Welcome New Board Chair and Trustees
The Board of Directors of The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) appointed Mary Jane (MJ) Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L, as the new Board Chair effective January 2021.
Dr. Mulcahey is a Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of the Center for Outcomes and Measurement in Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences (JCRS) at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. She has over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, educator and researcher, and is a certified health coach, competent coach and life care planner. Her primary area of research is on the development, validation and utilization of new and existing outcome measures of impairment, physical function, activity, and participation for children, youth and adults with spinal cord injury (SCI), and other chronic conditions. Read full bio.
“It is my privilege to serve AOTF and its constituents in this capacity. I am excited to work together as one to advance the science of occupational therapy.”- Mary Jane (MJ) Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L, AOTF Board Chair
Also joining our board this month: Dagny Fidler, PhD; Douglene Jackson, PhD, OTR/L, LMT, ATP, BCTS; Janet Poole, PhD, OTR/L; and Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
A huge thank you to Mary Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, who completed her three-year tenure as Chair of the Board of Trustees and Tara Alexander, OTR/L, and Roger Ideishi, JD, OT/L, FAOTA, for their service as Trustees.
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