Legislative Committee

This committee actively works on Federal and State Physical Therapy legislative and payment issues.

This committee is actively advocating for the profession and works closely with our lobbyists: Mayforth Group.

Any member is welcome to join this committee.  Please contact us at riapta@libertysquaregroup.com


For current legislative issues, please visit the Advocacy Tab


Meet the committee:

Lobbyist – The Mayforth Group 

 For 20 years, the Mayforth Group has advocated for a diverse set of clients across many sectors at both the state and federal levels of government.  The team of Rick McAuliffe, Jeff Taylor, and Ben Shumate have a wealth of experience in government relations, issue advocacy and economic development. The Mayforth Group focuses extensively on state-level advocacy and has cultivated deep relationships with both the executive branch and the General Assembly. The Mayforth Group is in its 3rd year representing RIAPTA, in which the team has helped RIAPTA develop relationships with key legislators who are now carrying RIAPTA’s legislative priorities forward. The Mayforth Group prides itself on being accessible to its clients, and urges any RIAPTA member to reach out with questions at any time. 


Gregory Doucette, PT, MPT, OCS



Dave Pavao, PT, DPT, OCS

Erin Sayles, PT, DPT

Michelle Collie PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Jen Hurrell, PT, DHSc

Paul Ullucci, PT, DPT

Mary Helene Chaplin, PT




APTA RI PO Box 459
Tolland, CT 06084
(857) 702–9915