The Global Women's Health Initiative was formed by caring thought leaders in the world of physical therapy and message media.

The idea formed because of a desire to cause systemic change in women's health. By understanding these urgent health issues, physical therapy education and programs can make a transformative difference in the lives of women in need. 

We have formed this exciting new partnership to bring together the top creative storytelling professionals who are going to shine a light on the heartfelt stories of how innovative world-class physical therapists and their innovative programs are causing systemic change by improving the health of women, which makes for flourishing communities.

Founders

REBECCA G. STEPHENSON

PT, DPT, MS, CLT, WCS

Rebecca is a board certified women’s health physical therapy and Coordinator Women’s Health Physical Therapy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She teaches nationally and internationally on topics of women’s health physical therapy and specializes in obstetrics and pelvic floor disorders. 

 

SUSAN C. CLINTON

PT, DSCPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Susan is a dual board certified specialist in women’s health and orthopedic physical therapy.  She specializes in pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunctions and sports injuries and post-surgical diagnoses. She is an international instructor of post professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy. 

theresa monaco spitznagle

PT, DPT, MHS, WCS

Tracy is an Associate Professor and women’s health Residency Coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She lectures nationally and internationally on women’s health physical therapy. She is a board member of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and the World Wide Fistula Fund.

Terry L. Benedict

Founder/CEO, Shae Foundation

Terry's a veteran filmmaker who's currently a producer on the Mel Gibson movie, "Hacksaw Ridge." He's also sponsored message media films about Human Trafficking in Nepal and the plight of Native American children getting an education.

An honors graduate of Pepperdine University, Terry is often found on the speaking circuit. His passion to inspire students to be accountable for the art and media they produce led him to form the Shae organization. He continues working as a filmmaker, mentor, and loves exploring the world with his family.