Posted on February 6, 2019 by Chapter Staff
Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – February 2019

I visited Kapiolani Community College (KCC) on 01-30-19 to engage our future PTAs but arrived to find the PTA program celebrating day one of their new pro bono PT clinic. Uninsured patients are seen at no charge by PTs and SPTAs primarily for neuro PT services. This health science department collaborative also involves certified occupational therapy assistant, respiratory therapist, and medical assistant students.

The PTA students were excited that 2019 is the 50th anniversary of PTAs and ready to plan Hawaii’s PTA party. As I offered volunteer opportunities that would contribute to their careers beginning now with HAPTA, I realized these new PT community members are already engaged and just needed to know what was available.

Stay tuned for the launch of an online tool provided by APTA that will include information about volunteer opportunities on the HAPTA level as well as on the APTA level.

Congratulations and mahalo to proactive staff and students at KCC, including Michelle Dela Cruz, PT, Bennett Zazzera, PT, Leona Lin, PT, and Amanda Witko, PT.

Gregg Pacilio
HAPTA President