Cathy Dolhi OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Dolhi has been an Instructor for TherapyEd since 2012 and is Emeritus Faculty at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her undergraduate degree in occupational therapy at Elizabethtown College, her master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and her professional doctorate in occupational therapy from Chatham University. Dr. Dolhi has served in a number of professional leadership positions, including President of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, Pennsylvania Representative to the AOTA Representative Assembly, and Chair of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee. She has published and presented in multiple venues on occupation-based practice and has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association for her leadership in this area.

 

Colleen Maher OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Dr. Maher is an Instructor for TherapyEd and an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at University of the Sciences, where she serves as Program Director of the Post-bac MOT Program. She received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Temple University, her MS Post Professional Masters in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University, and her OTD Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Dr. Maher has over 30 years experience working in hospitals, hand clinics and home care. She is a certified hand therapist and is certified in manual lymph drainage. Colleen’s research interests include Upper Extremity Orthopaedics and Cancer Management. Dr. Maher has mentored seven Critically Appraised Papers (CAPS) that are published on AOTAs Evidence Exchange. 

Donna M. Costa DHS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Costa is an Instructor for TherapyEd and an Associate Professor and Program Director at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Donna was formerly the Chair of the Occupational Therapy Program at Stony Brook University in New York and also served on the faculty of the University of Utah. She earned a doctorate from the University of Indianapolis in Occupational Therapy, as well as a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the New School of Social Research in NY, and dual baccalaureate degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology from the University of Buffalo. Dr. Costa is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and was recently elected to serve on the AOTA's Board of Directors. She is the author of three books on fieldwork education published by AOTA Press, as well as numerous articles which have appeared in OT Practice. Donna serves on the editorial review boards of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Health Care.

 

Ingrid Provident Ed.D, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Provident  is an Instructor for TherapyEd and an Associate Professor in the Post-Professional OTD Program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her undergraduate degrees in occupational therapy at Mount Aloysius for her COTA certification and at Dominican College for her OTR.  Advanced degrees of the Master's and Doctorate were earned  at Duquesne University.   Dr. Provident has served in a number of professional leadership positions, including the Agenda Chairperson and Pennsylvania Representative to the AOTA Representative Assembly. She has published and presented in multiple national and international conferences in the areas of fieldwork education, online teaching, and learning.  She has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association for her leadership in Occupational Therapy Education.

Kari C. Inda Ph.D., OTR, CEAS

Dr. Inda is an Instructor for TherapyEd and serves as the chairperson of the Occupational Therapy program at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI. She received her Occupational Therapy education at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI, earned a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary College, and a Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She specializes in teaching kinesiology, orthopedics, and neurorehabilitation. Her previous work experience includes inpatient, outpatient, sub acute, long term care, and home health rehab for adults with various physical disabilities. She has certification as an Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS). Her research focuses on the role of critical reasoning skills in certification exam performance and in academic performance.

Marlene J. Morgan Ed.D, OTR/L

Dr. Morgan is an Instructor for TherapyEd and an Associate Professor and former Program Director in the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Scranton. She received her B.S. degree from The Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s degree in occupational therapy (MOT) from Texas Woman's University, and a doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from Temple University. Dr. Morgan has over 25 years of academic and clinical experience. She has held a number of academic positions including appointments at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Rush University in Chicago, Illinois and her clinical experiences include a combination of patient care and administrative responsibilities. Dr. Morgan has published and presented nationally and internationally.

Paula Carey OTD,OTR/L

Dr. Paula D. Carey, OTD, OTR/L has been an instructor for TherapyEd for over 18 years and has been an occupational therapy educator for over 30 years at Utica College. She served as the weekend coordinator and as the program director for occupational therapy at Utica College, but has now retired from full-time teaching.  She earned her Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Chatham University, Master of Science in Adult Education from Syracuse University, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Utica College, and Associate degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant from Herkimer College.  She is invested in facilitating exam candidates' successful preparation for the occupational therapy and the occupational therapy assistant certification examinations.  Her primary research interests relate to occupational therapy education and productive aging in the areas of driving and stress management and coping.

Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy Ph.D., OTL, FAOTA.

Dr. Fleming-Castaldy is an Instructor and Director of Occupational Therapy Education at TherapyEd, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Scranton. She is the Chairperson for the History Preservation Project of the Occupational Therapy Leaders and Legacies Society. Dr. Fleming-Castaldy previously served as Program Director at Dominican College and on the faculty at New York University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy, post-professional M.A., and undergraduate degrees in Occupational Therapy from New York University. In addition to the best-selling "National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide", Dr. Fleming-Castaldy is the editor of several texts and the author of numerous journal articles. She has presented nationally and internationally on a diversity of professional issues. Dr. Fleming-Castaldy serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. Her areas of expertise include occupational therapy history, professional development and career mobility, mental health practice, community participation, and disability rights and advocacy. In 2002, she was honored by being named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and in 2017 she was given the Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Occupational Therapy by the AOTA in appreciation for her extraordinary contributions to the advancement of occupational therapy.

Susan Robertson Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Robertson is an Instructor for TherapyEd and a Mental Health Specialist in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. She received her Occupational Therapy Education at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA and her PhD in Human Development from the University of Maryland. Dr. Robertson has considerable experience working in psychiatric settings and with children with learning and other disabilities. She has served as a staff member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is an expert in O.T. Continuing Education. She has been a faculty member in a number of O.T. programs and has contributed greatly to the profession by numerous presentations and publications. In 1988, she was honored by being named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Thomas Fisher, PhD, OTR, CCM, FAOTA

Dr. Fisher is an Instructor for TherapyEd and Dean & Professor at the Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University - South Bend. He received his PhD in Education Psychology and his EdS in Educational & Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky, his MS in Education from Purdue University, and his BS in Occupational Therapy at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  He is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and was honored with the AOTA Award of Merit in 2016 to recognize him for his notable contributions to the profession. He was also named "One of the 100 most influential people in OT." Dr. Fisher’s research agenda has two lines of inquiry: (1) professional issues in occupational therapy and rehabilitation and (2) assessments and interventions for neuro-musculoskeletal injuries, including strains/sprains and traumatic brain injuries, especially as they relate to return to work and independent living.

Toni Thompson DrOT, OTR/L, C/NDT

 

Dr. Thompson received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois and earned her DrOT from Nova Southeastern University. She also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Webster University in St. Louis. Dr. Thompson was formerly a Team Leader of Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology at the Shriners Hospital for Children of Tampa, FL and her work experience includes service with the Peace Corps in Ecuador and Venezuela. She has significant experience in SI and NDT-Pediatrics, and has written numerous articles for a variety of Occupational Therapy and Orthopedic publications. Her areas of concentration include health care programs for Hispanic populations and the role of occupational therapy in human trafficking. She has been an instructor for TherapyEd for over 20 years and has provided individual tutoring to students as well. In 1995 she received the Award of Excellence from the Florida Occupational Therapy Association.

Yvonne Randall, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Randall is an Instructor for TherapyEd and the Director of the School of Occupational Therapy at Touro University, Nevada. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy education at Texas Woman's University, her Master's in Healthcare Administration from Chapman University, and her doctorate in Special Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She brings experience in leadership, fieldwork education, classroom instruction, and student supervision. Dr. Randall has been involved in state and national association leadership roles including President for the Nevada Occupational Therapy Association, Speaker of the AOTA Representative Assembly, and member of the AOTA Board of Directors. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC) and serves as Treasurer for the Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO: USA).

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Megan Shanley, OTR Indiana University