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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to this year's winners! We are inspired by your exceptional work.
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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.
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.