Peggy Block is a 1974 graduate of the University of
Kentucky, with a bachelors in Physical Therapy. She obtained her
Master’s from the University of Indianapolis in 1996. She has practiced
in a variety of settings in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. She was an
instructor and then Coordinator of the Physical Therapist Assistant
Program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College from 1990 to
2017. She also served as Dean of Allied Health and Personal Services for
the College. She has been retired since June of 2017. She has served
two prior terms from 2006 through 2013 as a member of the Kentucky Board
of Physical Therapy. Other past service includes: serving as an
Advanced Item Writer for the Federation of State Boards, District chair
for the Purchase District, Membership chair for the KPTA, and instructor
for the Clinical Educator Credentialing Course. She currently resides
in Paducah with her husband Dr. Frank Block MD.
Stephanie Lutz, PTA
Taylor graduated from the Madisonville Community College PTA program in
1997. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Career and
Technical Education from Murray State University and her Masters of
Arts degree in Adult Education from Western Kentucky University.
Currently, she is a professor and program coordinator for the
Madisonville Community College PTA program and also has served as the
MCC Division Chair for Allied Health. She continues to practice PRN in
the outpatient setting, but has acquired a variety of clinical
experience in the inpatient, acute care rehab, and aquatic therapy
settings. Other service activities include the role of APTA Kentucky PTA
Caucus Representative (2017-2021), APTA KY Membership Chair
(2013-2015), and serving as an onsite accreditation reviewer for the
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
PTA, graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1994 and is
currently employed at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky,
practicing in outpatient orthopaedic and sports medicine. Active in APTA KY
since 2010, serving as the Northern District representative for APTA
#CHOOSE PT Task Force from 2016-2018. Mark met with a Representative
and Senator on Tri Alliance Day to discuss the importance of the passage
of HB227, a compact agreement which was signed in March 2017. Since
June of 2020, Mark has been serving on the APTA KY membership committee,
sub-committees, for PTA to DPT pathways and secretary for the newly
formed PTA SIG.
Michael Kleinert, Esq.
Kleinert is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison, PLLC based in
the Louisville, Kentucky, office. As a member of the Business
Litigation Service Group, he advises and represents clients in a variety
of business and legal matters, including complex commercial litigation,
contract negotiations, regulatory matters, insurance coverage matters,
civil litigation, business torts, and professional liability matters.
Michael also serves as the Deputy General Counsel of Stites &
Karen Ogle, PT
Term 12/2/2021- 12/3/2025