Faculty

Occupational Therapy Program Faculty represents diversity of education and perspective...

  • Faculty draws on their expertise in pediatrics, mental health, physical rehabilitation and health administration, as well as specialty certifications, to create a dynamic and rich educational experience.

  • In addition to full time faculty, the OT Program employs adjunct faculty who are  experts in their respective practice areas, resulting in a curriculum that is current and based in today's standards of practice.

  • Most importantly, faculty truly enjoy their roles of teacher, mentor and coach. Each is  dedicated to the profession, the community, and, especially, to the success of our students.

Wendy Krupnick, PhD, MBA, OTR/L
Associate Professor
Program Director
Email: KrupnickW@PhilaU.edu

Phone: 215.951.2911

PhD, Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
MBA, Marketing, George Washington University 
BS, Occupational Therapy, Boston University
Specialty Areas: Management, Professional Socialization


Monique Chabot OTD, MS, OTR/L
Assistant Professor 
Email: ChabotM@PhilaU.edu 
Phone: 215.951.2911

Member of  Thomas Jefferson University Faculty since 2015

OTD, Occupational Therapy, Boston University
MS, Thomas Jefferson University
Specialty Areas: Geriatrics


Marie-Christine Potvin, PhD, OTR/L
Associate Professor & Associate Director
Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
Email: PotvinM@PhilaU.edu
Phone: 215.951.2648

PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, McGill University
MHS, Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
BS, Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Specialty Areas: Pediatrics and Research Methodologies



Mary Beth Thomas, DOT, MS, OTR/L
Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Email: ThomasM@PhilaU.edu
Phone: 215.951.2533

DOT, Occupational Therapy, Temple University
MS, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University
BS, Psychology, Allegheny College



Colleen Zane, MS, OTR/L, CPRP
Assistant Professor
Email: ZaneC@PhilaU.edu
Phone: 215.951.2522

MS, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University
BS, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University


ADJUNCT FACULTY

Annalia Briones, OTR/L
BS, Occupational Therapy, University of the Phillipines
Specialty Areas:
 Physical Dysfunction, Dementia

Cynthia J. Haynes, OTD, MBA, MEd, OTR/L
OTD, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University
MBA, Marketing/Health Care Management, University of Akron
MEd, Special Education, Kent State University
BS, Occupational Therapy, Ohio State University  
Specialty Area:
 Pediatrics

Melissa Muller Meyers, OTD, OTR/L, CKTP
BS, Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College
Post Graduate Work, Thomas Jefferson University
Specialty Areas: Physical Rehabilitation

Tracy Shank, MS, OTR/L, CHT
MS, Occupational Therapy, Towson State University
BS, Behavioral neuroscience, Lehigh University
Specialty Area:
Pediatric Hand Therapy

Lori Sledziewski, MS, OTR/L
Post Graduate Work, Thomas Jefferson University
MS, Occupational Therapy, University of Scranton
BS, Health Sciences, University of Scranton
Specialty Areas:
 Physical Rehabilitation

Laura J. Walsh, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CHT
MS, Occupational Therapy, Temple University
BA, Art in Psychology, LeMoyne College
Specialty Area:
 Hand Therapy

Debra Young, MEd., OTR/L, SCEM, ATP, CAPS
Graduate Certificate, Assistive Technology, Johns Hopkins University
MEd, Bowling Green State University
BS, Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College
AOTA Specialty Certified: Environmental Modifications (SCEM)
RESNA Certified: Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)
NAHB Certified: Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
Specialty Areas:
 Home Modifications, Technology

 

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