Board Members

How and Why to Become a Board Member

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Tonia McMillian, Public Board Member, President
Appointed by the Senate Rules Committee
Assumed Office: March 17, 2016
Term Expires: June 1, 2023

Tonia McMillian, of Bellflower, California was first appointed to the California Physical Therapy Board on March 17, 2016 by the Senate Rules Committee. Ms. McMillian has been a professional Child Care Provider for 28 years and is a member in good standing in SEIU Child Care Providers Union (CCPU). Ms. McMillian is also a child care consultant and specialist. She is also the Chair of the Local 99 African American Caucus (AFRAM) and sits on the National Executive Board as AFRAMís National Secretary. Ms. McMillian also serves as the Chair of the Workforce Advisory Committee for the Early Childhood Policy Council

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Dayle C. Armstrong, PhD, PT, MS, DPT, Vice President
Appointed by the Governor
Assumed Office: January 26, 2021
Term Expires: June 1, 2025

Dayle C. Armstrong, of San Dimas, has been a Physical Therapist at the Arcadia Unified School District since 2018 and owner of Armstrong Physical Therapy Practice since 1986. Armstrong is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Medical Sciences Arizona, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Western University of Health Sciences and a Master of Science degree in physical therapy from the University of Southern California.

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Jesus Dominguez, PT, PhD, Licensed Member
Appointed by the Governor
Assumed Office: September 2014
Term Expires: June 1, 2022

Jesus Dominguez, of Santa Clarita, has been an assistant professor of clinical physical therapy and Director of Admissions at the University of Southern California Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy since 2004. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the California Physical Therapy Association. Dominguez earned Doctor of Philosophy in Biokinesiology and Master of Science in Physical Therapy Degrees from the University of Southern California.

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Daniel Drummer, PT, DPT, Professional Member
Appointed by the Governor
Assumed Office: October 2014
Term Expires: June 1, 2022

Daniel Drummer, of San Francisco, has been a physical therapist at the San Francisco General Hospital Department of Rehabilitation since 1995. He was a physical therapist at the Pennsylvania Hospital Department of Rehabilitation from 1994 to 1995. Drummer earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University.

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Katarina V. Eleby, M.A.
Appointed by the Governor
Assumed Office: May 29, 2013
Term Expires: June 1, 2024

Katarina Eleby, of Carson, California was appointed to the California Physical Therapy Board on May 29, 2013. Ms. Eleby has been manager of operations at the African American Board Leadership Institute since 2012. She was a volunteer for Karen Bass for Congress in 2012 and executive co-chair for the International Studies Student Association at California State University, Long Beach in 2011. Ms. Eleby also served as an intern in the Office of California State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass in 2010 and was a sales assistant at Salt and Pepper Sales from 2006 to 2012. This position does not require Senate confirmation.

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Johnathon Ervin, Public Board Member
Appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
Assumed Office: November 16, 2020
Term Expires: June 1, 2023

Johnathon Ervin, of Lancaster, Ca was appointed to the Physical Therapy Board of California by the Speaker of the Assembly.

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Alicia K. Rabena-Amen-PT, DPT, Professional Member
Appointed by the Governor
Assumed Office: February 2014
Term Expires: June 1, 2024

Alicia Rabena-Amen of Stockton, was adjunct faculty at the University of the Pacific from 2014 -2017 and became a full-time faculty member in 2018. She has been employed at Infinity Care Services Inc. since 2011 and was a senior physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento from 1998 to 2021. Rabena-Amen earned a Master of Arts Degree in physical therapy from Mount St. Mary's College in 1997 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017.

How and Why to Become a Board Member

As a physical therapist (PT) have you ever wondered how you can give back to your profession and help shape the future of Physical Therapy? Do you know a non-physical therapist interested in public service, who doesn't know how to begin the process? The PTBC would like you to consider applying to become a member of the Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC).

Board Information: The PTBC is comprised of seven (7) members appointed by the Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, and the Senate Rules Committee.

  • The Governor appoints the four professional members and one public member
  • The Speaker of the Assembly appoints one public member
  • The Senate Rules Committee appoints one public member

Members are appointed to serve a four-year term, plus a one-year grace period. A member cannot exceed two full terms.

Board Status: Currently, there are seven active members.

The Board meets four times per year, plus a strategic planning meeting. There may also be additional committee and task force meetings. Members also conduct business with staff via mail. The meetings themselves are usually 1-2 days.

What does it take to be a great board member? It takes an interest in making a difference, a willingness and commitment to actively participate in the process, a lot of patience, courage to voice your opinion (even when it's unpopular), knowing when to compromise, and ability to see all sides of an issue to form an objective opinion. You also need freedom in your schedule to attend meetings around the state.

So, how does one apply to become a member?

  • Professional members (PT's) can access the application on the Governor's website at www.gov.ca.gov/appointments/, (then select "appointments", "serving in the administration"...then you'll see the on-line application form.) OR, you can call or write the Governor's office, appointment secretary, to indicate your interest.
  • Public members can also apply using the above website, or contact their state Senator or Assemblyman.

Once you've applied, you'll be contacted for an interview, and the final selection will be made. If you have further questions about being a board member, please visit the Department of Consumer Affairs website at https://www.dca.ca.gov/about_us/board_members/index.shtml!