I was born and raised in the Hamlet of Claverack, N.Y.
I received my Bachelors of Science from Keuka College in Occupational Therapy in 1990 and have worked as a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist for 16 years. My work experience has included both inpatient and outpatient settings in orthopedic, neurological and psychiatric rehabilitation. I received my Masters of Science from Scranton University in 1996 in Rehabilitation Counseling, and have been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 1997. I hold a Board Certification from the American Occupational Therapy Association in Neurological Rehabilitation (1999).
I began work at Ithaca College’s Department of Occupational Therapy as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 1999 where my job responsibilities included teaching and developing and running the Adult Occupational Therapy portion of the OT/PT clinic on campus. In 2001 I was Principal Investigator of a funded Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) grant to support the Interdisciplinary Program, The Center for Life Skills. In 2004 I completed my Post Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University and subsequently transferred into a full time Academic Position and became Graduate Chair.
I currently reside in the bustling Village of Owego where I enjoy hiking, golf and Motoring in my Mini-Cooper.
OT in Pediatrics (Team Taught)
Clinical Psychiatry in OT
OT in Life Skills
Adult Intervention Lecture/Lab
Adult Assessment Lab
Adult Applied Neuro-rehabilitation Lecture/Lab
Advanced Physical Dysfunction Lab
Who wants to be an Occupational Therapist? (2003). Scott McNeil
Who is Caring for the Caregiver? (2005). Kelly Potter
Attitudes towards persons with Obesity in Occupational Therapy Practice (2006).