Muriet Bowser
July 27, 2020
The Honorable Phil Mendelson
Council of the District of Columbia
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20004
Dear Chairman Mendelson:
In accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-
142; D.C. Official Code 1-523.01), and pursuant to section 209 of the District of Columbia Health
Occupations Revision Act of 1985, effective March 25, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-99; D.C. Official Code
3+1202.09), which established the Board of Physical Therapy (Board), ! am pleased to nominate the
following person:
Ms. Bernardine Evans
Poplar Lane NW
Washington, DC 20012
(Ward 4)
for reappointment as a physical therapist licensed in the District member of the Board of Physical
Therapy, for a term to end April 16, 2023.
Enclosed, you will find biographical information detailing the experience of the above-mentioned
nominee, together with a proposed resolution to assist the Council during the confirmation process.
I would appreciate the Council's earliest considerationofthis nomination for confirmation. Please do
not hesitate to contact me, or Steven Walker, Director, Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments,
should the Council require additional information.
hairman Phil Mendelson
at the request of the Mayor
To confirm the reappointment of Ms. Bernardine Evans to the Board of Physical Therapy.
17 resolution may be cited as the Board of Physical Therapy Bernardine Evans Confirmation
18 Resolution of 2020.
20 Sec. 2. The Councilofthe District of Columbia confirms the reappointment of:
22 Ms. Bemardine Evans
23 Poplar Lane NW
24 Washington, DC 20012
25 (Ward 4)
27 as a physical therapist licensed in the District memberofthe Board of Physical Therapy,
28 pursuant to section 209 of the District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985,
23 effective March 25, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-99; D.C. Official Code 3-1202.09), for a term to end
30 April 16, 2023.
31 Sec. 3. The Councilofthe District of Columbia shall transmit a copyof this resolution,
32 upon its adoption, to the nominee and to the Office ofthe Mayor.
33 Sec. 4, This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Executive Officeof the Mayor - OfficeofTalent and Appointments
John A. Wilson Building | 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20004
Bernardine Evans
Dr. Evans, PT, DPT, GCS is the Physical Therapy
Program Director at the Howard University College of
Nursing and Allied Health Sciences and a memberofthe
BoardofPhysical Therapy
Dr. Evans is involved in instructing graduate physical
therapy students, occupational therapy students, and
undergraduate radiation therapy students in pathology.
Other courses she teaches include Intro to Neuro,
Advanced Neuro, and Principles of Therapeutic Exercise.
She was previously the Director of Restorative and
Rehabilitative Services at Asbury Methodist Village in
Gaithersburg, Maryland where she was responsible for
the operation of a 2,000 resident continuing care
retirement community. She currently provides physical
therapy at Carroll Manor Nursing Home and Providence
Hospital and serves on the editorial review boards for
Orthopedic Research and Physiotherapy. Dr. Evans is a
member of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the Geriatric Society of
Washington DC.
A Ward4 resident, Dr. Evans received Associate of Arts in General Studies and a Bachelor of
Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and a post-
professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Utica College ofSyracuse University.
Bernardine Spaulding Evans, PT, DPT, GCS
Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy
Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, NY
Post professional Doctorateof Physical Therapy 2010 -2012
Northern Alabama University, Florence, AL, 1987- 1988
School of Business
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD 1984-1986
Bachelors of Science, Physical Therapy.
Howard University, Washington D.C. 1983- 1984
Pre-physical therapy major,
Prince Georges Community College , Lanham, MD. 1981-1982
Associates in Arts, General studies, minor psychology
Licensure/Certification Information
APTA Geriatric Certification Specialist March 8, 2014
Physical Therapist
Maryland (16942), 1990-2010
District of Columbia (2200), 1989-1999
District of Columbia (871083) 2009 - present
Alabama(1119) 1986-1990
Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
Physical Therapy Program Director August 15", 2016 to present
Howard University - Department of Allied Health Division of Physical Therapy
Clinical Assistant Professor January 7, 2013 to May 2016
Providence Hospital Department of Physical Therapy
Per Diem Acute Care PT March 2015 to present
Providence Hospital Carroll Manor Nursing Facility Sept 2010 - March 2015
Per Diem staff PT
Maryland Visiting Nurses Association 2009 - 2010
Part time staff Home Health PT
Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Md. 2006 - 2010
Adjunct Professor PTA Program
Americare Home Health, Fort Washington, Md, 2004 - 2006
Staff PT
Asbury Methodist Village/Flaggstaff Rehab Gaithersburg, Md
Director of Rehabilitation and Restorative Services 2000 - 2003
RehabWorks MD, DC
Senior Physical Therapist 2002-2003
Band R HealthServices Laurel, Md.
Facility Supervisor 1998 - 2002
Mariner Rehabilitation Laurel, Md.
Senior PT 1996-1998
Independant Contractor - 1994 - 1996
provided staff PT, directoral PT services for multiple facilities including Johns Hopkins Outpatient
PT, Dundalk, Md., Manor Care Silver Spring and Laurel, Jewish Home, Rockville;Multiple POPs in
Rockville, Md.
Adventist Home Health Services varying locations in MD and DC
Staff PT 1992 - 1996
Maryland Orthopedics - Laurel, Md.
Staff PT 1992 -1996
Howard University Hospital - Washington DC
Work Hardening Specialist 1989 1991
Tri- county Home Health Agency - AL. 1987 - 1989
Humana Hospital - Florence, AL
Staff PT 1986 ~ 1989
Memberships (bothcurrent andpast)
DCPTA Chairofthe Participation committee
Academy of Geriatric Specialist
SANAA Board Member National MuseumofAfrican Art
Executive Committee member Jack and Jill ofAmerica DC Chapter
Geriatric Society of Washington
American Physical Therapy Association; Neurology Section and Geriatric Section
Foundation for Physical Therapy
Docent and presenter National Museum of Health and Medicine
AKA Sorority - IGO Chapter
American Red Cross Volunteer
Girl Scout Product Sales Manager NW DC
Democratic National Committee
Shepherd Park Citizens Association
Advisory Positions
Wound Care management consultant
Bay State Medical and Hill-Rom 1994 -1999
Orthopedic Clinic rehabilitative consultant ~
Wilson Healthcare Center, Asbury Methodist Village 2000-2003
Prosthetic/Orthotic clinic
Humana Hospital 1986-88
Ergonomics/ Employee Education
Howard University Hospital, Washington DC.
Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Lisner-Louise Home, Washington DC
Honors and Awards
Service Award (10 years) National Museum of Health and Medicine
Service Award (5 years), Providence Hospital
Part Time Faculty Service Award, Montgomery College
Service Award American Red Cross,
Service Awards Girl Scouts Council of the Nations Capital (GSCNC)
Chairmanship award Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendents Association ( BESDA)
Outstanding Process Action Team, Asbury Corporation
Epsilon Sigma Tau Allied Health Honor Society committee Howard University 2016 and 2017
Reader of names for the DepartmentofPhysical Therapy Doctoral Candidates White Coat ceremony
and Graduation Ceremony 2016 and 2017
MC Graduation Ceremony College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences 2016 and 2017
ChairofCollege of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Sesquicentennial Anniversary Awards Soiree
Chair Participation committee DCPTA (DC chapterofthe American Physical Therapy Association)
Governmentofthe District of Columbia Office on Aging: Falls Free Coalition 2015 present
Student Affairs Committee CollegeofNursing and Allied Health Sciences Howard University
Graduation Clearance Committee College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences 2015 to present
Journal of Orthopedic Research and Physiotherapy Herald Scholarly Open Access Editorial Board ~
2015 present
Grievance Committee College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Howard University
Research Interest:
Prevention and Wellness in the Geriatric population
Health Related Disparities in the African American community
Health Related Disparities in Centenarian populations
Howard University DPTprogram 2012-present
Fall Semester
PHTH 706 Principles of Pathology
PHTH 745/776 Wellness Practice
PHTH 562 Intro to Neuromuscular system
Spring semester
OTTH PrinciplesofDisease Occupational Therapy program
RTTH Pathophysiology Radiation Therapy program
PHTH 713-01 - Therapeutic Exercise
PHTH 572. Advanced Neuromuscular
PHTH 754. - Integrative clinical seminars Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility
PHTH 709 - Special Topics Advanced Geriatrics Module
PHTH771 Capstone Project
Past Teaching Responsibilities;
Montgomery College, PTA Program 2005 2010
Fall Semester
PT201 Medical Recording for the PTA 2006 2010
Spring Semester
PT 211 Therapeutic Procedures III 2010-2010
PT 213 Therapeutic Procedures IV 2005 2010
Utica CollegeofSyracuse University DPTprogram
PHT 713 Prevention and Wellness (TA) March/April 2012
Presentations/Speaking Engagements:
Falls Prevention March 2017
The Injured Brain March 2017
Teddy Bear Clinic September 2016
Falls Awareness Day DC Senior centers September 22, 2016
Brain Moves: March 2016
Health Fair: Cardiovascular Disease Zion Baptist Church November 2015
Falls Prevention Program Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center September 23, 2015
In honor of National Falls Prevention Day
Fitness Programs for children 8 and under
Teddy Bear Clinic: National Museum of Health and Medicine September 19, 2015
Brain Moves: Understanding normal and abnormal patterns of movement
Brain Awareness Week: National Museum of Health and Medicine
March 17, 2015
Interdisciplinary approach to Physical Therapy in the Geriatric Population
Howard University School of Social Work ~ Multidisciplinary Center
September 2014
Preventative Health in the Older African American Male June 2014
John Edgar Howard Senior Center
Fitness programs for children 8 and under
Teddy Bear Clinic: National Museum of Health and Medicine September 13, 2014
Heath Fair: Outcomes measures for wellness across the lifespan
Zion Baptist Church: Health fair November 2014
Ongoing Research: