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Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy

About Staff & Board

Board Staff

The Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational is staffed by a Board Executive and a Secretary in the Bureau of Professional Licensure, Iowa Department of Public Health. Legal Services are provided by the Iowa Attorney General's Office.

Contact Information:
Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
FAX (515) 281-3121

Board Members

The Board is made up of three members licensed to practice physical therapy, two members licensed to practice occupational therapy, and two members who are not licensed to practice physical therapy or occupational therapy and who shall represent the general public.

Board Members:

  • serve three-year terms (unless filling an unexpired term),
  • appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate,
  • serve no more than nine years (three full terms).

Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Members

  • Denise Behrends, OT - 2016 (3) Chair
  • Jenifer Furness, OT - 2014 (2) Vice Chair
  • Bradley Earp, PT - 2014 (1)
  • Todd Bradley, PT - 2016 (2)
  • Dr. Erin Hytrek, PT - 2016 (2)
  • Morris Blankespoor - 2014 (1) Public Member
  • Jaclyn Fleming - 2015 (2) Public Member