The Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) established this Committee in 2020, formerly the Education Committee, to provide expertise and make recommendations to management and the Committee of Management (“COM”) in respect to professional practice. The Professional Practice Committee (PPC) is a committee of the AHTA COM.

The Professional Practice Committee (PPC) supports the advancement of hand therapy by promoting best practice and quality education to meet the needs of and maintain a standard of learning for the membership. To advance professional practice in hand therapy through best practice: in education, research and accreditation.

The current members of the PPC are:

  • Helena Hayes - Committee Chair and Education Officer 
  • Michele Chim - Deputy Education Officer
  • Andrea Bialocerkowski - Credentialing Council Liaison
  • Sally Colwell - Course Development Coordinator
  • Shanna Mahomed - Course Elective Coordinator
  • Anna Wishink - Course Elective Assistant
  • Stacey Cross - Course Accreditation Coordinator
  • Rachel McDuff - Course Accreditation Assistant
  • Nicole Odewahn - Course Presenter and Participant Liaison Coordinator 
  • Jade Webb - Digital Education Coordinator
  • Anna Munro - Course Exam Review
  • Keri Torney - Staff

To contact the Chair of the commitee, please email Helena at education@ahta.com.au