I am a graduate of the Occupational Therapy Department at Ithaca College and joined the faculty in 2006. I have worked in the field of adult and geriatric rehabilitation in a variety of settings, including hospital, outpatient, community based, and long term care facilities. My specialty area is ergonomics and environmental design, and I am a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS). I am also interested in community based programming and health and wellness, and developed a partnership to provide occupational therapy services at the Ithaca Free Clinic. I recently completed my doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD), focusing on the role of occupational therapy in the sustainability movement through green ergonomics.
I teach a variety of courses including: Concepts in Adult OT, Adult Evaluation and Intervention Processes in Adults, Research Seminar, Group Research I and II, OT in Life Skills at the Center for Life Skills, and Applied Occupations Lab.
I am from Long Island originally, but fell in love with Ithaca and relocated after graduating. My husband and I enjoy chasing after our two young sons, spending time with our 2 dogs, and visiting all of the great area parks, playgrounds, and restaurants!