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Patrice Winter, PT, DPT, MHA, FAAOMPT

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Dr. Winter is an assistant professor at George Mason University in the Department of Global and Community Health where she teaches curriculum related to community health, healthy living and aging well. She is Coordinator for the Masters of Public Health Practicum and Undergraduate Internship programs placing students regionally as well as internationally. Dr. Winter is affiliate faculty with the Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability at George Mason. She was the Life Planning/Eldercare Coordinator at Mason from 2007-2014. She continues to be actively involved in health promotion programs across the university. Patrice is a practicing physical therapist with over 40 years of experience. She was a spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association for nearly 20 years and is currently a frequently requested member of Mason Speakers. The summer of 2016 Patrice was appointed to the Human Services Council of Fairfax County where she is chair of the Innovation Committee.

University Service

  • George Mason University College of Health & Human Services, Advisory Board Chair, 2006-2008
  • GMU Health Commission, Provost. Board – 2005

Community Service

  • Appointed to Fairfax County Human Services Council to represent the Braddock District. May 2016-present
  • City of Fairfax Band Association Board of Directors 2009-2015
  • St. Leo the Great Catholic Church Eucharistic Minister 2009-2014, Lector 1991-present, co-chair of the 2015 Capital Campaign
  • Appointed by City Council to the Committee to review the City Charter 2013
  • Ran unsuccessfully for Delegate of the 37th Virginia district election Nov 2013
  • Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Board of Directors 2008-2010
  • Elected Councilmember, City of Fairfax, Virginia, 2002-2004; 2004-2006, 2006-2008
  • Council of Governments: Air Quality and Transportation Planning Boards, Washington DC, 2002-2008


tDPT, Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University (2012)

MS, Health Systems Management/Executive Management, George Mason University (2010)

MS, Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Institute of Graduate Health Science (1982)

BS, Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia (1976)

Honors & Awards

Scott Sullivan Leadership Award, 2002, Virginia Physical Therapy Association

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist
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