Independent Therapy Providers Association
A Trade Association Supporting Therapists in Private Practice

About Us


ITPA was founded as a professional association for speech, occupational, and physical therapists in private practice.

Created in response to a void among associations representing therapists within this industry, the ITPA offers a singular voice for therapists in private practice who provide services and operate therapy clinics and general rehabilitation facilities in Texas.

Therapists in private practice who once found themselves alone when it came to licensure, reimbursement and other legal and legislative issues facing this industry, now have a network to ensure their support.


ITPA bridges the gap between the independent provider in private practice and other types of therapy businesses or provider types.

ITPA advocates for small business therapy practices, providing legal counsel when needed, and upholding the highest ethical standards for our profession.

ITPA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

ITPA Members

  • Meet annually and receive ITPA updates via email / mail
  • Participate in private ITPA online discussion forums
  • Network with other practice owners at ITPA events

Membership is available to both individual and multi-therapist business owners. Members can designate employees to represent them, such as office managers.

ITPA Administration

The business of the ITPA is administered by an executive board and administrative assistant to the board who meet regularly, along with legal and professional service providers as needed.

ITPA Executive Board


Lisa Famiglietti (Austin)
Central Texas Speech Pathology Services, Inc


Downie Mathis (Richardson)
A Therapy Connection

ITPA Administrative Assistant to Board

Donetta Nagle (Austin)

ITPA General Counsel to Board

Cory Macdonald (Austin)

Interim Board Member

Erin Bernett

To contact members of the ITPA board, visit the Contact Page.