If you have any questions or comments about PT-PAC, contact APTA's staff experts. You can reach any of the staff below by phone at 800/999-2782, ext. 8533.
Michael MatlackDirector, Congressional Affairsmichaelmatlack@apta.org
Michael Matlack is the Director of Congressional Affairs in the Government Affairs department of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He oversees APTA's lobbying team, PAC, and grassroots departments. He was employed by APTA on April, 1999.
Prior to joining APTA, he was employed by the National Society of Professional Engineers as their Manager of Congressional Relations for two and half years. There he was in charge of their political action committee, grassroots programs, and lobbying on education and research issues. He also worked at Pearson & Pipkin, Inc, a small consulting firm, the Republican National Committee and interned for former Congressman Richard Pombo (R-CA).
Michael is responsible for all political action at the federal level including APTA’s political action committee, and PT-PAC. In the 2015-2016 election cycle PT-PAC raised more than $1.6 million. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University in 1993. Michael has been married to his wife Cynthia for 21 years and has two children named, Summer and Kayla.
Jennica SimmsSpecialist, Congressional Affairs & Grassrootsjennicasimms@apta.org
Jennica Sims joined APTA in 2017. Before coming to APTA, she worked for the International Wood Products Association as the Manager of Membership Outreach, Operations, and Government Relations Coordinator. Prior to that she worked in numerous staff positions for over 14 political campaigns at the local, state, and federal level in 5 states, was a Constituent Affairs intern for a U.S. Senator, and has extensive experience with building grassroots networks digitally and in-person. She has been trained by the Wellstone Academy in storytelling and grassroots building and was nominated as the New Organizing Institute’s Most Valuable Organizer for her outreach abilities and organization efforts of one of the largest cities in Connecticut. She graduated from Lynchburg College with a joint Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science.
Last Updated: 12/12/2017