To promote and encourage continuing communication between the Department of Physical Therapy and its alumni through financial support and planning for alumni events while supporting student and faculty activities.
Tyler Goslinga ’16, PT, DPT
Brent Lofy ’14, PT, DPT
Jamie Lowy ’98, PT, MSPT
Jody Nance ’90, ’03, PT, DPT
Danielle Sartori ’04, ’06, PT, DPT, CSCS
Whitney Davis ’00, ’03, PT, DPT, PCS | Eliza Downs ’10, ’12, PT, DPT | Michelle Rutherford ’11, PT, DPT | Rachel Vegvaizer ’12, PT, DPT
Whitney Davis ’00, ’03, PT, DPT, PCS is currently a clinical instructor of Pacific’s doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program.
What She Loves About Pacific: “I can still tell you about everyone in my class and when I run into a professor in the community or at a professional event, they not only remember me, but who I am.”
Hobbies: Backpacking, skiing, reading and scrapbooking.
Eliza Downs ’10, ’12, PT, DPT is currently a physical therapist at Central Valley Physical Therapy – Lodi.
What She Loves About Pacific: “The beautiful campus and small college feel. The class sizes during my time there really helped me make the most of my class time. I love how friendly the professors are and how I always feel connected and welcomed when I step back on campus. I still have many strong friendships that I developed in undergrad and grad school while at Pacific.”
Why She Gives Back: “As an alumna, I enjoy coming back to campus and seeing what the new equipment and techniques are. It also reinvigorates me to see how excited the students are about physical therapy.”
Hobbies: Hiking and spending time with her energetic puppy.
Tyler Goslinga ’16, PT, DPT is currently a physical therapist at Tokheim- Corbett Physical Therapy.
Why He Gives Back: “To help groom the next generation of physical therapists and stay involved in shaping the program.”
Hobbies: Fishing, playing basketball, spending time with his family.
Why He Gives Back: “It is a great feeling to be able to use my time and talent to give back to the program that allowed me the career I have today.”
Fun Fact: He loves to sing and for over a decade has shared his talent as a vocalist by being a part of the band at his church.
Hobbies: Going to the beach and camping with his family.
Jamie Lowy ’98, PT, MSPT is a physical therapist and clinical preceptor at Blossom Ridge Home Health and Hospice.
Josephine “Jody” Nance ’90, ’03, PT, DPT is an adjunct professor for Pacific’s DPT program.
Why She Loves Pacific: “This fine institution has not only given me my career degree, it has allowed me to continue to be a part of the fantastic physical therapy program.”
Fun Facts: She ran track barefoot for 16 years. She was named the California Racquetball Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2012, as well as the USA Racquetball Coach of the Year in 2008.
Michelle Rutherford ’11, PT, DPT is currently a physical therapist at Pine Street Physical & Occupational Therapy.
Fun Fact: Since graduating, she has worked in three different practice settings: occupational medicine, acute care and outpatient.
Hobbies: Yoga, tap dancing and going on family outings.
What She Loves About Pacific: “It’s more than a university, it’s an institution that I am proud to say I am a part of and will always be a part of. I loved the fact that we spent so much time with our classmates that it felt like we knew each other forever. The program consumed our lives, so it was nice to be surrounded by a new group that was supportive during hard times and fun to celebrate with after passing important exams.”
Why She Gives Back: “It is great to continue the traditions that drew me to Pacific and to give back to the students as a clinical instructor, building future colleagues and our profession.”
Fun Fact: She coaches water polo and is a master water polo player for the Olympic Club of San Francisco.
By Anne Marie H. Bergthold