Cathy Ellis, PT, was elected to serve a 1-year term as chair of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) board of directors, Washington, beginning on January 1, 2009.

"I look forward to working with CARF to grow their accreditation services and to meaningfully improve the lives of persons served by those in health and human services," Ellis said.

She has served on the CARF board since 2006, and previously served on the CARF board of trustees from 2000 to 2005.

Ellis is director of physical rehabilitation and the clinical director of the spinal cord program at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), Washington. She is also a clinical instructor in health care sciences on the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and serves on the advisory board of the PT program at Marymount University.

Before joining the NRH in 1985, Ellis practiced for 8 years at George Washington University Hospital.

[Source: APTA]