Cindy Hahn

Name and Contact

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

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Training and Advanced Certifications

  • MOT: Western Michigan University (1978)

  • MA (psychology): Northcentral University (2011)

  • Post-Professional OTD: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (2013)

  • Certification: Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Mental Health (adolescent specialist)

  • Education

  • Administration

Awards and Honors

  • Roster of Fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association (2006)

  • AOTA Service Commendation for Promotion of Mental Health in OT Practice (2006)

  • AOTA Recognition of Achievement Award (Mental Health) (2003)

  • Arizona Distinguished OT of the Year (2001)

  • Mayoral Appointment to the City of Waterloo ADA Commission (2014 - 2017)

  • OT Faculty of the Year (multiple awards)

  • Research Affiliate Appointment/McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA (1991 & 1992)

  • Master Presenter/National Institute for Staff &Organizational Development (2012)

  • Employee of the Month/Cedar Springs Psychiatric Hospital (1988)

  • Multiple service awards from state associations, AOTA, colleges, and community organizations

Leadership Accomplishments and Passions

  • Roster of Accreditation Evaluators for ACOTE (6 years)

  • IOTA Mental Health Liaison & Representative - Iowa Certified Community MH Centers Committee

  • ArizOTA Vice President, Conference Chairperson, 2-year Board Member, District Representative, Alternative Representative to the RA

  • Arizona Liaison to AOTA's Mental Health Partnership Project

  • Established/Managed Tucson Psych Holistic OT Alliance (PHOTA)

  • Chairperson of MHSIS Chair Search Committee for AOT A

  • World Federation for Mental Health AOTA Representative

  • Convenor for WFOT IAG on Mental Health Services for the Elderly

  • Chair of College Graduate Curriculum Committee

  • Passion: Assuring that the OT profession does not lose sight of its "roots" in mental health

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