Colleen Maher and Rochelle Mendonca are OTRs from New Jersey who developed a community-based occupational therapy program that addresses the quality of life and well-being of women who have cancer.
Rachel Murphrey is a COTA who created two new programs to support patients at an inpatient psychiatric hospital.
Denise “Denny” Moyer is a COTA who used her own experiences to develop an innovative low vision rehabilitation program in Colorado.
Dr. Margaret “Peg” Bledsoe is an OTR who has demonstrated exceptional professional commitment in her four-decade career in the field of OT.
Karin Botti is a COTA from Pennsylvania who established and implemented one of the only home care lymphedema programs in her area, providing clients with evidence-based interventions in the comfort of their homes.
OTR’s Determination Creates Home Safety Program to Provide Home Modifications for DC Residents in Need
Tori Goldhammer is an OTR from the District of Columbia who developed Safe at Home, a program that provides home safety modifications for qualifying seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Kate Barlow is an OTR from Massachusetts who developed an international mentorship program for OT practitioners around the world.
Patty Fantauzzo is a COTA from Colorado who created a therapy program to ensure long-term care residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias maintain dignity and comfort throughout the disease process.
Tara Simmons is a COTA who created an adapted gym to provide a safe space for people of all ages, fitness levels, and abilities to engage in physical activity.
Melanie Thompson is an OTR who has dedicated her work and personal life to ensuring children with limited motor abilities have the tools they need to learn, grow, and play.