Wayne L. Winistorfer

Name and Contact

Training and Advanced Certifications

  • BS Occupational Therapy – University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1977

  • Masters of Public Administration – University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, 1999

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Ethics: Professional and Health Care

  • Organization administration & management

  • Non-profit hospital/outpatient practice and government-sponsored health care systems

  • Occupational therapy assistant education and practice

  • Professional licensing, certification and accreditations

  • Expert Witness

Awards and Honors

Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association

  • “Lifetime Achievement” Award: October, 2021

  • Award of Distinction: 1999

  • Award of Excellence in Administration: 1992

AOTA Service Commendations:

  • 4/9/2021: Contributing Author, Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process 4th Edition, 2020

  • 4/9/2021: Co-author, Guidelines for Supervision, Roles, and Responsibilities During the Delivery of Occupational Therapy Services, 2020

  • 2019 - 2021 Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Drafting Team and Advisory Group

  • Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association: “Inspirational Leader & Agent for Ethical Practice”. Awarded at AOTA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2019

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

  • Adjunct Faculty Instructional Excellence Award: 2013

  • Instructional Excellence Award: 1997

Leadership Accomplishments and Passions (List up to 10)

  • AOTA, WOTA and NBCOT volunteer and leadership roles

  • AOTA Ethics Commission Chair and advocate for professional ethics

  • Co-Chair – Hospital Ethics Committee: Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital for 20+ years

  • Teaching and mentoring in an OTA education program for 25+ years

  • Led a multidisciplinary rehabilitation services department for 20+ years

  • Clinical leader of state sponsored mental health institute/hospital

  • Champion for policy development and Advance Care Planning education

  • Publication of book chapters, Advisory Opinions, articles and professional presentations

  • Commitment to professional practice and regulation of Occupational Therapy

  • Personal:

    • Late in 2021: “re-wired” from full time work. Now PRN OTR in acute care – behavioral health.

    • Happily married for 42+ years and immersed in spouse’s Finnish heritage

    • Proud father of two successful, adult children

    • Reside near two young grandchildren who know “If it’s broken, Papa can fix it!”

    • “Pie Guy of Oshkosh” (baker for local historical society fundraisers)

    • UW Madison Grad: Go Badgers!

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