Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, St Catherine University 2007 to present.

Courses Taught

OSOT 6150 Motor Assessment and Intervention      2007 to present

OSOT 7400 Client Education                                     2007 to present

OSOT 5400 Clinical Conditions I                                2007 to present

OSOT 7600 Level I Fieldwork                                    2007 to present

OSOT 7800 Master’s Project  MS Society                                   2008

OSOT 7800 Master's Project  MORE                                           2009


Work Experience

2007 to present-- Assistant Professor and Level I Fieldwork Coordinator, St. Catherine University

2005 to present—University of Minnesota Hospitals at Fairview, Fairview Hand Center, Minneapolis, MN.  Occupational therapist in treatment of traumatic, orthopedic and work related upper quadrant injuries.  Level II Fieldwork supervisor

2001 to 2005—Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.  Occupational therapist for plastic surgery, orthopedic and neurology departments.  Outpatient and inpatient client evaluation and treatment

1999 to September, 2001—Director of Community Outreach, Augustana Lutheran Church, West St. Paul, MN.  Community needs assessment and program development to link church to surrounding community issues and social concerns

1990 to 2005—Occupational therapist in on call position for Fairview Hospitals at University Orthopaedics, and Fairview Riverside, Minnetonka and Ridges, Gilette Children's Hospital

1991-1994—Keep Pace, Inc.  On site coordinator and lab assistant variable basis for continuing education programs in occupational therapy at multiple sites throughout the US

1990-1992 Gillette Children's Hospital on call therapist - pediatric orthopedics

1988-1990—Occupational Therapist, Fairview Ridges Hospital, instituted new outpatient hand program

1977-1987—Regions Hospital, staff and senior therapist in mental health responsible for program design, hiring and supervision.  Staff occupational therapist in general rehabilitation working with individuals following TBI, CVA, and SCI, orthopedic trauma. Developed and implemented new hand program in conjunction with plastic and orthopedic surgery departments


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