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Board Members and Counsel

Board Members

Ed Dobrzykowski, PT
Term 12/11/2017-12/3/2021
Ed Dobrzykowski, PT, DPT, MHS, AT., Ret. is a Consultant of Rehabilitation Services, and an Independent Presentation Specialist.  Dr. Dobrzykowski completed his B.A. in Health Education/Athletic Training at Purdue University; B.S. in Physical Therapy at Northwestern University; M.H.S in Orthopedic PT at University of Indianapolis, and his D.P.T. at Rocky Mountain University.  Active in the American Physical Therapy Association and a lifelong member, he has held numerous appointed and elected positions in multiple state and section components. In October of 2017, Dr. Dobrzykowski retired as Director of Rehabilitation Services at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, KY. 

Karen Thompson, PT

Karen Thompson, originally from Lexington, Kentucky, is a 1989 graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Physical Therapy.   She has worked for Baptist Health since then, primarily in the areas of outpatient services, managing several hospital based outpatient clinics.    Karen has been Director of Rehab services since 2017,  overseeing operations of PT, OT and Speech Language services for acute care, outpatient and inpatient rehab facilities.    She has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association since graduation, serving as Student Liaison and Awards chairpersons for the Kentucky chapter.   Karen lives in Louisville with her husband and 2 children.

Peggy Block, PT


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.

Sonya Dick, PT
Smith's Grove

Sonya Dick has been in healthcare, medical device industry, clinical practice/research in burn/wound trauma and academic education for over 30 years. Completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at The College of St Scholastica and Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy at University of Central Arkansas. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Cadaver Anatomy at the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine. Has been the Associate Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor at Western Kentucky University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is Board Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management and is Active member of the American Physical Therapy Association including the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management, serving on their Council for Wound management Specialization and developing the initial exam for the first American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Sonya currently works for 3M-KCI medical Solutions Division as a Medical Science Liaison and has 2 daughters, expecting first grandchild soon. Sonya lives in Smiths Grove with her husband, Carl.

Tom Pennington, PT
Term 10/27/2017-7/15/2021
Bowling Green
Tom Pennington, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, is a 1983 graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Physical Therapy. He began his career working in private practice in a wide variety of patient care settings, including out-patient clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and home health. In 1988 Tom founded DiversiCare Rehab Services, a contract therapy company that provided care throughout the states of Kentucky and Tennessee across the rehabilitation setting spectrum.  Tom has since founded Integrity Rehab Group and, in 2011, Physicians Rehab Solution, which provides rehabilitation services in out-patient clinics across the United States.  Tom was co-founder of the DPT Program at Western Kentucky University and serves as the Chair of the WKU-DPT Advisory Board. Tom also served three terms on the State Board of Physical Therapy during the years 1992-2001, and on the FSBPT Finance Committee. The father of five children and soon to be grandfather, Tom resides in Bowling Green with his wife, Portia.

Chris Pyles, PT

W. Larry Brown, Public Member

William L Brown of Florence Kentucky is a 1975 graduate of Northern Kentucky State College and 1983 of the American College in financial services. During a 40-year life and health insurance career, Larry worked as an agent, consultant, and sales manager before founding Larry Brown and Associates brokerage in 1990. Larry has been elected to the city council in the 8th largest Kentucky city of Florence, has served on Boone County Planning and Zoning, Florence Board of Adjustments, and greater Cincinnati OKI transportation board. Larry served 8 years as President of the N. KY. Soccer officials association, USSF District One referee administrator and serves today on Kentucky’s Adult soccer KSA Board. More recently Larry served the Bevin administration as Commissioner for the Department of Professional Licensing, Executive Director for the Kentucky Board of Dentistry, and as Governor’s representative for 13 Northern Kentucky counties. The father of two children, 3 grandchildren and resides in Florence Kentucky with his wife Bunny of 46 years.



M. Keith Poynter, Attorney at Law