Every function of AOTF is enriched with our volunteer partners and leaders. We work throughout the year with volunteers from all areas of occupational therapy and the public to deliver the programs you have come to rely on.

Through diverse and interesting committee opportunities, dozens of volunteers donate their time and talent to serve on an AOTF committee.

Become a Volunteer: Complete the simple Volunteer Interest Form to join our volunteer ranks!


AOTF Standing Committees

  • Audit Committee
  • Awards & Recognition Committee
  • Development Council
  • Finance Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • Scholarship Selection Committee
  • Scientific Advisory Council
  • Standing for Research, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (STRIDE) Committee
  • Volunteer Development & Nominating Committee

2023 Volunteers 

Audit Committee
Tara Alexander, OTR/L 
Erik Johnson, MS, OTR/L
Forrest Pendleton, BA 
Cheryl Strickland, OTR/L (Chair)

Awards and Recognition Committee
Donald Fogelberg, PhD, OTR/L (Chair)
Catherine Hoyt, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
Lauren Little, PhD, OTR/L
Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD

Development Council
Zesarae Bodie, OTD, MPH, OTR/L, LSVT
Hazel Breland, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, CLA
Jewel Crasta, PhD, OTR/L
Janet Falk-Kessler, PhD
Joanne Flanagan, ScD
Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L, BCP
Clare Guiffrida, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, C/NDT (Chair)
Bonita Kraft, OTR/L
Aimee Piller, PhD, OTR/L, BCP
Lynne Richard, PhD, OT/L

Finance Committee
Anne Bryden, PhD, OTR/L (Chair)
Felicia Chew, ORT/L, FAOTA, FNAP 
Mariann Moran, OTD, ORG, CHT
Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
Mary Jane “MJ” Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L

Governance Committee
Dagny Fidler, PhD
Kathy Lyons, ScD, OTR/L
Douglene Jackson, PhD, OTR/L, LMT, ATP, BCTS (Chair)
Cheryl Miller, OTR/L, DrOT

Investment Committee
Anne Bryden, PhD, OTR/L (Chair)
Douglene Jackson, PhD, OTR/L, LMT, ATP, BCTS
Janet Poole, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Scholarship Selection Committee 
Ana Allegretti, PhD, ATP, OTR
Cindy Anderson, OTD, OTR/L
Renee Causey-Upton, PhD, OTD, MS, OTR/L
Elizabeth Hebert, PhD, OTR/L
Donnamarie Kraus, PhD, OTR/L
Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP (Chair)
Beth O'Rourke, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Pooja Patel, DrOT, OTR/L
Sherri Powers, DOT, MSOT, BSOT, OTR/L, COTA
Antoinette Shaw, OTR
Jeanne Sheehan Corcoran, OTD, OTR/L
Natasha Smet, OTD, OTR/L
Pam Talero Cabrejo, OTD, OTR/L, CPAM
Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L

Scientific Advisory Council
Patricia Davies, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Evans Dean, PhD, OTR/L
Khalilah Robinson Johnson, PhD, OTR/L
Elizabeth B. Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA
Susan Magasi, PhD, MS, BScOT (Chair)
Trudy Mallinson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM
Emily Rothman, ScD, MS

Standing for Research, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (STRIDE) Committee
Teal Benevides, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dominique Como, PhD, EdM, OTR/L
Katherine Dimitropoulou, PhD, OTR/L, MSPOR
Simone V. Gill, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA (Chair)
Roger Ideishi, JD, OT/L, FAOTA
Douglene Jackson, PhD, OTR/L, LMT, ATP, BCTS
Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, FGSA
Jenny Martínez, OTD, OTR/L, BCG
Denise Nepveux, PhD, OTR/L
Cristina Reyes Smith, OTD

Volunteer Development and Nomination Committee
Winifred Dunn, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Andrew Persch, PhD, OTR/L, BCP
Janet Poole, PhD, OTR/L (Chair)
Susan Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

As of 08/24/23