Orlando Mosley, SPT 

Orlando is a physical therapy student at the University of Colorado. He summarized his advice for others who are following a similar path, “I have 3 things to share with future students of color pursuing careers in healthcare…”:

  1. Find a mentor and talk to them about everything; What you want to do, what you’d like to receive from the mentor/mentee relationship. Just ask as many questions as possible.
  2. Take advantage of every opportunity in front of you, especially if it can help you professionally and/or personally.
  3. Put your whole heart into everything you do during your time in Physical Therapy school, particularly things you’re passionate about. Never do anything half-heartedly.

You may learn more about Orlando here.


Training Sponsored by APTA Colorado DEI Committee

Links Coming Soon!

Brave Space Training

Upstander Training