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Catherine Elizabeth Roy

Catherine Elizabeth Roy, American physical therapist.


Roy, Catherine Elizabeth was born on January 16, 1948 in Tucson. Daughter of Francis Albert and Dorothy Orme (Thomas) Roy.


Bachelor in Social Science magna cum laude, San Diego State University, 1980;Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 1984.


Staff therapist, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, 1984-1989;chairperson patient and family education committee, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, 1986-1987;chairperson sex education and counselling committee, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, 1987-1989;chairperson advisory board for physical therapy, assistant for education program, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, 1987-1989;manager rehabilitation physical therapy, San Diego Rehabilitation Institute, Alvarado Hospital, 1989-1991;director therapeutic services, VA Medical Center, San Diego, 1991-1997;president, Roy Therapy Associations, since 1997. Lecturer patient education, family education, peer education. Member curriculum review committee University of Southern California Physical Therapy Department, 1982.

Board directors Center for Education inHealth. Writer, reviewer licensure examination items for physical therapy Professional Examination Services.


Tennis coach at clinics Rancho Penasquitos Swim and Tennis Club, San Diego, 1980-1981. Active Political Activities Network, 1985. Counselor Equal Employment Opportunity, 1992-1996, investigator, 1996-1997.

Member American Physical Therapy Association (research presenter national conference 1985, delegate national conference 1986-1994, representative state conference 1987-1989, 92-94, Mary McMillan student award 1984, member executive board San Diego district 1985-1988, 92-94), American Association of University Women, National Association of Female Executives, American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Chi Omega.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, reading, piano, travel, puzzles.


Married Richard M. Johnson, August 31, 1968 (divorced 1978). Children: Kimberly Anne, Troy Michael.