Mira Mariano, PT, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, was re-elected Vice President of the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy at their August board meeting. She is currently serving a second four-year term, appointed to the board by former Governor McAuliffe in 2017 and re-appointed to the board for former Governor Northam in 2021. She served as an alternate delegate to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy in 2020 and 2021. Dr. Mariano has been a faculty member in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program since 1996 and her teaching emphasis includes musculoskeletal, neurological, geriatric evaluation/intervention and the use of standardized patients. Dr Mariano has been designated a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 1999, 2009, and most recently in 2019 through 2029. She has been active in local and state leadership in her professional organizations, serves as the advisor of the ODU Physical Therapy Club, and maintains clinical practice in orthopedics/geriatrics.