Doug White Receives Lucy Blair Award Recognition at Kennedy Center Ceremony

A recent transplant from Massachusetts, APTA Hawaii member Doug White, PT, DPT, Registered in Musculoskeletal sonography (RMSK), received the APTA Lucy Blair Service Award in 2020 – and received in-person recognition at the 2021 APTA Awards Ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, during APTA’s Centennial Celebration.

Although a recent transplant to Hawaii, Doug has already filled in as Hawaii’s chief delegate during the 2021 APTA House of Delegates.

Bestowed on those whose “contributions to the association as a whole, at both the association level and the component level, like those of Lucy Blair, have been of exceptional value,” Doug’s service to the association includes 30 years serving in dozens of positions within the Massachusetts Chapter, the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT), and the APTA. Besides serving as president of the Massachusetts Chapter, Doug served as chair of the chapter’s Payment Policy & Practice Committee, Legislative Committee, Communications Committee, and as a delegate and as chair or member of numerous task forces. He founded the AOPT’s Imaging Special Interest Group, served as its first president, and served as a representative to the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He is widely credited for advancing the cause for physical therapist use of imaging.

Belated congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Doug!

 


Posted on October 5, 2021 by Chapter Staff
Originally Published in APTA Hawaii’s Monthly e-Newsletter – October 2021

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