Occupational therapists are making a difference in the workplace, their communities, and in the lives of the patients and clients they serve. NBCOT is proud to share the stories of these OTRs and COTAs who demonstrate practice excellence and continue to innovate and impact the profession. Check back often to meet more distinguished occupational therapists and assistants.
Certified OTs in ActionKieran Daly2021-02-09T17:40:27-05:00
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.
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.
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.
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.