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

Mary Frances Baxter, PhD, OT, FAOTA

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

Teresa L. Black, OTA, ROH

Elizabeth Cara, PhD, OTR/L

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

Charles Christiansen, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Jeanenne Dallas, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Janet DeLany, PhD, FAOTA

Kathryn Melin Eberhardt, MAEd, COTA/L, ROH

Melanie T. Ellexson DHSc, MBA, OTR/L, FAOTA

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

Rita Fleming-Castaldy, OTR, PhD, FAOTA

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

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

Lesley Geyer, M.A., OTR/L

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

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

Kurt Hubbard, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Ellen Kolodner, MSS, OTR/L, FAOTA

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

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

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

Patricia Nagaishi, PhD, MA, OTR/L

Judith Rogers, OTR/L

Linda Roseman Miron, COTA/L

Susan Orloff, OTR/L, FAOTA

Michael Pizzi, PhD, 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

Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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

Ruth Ann Watkins, MBA, OTR, FAOTA

Arthur Yeager, OTR/L