Samantha Cohen, PT, DPT, PCS

Dr. Cohen is running for Director at Large - Young Professionals Director in the 2021 Board Elections.

Dr. Samantha Cohen is a board-certified pediatric specialist in physical therapy and owner of a small pediatric physical therapy practice in Colorado Springs. She graduated in 2016 from Simmons University in Boston, MA and then moved down to Philadelphia where she worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Sam moved to Colorado in 2019 and has been thrilled to be part of the physical therapy community here. When she is not working you can find her mentoring other pediatric therapists in town, and spending as much time outside as possible. She has been a member of the APTA since she was a student, and has served in various roles at a state level (Massachusetts), and nationwide (within the pediatric academy). Samantha is the current Young Professional Director in the Colorado chapter, and is running for reelection for this position. She is also currently is leading the newly formed Early Professional Leadership Committee in this role.

Why do you want to serve in the above position?
When I first became interested in volunteering with the APTA in Colorado, I had already been a longstanding volunteer with the Academy of Pediatrics on a national level. Since I have spent my early career spread over quite a few states, I was never comfortable becoming involved in a state chapter. However, this led me to being disconnected from my local community. When I read about the position for a Young Professional Director, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to connect with the Physical Therapy community in Colorado. Over the last few months I have thoroughly enjoyed volunteering with this team, and I only wish that I got myself involved sooner!

Why do you feel qualified to serve in the above position?
I am qualified to run for this position as I have served in this role and I am running for reelection. Although my time in this position has been short, I have thoroughly enjoyed volunteering in this capacity. At this point I have begun to make solid connections within the Colorado APTA chapter and recently was able to begin to lead the Early Professionals Leadership Committee. I would love to continue to progress towards making this committee a solid part of the chapter and offer early career professionals a community where they can make connections.