Dr. Sally Wasmuth, an OTR from Indiana, focused her research on racial disparities among clinicians and ways to diversify the health care field.
OTR’s Vision and Action Help Build a Skilled and Agile VHA Workforce, Providing Quality Occupational Therapy Services to Veterans
For the past 11 years, OTR Deborah Voydetich worked to build a foundation for telehealth as a service delivery tool within the VHA. Her forward thinking made it possible for continuity of essential care, even as we faced a global pandemic.
COTA’s Contributions to Education, Diversity and Inclusion Efforts, and Practice Standards Make an Impact
Krysta Rives is a COTA who has devoted herself to ensuring that future COTAs, and the patients they serve, are heard, prepared, and ready for the next phase of their lives.
OTR Creates Innovative Lymphedema Program to Aid Patients With Spinal Cord Injury in Recovery and Rehabilitation Efforts
Rebecca Hammad, an OTR and certified lymphedema therapist, started a lymphedema program at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA, where she used her training to modify the traditional approach to CDT for individuals experiencing acute and chronic edema after injury or illness.
OTR with Cardiopulmonary Specialization Guides Care and Rehab Interventions for Patients With COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Dr. Jamie Wilcox pioneered programs and services that focused on guiding patients through their health challenges throughout the continuum of care, from hospitalization to rehabilitation to the return home.
An OTR With Specialization in Hand Trauma Prioritizes Mental Health With Clinical Care Protocols to Ensure Treatment of the Whole Person
Dr. Jennifer Dodson is an OTR specializing in the care of individuals undergoing serious hand injuries following complex major trauma. Her clients value her therapeutic use of self, coaching, and wellness approaches that uniquely address their needs.
Natalie Rolle, an OTR, is the lead occupational therapist specializing in treating sleep disorders at the CCP at Colorado State University. Her pioneering work recognizes that sleep is integral to a person’s performance of daily tasks and overall quality of life.
Impact Award winner and OTR Panos Rekoutis sets high expectations when working with his pediatric clients, looking to accentuate every child’s strengths and empower them to work hard on improving weaknesses.
Kelly Parmet, a COTA from Texas, acted quickly to implement an innovative program to create a uniform technique and protocol for turning and positioning ICU patients who were intubated due to COVID.
An OTR’s Interventions Fill a Significant and Vital Gap in Primary Health Care for the Most Vulnerable Clients
Dr. Vanessa Dazio, an OTR at the CARES Claude Pepper Senior Health Clinic, developed and expanded the clinic’s first occupational therapy program as a way for the clinic to fill a gap in primary care.