AOPT Staff


Executive Director:  Terri DeFlorian
Description of duties: Management and development of staff including developing and clarifying all roles, duties, and responsibilities; operations compliance, contracts, ensuring building maintenance, managing tenants, and directing development of objectives, policies, budgets and operating plans for AOPT; financial management; ensuring the AOPT mission is carried out through adherence to bylaws, policies, strategic outputs, and actions of the Board; and supporting AOPT leadership in their professional association relationships.

Employed since: 1988

Hobbies: I enjoy riding and training my horses, working out at Burn Boot Camp, and spending time with my 3-year old grandson.



Assistant Executive Director: Tara Fredrickson

Description of duties: I oversee the Academy's website, responsible for managing the AOPT's offsite educational offerings and Board Meetings, manage the Academy's Special Interest Groups and Committees, and work with the Executive Director on Board-related tasks and initiatives.

Employed since: 1993

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 sons and our dogs, golfing, and relaxing whenever I can!



OPTP & ISC Managing Editor: Sharon Klinski
Description of duties: I am responsible for all stages of production, advertising sales, marketing plans, and author-related interaction for Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice and Independent Study Courses.

Employed since: 1990

Hobbies: I enjoy reading, traveling (especially road trips), and spending time with family.



Bookkeeper: Joyce Brueggemann 
Description of duties: I report financial information to the Board of Directors, create the annual budget, record Independent Study Course sales, and manage accounts payables and receivables. I also help my co-workers with any reporting spreadsheets, as requested.

Employed since: 2020

Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy spending time with my grandkids and riding my motorcycle with my husband. 



Executive Assistant: JoAnn Schultz
Description of duties: Provide administrative support to the Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director assisting with ongoing processes and scheduling of meetings; attending and supporting conference calls and in-person meetings for the Academy’s Board of Directors; providing general office support and maintaining various records and documents for the Academy.

Employed since: 2022

Hobbies: I enjoy creating memories with friends and family, spending time in nature, and being a lifelong student of horsemanship.