Member Bios

Brief Bio Highlighting Leadership and Professional Engagement

Please summarize your professional accomplishments using a bulleted format under the following headings. The total word count should be 300 words or less. See the section titled Member Bios for examples. If accepted into the Society, this bio will be included in online and print media about O.T. Leaders & Legacies Society Members.

Member Bios

Rebecca Austill-Clausen, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Susan Bachner, MA, OTR, FAOTA, SCEM, CAPS, CEAC

Minakshi Bapat, MS, OTR/L, C/NDT 

Karen Frank Barney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA 

Esther Bell, MA,  OTR, FAOTA; view Esther's oral history interview here

Teresa L. Black, OTA, ROH; view Teri's oral history interview here

Adele Breen-Franklin, OTD, JD, OTR/L

Elizabeth Cara, PhD, OTR/L

Joanne C. Cassidy, OTD, MEd, OTR/L, FAOTA

Ann Chapleau, DHS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Charles Christiansen, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA; view Charles' oral history interview here

Kendra Cooper, OTR/L

Jeffrey L. Crabtree, OTD, MS, FAOTA

Jeanenne Dallas, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Janet DeLany, PhD, FAOTA; view Janet's oral history interview here

Denise K. Donica, DHSc, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA

Kathryn Melin Eberhardt, MAEd, COTA/L, ROH; view Kathryn's oral history interview here

Kate Eglseder, ScD, OTR/L, CLT

Sharon J. Elliott, DHS, GCG, OTR/L, FAOTA

Janet Falk-Kessler, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA; view Janet's oral history interview here

Rita Fleming-Castaldy, OTR, PhD, FAOTA

Gloria Frolek Clark, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA 

Paul Fontana, OTR, FAOTA

Thomas Fisher, PhD, OT, CCM, FAOTA; view Thom's oral history interview here

Susan L. Garber, M.A., O.T.R., F.A.O.T.A., F.A.C.R.M.; view Susan's oral history interview here

Bryan Gee, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Lesley Geyer, M.A., OTR/L

Yolanda Griffiths, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA; view Yolanda's oral history interview here

Kristine Haertl, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Cindy Hahn, MA, MOT, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, CBIS

Razan Hamed, PhD, OTR/L

Flo Hannes, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Lynne Hollaway, MS, OTR/L

Beverly Horowitz, PhD, LMSW, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA

Jackie Hurt, M.A., B.S., COTA/L. 

Satoru Izutsu, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

André Johnson, COTA/L, BHS; view André's oral history interview here

Robin A. Jones, MPA, COTA/L, ROH; view Robin's oral history interview here

Judith (Judy) Parker Kent, OTD, EdS, MS/OTR/L, FAOTA

Ellen L. Kolodner, MSS, OTR, FAOTA; view Ellen's oral history interview here

Heather Kuhaneck, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Lisa Kurtz, M.Ed., OTR/L, FAOTA

Lela A. Williams Llorens, Ph.D., OTR/RET., FAOTA, Professor Emerita

Amy J. Mahle, MHA, COTA/L, ROH

Linda Roseman Miron, COTA/L

Rivka Molinsky, PhD, ADAC, OTR/L

Sheri Montgomery, EdD, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Patricia Nagaishi, PhD, MA, OTR/L

Susan Orloff, OTR/L, FAOTA

Vikram Pagpatan, OTR/L, ATP, CLA, BCP

Lori Patria, MS, OTR/L

Michael Pizzi, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; view Michael's oral history interview here

Chrisine Raber, PhD, OTR/L

Kathlyn Reed, PhD, OTR, MLIS, FAOTA; view Kitty's oral history interview here

Judith Rogers, OTR/L; view Judi's oral history interview here

Ruth L. Schemm, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Winifred Schultz-Krohn PhD, OTR/L, BCP, SWC, FAOTA

Anne Hiller Scott, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; view Anne's oral history interview here

Camille Skubik-Peplaski, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA 

Franklin Stein, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; view Frank's oral history interview here

Mary Ellen Stoykov, PhD, OTR/L

Allison Sullivan, OT, DOT, OTR

Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Pam Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA; view Pam's oral history interview here

Tracy Van Oss, DHSc, MPH, OTR/L, SCEM, CHES, FAOTA

Wendy Wachter-Schutz, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Ruth Ann Watkins, MBA, OTR, FAOTA

Wayne L. Winistorfer, MPA, OTR, FAOTA

Arthur Yeager, OTR/L; view Art's oral history interview here