The Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee

Meet the Executive Board of the Sustainability Committee, current DPT Students at Emory University.

Eric Holshouser, SPT, PE


Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Class Year: 2021

Eric is a graduate of the University of Florida where he earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in civil engineering in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Before pursuing a career in physical therapy, he earned his professional engineering license in the state of Florida, and has over 4 years of industry experience in civil design and construction of large-scale Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects. Eric comes to Emory eager to find creative movement-based solutions to prevent the growing number of chronic disabilities in our country. His interests include orthopedic physical therapy, population health, optimal aging, entrepreneurship and exploring how the built and natural environment can enhance human movement. He joined the sustainability committee because he believes a sustainable, movement-based culture is essential for high quality healthcare, and that the industry can only be as healthy as the social, economic and environmental systems that support it.


During his free time, Eric enjoys playing basketball, running, all types of comedy, spending quality time with friends and family and cheering on his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars.

Shaun Resseguie, SPT

Vice President

Hometown: Corvallis, OR

Class Year: 2020

Shaun graduated from University of Oregon in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology and a minor in chemistry. His undergraduate research at the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic focused primarily on the kinematics of dynamic balance control in below knee amputees with use of a powered prosthetic foot. After graduating from Emory University, he plans to integrate affordable technology into his clinical practice and increase patient accessibility. He is interested in orthopedic injuries and rehabilitation for amateur athletes and weekend warriors.


Shaun joined the sustainability committee for his belief in the importance of a sustainable lifestyle. Sustainability at its core is to reduce the use of Earth’s natural resources, which is intimately linked to individual wellness. A healthier lifestyle will reduce the healthcare cost for both individuals and the population as a whole, thus leading to less waste. Shaun’s mission is to promote healthier alternatives from diet to leisure activities.

Katie Shelnitz, SPT


Hometown: Orange, CT

Class Year: 2020

Katie graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2016 where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with minors in Neuroscience and Physiology & Neurobiology. Within the physical therapy realm, Katie is interested in pediatric and neurorehabilitation physical therapy, but her interests extend to include Disney, videography, hiking, music, and spending time with family and friends. 


Katie became interested in sustainability during her undergraduate schooling, and she was excited to join the sustainability movement the Emory DPT program is pursuing. She strives to promote understanding and engagement of sustainable practices for the environment and for an individual’s mental & physical health during individuals’ everyday lives and within the healthcare community. She hopes that this in turn will enhance people’s sustainable practices to improve individuals’ quality of life, management of environmental resources, and healthcare practice and outcomes.

Annie graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2016 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. She is interested in orthopedic and inpatient rehabilitation physical therapy. Her interests include hiking, music, and eating organic, locally-sourced hamburgers. In high school, she made many efforts to impact her community's environment that included writing multiple songs about recycling. 

Annie Goldman, SPT


Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Class Year: 2020

Robert Kennedy grew up in the Atlanta area graduating from Kennesaw State University in 2016 with a bachelors in Exercise Science. After graduating he began working on restaurant teams behind the bar in Atlanta and New York. He implemented zero-waste systems collaborating between front-of-house and back-of-house staff to create unique sustainable dishes and cocktails with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Upon entering PT school he joined the Sustainability Club with interest in the relationship between fitness and nutrition with mental health and clinical burnout.”

Robert Kennedy, SPT

Deputy President

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Class Year: 2021

Avie graduated from the University of Alabama in 2018 with a Bachelor of Education in exercise science and a minor in nutrition. Within the realm of physical therapy, Avie is interested in acute care. Specifically, she wants to work with trauma patients. 


Sustainability is important to Avie because she believes everyone can play a small part. She is here to encourage people to enjoy the world around them while simultaneously treating it with respect. 

Avie Churchwell, SPT

Deputy Vice President

Hometown: Geneva, IL

Class Year: 2021

Contact & Location

Division of Physical Therapy

1492 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30322