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Welcome to the Northwest District of the FPTA. Districts provide members with an opportunity to get involved at a local level. Please feel free to browse this page, visit the photo gallery and see what events are planned. You may contact the district leadership via the information below, FPTA members may view complete profiles on the right after signing in. 

District Leadership

Regional Director: Kelli Walsingham
Chair:  Dan Walsh
Vice Chair:  Andrea Nelson
Secretary:  Mari Belt
Treasurer: Vacant


Chief Assembly Rep: Joe Canarela

Seeking Volunteers for Assembly of Representatives

The Northwest District is seeking volunteers to represent the district in the FPTA Assembly of Representatives.


Only Physical Therapist, Retired Physical Therapist, Life Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Retired Physical Therapist Assistant, or Life Physical Therapist Assistant members of the District who have been Chapter members for at least six (6) months immediately preceding may serve as District Representatives.


While not mandatory, assembly representatives are asked to participate in the Assembly of Representatives meeting and caucuses held in conjunction with the FPTA Annual Conference* in September. Each representative has one vote and will be addressing issues that impact the governance of the FPTA, such as bylaw amendments and other motions.

*Representatives receive 50% off regular conference registration.

To Apply

For more information or to apply, contact NW District Regional Director Kelli Walsingham at

Counties in District:

Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington

Major Cities: 

Apalachicola, Ft. Walton Beach, Panama City, Pensacola, Destin

Other Cities and Towns:

Apalachicola, Blountstown, Callaway, Chattahoochee, Chipley, Crestview, Defuniak Springs, Ft. Walton Beach, Graceville, Gulf Breeze, Lynn Haven, Marianna, Mary Esther, Milton, Niceville, Panama City, Pensacola, Port St. Joe, Quincy, and Valparaiso 


Daniel F. Walsh
Regional Director
Kelli S. Walsingham
Mari S. Belt
Vice Chair
Andrea M. Nelson

Upcoming Events
PTPubNight Tallahassee
Thursday, August 24, 2017
2017 NWD Cardiopulmunary Integration
Saturday, August 26, 2017
2017 Annual Conference & Assembly of Representatives
Thursday, September 14, 2017
2017 Northwest District 3rd Quarter Meeting
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2018 FPTA Student Conclave
Friday, January 19, 2018

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The 2017 FPTA Annual Conference & Assembly of Representatives will be held September 14-17 in Orlando, FL at the Buena Vista Palace. Hotel room reservations are open, reserve today to assure your rate!

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