Position: Program Director OTD-PP; Assistant Professor MSOT Weekend Program
Location: Health Professions Building
Phone: (540) 773-1156
BS, Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University; MSOT Occupational Therapy, Shenandoah University; OTD, Occupational Therapy, Shenandoah University
Tippi Suzanne Geron, OTD, OTR/L, CCM, (Doctor of Occupational Therapy and certified case manager) is an assistant professor at Shenandoah University in Master’s of Occupational Therapy Program and Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Post-Professional Program in the School of Health Professions. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor at George Washington University in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is a board registered and licensed occupational therapist in Virginia and Washington DC. She holds a post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy with various practice areas in mental health, low vision, stroke & brain injury, dementia, and home modifications. She was also selected for specialty clinical internships at the National Institutes of Health to those with major mood disorders and schizophrenia. She has practiced with populations across the lifespan from NICU through geriatrics including end-of-life.
Her passion is to partner with individuals, families, and communities to help facilitate ways to live and work as independently and as holistically as possible in a manner that meets their needs and supports their vision. She has researched, pioneered, and delivered real-life skills and strategy workshops for navigating the uncertainties of dementia and has co-developed a fall prevention program in the Northern Virginia area.
She is also passionate about action on the mitigation of health disparities and inequalities that limit opportunities for people to access the supports they need to live as meaningfully and independently as possible. Her programs have been selected for presentation at several organizations such as the American Occupational Therapy Association and the National PACE Association. She has worked extensively with individuals and families living with dementia and other brain change conditions such as acquired and traumatic brain injury.
In addition, she is a Certified Case Manager as well as an alternate advisor for the American Occupational Therapy Association to the American Medical Association CPT advisory panel.
To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
– Mary Oliver