July 13, 2009

GOVERNOR BARBOUR REAPPOINTS TWO MISSISSIPPIANS TO PHYSICAL THERAPY BOARD

Governor Haley Barbour has announced the reappointments of Neva Greenwald of Flowood and Marcia Kidder of Senatobia to the State Board of Physical Therapy.

The board examines educational training credentials of applicants, sets standards for continuing competence and makes final licensing decisions on physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

"I appreciate the commitment of Ms. Greenwald and Mrs. Kidder to continue serving on the Board of Physical Therapy," Governor Barbour said. "This is a growing field and their expertise is invaluable in shaping it."

Greenwald has worked as a physical therapist for 33 years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Previously, she was a physical therapist at United Cerebral Palsy Grant Hospital, Duke University and the University of Missouri at Columbia. She is a former president of the Mississippi League of Women Voters and former president of Mississippi Women in Higher Education. She is treasurer of the International Society of Educators in Physiotherapy. She is a graduate Ohio State University and received her master’s degree in public health from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kidder currently works for Mississippi Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. She served as a physical therapist at Morris/Varner Orthopedics, which merged into Mississippi Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. She previously was a director of physical therapy at Methodist Hospitals South. She has served as a board member for Methodist Federal Credit Union and Magnolia Heights School. She graduated from Magnolia Heights School and Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia with an associate’s degree in science. She then received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She and her husband, Bobby, have three children, Mollie, Sidney and Caroline.