Andrea Westman, PT, DPT
Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Andrea Westman received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Gonzaga University in 2006 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2009.  After graduating from PT school, she worked in upstate New York in an outpatient physical therapy practice. She transitioned to working in academia in 2013. She is currently the Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, WA. She initiated a multi-disciplinary collaboration on campus with the occupational therapist assistant, social and human services and funeral services programs on campus. This collaboration just marked its 4th year this past spring!

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Nationally, Community and Technical College health workforce programs produce a wide variety of health professionals who are essential to patient care and team functioning. This Conversation Café will dive into the key role these programs play in the systems of preparing our health professionals. How engaged are our large academic institutions with their local community colleges? What resources are in place to provide support to building the partnerships across the academic community? What models are in place that support IPEC curriculum and program development for community…