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.
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.
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.
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Dr. Sally Wasmuth, an OTR from Indiana, focused her research on racial disparities among clinicians and ways to diversify the health care field.