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
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.
OTR Kelsey Watters is the clinical practice leader for occupational therapy and a senior occupational therapist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Through her leadership and mentorship, Kelsey has an impact not only with her direct clients, but also with clients receiving services from OTs across the organization.
For students with special needs, entering the workforce can present new challenges and add anxiety and uncertainty to their lives. Thanks to Deborah Schwind, an innovative OTR working for Loudoun County Public Schools, students are introduced to vocational skills early in their education and use school routines to build transition skills, leading to more positive outcomes upon graduation.