Ruth Ann Watkins

Name and Contact

  • Ruth Ann Watkins, MBA, OTR, FAOTA

Training and Advanced Certifications

  • B.S. Occupational Therapy

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Aging

  • Leadership

Awards and Honors

  • AOTA Roster of Fellows (FAOTA)

  • AOTF Fred Sammons Award

  • AOTA Service Award

Leadership Accomplishments and Passions (List up to 10)

  • Chair, Retirement Research Foundation Board (Current)

  • Chair, Rotary Club of Chicago Foundation (Past)

  • Chair, AOTF Board (Past)

  • Inaugural Chairperson, AOTA Administration Special Interest Section

  • Inaugural Chairperson, AOTA Physical Disabilities Special Interest Section

  • President of Board, The Village Chicago (formally Lincoln Park Village; first Village in Chicago). (Past)

  • Passions

    • Occupational Therapy

    • Eliminating ageism

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