Work Experience

TEACHING

Associate Professor, St Catherine University, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy; St. Paul, MN; teaching traditional and distance learning courses on the foundations of occupational science and occupational therapy, the management and ethics of occupational therapy programs, theory in occupational therapy practice, entrepreneurship, and how policies and politics impact human service systems, as well as teaching The Reflective Woman in the CORE curriculum, instructional technology in the Department of Nursing, and healthcare management in the Business Administration Department.  Serving as a thesis advisor and reader in the MAOT program; 2001 to present.

Facilitator, Boston University, On-Line Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program and Doctor of Physical Therapy Program; served as a course facilitator for courses in healthcare management, evidence-based practice, education theory and practice, health promotion and wellness, professional practice, and scholarly projects; 2005 to 2007.

Assistant Professor, The College of Saint Catherine, Department of Occupational Therapy; St. Paul, MN; taught courses on the foundations of occupational therapy and on the management and supervision of occupational therapy programs; 1995 to 2001. Also taught The Reflective Woman and served as a thesis reader.

Adjunct Professor, The College of Saint Catherine, Department of Occupational Therapy; St. Paul, MN; taught courses called Program Development and Evaluation and Contemporary Issues in Occupational Therapy; 1994-95.

Adjuvant Faculty, St. Mary's Junior College, Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Supervisor; Minneapolis, MN; 1981-83.

Fieldwork Supervisor, University of Minnesota, Occupational Therapy Department; Minneapolis, MN;1983.

  

ADMINISTRATIVE

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN 2009-present

Director of the Occupational Science Program, The College of Saint Catherine, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy; St. Paul, MN; 2005 to 2009.

Director of the WEC OT Program, The College of Saint Catherine, Occupational Therapy Department; St. Paul, MN; 1996 to 2003.

Reviewer, Documentation Review Program, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association; 1996 to 2004.

Director of Special Projects, United and Children's Hospitals; St. Paul, MN; 1992-93.

Administrative Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, United and Children's Hospitals; St. Paul, MN; 1989-92.

Consultant to Minnesota Department of Human Services, Medical Assistance Prior Authorization Division; St. Paul, MN; 1991-92.

Assorted leadworker, department head, and director positions, Achievement Rehabilitation Corporation (MN), Northwest Rehabilitation, Inc. (MN), and St. Croix Rehabilitation, Inc. (MN); 1981-1988.

  

CLINICAL

Occupational Therapy Consultant, Step Ahead Pediatric Rehab, Inver Grove Heights, MN 2006 to 2008.

Occupational Therapist, Home-based Birth Through Two Team, Early Childhood Special Education, Independent School District 194; Lakeville, MN; 1994-95.

Occupational Therapist, Long-term Substitute; Elementary School, Center-based Preschool, and Home-Based Birth Through Two Special Education, Independent School District 191; Burnsville, MN; 1993-94.

Occupational Therapist, Dakota, Inc. Adult Programs, as contracted by Achievement Rehab Corporation; Minnetonka, MN; 1983-84.

Occupational Therapist, Southview Acres Health Care Center, as contracted by Northwest Rehabilitation; Minneapolis, MN; 1982-83; and as contracted by St. Croix Rehabilitation; Edina, MN; 1981-82.

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