Dr. Susan K. Lindeblad, PT, PhD, passed away suddenly on May 10, 2018, at the age of 66. Susan was the Managing Director of the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy from 2001 until her retirement in 2015. She came out of retirement in June 2017 to return to her former position, where she remained until her death.
Susan was instrumental in organizing TAICEP’s first annual meeting in Toronto in 2015.
Susan was born January 21, 1952 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Miami (Florida), where she also served as the clinical coordinator for the Department of Physical Therapy.
Sue served as the Managing Director of the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) from 2001-2015 and again from 2017-2018. Under her leadership, FCCPT became a recognized foreign education credentialing agency for all U.S. physical therapy jurisdictions.
Sue’s interests outside of work included her grandchildren, travel, and Island Dolphin Care, a provider of therapeutic, motivational, and educational dolphin-assisted therapy programs for children and veterans.
She was survived by her husband Norman D. Lindeblad, her sister Sandra A. DeRosier, her step-son Jeff Lindeblad, step-daughter Jennifer Chiu, and grandchildren Sara and Maya Lindeblad, Lana Riley, and Damon Chiu. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gladys Kenville.
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