“The Women of Achievement Award is inspiring because it recognizes the amazing women impacting Arizona and the meaningful work we do to shape our community and future.”
Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC, is the co-founder and chief clinical officer of WebPT, the leading software solution for physical, occupational, and speech therapists. As a member of the board and senior management team, Dr. Jannenga advises on the company’s strategic direction, product innovation and internal operations, while also advocating for the rehab therapy profession on an international scale. Since the company’s launch in 2008, Dr. Jannenga has guided WebPT through several milestones, including three funding rounds — an angel round with Canal Partners, a venture capital round with Battery Ventures and a private equity round with Warburg Pincus — five acquisitions and numerous national corporate and industry awards.
Today, WebPT is the fastest-growing physical therapy software in the country, employing more than 600 people and serving more than 90,000 therapy professionals at more than 20,000 clinics. The company also touts nine consecutive appearances on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list and has ranked twice on the Inc. 500 list.
Dr. Jannenga has been recognized as one of Health Data Management’s Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT, was named a Most Admired Leader and, in 2018, was honored as the Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year at the Arizona Technology Council’s Governor’s Celebration of Innovation. She is also a proud member of the YPO Scottsdale Chapter and recognized as an outstanding alumnus of the University of California, Davis.
Prior to co-founding WebPT, Dr. Jannenga practiced as a sports medicine and orthopedic physical therapist for more than 15 years. She quickly advanced into leadership roles that include clinic director of one of the largest sports medicine clinics in the United States. Today, she regularly speaks as a subject-matter expert at regional, national and international technology, entrepreneurship and leadership events, as well as at national and international PT industry and business-focused conferences.
Dr. Jannenga’s latest venture is Rizing Tide, which provides scholarships to students in physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs and physical therapy residents to advance diversity and inclusiveness in the physical therapy workforce and inspire better — and more accessible — patient care.
Dr. Jannenga serves on the boards of numerous organizations: Arizona Science Center, FLINN Foundation, Institute for Private Practice Physical Therapy, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Arizona School for the Arts and Arizona Community Foundation. She also dedicates time to mentorship within WebPT through her employee empowerment group PropelUs, and in the broader community through her work with physical therapy students, entrepreneurs and women in business. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Arizona chapter of Golden Seeds, an early-stage investment firm focusing on women founders and leaders who are creating lasting impact.
Being mother to her 10-year-old daughter, Ava, is Dr. Jannenga’s most cherished role. Having been a college basketball athlete at U.C. Davis, she also remains very active enjoying hot yoga, hiking, mountain biking and world travel.
Organization Name: WebPT
Main Office Address: 625 S. 5th Street, Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: (866) 221-1870