Melanie Ellexson

Name and Contact

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

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Training and Advanced Certifications

  • MBA, Keller Graduate school of Business Management (1990)

  • Doctorate of Health Science, Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in (2007)

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Industrial rehabilitation

  • Ergonomics

  • Melanie has published and provided continuing education in these areas for many years.

Awards and Honors

  • Numerous service awards from AOTA and from ILOTA

  • Lifetime Achievement Award from ILOTA (2016)

Leadership Accomplishments and Passions

  • President of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association

  • Chair of the Business and Industry Special Interest Section

  • Treasurer of AOTA

  • Has held various volunteers positions on the Council on Practice and as an alternate for Illinois in the RA

  • AOTA representative to the National Safety Council Medical Section and on the Committee to Establish Ergonomic standards

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