Evidence-based driven Occupational Therapist with 25 years experience as part of a multidisciplinary team approach to the rehabilitation of upper extremity/hand injuries and post-operative procedures, as well as breast cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema management of the upper quarter. Conﬂict mediation
Safety processes and procedures
Student /resident assessment and instruction
Upper extremity and hand injury assessment and
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation assessment and treatment Pain management
Cold Laser Therapy
Controlled negative pressure treatment devices
Lymphedema management of the upper quarter
FiĴing for upper extremity /hand/trunk lymphedema
University of Michigan Health System
2010 - Current
Delivered training sessions to hand specialist/orthopedic occupational therapy residents in both in-person and via webinar-based instruction. Focus of instruct on the anatomy, function, assessment, and treatment of shoulder deﬁcits.
Introduced instruct on cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema treatment related to breast cancer.
Identiﬁed valuable online resources to use in conjunction with lectures, practice with instructor, and in clinic experiences. Used quizzes, projects, lab, and observation of patient care to assess how well students grasped learning material and concepts. University of Michigan Canton, MI
Staﬀ Occupational Therapist
2003 - Current
Worked with interdisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive treatment and support for breast cancer patients and upper extremity orthopedic patients.
Personalized treatment plans to complement speciﬁc abilities and recovery goals of each patient.
Aided in the education and guidance of orthopedic residents for U of M hand fellowship program.
Provided staﬀ members with instruction on various topics related to the treatment of speciﬁc deﬁcits related to upper extremity orthopedic injuries and cancer patients.
Provided education and instruct to interdisciplinary staﬀ members regarding lymphedema of the upper quarter and breast cancer rehabilitation topics.
Supervised occupational therapy students in their levels I & II ﬁeldwork experiences.
Lead the development of the cancer rehabilitation/breast cancer rehabilitation program at the Canton Health Center out patient satellite clinic of U of M.
Perform measurements and ﬁĴing of lymphedema garments necessary for the upper quarter and upper limb and hand.
Mercy Memorial Hospital System
Staﬀ Occupational Therapist
1995 - 2001
Overseeing COTA in a subacute rehabilitation seĴing of patients recovering from orthopedic and neurological injuries. Provided assessment, treatment plans and treatment of patients recovering from upper extremity related orthopedic injuries. Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Licensed Occupational Therapist Registered - 1995
Certiﬁed Lymphedema Therapist of the Upper Quarter, Klose Training Institute- 2011 STAR Certiﬁed Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist - 2013 Certiﬁed Cancer Exercise Specialist,Cancer Exercise TRaining Institute(CETI) - 2019 Medical Advisory Board member of CETI- 2019
Education and Training