Meet the Board of Directors

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Mark Mailloux, PT, MBA
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist 


A career-long APTA member, Mark currently serves as the President of the New Hampshire Chapter of APTA.  He graduated from the University of Lowell with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and from Regis University with an MBA in Healthcare Management.  He has been a clinician for 30 years with most of those years spent at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, NH where he is currently the Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services.  He is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, holding that designation since 2002.  The clinical focus of Mark’s practice is with patients who have various orthopedic musculoskeletal dysfunctions.  Additionally he has a particular interest in treating patients with vestibular disorders since completing a vestibular rehabilitation competency-based certification course in 1998.  He is inspired by the many dedicated and talented therapists he has met around the state and believes it is a privilege to advocate and serve in this role.



Vice President   


Deirdre “Dee” Daley, PT, DPT

Dee currently serves as the NHAPTA Vice President, finding leadership and commitment to APTA as enriching in that role as others she has served in NH and NC ranging from District Chair and Delegate to Chapter President.  She has also been active in the Occupational Health Special Interest Group of the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy, serving as Education Chair and Vice President.  Although her early career focused on orthopedics and outpatient physical therapy/work rehabilitation, she transitioned to full time practice in the area of occupational health, injury prevention and management about 15 years ago.  After starting in an onsite implementation and continuing education faculty role, she now works on developing professional development programs and occupational health solutions that integrate the delivery of onsite physical and occupational therapist services and employer client needs.  She has also worked in a military hospital outpatient department.   Dee graduated with a BS and DPT in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac and UNC-Chapel Hill and a MS in Health Professions Education from NC State University. 



Patricia Larkin-Upton, PT, DPT, MS, CWS



Sheila Blase, PT, DPT, OCS 
Sheila has served in many positions for NHAPTA including nominating committee, director, chief delegate and president and is now serving as secretary. She completed her BS in PT at Lowell University in Lowell, MA and her DPT in 2010 at Regis University, Denver, Colorado. Currently she is an orthopedic clinical specialist and a certified clinical instructor. Working for Elliot Hospital at an out-patient site in Milford NH within Hampshire Hills Sports and Fitness club. She has worked with  multiple students and teaches for Elliot Hospital’s residency program. Sheila Blase lives in Milford, NH. 


 Chief Delegate


  Ami Faria, PT, DPT  

Ami Faria PT, DPT received her BS in PT from UNE and her DPT from MGHIHP.   Ami has practiced in the acute care, home health, adult day health, outpatient and long term/skilled nursing care settings.  She has been with Genesis for 14 years and in her current role as Director of Reimbursement for 3 years.  Her passion is Federal Advocacy and she currently serves as the Federal Affairs Liaison for NHAPTA. Ami is also the Chief Delegate for the NHAPTA for the past 3 years and looks forward to continuing in this role as well.  As Chief Delegate, Ami has enjoyed engaging in year round governance with the APTA and gaining more experience within the organization at a national level. Ami is passionate about APTA’s national campaign #ChoosePT and bringing education to consumers and practitioners about the role that PT can play in acute and chronic pain care.  Ami is married and is a mom of 2 beautiful kids, Aaron and Amelia.

 Directors at Large 

Stephanie Budroe, PT,
Stephanie graduated from Northeastern University in 1990 and became a board certified orthopedic specialist in 2003. She has spent the past 26 years (of her 28 in practice), working for Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH). Her clinical experience as been dedicated to outpatient orthopedics, with a focus on spine/shoulder/hip pathologies as well as vestibular rehabilitation. She continues to develop her skill set with a more recent committment to the treatment and prevention prevention of fracture secondary to low bone mass and osteoporosis. Additionally, she has been the Clinical Coordinator for physical therapy students at PRH for well over 15 years. Her newest position is a New Hampshire Chapter APTA board member since January 2018. She looks forward to further supporting this chapter and the profession of physical therapy

Derek Eastman, PT, DPT, OCS 

Derek Eastman received his MPT from Notre Dame College in 2000, in the first graduating PT class from the school.  He proudly served as the student liason at the time for the curriculum development of that program, and now serves in a similar role for the new PT program at Plymouth State University.  This term on the NHAPTA is his second time serving on this board, as he served several years as a board member early in his career with his last position being Vice President, but chose to take a break when his children were young.  He is board certified in Orthopaedics.  He lives and works in the North Country, is presently the Rehab Director at Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook NH while living with his wife and two girls in Gorham NH.  His practice passion is rooted in manual treatment of the spine and he is certified in Dry Needling.  He has chosen to get involved in the NHAPTA again to be a voice for the North Country and set an example of involvement for young therapists just entering the profession. 


Eydie Kendall, PT, PhD, PCS 

Eydie Kendall received her BS in PT in 1989, from California State University, Long Beach.  Most of her career has been in Oregon and Idaho.  She also holds a MS in Zoology (Developmental Neuromuscular Physiology) and a PhD in Education.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatrics and an Advanced Clinical Educator.  She is also certified in Hippotherapy (level I) and is a Certified Adapted Physical Educator.  She currently is a member of the faculty of the DPT Program at Plymouth State University with a research interest in curriculum design and experiential learning.  Her clinical focus is childhood wellness and movement facilitation.  She looks forward to working with you and getting to know some of you via the chapter journal club.


Kelley Thibault, PT 

Kelley Thibault graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Exercise Physiology in 1991 and went on to Boston University receiving her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1993.  She began working at Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s outpatient department in October 1993 and has been there for 25 years.  She obtained her Neurologic Clinical Specialist Certification in 2004 and worked for many years treating primarily neurologic clients in an outpatient practice.  In the past 6-8 years she has specialized in treating both women, men and pediatric pelvic health.  She has begun working as a teaching assistant at several Herman and Wallace pelvic health courses and continues to advance her knowledge in the treatment of pelvic dysfunctions.  She has been a member of the New Hampshire APTA board since January 2019 and looks forward to advancing the profession of physical therapy in New Hampshire and nationally.


Willow Henry, PT, DPT 

Willow Henry has over 20 years of patient care experience with a focus in geriatrics in skilled nursing, home care, and specialized outpatient settings. Willow received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Vermont in 1996 and her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University in 2012.  Willow became an American Board of Wound Management Certified Wound Specialist in 2008, with recent recertification in 2018.  She also became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2016.  Willow is an assistant professor at Franklin Pierce University and teaches content related to wound care and edema management, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, complex medical and multisystem patient care, physical agent modalities, and documentation.  Willow enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.


PTA Caucus Representative

Christopher Reilly, PTA


I have been a physical therapist assistant for 3 years. I graduated from River Valley Community College in 2015. I also have a bachelors degree in physical education. I have worked at The Morrison Nursing Home and Rehab center for 3 years, in Whitefield, N.H. I am interested in geriatrics, sports PT, and neurology. I am a section member of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. I am eager to serve the PTAs of N.H.





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