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AMPED Selected to Manage APTA Academy of Pediatrics

AMPED Association Management, an accredited full-service association management company with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Metro Washington, DC, has been selected to manage the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Pediatrics.

With a dedicated staff and proven processes, AMPED brings a wealth of professional association experience to APTA Pediatrics. AMPED will provide full management services, including leadership, strategic planning, governance, education, membership development, meeting planning, industry relations, financial management, and communications. AMPED also manages two other APTA Academies: Leadership and Innovation, and Geriatrics.

Christina McCoy, CAE will serve as Executive Director of APTA Pediatrics, overseeing operations of the organization and working directly with the Board of Directors, volunteer leaders and members. McCoy is also the Executive Director of APTA Geriatrics.

"It's clear to see the Academy's impact on the profession of Pediatric Physical Therapy, transforming society by optimizing movement for lifelong meaningful participation of all children,” said McCoy. “I'm honored to serve alongside these passionate leaders committed to this community. Our goal is to work with the board to create a new three-year strategic plan, giving us goalposts our essential initiatives and the opportunity to dream of new ways to support the Academy and profession.”   

APTA Pediatrics President Mary Jane Rapport PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA said, “The Board of APTA Pediatrics is looking forward to our partnership with AMPED as our new Association Management group. Following a long and involved process of interviews and information gathering, AMPED stood out as the company to support the Academy now and into the future. We are excited about AMPED’s experience with other APTA components and the opportunity to have a team of association management professionals to support all our members, including our active volunteers, and our many activities and initiatives.”

APTA Pediatrics is a professional association and specialty component of APTA serving 5,200 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students.

AMPED will assume full-service association management on March 1, 2024.


AMPED Association Management ( is a full-service association management company with offices in Madison, WI and Metro Washington, DC. AMPED uses the knowledge gained from working with multiple organizations to help associations achieve their highest potential. AMPED provides association leadership, strategic planning, meeting planning and management, member communications, financial management, and public relations services to a variety of national and global trade and professional associations.
AMPED is proud of its team of 45 staff, which includes CAE (Certified Association Executive), CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) and FASAE (Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives) designates. Of the more than 500 association management companies worldwide, AMPED is one of only 80 firms that have achieved the prestigious AMC Institute accreditation, demonstrating the highest level of professionalism and responsibility, while consistently meeting and exceeding all industry standards.
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