Administrative Directors


Do you oversee the administrative, financial and/or operational functions of a PM&R department or division? Then you belong in the AAP's Administrative Directors Council!

We are tasked with addressing and overseeing business issues within academic PM&R programs including health care reform, finance management, physician compensation, productivity metrics, research management, career development, strategic planning, operational success and more. These are daunting tasks (and ever-evolving!), which is why we work together to grow our resources, collaboration and camaraderie through the Council and AAP Annual Meeting.

Join your counterparts throughout the country by becoming a member of AAP and getting involved today.

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. Here's a look at what we discussed in 2020. Save the date for Physiatry '21, the AAP's 2021 Annual Meeting, taking place virtually in February 2021!

Thursday's Sessions

Building & Maintenance: Physician Reputation
Update on CPT Billing & Codes
Innovation & Efficiency in Provider Scheduling
Developing Mid-Level Providers in Physiatry
Joint Chairs & Administrative Directors Session & Dessert Reception

Friday's Sessions

Cardiac Rehabilitation in Non-Cardiac Patient Populations
Profitable Clinical Trial Business
Evaluating Alternative Medicine Services
Administrative Directors Business Meeting

Saturday's Sessions

Artificial Intelligence in PM&R
Employee Contracting: Getting the Most Out of Your Job Offer
Physician Wellness Programs
Optimizing the Care of Patients Transitioning from Pediatrics to Adult Medicine

Sunday's Sessions

Physiatrists & the Service Line: Delivery as a Vertical Integration
Evidence-Based Strategies to Reduce Opioid Use for Pain Management

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!

Join Our Listserv: All active Administrative Directors members of the AAP get access to a listserv that connects you to your peers year-round. You can ask questions, share best practices and more with the simple send of an email. Already an active member and not on the listserv? Let us know and we'll add you ASAP!

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, as well as on our member listserv. You can also email us if you have any tips or ideas to share.

Your Administrative Directors Council Leadership

Amine Dahab


Lauren Collins

Vice Chair

Mary McDougal

Secretary/ Course Director

Monica Tietsworth, MBA, CMPE

Past Chair


Amine Dahab

AAP Member Since 2019

Amine is the Administrative Director for the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network/ Harvard Medical School.


Lauren Collins

AAP Member Since 2017

Lauren is the Administrative Director for the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.


Mary McDougal

AAP Member Since 2016

Mary is the Executive Administrator for the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Monica Tietsworth, MBA, CMPE

AAP Member Since 2012

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

Steve Tomsic

Membership Chair


Steve Tomsic

AAP Member Since 2015

Steve is the Administrative Director for the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.