Meet the Board of Directors

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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.


Vice President   

Amanda Packard, PT

Amanda has been the APTA NH Federal Affairs Liaison for 2 years.  She also sits on the APTA NH State Advocacy Committee. She is an Acute Care Physical Therapist with focus in critical care and ICU for 22 years.



Leanna Jason, PT, DPT, GCS  

Leanna graduated from Hofstra University in 2011 with a BA in Music and from Nazareth College in 2014 with her DPT. Leanna has worked in home health and assisted living based outpatient since starting her career, first in Pennsylvania and then here in New Hampshire. Leanna's professional interests lie in geriatrics, and especially cognitive impairment and dementia, which led to her board certification in 2019. Leanna joined the NHAPTA Board of Directors in 2020 to get more involved in the profession and join a group of like-minded physical therapists. Outside of physical therapy, Leanna enjoys being outdoors, hiking, reading, and sometimes dusting off an instrument to put that music degree to good use!   



Tracie Adams, PT, DPT 

Tracie Adams graduated from the University of Indianapolis with an MS in Physical Therapy and recently graduated from The College of St. Scholastica with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. During her 30-year career she has treated patients in 5 states and worked in multiple settings, including acute care, long-term care, outpatient orthopedics, and women’s health. She has been board certified in geriatrics, served as a clinical instructor, and provided various continuing education and training programs for rehabilitation and nursing staff. Her current interests are focused on pelvic health and the treatment of chronic pain. She was motivated to increase her involvement in the NH APTA after taking a Health Policy course and looks forward to representing NH physical therapists and advocating for the physical therapy profession. Her personal interests revolve around spending time with her family and friends, playing golf, and hiking.  


 Chief Delegate 

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. 


 Directors at Large 


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

 Dr. Patricia Larkin-Upton, PT, DPT, MS, CWS, CEEAA, CCI graduated with Master's Degrees in Science and Physical Therapy in June 1989 from Springfield College and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy with Distinction from Arcadia University in January 2012.  She earned her board specialization in wound management (CWS) from ABWM in 2009. She earned her Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults from the APTA in September 2015.  Patty has worked for Genesis Rehab Services for the past 21 years in mulitple roles, currently serving as a Clinical Director supporting clinical and regulatory practice nationally for the company. Prior to this Dr. Larkin-Upton worked over 10 years in acute care, home care, and acute rehab  specializing in  neurological, cardiopulmonary, and orthopedic practice.  Dr. Larkin-Upton has developed and presented courses nationally on skin and wounds, dementia, oncology, pain management, biophysical agent modalities, and telehealth. She currently serves on the APTA- NH Board of Directors as Treasurer, the APTA WMSIG as Vice Chair, and is a member of the NH Falls Task Force.  Patty is very passionate about clinical excellence, patient advocacy, life long learning, and emphasizes the importance of the Interdisciplinary model in all patient care. 


Mark Mailloux, PT, MBABoard 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. 


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.  


Christopher Reilly, PTA 

Greetings NH PT and PTAs! My name is Chris Reilly, PTA. I am the APTA NH PTA caucus representative and APTA NH Director. I am a graduate of River Valley Community College and have been a PTA for 5 years. I work at a skilled nursing facility in Whitefield, NH in the White Mountain Region. I am passionate about geriatric, neurologic, and sports PT. I have served on the board for 2 years and enjoy being on the professional development committee. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, chess, and side planks.  


Heather Hessler




Nominating Committee






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