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VICTORIA GRESH, CAE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Victoria currently serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio Physical Therapy Association where her primary responsibilities include board/staff relations, legislative and regulatory issues and association operations. Prior to joining OPTA, Victoria was the executive director of the Academy of Senior Health Services (formerly the Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes), and served as a liaison and lobbyist between the long-term care profession, state government and regulatory agencies, and the public to promote and maintain the general welfare of Ohio's most vulnerable citizens.

Before advocating for long-term care, Victoria was the director of operations with the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (BX). She was responsible for all of the association's human resources practices and procedures, including staff recruitment and retention, and effectively managed six departments within the association.

 

Victoria began her career in association management as the associate director/lobbyist for the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO), and served as president of the organization's political action committee (PAC). She helped develop the first formalized legislative beliefs statement for the association, and testified before the legislature on various education issues.

She initially pursued her interest in politics and government as a legislative aide in both the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate, and worked on policy issues affecting women and children as staff representative for the then House Children & Youth Committee.

A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Victoria majored in international studies with concentration on foreign policy, and participated in a National Work-Study Program in Hamburg, Germany.

Victoria combines her love of travel and running by participating in half marathons across the country. She resides in Westerville with her husband and has two grown children.

Primary Areas of Responsibility: Chief of staff, board of directors liaison, legislative and regulatory affairs.

Contact Victoria at vgresh@ohiopt.org



Patti Geary
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

As the Professional Development Manager for OPTA, Patti oversees all professional development opportunities for OPTA members, including the monthly Lunch & Learn webinar series, Annual Conference and LEAP (formerly OPTimize) Symposium. She coordinates the continuing education application process and is the OPTA liaison to the Continuing Education, Conference, Political Action, and Research committees.

Patti received her bachelor’s degree in public relations/communications from Otterbein University, and her master’s degree in political campaign management from Kent State University. A veteran association management professional, Patti has planned conference and professional development events for a number of associations, ranging from radio and TV broadcasters to staffing service companies.

Patti and her family live in Gahanna, where she enjoys walking and biking around the city. When indoors, she enjoys jigsaw and crossword puzzles and reading mysteries, especially those by Sue Grafton and Dick Francis.

 

Primary Areas of Responsibility: Event logistics, continuing education, conference and office management.

Contact Patti at pgeary@ohiopt.org.

 


Mack Calhoun
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

As Marketing and Communications Manager at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Mack manages all of the association's social media accounts, is the editor for ACCESS magazine, and creates and manages all OPTA podcasts. Mack also coordinates all member mailings including the newsletter.

Mack is a recent graduate of Ohio Northern University where he received a bachelors degree in marketing and was a member of the men's lacrosse team as well as a brother of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.

In his free time, Mack enjoys working out, running, playing lacrosse, and spending time with friends and family. 

Primary Areas of Responsibility: Internal and external projects related to communications, consumer education, and membership services.

Contact Mack at mcalhoun@ohiopt.org.



  TEAM MEMBERS

   Vicky Humphrey, PT, CE Reviewer
   Jessica Lewis, PT, DPT, CE Reviewer
   Amanda Sines, OPTA Lobbyist
   Berni Willis, Payment Policy Specialist
   Ruth Garner, CPA




 
   

 

 

 

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