Meet Our

Faculty

Our network of faculty spans the country, from Florida to Texas to California—and beyond. USAHS boasts the country’s largest teams of OT and PT faculty-practitioners, who draw from their diverse expertise to develop our blended learning components—the online coursework and real-world lab activities. Our faculty members have vast experience as clinicians and researchers, and they share a passion for educating and mentoring the next generation of practitioners.

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Jacqueline Achon, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CSRS, CFPS

Dr. Achon has experience as an occupational therapy practitioner in adult and geriatric settings, including inpatient acute rehab and skilled nursing/home health. With a spinal cord injuries specialty, she has certifications in stroke rehab and fall prevention.
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Elizabeth Barnes, OTR/L

Elizabeth Barnes has 20+ years’ experience in various occupational therapy settings, including developing a mild traumatic brain injury program for the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. She has expertise in sensory integration, traumatic brain injuries, neurological rehabilitation and geriatrics, including dementia and cardiovascular and pulmonary care.
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Claribell Bayona, OTD, OTR/L, CSRS

With certifications in stroke rehabilitation and peer visitor training, Dr. Bayona is an expert in treating patients with neurological conditions and limb loss. She has 20+ years’ experience working in acute care, hand therapy, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and school-based practice.
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Christina Bertran, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCP, CAS

Dr. Bertran specializes in pediatrics, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory integration and early intervention. As a certified fieldwork educator, she is passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration and promoting pre-linguistic skills in children.
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Angela Labrie Blackwell, PhD, OTR

Dr. Blackwell's passion for occupational therapy centers around pediatric care and the promotion of important childhood occupations in authentic environments. Her specialties include pediatrics and school systems.
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Aaron Bonsall, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Bonsall specializes in pediatrics and has experience teaching courses related to research and theory. His work focuses on family-centered care and helping parents of disabled children, as well as supporting parents.
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Nicole Booher, MOT, OTR

As a geriatrics and pediatrics specialist, Nicole Booher is an occupational therapist with experience working with children and the elderly. She has LSVT BIG certification for Parkinson’s Disease and is presently concentrating on pelvic floor and female health.
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Laura Bostock, MOT, OTR/L

With expertise in multi-sensory learning approaches, sensory regulation programs, and handwriting and keyboarding programs, Laura Bostock’s specialties include pediatrics, school systems, healthcare higher education and neurological disorders.
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Caitlin Boyd, MOT, OTR, CBIS

With clinical experience in adult rehabilitation focusing on acquired brain injury and community reintegration, Caitlin Boyd specialties include neurological disorders and rehabilitation. She has conducted research on the effects of functional electrical stimulation for stroke survivors.
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Lakeisa (Keisa) Boykin, DHSC, MBA/HCM, OT/L

Dr. Boykin specializes in acute care, adult rehabilitation, chronic disease management, clinical education, health administration and mental health. She has extensive experience in academia, home health and rehab director roles. Her research emphasizes OT interventions with mental health patients.
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Sean Brim, OTD, PhD, MOT, OTR/L

Dr. Brim has extensive clinical experience in early intervention, pediatrics, acute care, home health and orthopedics, serving individuals across their lifespan. As a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, his specialties include anatomy, kinesiology, professional ergonomics, sensory integration and wound management.
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Kim Broussard, PhD, OTD, OTR

As a therapist, researcher and educator, Dr. Broussard focuses on enhancing the lives of older adults. She has worked in a variety of settings and has clinical and research interests in low vision, balance, pain and psychosocial challenges. Specialties include chronic disease management, dementia care, geriatrics, mental health and vision rehabilitation.
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Nichel Brunder-Allen, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CLT

Dr. Brunder-Allen specializes in adult rehabilitation and oncology, with a focus on lymphedema. As an occupational therapist, she has fostered relationships with healthcare professionals and patients to establish community-based programs focused on education for underserved populations.
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Macy Burr, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, CAS

As a certified Autism Specialist, Dr. Burr is an occupational therapist with expertise in population health, pediatrics, kinesiology, health administration and school systems. She has published research on the advantages of animal-assisted therapies and is a qualified handler of therapy dogs.
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Daniel (Dan) Calvo, OTD

Dr. Calvo specializes in acute care, health administration, and clinical, higher and interprofessional education. He brings experience in various healthcare settings and focuses on optimizing patient outcomes through biophysical agents, virtual reality and therapeutic tools.
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Helen Carey, PhD, MSc Adv OT, OTR

Dr. Carey is an occupational therapist with a focus on adult rehabilitation and neurology. Since 1993, she has expanded clinical services in acute, outpatient and community care with a focus on neurological rehabilitation.
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Rebecca Caudrillier, MOTR/L

Rebecca Caudrillier is an occupational therapist specializing in acute care, adult rehab, hand therapy, anatomy and clinical education. With diverse skills and experience, she has a background in lymphedema and breast cancer rehab.
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Teka Clark, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Dr. Clark, an experienced occupational therapist, specializes in adult and neurological rehab, dementia care, geriatrics, spinal cord injuries and long-term/rehabilitation nursing. She has an interest in non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral and psychological symptoms in elderly populations.
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Cody Cox, OTD, OTR/L, MEd

With concentrations and clinical expertise in geriatrics, mental health and long-term and rehabilitation nursing, Dr. Cox also specializes in healthcare higher education. She served in OT program leadership roles for several universities prior to joining USAHS.
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Jennifer Crowder, DSc, MOT, OTR

Dr. Crowder brings 15+ years of expertise in school-based occupational therapy to her role. As a published author, she specializes in pediatrics, sensory integration and interprofessional education, along with healthcare higher education and school systems.
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Catherine (Cat) Daniel, MOT, OTR/L

Cat Daniel has more than 10 years of experience as a civil servant in the public school system. Daniel is an expert in pediatrics and school systems. Research interests include integrative/classroom therapy and self-regulation/sensory modulation.
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Jessica De Brun, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Dr. De Brun’s specialties include community mental health, pediatrics, mental health and population health. She has extensive experience working in emerging practice, and community-based pediatric and adult mental health services.
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Elizabeth DeLuca-Berg, OTD, OTR, CAPS

With multiple certifications, Dr. DeLuca-Berg focuses on dementia care and geriatrics. She has more than five years of clinical experience in adult and geriatric settings, including home health, skilled nursing facilities, veterans affairs and inpatient psychiatric hospitals.
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Jennie DiGrado, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT

With specialties in adult rehabilitation, geriatrics, long term/rehabilitation nursing and neurological rehabilitation, Dr. DiGrado has worked in various clinical settings and primarily focuses on serving individuals with neurological impairments throughout the lifespan.
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Kristin Domville, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Dr. Domville is an occupational therapist with expertise in adult rehabilitation, community mental health, geriatrics, neurological rehabilitation and orthopedics. She has treated a variety of diagnoses in the rehab setting, including spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
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Christopher Ebner, MS, OTR/L

Christopher Ebner, a medical professional with 15+ years’ experience, specializes in orthopedics, low vision rehabilitation and outpatient therapy. With expertise as an OT in the Department of Defense, active-duty U.S. Army officer and Army civilian, he is passionate about working with individuals with sustained amputations and poly trauma.
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Pamela Evans, OTR, MBA, DBA

Dr. Evans has more than 40 years of experience in clinical and management roles in multi-disciplinary adult and geriatric physical disability settings, including acute care, rehabilitation, long-term/rehabilitation nursing and home health care.
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Jennifer Eyer, MOT, OTR, CHT

Jennifer Eyer is an occupational therapist specializing in adult and neurological rehabilitation, as well as orthopedics. She has worked in multiple outpatient clinics and has experience mentoring and building hand therapy programs.
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Jessica Fagan, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Fagan is an occupational therapist specializing in adult and geriatric rehabilitation, with a focus on stroke rehabilitation and reducing falls in the community. She has experience in acute care, subacute rehab and home health.
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Justine Faghihifar, OTD, OTR, LSVT

Dr. Faghihifar is an Associate Professor specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, interprofessional education, pediatrics, school systems and sensory integration. With 20+ years of pediatric clinical practice, she focuses on OT care, interprofessional education and curriculum development.
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Valerie Faul, MOT/L

With an emphasis in adult rehabilitation, geriatrics and orthopedics, Valerie Faul specializes in upper extremity dysfunction, particularly of the shoulder. She has experience working with orthopedic surgeons to deliver comprehensive therapies, including the creation of bespoke orthotics.
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Jennifer (Jen) Featheringham, OTD, OTR/L

With specialties in acute care, adult rehabilitation, cardiovascular and pulmonary, clinical education and neurological rehabilitation, Dr. Featheringham is an occupational therapist, educator and researcher who has served in clinical coordination, program development and interprofessional educator roles.
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Katelyn Fell, MOT, OTR/L

Katelyn Fell is an OT specializing in geriatrics. With extensive clinical experience in acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, home health and as a travel therapist, her research interests include health and wellbeing among older adults and community-based programs.
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Antonette Fernandez, DrOT, OTR/L, CNDT

Dr. Fernandez has extensive clinical and leadership experience in rehabilitation services, orthopedics and geriatrics. She has worked in acute and post-acute care, inpatient and outpatient settings, and contributed to evidence-based programs for fall prevention in the geriatric community. Additional specialties include neurological rehab, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, wound management and community transition.
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Jaimee Fielder, OTD, OTR, CLVT, CBIST

As a certified low vision therapist, Dr. Fielder’s clinical experience includes working with adults with brain injuries. Her specialties include community transition, neurological disorders, traumatic brain injuries and vision rehabilitation.
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Maureen Fischer, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Fischer has extensive clinical experience in acute care, NICU, outpatient and rehabilitation settings in addition to a level 1 trauma center, schools and telehealth with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is passionate about early intervention and has worked in this field for more than 10 years.
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Rachael Fox, OTD, MSOT, OTR

Dr. Fox is an occupational therapist and educator passionate about higher education and preparing students for success beyond graduation. Her specialties include Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental health, pediatrics and sensory integration.
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Emily Frank, OTD, MS, OTR, CHSE

As a certified healthcare simulation educator, Dr. Frank has held academic leadership positions focused on curriculum design, interprofessional education initiatives, healthcare simulation and faculty development. Her areas of expertise are higher education leadership, adult and neurological rehabilitation, and population health.
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Steven Gerardi, OTD, PhD, OTR

Dr. Gerardi is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with a 33-year career in the U.S. Army. He is a certified hand therapist with experience working with clients with upper extremity neuromusculoskeletal conditions and mental health conditions.
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Sharon Glover, OTD, OTR/L, ECHM

Dr. Glover is an occupational therapist with 30+ years’ experience in chronic disease management, clinical education, geriatrics, mental health and neurological disorders. With clinical experience in settings including long-term and rehabilitation nursing, she has also managed OT and rehabilitation departments.
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Michelle Gorenberg, OTD, OTR/L

As a pediatrics specialist, Dr. Gorenberg is an occupational therapist with 30+ years’ experience working with children and families. Her clinical practice focuses on children living with sensory processing disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the effects of childhood trauma and adversity.
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Mary Jan Greer, PhD, OTR

As a pediatrics specialist, Dr. Greer has 20+ years’ experience in various pediatric therapy settings, including acute care, outpatient, NICU, home-based early intervention and schools. She has a particular interest in researching spirituality in occupational therapy.
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Vanessa Grijalba, OTD, OTR/L

With specialties in anatomy, clinical education and hand therapy, Dr. Grijalba’s expertise lies in orthopedic rehabilitation. Having worked in acute care and home-health settings with adult populations, she is passionate about innovation in OT and created a role for OTs in the care of women in obstetrics and gynecology.
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Raquel Guarino, MS, CHT, OTR/L

With expertise in acute care, adult rehab, anatomy, orthopedics and clinical education, Raquel Guarino is a certified hand therapist and educator. She has more than 10 years’ experience in hand therapy, pediatric sensory integration and neuro rehabilitation. She specializes in laser treatments and is kinesio-tape and Graston-technique certified.
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Zeida Gutierrez, PhD, MHS, OTR/L

Dr. Gutierrez is an occupational therapist, educator and a lifelong learner with a passion for technology. In addition to healthcare higher education and instructional design, she specializes in anatomy kinesiology, mental health, neurological disorders and orthopedics.
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Marcia Hamilton, OTD, MSHS, OTR/L, BCTS

Dr. Hamilton specializes in kinesiology and pediatrics. A proponent of integrative health and wellness programs, she is board certified in pediatrics and holds additional certification in Neurosensory Structural Microcirculatory kinesiology tape application.
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Nicolas (Nick) Harrington, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

With expertise in adult rehabilitation, anatomy and neurological rehabilitation, Dr. Harrington is a USAHS alum whose research interests include the neurologic system and COVID-19.
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Cynthia (Cyndi) Haynes, OTD, MBA, MEd, OTR/L

Dr. Haynes is a pediatric therapist specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, clinical education, pediatrics and school systems, and higher education. With 20+ years of experience, she’s contributed to training initiatives, scholarly work and national speaking engagements.
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Eric Hicks, PhD, MS, OTR

Specializing in kinesiology and vision rehabilitation, Dr. Hicks possesses extensive clinical experience and research interest in low-vision rehabilitation, assistive technology and cultural diversity.
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Lee Ann Hoffman, OTD, ATP/SMS

Dr. Hoffman is an accomplished occupational therapist with international experience and a focus on complicated rehabilitation technologies and assistive technology. Specialties include adult rehabilitation, geriatrics, neurological disorders and rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries.
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Timothy Holley, DHSc, MSOT, OTR/L, CBFC

As an OT, health scientist and educator, Dr. Holley has experience in geriatric rehab and early intervention. He focuses on neurological disorders, anatomy and kinesiology. Dr. Holley is an expert in pediatrics, sensory integration, school systems and health administration.
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Rebekah Jarrar, OTD, MA, MOT, OTR/L

Dr. Jarrar is an occupational therapist and educator specializing in improving the lives of children and adolescents with and at risk for mental illness and their families. She has established practices emphasizing sensory integration therapy, extending pediatrics support.
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Maureen Johnson, PhD, MS, OT/L, BCPR, C/NDT, CHSE-A

Dr. Johnson’s specialties include adult rehabilitation, orthopedics, spinal cord injuries, sports medicine, neurological disorders and interprofessional education. She has 30+ years’ expertise working with patients with neurological impairments and is a frequent presenter on OT education and rehabilitation practice.
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Pamela Kasyan-Howe, OTD, OTR/L, EdS

Dr. Kasyan-Howe is a highly skilled occupational therapist with expertise in a wide range of specialties, including acute care, adult rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation and spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. She is dedicated to improving fieldwork education, promoting leadership, and addressing legal and ethical concerns in occupational therapy.
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Amy Kennedy, MS, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor and Doctoral Coordinator with over 20 years of experience. Her specialties include neurological populations and prevention of intimate partner violence.
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Sabina Khan, PhD, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Dr. Khan specializes in adult rehabilitation, geriatrics, mental health, neurological disorders, neurological rehabilitation and pelvic health. She has a deep understanding of psychoneuroimmunology and the interconnectedness of the immune, endocrine and nervous systems.
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Lesley Khan-Farooqi, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

With a specialty in orthopedics, Dr. Khan-Farooqi has extensive experience working in various healthcare settings and has served on the board of the American Society of Hand Therapists.
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Rebecca (Becky) King, OTD, MSOT, OTR

Dr. King is an occupational therapist, educator and researcher with 20+ years of experience, specializing in adult rehabilitation, chronic disease management, geriatrics, dementia care, end-of-life care and more. She’s dedicated to fostering evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners.
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Dana Kolbfleisch, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Kolbfleisch is an expert in acute care, adult rehabilitation, chronic disease management, geriatrics and healthcare higher education. With experience in various occupational therapy settings, she has taught at the graduate level for five years.
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Elizabeth (Beth) Lambert, MOT, OTR

Beth Lambert is an occupational therapist specializing in adult rehabilitation, geriatrics, dementia care, end-of-life care and neurological disorders and rehab. With experience in various healthcare settings, she is a certified practitioner in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment-BIG and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
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Kersten Laughlin, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Laughlin is an occupational therapist specializing in dementia care and mental health. With a strong focus on geriatrics and behavioral health, she empowers individuals to engage in meaningful occupations and provides trauma-informed care for chronic pain management.
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Blanche Leeman, EdD, OT/L, CHT

Dr. Leeman specializes in acute care, adult rehabilitation, hand certification, health administration, neurological disorders, neurological rehabilitation and orthopedics. She is a Certified Hand Therapist and has expertise in 3D printing applications for OT.
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Kristian Llaca, EdD, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, CSRS, BCTS, CHSE

Kristian Llaca is an occupational therapist specializing in acute care, adult rehabilitation, mental health, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and vision rehabilitation. He has expertise in neurological rehabilitation and assistive technology and has earned several certifications.
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Arlenys Loffredo, OTD, MS, OTR/L

As a former tutor to children with learning and developmental disabilities, Dr. Loffredo’s specialties include Autism Spectrum Disorder, community mental health, pediatrics and sensory integration. Having worked in home health, outpatient, hospital and school-based settings, her clinical practice interests include parent education, telehealth and early intervention.
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Susan MacDermott, OTD, OTR/L

As an experienced practicing therapist and educator specializing in community mental health and mental health, Dr. MacDermott has expertise in chronic pain management and occupational science.
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Dana Madalon, OTD, OTR/L

Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Madalon is an occupational therapist with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder and community mental health. With 25+ years of experience, she is dedicated to addressing functional communication to decrease problem behaviors.
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Cecilia S. Martinez, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Dr. Martinez is an occupational therapist with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder, clinical education, pediatrics, school systems and sensory integration. She has extensive experience in the public school system and opened her own private practice.
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Erin McIntyre, OTD, MA, OTR/L

Dr. McIntyre is an occupational therapist with a specialization in community-based mental health settings, particularly working with adults experiencing psychosis. Her scholarly work focuses on trauma-informed education, hoarding disorder and the inclusion of experts by experience in academic settings.
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Keegan McKay, OTD, MOT, OTR

As an expert in adult rehabilitation, dementia care, geriatrics and health administration, Dr. McKay brings 10+ years of experience in serving older adult populations. His passion for leadership and collaboration drives his commitment to educating and mentoring aspiring occupational therapists.
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Martina ‘Tina’ McNulty, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. McNulty, an expert in geriatrics, is a passionate educator, researcher and clinician. With a background in psychosocial occupational therapy and geriatric rehabilitation, she has dedicated her career to improving the lives of individuals with complex conditions.
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Keith B. McWilliams, OTD, OTR/L, DRS

Dr. McWilliams is an innovative occupational therapist with experience in brain and spinal cord injury treatment and research, oncology treatment and management. He specializes in client-centered care, training/program development and family relations.
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Karen Menard, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Menard is an expert in neurological rehabilitation and orthopedics. With 35+ years of experience in various clinical settings, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as the Program Director for the Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.
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Mayra Mendez-Schiaffino, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Dr. Mendez-Schiaffino specializes in management and neurorehabilitation settings focusing on patients who have suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury. She joined the University after serving the adult and geriatric populations in various healthcare settings.
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Jaynee Taguchi Meyer, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Meyer is an expert in fieldwork education and supervision with 35+ years of experience specializing in adult rehabilitation and clinical education. She created international fieldwork experiences and is nationally recognized for her work with OT students with disabilities.
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Gwen Morris, OTD, OTR, CHT, CLT

Dr. Morris is a Certified Hand Therapist and expert in healthcare higher education, orthopedics and professional ergonomics. Her expertise focuses on upper extremity rehabilitation, lymphedema treatment and outcomes of upper extremity injuries.
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Khalil Mrabe, OTD, OTR/L, MEd

Dr. Mrabe is an occupational therapist and educator with a specialty in mental health, pediatrics, anatomy and kinesiology.
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Kaylee Munch, MOT, OTR/L

With a specialty in hand therapy, Kaylee Munch has experience in nursing facilities, outpatient rehabilitation and home health. She focuses on orthotic fabrication and upper extremity rehabilitation within private pay, federal pay and worker’s compensation injuries.
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Angelina Muñoz, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Angelina Muñoz is a pediatric occupational therapist with expertise in diverse population pediatrics. She has worked in various settings, including sensory-based clinics, school districts and pediatric hospitals.
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Cassandra (Kassi) Nelson, OTD, MBA, OTR/L, CNS, CEAS I

Dr. Nelson is an OT, researcher and educator focused on improving the lives of individuals through holistic, client-centered treatment. She holds numerous certifications in various specialties, with expertise in acute care, neurological rehabilitation, oncology, orthopedics and pelvic health.
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Katherine (Katie) O’Hara, MSOT, OTR/L

Katie O'Hara is a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, pediatrics and sensory integration. She has treated children with various diagnoses, including Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD and cerebral palsy.
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Jazminne Orozco Arteaga, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Orozco Arteaga is a specialist in Autism Spectrum Disorder, chronic disease management, community mental health, pediatrics, population health and sensory integration. She has a background in interdisciplinary collaboration, and her research and academic interests center on health disparities, equity and inclusion.
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Precious Osuoha, PhD, OTR, ECHM

Dr. Osuoha specializes in adult rehabilitation, dementia care and neurological rehabilitation. With 10+ years of experience, her focus and passion is in cerebral vascular injuries, traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases, specifically dementia/Alzheimer’s disease.
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Karen Park, OTD, OTR/L

Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Park specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, clinical education, higher education, mental health and sensory integration. She has lectured globally on interdisciplinary approaches to feeding assessment and intervention and holds advanced practice certification in swallowing assessment, evaluation and intervention.
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Christienne Parten, OTD, MEd, OT

Dr. Parten is an occupational therapist specializing in geriatrics, neurological disorders and rehab, dementia and traumatic brain injuries. With 20+ years of clinical experience, she has worked in a variety of adult settings including inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care.
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Kristina Hartsook, DrOT, OTR/L, BCP

Dr. Hartsook specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, clinical education, pediatrics and sensory integration. As a certified fieldwork educator, her clinical practice and interests focus on early intervention and early identification of Autism.
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Gabriela Perez, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Holding multiple certifications, Dr. Perez specializes in adult rehabilitation, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries and more. With a background in higher education and instructional design, she brings expertise in interprofessional education.
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Erik Perez, OTD, OTR

Dr. Perez has 15+ years of clinical experience working with pediatric populations in outpatient, home health, early intervention and school-based settings. His specialties include Autism Spectrum Disorder, interprofessional education and school systems.
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Gary (Mark) Petersen, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Petersen specializes in pediatrics, school systems and sensory integration. With more than 10 years of experience in clinical practice and academia, he is dedicated to transitioning individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disability and Autism into adulthood.
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Kellan Quigley, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Kellan Quigley, OTD, MS, OTR/L,  is an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS). Dr. Quigley was the Lead Occupational Therapist and Clinical Coordinator for multidisciplinary rehabilitation services at Strive! Rehabilitation/Ocala Health in Ocala, FL. Upon graduating in 2012 from Western Michigan University with his Master

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Heather Rennerfeldt, OTR/L

Heather Rennerfeldt completed her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, SD in 2005. Following a year as an adjunct instructor in the Exercise Science department at the University of Sioux Falls, she earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in

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Terri Roberts, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CLT

With 20+ years of clinical experience and specialties in manual therapy and oncology, Dr. Roberts is an occupational therapist practitioner with expertise in lymphedema, burn therapy and hand therapy.
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Erin Schwier, OTD, EdD, OTR/L

Dr. Schwier specializes in sensory integration, pediatrics, community integration and the influence on academic performance and social skills. She is a frequent presenter, published author and researcher in occupational therapy education and student self-efficacy.
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Cheryl Sheffield, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, CHAMP, CDP, FPS

Dr. Cheryl Sheffield has 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist in Canada and the United States. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2018, where she transitioned from a contributing faculty member in the post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program to core faculty in the Master of Occupational

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Lacey Sims, OTR

Lacey Sims earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Sims began her career in acute care at a level one trauma center and later transitioned to outpatient working with both neuro and orthopedic patients. In 2015, she earned her

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Lacey Spark, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Lacey Spark attended the University of Oregon and Pacific University for her undergraduate career before earning her Master of Occupational Therapy from Pacific University in 2010. After graduation, she worked in community mental health practice and presented at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association conference on occupational therapy groups for early intervention and treatment of

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Anderston St. Germain, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Dr. St. Germain received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Biology from Concordia College in Minnesota. From 1999 to 2005, he worked in an inpatient pediatric psychiatric mental health facility. Dr. St. Germain attained his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University in 2005. He has clinical experience working in multiple

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Timothy Tu, DScOT, MEd, OTR

Dr. Tu is a former high school math teacher turned occupational therapist who specializes in adult rehabilitation, clinical education and mental health. With experience in various healthcare settings and military service, he now focuses on clinical education.
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Claire Uke, MOT, OTR/L

Claire Uke is a licensed and registered occupational therapist with school-based experience serving parents and children from diverse backgrounds. She has dense technical knowledge on a variety of topics and is passionate about sharing information and finding solutions. She is currently pursuing a certification in assistive technology. Uke began teaching as an Assistive Technology Lab

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Brooke Weber, MS, OTR/L

Brooke Weber is an experienced occupational therapist with a specialty in Autism Spectrum Disorder, pediatrics and sensory integration. She is dedicated to serving populations dealing with sensory-processing differences and learning disabilities.
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Elizabeth (Liz) Wilson, OTD, OTR

Dr. Liz Wilson became an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at the University in 2018. She started at the University as a guest lecturer and then contributing faculty before transitioning into her current full-time position. She has worked in a variety of occupational therapy settings including inpatient acute hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health, pediatric school systems and

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Heidi Woolley, OTD, MSOT, OTR/L

Dr. Woolley is an experienced educator and occupational therapist with 20+ years of clinical and administrative experience in various clinical settings. She graduated with honors in 1994 with her Bachelor of Science in Special Education from BYU with certifications in mild/moderate and severe/profound disabilities. She started her career teaching special education in a junior high

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Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L

Dr. Zadnik has extensive clinical experience with specialties in trauma care, orthopedics and rehabilitation. Her current research is focused on evaluating program implementation and dissemination for injury programs in trauma facilities.
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