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.

  • Name and Optional Contact Information

  • Training and Advanced Certifications

  • Area(s) of Expertise

  • Awards and Honors

  • Leadership Accomplishments and Passions (List up to 10)

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

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

Elizabeth Cara, PhD, OTR/L

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

Charles Christiansen, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Kendra Cooper, OTR/L

Jeanenne Dallas, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Janet DeLany, PhD, FAOTA

Kathryn Melin Eberhardt, MAEd, COTA/L, ROH

Kate Eglseder, ScD, OTR/L, CLT

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

Rita Fleming-Castaldy, OTR, PhD, FAOTA

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

Kendra Cooper, OTR

Susan L. Garber, M.A., O.T.R., F.A.O.T.A., F.A.C.R.M.

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

Lesley Geyer, M.A., OTR/L

Yolanda Griffiths, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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

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

Flo Hannes, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

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

Robin A. Jones, MPA, COTA/L, ROH

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

Ellen L. Kolodner, MSS, OTR, FAOTA

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

David Merlo, MS, COTA/L, CPRP, ROH

Linda Roseman Miron, COTA/L

Rivka Molinsky, PhD, ADAC, OTR/L

Patricia Nagaishi, PhD, MA, OTR/L

Susan Orloff, OTR/L, FAOTA

Michael Pizzi, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Chrisine Raber, PhD, OTR/L

Kathlyn Reed, PhD, OTR, MLIS, FAOTA

Judith Rogers, OTR/L

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

Michele Stoll, MS, COTA/L

Mary Ellen Stoykov, PhD, OTR/L

Allison Sullivan, OT, DOT, OTR

Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Pam Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA

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