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COMPTSIG Leadership

Chair: Brent A. Harper, PT, DPT. D.Sc., CSCS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Brent Harper is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Chapman University. He has been a practicing physical therapist since 1997. He received his D.Sc. in physical therapy with specialization in orthopaedic manual physical therapy from Andrews University after having received a DPT from Western University and an MPT from Loma Linda University. He completed residency and fellowship programs from the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) and an Education Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership through the APTA, formally the Educational Leadership Institute (ELI). Beyond these formal educational trainings, he has completed multiple post-graduate continuing education courses and paradigms including, but not limited to, Norwegian Method, osteopathic, myofascial (trigger point), fascial manipulation method, intramuscular manual therapy/dry needling, PNF, McKenzie method, Australian method, movement-based diagnostics (e.g., SFMA, FMS), and motor control theory. He has held APTA elected office positions in three different states (BCA, OK, and VA) serving at the local, state, and national levels, including the national House of Delegates (HOD). His areas of expertise include postural control and functional movement metric performance. Be inquisitive as you explore, fail, learn, and grow. 

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Vice-chair: Hilary Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Hilary Brown completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Northwestern University in 2019. She further advanced her education through the Orthopedic Residency Program at the University of Southern California.  Dr. Brown is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy where she is actively involved in didactic and clinical education. She specializes in treating patients with orthopedic diagnoses and additionally cares for patients with pelvic health conditions. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, and Academy of Pelvic Health  Physical therapy. 

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Secretary: Kathryn A. McLeland, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Kathryn McLeland trained under the guidance of manual therapists specializing in Maitland and Kaltenborn techniques during her Orthopedic Residency at the University of Southern California and DPT at Northwestern University. Her clinical practice is based in Orange County. Dr. McLeland is interested in the application of research on clinical outcomes, specifically biomechanics and human performance, in athletes of all ages. She serves as an Adjunct Instructor at USC and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She enjoys spending time outside, lifting weights, and volunteering at her church. Think On. 

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Treasurer: Christopher Ingstad, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, ATC, FAAOMPT 

Dr. Ingstad graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills as a Certified Athletic Training. He completed his physical therapy education from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, FL in 2007. He received his manual therapy certification (MTC) in 2010. He is also fellowship trained in orthopaedic manual physical therapy through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) Association.  Dr. Ingstad has worked principally in outpatient physical therapy, with significant focus on sport rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries. His areas of interest are in rehabilitation of overhead throwing athletes and sport-related ankle and knee injuries.  He works as an active member of the medical staff for the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) covering tournaments.  He is an associate professor at Cerritos College in the PTA program and is adjunct faculty at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time traveling and can often find him cycling, hiking / camping, and training Jiu Jitsu.

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Continuing Education Chair: Edward Fu, PT, DPT

Edward received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University in 2022.  Following graduation, he completed an Orthopaedic residency at California State University, Long Beach in 2023 and will be participating in Kaiser’s Spine Rehabilitation Fellowship in 2024. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He enjoys incorporating his hobby of weight lifting with his passion for teaching to help his patients navigate their rehabilitation journey. In his free time, he likes to play board games with friends and visit his nephew.

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Nominating Committee: Emily Reinking, PT, DPT

Emily graduated from the California State University Long Beach DPT program in 2022. She then completed an Orthopedic Residency the following year, also through Long Beach State. Clinical hours for the program were at Reischl PT in Signal Hill, CA, where she continues to work part time. In February 2024 she will begin the Kaiser Ortho/Sports Fellowship and will be taking the OCS examination in March. Emily is a member of the APTA orthopedic and sports sections along with the California chapter. She enjoys reading, coaching volleyball, playing beach volleyball, and spending time with family. 

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Social Media Chair & Nominating Committee:  Jessica Juan, PT, DPT

Jessica graduated from the DPT program at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in December of 2022. She took a travel contract in Washington before starting her Orthopaedic residency at Stanford this fall. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy, the California Physical Therapy Association, and is a member of the CU Anschutz PT Alumni Board. She loves to hike, read, dance, and all things health and wellness!

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Student Representative:  Kiana Moin, SPT

Kiana Moin is a current third-year DPT student at California State University, Long Beach. She is the Vice President of the Class of 2024’s CSULB DPT Program and is the California Student Special Interest Group Liaison for her program. She currently assists with the Orange County California Physical Therapy Association with social media and event planning. She hopes to pursue a specialization in Orthopedics after graduation. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and the California Physical Therapy Association. 

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CPTA Board Liaison: Michael Simpson, PT, DPT, CCS

Government Affairs Representative and Liaison: Chris Reed PT MPT OCS ATC

Political Action Committee Liaison: Chris Reed PT MPT OCS ATC

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