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Jeanne Cooper

Chief Operating Officer

Jeanne Cooper

Jeanne Cooper serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation and is responsible for overall Foundation operations. 

Jeanne joined the Foundation in July 2008 as executive assistant to the Executive Director and became manager, executive office in May 2016.

Prior to joining AOTF, Jeanne was the director of chapter relations at a trade association and has worked with other associations and foundations in professional advancement, chapter relations, membership, and certification.

Jeanne majored in psychology at the George Washington University.

Lawrence Liff, MA

Chief Development Officer

Lawrence Liff, MA

Lawrence Liff joined the AOTF in October 2017 as Chief Development Officer. In this role, Lawrence promotes the philanthropic priorities of the Foundation, engages people, companies, and organizations that wish to support the AOTF mission, stewards donors, and manages the AOTF Development Council. 

Before coming to AOTF, Lawrence worked at the University of Maryland, College Park. From 2012 to 2017 he was the Director of Development at the College of Information Studies and from 2004 to 2012 he was the Associate Director of Development for the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. 

Lawrence earned his BA in American History and Political Science in 2001 from the University of Maryland and earned his Master of Public Policy in 2010. 

David Robertson, MA

Student Activities Manager

David Robertson, MA

David Robertson joined the Foundation in July 2017 and in May 2019 he was promoted to Member and Program Coordinator as the national coordinator for the St. Catherine Challenge and Pi Theta Epsilon.

He joins the Foundation having previously worked in the educational sector as a program coordinator with Learn It Systems. Before that, he worked for several years as the Assistant Director, of Family Relations and Special Events at the Washington International School in D.C. 

David has a BS and Master's of Education from Springfield College where he was the grad assistant to the Sports Information Director before working in the sports industry.  David lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, son, and Labrador, Luna. 

Lianna Meyreles

Executive Assistant

Lianna Meyreles

Scott Campbell, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Scott Campbell, PhD

Dr. Scott Campbell began his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation in May 2015.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Campbell served as a Scientific Advisory Board member for Temptime Corporation and served as Executive Director and CEO of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.  He was responsible for overall leadership of the FNIH and was involved with many of the collaborative research projects funded through the FNIH including the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), the Biomarkers Consortium, the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP), Grand Challenges in Global Health, the US-Russia Scientific Forum and the mHealth Summit.  He also represented the Foundation on the Health Research Alliance and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation.  

From 2001 to 2010, Dr. Campbell served as National Vice President of Research Programs at the American Diabetes Association.  In addition to overseeing all research-related programs at the ADA, he also was responsible for helping acquire major donations to the ADA Research Foundation.  He was a trustee on the Board of Trustees, Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC); member of the IOM Clinical Research Roundtable; and served on the Board of Directors of the Health Research Alliance.  He also represented the ADA on several federally related committees, including the Diabetes Mellitus Interagency Coordinating Committee (DMICC) at the National Institutes of Health.  Before beginning his non-profit scientific administration career, Dr. Campbell spent 16 years in academia with academic appointments at the University of South Dakota, the University of Missouri, and Michael Reese Hospital.

Scott received his PhD in Basic Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida.  He is the author of 40 peer-reviewed articles, nine invited reviews, and 14 book chapters related to cardiovascular disease.

Satvika Garg, PhD, OTR/L

Chief Scientific Officer

Satvika Garg, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Satvika Garg is the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). Before joining the AOTF, she held positions as an Occupational Therapist/Research Collaborator at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and as Adjunct Faculty at New York University (NYU), NY. Dr. Garg earned her PhD in Occupational Therapy (OT) from New York University and her MS in OT from Tufts University, MA. 

In her role as CSO, Dr. Garg leads the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of the Foundation's scientific and research programs. She ensures the fiscal and programmatic accountability of these programs and serves on the Foundation's leadership team, advising the CEO. Additionally, Dr. Garg monitors the external environment to identify research priorities and opportunities that can build research capacity and advance the science of occupational therapy.

Lindsey Chang, MA

Communications Coordinator

Lindsey Chang, MA

Kristin Bukovsky, BS

Director of Communications and Marketing

Kristin Bukovsky, BS

Kristin joined AOTF in the fall of 2019. As Director of Communications & Marketing, she promotes the AOTF mission by developing effective, high-impact, and cost-efficient outreach with consistent branding to various stakeholders using appropriate channels.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she was Director of Marketing at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) for five years, Communications Specialist at the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS), and Account Manager at Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc., a computer-aided design software company. 

She earned her BS in Corporate Communications at the University of Baltimore. She also holds an Associate's in Computer-Aided Design.

Sandy Weiss

Office Assistant

Sandy Weiss

Sandy Weiss joined AOTF as a part-time Office Assistant in December 2019. Sandy primarily provides program support for the Pi Theta Epsilon honor society and assists with processing donations.

After graduating from the University of Maryland, Sandy worked as a Senior Administrative Assistant and Conference Planning Assistant for the National Association of Community Health Centers. Most recently, Sandy worked for several years as an Office Manager in two local preschools and currently is an Assistant Teacher in creative enrichment classes in public elementary schools.

Sandy and her husband grew up in New Jersey. They have two grown children and live in Maryland with their dog, Casey.

Emily Felipe, MS, OTR/L

Scientific & Research Programs Coordinator

Emily Felipe, MS, OTR/L

Emily Felipe joined the AOTF in May 2023 and now serves as the Scientific & Research Programs Coordinator. Prior to this role, she served across a variety of diverse settings and communities as an Occupational Therapist in the school-based and outpatient pediatric field conducting both in-person and teletherapy services. Through her graduate studies, Emily implemented OT health promotion initiatives in the Baltimore, MD area through the creation of stroke survivor support groups for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As AOTF's Scientific & Research Programs Coordinator, Emily is responsible for assisting with the development, administrative management, and reporting of the organization’s scientific, research, grants, and educational programs and initiatives. In addition, she provides administrative advice and support services to program staff, grant reviewers, and grant applicants/awardees. 

Emily obtained her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. As a long-time resident of Montgomery County, MD, Emily enjoys exploring new hiking trails with her family and training her dog for animal-assisted therapy.