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Board Members and Counsel

Board Members
Ron Barbato, PT
Board Chair
Term 12/23/2013-12/3/2017
Ron earned his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979. He began his career as a Physical Therapist in Pennsylvania and moved to Kentucky in 1981 to pursue a career in contract therapy management.  In 1981, as Director of Physical Therapy, Ron established rehabilitation services at Ephraim McDowell Hospital (EMH) in Danville Kentucky. What began as a solo practice quickly expanded into services to include a multitude of rehabilitation programs and offerings, and he is currently the Administrative Director of Rehabilitative Services at EMH. Ron has been an APTA member over 30 years, and is a member of the HP/SOA section. He has been active in the KPTA as a member of the Legislative and Continuing Education Committees and as a past member of the Ethics Committee. He most recently served on the KPTA Board as Secretary.
 Talia L. Weinberg, PT
Chair Elect
Term 1/14/2015-1/14/2019
Talia Weinberg, PT, DPT, is the board's first Bellarmine University Physical Therapy alumni! After an undergraduate education at Lindsey Wilson College, she began her physical therapy journey at the University of Louisville, and transferred with the program to Bellarmine. Her career has primarily been in Lexington, in numerous settings including industrial, inpatient, outpatient, home health, rehab, management, and case review. Serving her profession as a board member has long been a career goal, and she is honored for the opportunity. 

Troy Grubb, PT
Term 5/1/2013- 4/30/2017
Troy L. Grubb PT, DPT, OCS, ATC holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University after receiving his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Louisville. He is a board certified specialist in orthopedics (OCS). He works for the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) where he splits his time among treating patients, directing the KORT Orthopedic Residency program, and providing clinical services and training support. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) and the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). He specializes in manual therapy with a strong emphasis in orthopedics and sports medicine.
Dan Martin, PT
Term 3/31/2016-1/1/2020
Dan Martin, PT, MPT received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1995.  Dan works as the Director of Rehabilitation and Wound Care services at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, a position he has held for the last 16 years.  He is an active member of the KPTA and currently serves on the KPTA Payment and Policy Committee.  He has also been a member of the APTA since 1992.  Dan and his wife, Jennifer, have 3 children: McKenna, Jack and Max.



Linda Pillow, PT
Term 1/14/2015-1/14/2019
Bowling Green
Linda Pillow P.T. is the director of Graves Gilbert Physical Therapy in Bowling Green Ky. She graduated from University of Kentucky in 1977. She has practiced throughout Kentucky in many different settings for 33 years.  She was appointed to the KY Board of Physical Therapy in Jan 2011.  She is married to Don Pillow, a retired Kentucky State Trooper. She has 2 children, a son who is an anesthesiology resident and a daughter who has her masters in art education. She is very honored to be on the KBPT.  Linda is presently on the Madisonville Community College P.T.A Advisory Board.  She is also on the WKU DPT advisory Board.  She is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Kentucky DPT and Bellarmine DPT programs and has been for over 30 years.  She has been a member of KPTA for over 30 years.


 Tina Volz, PT
Term 8/3/2012-8/3/2016

Tina Volz, PT, is a 1978 graduate of the University of Kentucky.  She has worked at Baptist Health Louisville for 34 years both in a clinical and administrative capacity.     She has been an active member of APTA/KPTA since 1977, and currently serves on the Continued Competency Committee for KPTA.   She first served on the KY Board of Physical Therapy from 2002 through 2005 and has been reappointed for another term starting in 2012.  She is now enjoying her semi-retirement and filling her free time with extra rounds of golf.  
Virginia Johnson, Public Member
Term 5/1/2013 - 4/30/2017
Northern Kentucky
​​Virginia Johnson is from the rural part of Kenton County in Northern Kentucky and is the Boards public member.  Our Board consists of six physical therapists and one member to represent the public.  Virginia taught special education in inner city schools for 28 years, retiring in 2001. Since then, she took courses at the University of Cincinnati and earned a Master Gardener certification in 2003 from the Association of Master Gardeners. Virginia volunteers every year at the Cincinnati Flower and Garden Show and is involved with the flower sale at the Greater Cincinnati Civic Garden each May.  She also volunteers in the Surgical Lounge at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood Kentucky.  Virginia is an activist involved in labor environmental and political issues on the local, state and national levels.  Virginia has been married to Jeffery Hampton for 26 years and has two daughters.  



Louis Kelly, Attorney at Law
Louis Kelly was named General Counsel for the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy in July 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and received his J.D. from Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law. His law practice focuses primarily on administrative law, government law, and civil litigation representing numerous clients in both state and federal court. He currently resides in Florence, KY with his wife and two children. In his free time he enjoys playing and teaching percussion.