JOHN M. TORRENS, Ph.D | Liberty POST, President
Dr. Torrens started his career as a speech-language pathologist and the founder, president, and executive director of InterActive Therapy Group (ITG), a provider of medical and educational rehabilitation services for young children with disabilities throughout New York State and Washington, D.C. He sold ITG in 2008 and stayed on as president in transition until September 2010. He rejoined the company as President of Liberty POST when Liberty Resources purchased the Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse office from ITG. Since then, POST has experienced 300% growth and has expanded services into the Hudson Valley and NYC.
He has co-authored several technical papers and position statements for ASHA in the area of business practices and telepractice; is a contributing author for “Business Matters: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists;” and has contributed a chapter to the textbook Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. He has been invited to speak at state and national professional association meetings on topics such as finance, technology, and strategy. He is a frequent speaker, most recently presenting an invited session at the national convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in New Orleans, titled "Entrepreneurship in Licensed Professions." Previously Torrens served as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and taught business practices to doctoral students in the speech-language pathology program.
Torrens currently holds a faculty position at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management as a Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice where he teaches classes on Ideation and Opportunity Recognition and Business Planning, and he mentors students start-up teams through the Blackstone Launchpad.
- Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy, Minor in Psychology, Keuka College 1997
- Special Interests include:
- Working with low-income and minority families;
- Navigating challenging behaviors, treating the anxious child, exploring sensory processing and implementing unique treatment plans;
- Treating delays in bilateral integration and motor planning;
- Addressing needs of the whole child within the family and community
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