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

2021 Volunteers

Audit Committee
Patricia ‘Pat’ Booth, MAT, Chair
Forrest Pendleton, BA
Mary M. Evert, ScD (Hon), MBA, OTR, FAOTA

Awards and Recognition Committee
Ellen S. Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Chair
Charlotte E. Exner, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA
Donald J. Fogelberg, PhD, OTR/L
Susan R. Magasi, PhD, MS, BScOT
Mary Ellen Stoykov, PhD, OTR/L

Development Council
J. Chris Bradberry, PharmD
Simone V. Gill, PhD, OT, OTR
Clare Guiffrida, PhD, OTR/L
Bonita Kraft, OTR/L
Lynne Richard, PhD, OT/L
Timothy Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Martha Kirkland, OTR - Emeritus
Ruth Ann Watkins, MBA, OTR, FAOTA - Emeritus

Finance Committee
Felicia Chew, MS. ORT/L, FAOTA, Chair
Forrest Pendleton, BA
Mary C. Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA Ex-Officio
​Cheryl Strickland, OTR/L

Governance Committee
Nancy Baker, ScD, MPH, FAOTA, Chair
Mary Ellen Buning, PhD, OTR/L, ATP/SMS
Susan Garber, MA, OTR, FAOTA, FACRM

Investment Committee
Felicia Chew, MS. ORT/L, FAOTA, Chair
Nancy Baker, ScD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA
Kristie P. Koenig, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA

Scholarship Selection Committee Roster
Tracey E. Ellis, OTR/L, MPH, Chair
Erica R. Alexander, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CPHQ, CSRS, CDP
Ana Allegretti, PhD, ATP, OTR
Karen Frank Barney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Angela Boisselle, PhD, OTR
Elizabeth Baltus Hebert, PhD, OTR/L
Kerri A. Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Beth O’Rourke, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Sherri Powers (Mathis), DOT, MSOT, BSOT, OTR/L, COTA
Pooja A. Patel, DrOT, OTR/L
Lynne Richard, PhD, OT/L
Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L
Mary C. Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Ex-Officio, AOTF
Cindy Anderson, OTD, OTR/L
Renee Causey-Upton, PhD, OTD, MS, OTR/L
Jeanne Sheehan Corcoran, OTR/L, OTD
Donnamarie C. Krause, OTR
Natasha Smet, OTD, OTR/L

Scientific Advisory Council
Elizabeth B. Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA, Chair
Patricia Davies, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Susan Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Trudy Mallinson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM
Evans Dean, PhD, OTR/L
Mark Salzer, PhD
Mary Khetani, ScD, OTR/L

Standing for Research, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (STRIDE) Committee
Simone V. Gill, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Chair
Tara C. Alexander, OTR/L
Teal Benevides, PhD, OTR/L
Dominique Como, MA, OTR/L
Roger Ideishi, JD, OT/L, FAOTA
Khalilah Robinson Johnson, PhD, OTR/L
Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, FGSA
Jenny Martínez, OTD, OTR/L, BCG
Denise Nepveux, PhD, OTR/L
Ricardo Ramirez, OTD, OTR/L
Selena Washington, PhD, OTR/L

Volunteer Development and Nomination Committee
Kristie Patten, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA, Chair
Charles Christianson, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Lela A. Williams Llorens, PhD, OTR/RET., FAOTA, Professor Emerita
Mary Jane “MJ” Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L