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Certificate of Appreciation

Established in 1979

 

PURPOSE

The Board of Trustees of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) seeks to recognize the outstanding service of those external to the Foundation who have contributed significantly to the fulfillment of the Foundation's mission, goals and objectives.

Click here for a list of Certificate of Appreciation recipients

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any individual, agency, business or other institution.
  • May not be a current voting member of the AOTF Board of Trustees.

 

NOMINATION PROCEDURES

Nominations must be emailed to the Chair of the AOTF Awards and Recognition Committee in care of Gaby Garcon, AOTF Awards Program Coordinator by October 1 of each year.  

 

Please include:

  • a letter of nomination summarizing contributions as they relate to the purpose and criteria for selection of the Certificate of Appreciation.
  • a short paragraph of no more than 100 words to appear in professional publications citing the nominee's contributions.
  • the candidate's curriculum vitae (if appropriate) to accompany the letter of nomination.
  • a hi-resolution (300 dpi or greater, jpg preferred) photograph.

 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

Demonstration of consistent and significant contributions to the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.

 

QUESTIONS

Contact Gaby Garcon, AOTF Awards Program Coordinator.

Certificate of Appreciation Recipients

2019

Liliana Alverez, PhD

2015

Kathleen Matuska, PhD, OTR/L

2012

Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OTR/L

2011

Stephen A. Wilburn

2010

Catherine S. Nielson, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA

2008

Wendy J. Coster, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Janet Craik, OT(C), MSC
Helene Polatajko, PhD, OT(C), OT Reg (Ont), FCAOT

2007

Christine Peters, PhD, OTR

2006

Lexi Funk
Michaela Vatimo

2004

M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2003

Carol Sue Bernardo, MEd, MA, OTR
James R. Stanton, MSW
 

2002

Mark Biehl
Mori MacKenzie

2001

Bette Bonder, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Virginia Dickie, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Smith and Nephew, Inc. Rehabilitation Division
 

2000

Don Lollar, EdD

1999

Charlene Ager, MA, OTR, FAOTA
Peter Gillette, MD

1998

The Psychological Corporation and
Therapy Skill Builders
 

1997

James Papai, MPH
Center for Collaborative Research at the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research at Thomas Jefferson University

1996

Esther Bell, MA, OTR/L
Florence Clark, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
 

1995

John Cowin
Margaret Short-DeGraff, PhD,  OTR/L, FAOTA
Catherine Trembly, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

1994

Kathleen Kannenberg, MA, OTR/L

1993

Jean S. Morgenweck, MBA
 

1992

Richard L. Allison, MS, OTR/L
Gail S. Fidler, OTR, FAOTA 
Maureen Fleming, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
Mary Foto, OTR, FAOTA
Cheryl Mattingly, PhD

1991

Ann Hight
Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

1990

Elnora M. Gilfoyle, DSc, OTR, FAOTA

1989

RGK Foundation

1988

Kappa Delta Phi Sorority

1987

Cynthia M. Berchulc, MOT, OTR
Amy Bridgman, MLS
Kathleen Reed, PhD, OTR/L

1986

Evelyn Jaffe, OTR, FAOTA
Judith Powell, PhD,OTR
Elizabeth Yerxa, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
The Moody Medical Library

1985

Lezlie J. Adler, MA, OTR
Christine Carlson, MA, RPT
Gretchen Dahl Reeves, MA, MOT, OTR   

1984

Charles H. Christiansen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
Richard C. Cox, PhD
Mae D. Hightower-Vandamm, OTR, FAOTA
 

1982

Jean Morse, PhD
Virgil Scardina
Virginia Scardina, MEd, OTR, FAOTA 

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