Position: Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, MSOT Weekend Program
B.S. Health and Human Performance, West Virginia University; MOT, West Virginia University
Fields of Expertise:
Occupational Therapy for the geriatric population, specializing in cognitive impairments and neurological disorders.
I started my career by providing occupational therapy in a medical center and in home health in a rural, low-income area in Kentucky. I relocated to Northern Virginia to take a position working with veterans in a retirement center in Washington, DC. While working there, I became involved with dementia care and helped develop a specialized rehabilitation program for successful aging-in-place for residents with dementia. I left DC to focus solely in geriatrics, with the majority of my focus being on cognition and neurological disorders. I received my AOTA Board Certification in Gerontology, LVST certification for Parkinson’s Disease, and am a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. I began as an adjunct instructor at SU in 2021, and I was able to transition to Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the MSOT Weekend Program in 2022.
I spend the majority with my time with my friends, family, and dog, and being outdoors as much as possible. I love to cook and read cookbooks like novels.