Dr. Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA is President and CEO of the
Sheltering Arms Corporation and Hospitals.

Dr. Jewell has been a physical therapist for 33 years, having practiced in acute hospital, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, outpatient and community health settings in Richmond, VA. She also held an appointment for 11 years as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Additional adjunct teaching affiliations include the Doctor of Physical Therapy programs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Vermont, Arcadia University and Mary Baldwin University. Prior to joining Sheltering Arms, she focused her efforts on rehabilitation technology as a consultant and then as Director of Clinical Practice, Outcomes and Education at WebPT (Phoenix, AZ).

Dr. Jewell completed her BA at Williams College (1984), her MSPT at Boston University (1988) and her transitional DPT at VCU (2008). She obtained her PhD in health services research and organization also from VCU (2003). She has published multiple peer‐reviewed articles and is author of Guide to Evidence‐Based Physical Therapist Practice, 4th edition (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2017). Currently she is managing editor of the Physical Therapy Journal of Policy, Administration and Leadership.

Dr. Jewell served for 12 years on the Sheltering Arms Corporation and Hospitals board of directors, chairing the board for two and half of those years. She also previously served on the boards of directors of the PCPI Foundation (Chicago, IL), the American Physical Therapy
Association (Alexandria, VA) and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Chicago, IL).

She resides in the City of Richmond with her husband of 30 years, Capt. Darl (“Deuce”) W. Jewell, Jr. He is a retired 41‐year veteran of the Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency