Administrative Directors

Welcome!

There are less than 90 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Administrative Directors nationwide. This small select group of individuals is tasked with addressing business issues specific to academically-based PM&R programs including health care reform, physician compensation, productivity metrics, research management, career development, strategic planning and more. We know this is a daunting task. That's why we work together and learn from each other through the AAP's Administrative Directors Council and Annual Meeting programming. Join your counterparts throughout the country by becoming a member of AAP and getting involved in our council.

Every year at the AAP's Annual Meeting, the Administrative Directors Council puts together workshops and sessions designed to help you develop the right skills, resources and mindset to succeed. Join us at Physiatry '19 in Puerto Rico to find out why so many PM&R Admin Directors come to the AAP to learn and network with chairs and colleagues from across the country.

Wednesday, February 20

Health Care Reform Update: Implications for Rehabilitation Medicine
High Reliability Organization (HRO)
Using Lean & Six Sigma to Improve Processes in Health Care Operations
What Keeps You Up at Night? Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 21

Joint Chair Council & Administrative Directors Meeting
Employment Contracting & Salary Negotiations

More Resources For You!

AAP Newsletter: The Administrative Directors Council actively works to submit articles to the AAP's quarterly newsletter, Physiatry Forward. View articles written by and for PM&R Admin Directors.

Find or Be a Mentor: The Administrative Directors Council is proud to participate in the AAP’s Mentorship Program. The mentorship program is designed for individuals who are within their first three years of either joining the PM&R community as an Administrative Director or their first three years in the role of Administrative Director. Interested in volunteering? More mentors are always needed and the application process is easy!

Stay Connected

The Administrative Directors Council strives to create a community for all coordinators year-round. So when we're not connecting at the AAP's Annual Meeting, you can get updates in the AAP's newsletter, Physiatry Forward. You can also email us if you have any tips or ideas to share.

Your Administrative Directors Council Leadership

Kirk Roden, MBA, FACHE

Chair

Monica Tietsworth, MBA, CMPE

Vice Chair

Vacant!

Secretary/ Course Director

John Behzad, MBA

Past Chair

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Kirk Roden, MBA, FACHE

AAP Member Since 2012

Kirk is the Director of Management Operations in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UT Health Science Center at Houston/ McGovern Medical School. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

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Monica Tietsworth, MBA, CMPE

AAP Member Since 2012

Nicole is the Department Administrator in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Rusk Rehabilitation/ NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Vacant

Are you an active Administrative Director member of the AAP and eager to get involved in the Council? Contact us if you'd like to take on this position!

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John Behzad, MBA

AAP Member Since 2012

For ten years, John served as the Administrator in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medicine. He is now Principal of The Bronwood Group, LLC.