Directory of Consortium Members


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Gwynedd Mercy University

1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

Degree(s) Offered:

Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Science/Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Program information:

https://www.gmercyu.edu/academics/programs/master-science-occupational-therapy

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Michele C. Peterson, MS, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 215-646-7300 ext. 21532

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: peterson.m2@gmercyu.edu

Bio:

Michele Peterson, MS, OTR/L is the academic fieldwork coordinator for the Occupational Therapy program at Gwynedd Mercy University.  She has been licensed in the occupational therapy field for over 20 years and has experience working in the area of pediatrics, specifically: school-based, preschool age, birth to three, and pediatric in-patient and out-patient settings.   She holds a specialty certification in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to feeding. Ms. Peterson has previous experience in the fieldwork realm which has allowed her the opportunities to develop emerging fieldwork sites within community settings. She has been an integral part of co-developing an adaptive fitness program with a local non-profit organization and school. Ms. Peterson is in the process of pursing her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University.  She earned a M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, and B.S. and associate degrees in Science and Occupational Therapy from Penn State University.


Harcum College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

750 Montgomery Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Degree(s) Offered:

Associate of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting

Program information:

http://harcum.edu/s/1044/edu/majors.aspx?sid=1044&gid=1&pgid=1350

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Kristy Meyer, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 610-526-6043

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: kmeyer@harcum.edu

Bio:

Kristy Meyer has been in the field of Occupational Therapy for fifteen years.  She recently transitioned into academia from years of work in pediatrics, but over the course of her career has worked in various clinical settings including school based, early intervention, and outpatient settings.  She is a graduate of Alvernia College, and is a member of AOTA and POTA.  At Harcum College she teaches the professional seminar classes, in addition to her fieldwork responsibilities.

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Lynne Rockwell, COTA/L, CLT

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 610-526-6024

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: lrockwell@harcum.edu

Bio:

Lynne Rockwell is a Level I Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Harcum College in the COTA program. She holds an Associates Degree from Harcum College and a Bachelors of Science from Penn State University. Lynne has been working as a COTA/L since 1998 with concentration in the adult population and hand therapy. While working in the adult setting, she has earned certification in LSVT-BIG for Parkinson's Disease and participated in the initiation and facilitation of St. Mary Medical Center's first Parkinson's Support Group. Additionally, she earned certification in Lymphedema. She has also attended additional training in Lymphedema for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Kinesiotaping I & II. Lynne also currently continues to work per diem at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA in the Lymphedema Department.


Salus University

8360 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027-1598

Degree(s) Offered:

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree

Program information: 

http://www.salus.edu/Colleges/Education-Rehabilitation/Department-of-Occupational-Therapy.aspx

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Brianna Brim MOT OTR/L, CPAM, CLIPP

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: (215)780-1439

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: bbrim@salus.edu

Bio: 

Brianna Brim earned her BS from Skidmore College in Exercise Science and Nutrition and completed her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy at Temple University. Brianna’s primary area of practice is in Hand therapy; working for NovaCare before coming to Salus University. Brianna currently holds certification in Falls Reduction and Risk Assessment as well as LSVT-BIG for Parkinson’s Disease and as a living in place professional. Brianna is currently working towards on her Ph.D in Biomedicine. Concurrently, Brianna works per diem  at Temple University Hospital's inpatient Rehabilitation unit, NovaCare, and runs an emerging practice in home modification. 

 


Stockton University

School of Health Sciences
101 Vera King Farris Dr.
Galloway, NJ 08205

Degree(s) Offered: 

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Program information: 

https://stockton.edu/graduate/occupational-therapy.html

MSOT Program Fieldwork Information Page:

https://stockton.edu/graduate/occupational-therapy.html

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Jennifer Calabrese, OTD, MOT, OTR

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 609-652-4718

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: jennifer.calabrese@stockton.edu

Bio: Jennifer Calabrese holds a Bachelors of Science, as well as a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University, and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Chatham University. She has 21 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including pediatrics in the home, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, adult medical day programs and homecare part A and part B. Additionally, Jennifer has extensive experience in geriatrics and dementia care for both the patient and caregiver, as well as experience in clinical management, and electronic medical record development.


Temple University 

1913 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Degree(s) Offered: 

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) 

Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Program information:

http://chpsw.temple.edu/rs/academics-rehabilitation-sciences/occupational-therapy

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Sheila Moyle, OTD, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 215-204-0827

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: sheila.moyle@temple.edu

Bio:
Sheila Moyle, OTD, OTR/L is an assistant professor of instruction and the academic fieldwork coordinator in the occupational therapy program at Temple University. She completed her post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy at Chatham University where her capstone project focused on multisource feedback and student development on fieldwork. Dr. Moyle has six years of clinical practice in skilled nursing and sub-acute rehabilitation. She has presented on student development and fieldwork education at national, state, and local conferences. She received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at the University of the Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Health and Exercise Science from Rowan University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rider University.


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Thomas Jefferson University: Bucks County Campus

Bucks County Campus
Bucks County Technology Park
4800 Street Road, Suite 150
Trevose, PA 19053

Degree(s) Offered:

Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies

Program information:

https://www.jefferson.edu/search-results.html?q=occupational+therapy+assistant+studies+program

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Jeanne M. Coviello, OTD, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator phone: 215-526-0984

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: Jeanne.Coviello@jefferson.edu

Bio:
Jeanne Coviello has over 30 years' experience as an OT. She describes herself as passionate about all things, in particular OT. Jeanne is an active member of both AOTA and POTA. Professional activities include: co-presentations at state and national conferences, and served as a board committee member for AOTA Test Prep Product. She has been a extensive experience working in adult rehabilitation settings, both at a staff and clinical management level since graduating from Towson University with a BS degree in OT. Jeanne earned her OTD at Jefferson.

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Wendy A. Warner, MS, OT/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator phone: 215-526-0984

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: warnerw@philau.edu

Bio:
Wendy Warner, OT,  is the Academic Clinical Education Coordinator II in the Jefferson OTA program at the Bucks County Campus.  She assists Jeanne Coviello, OTD, OTR/L with fieldwork placements as well as co-teaches a pediatric interventions class.

Wendy has been an occupational therapy practitioner for 18 years specializing in pediatrics. She has experience working with varying populations in school-based, outpatient, hippotherapy, and early intervention practice areas. Wendy is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University and a member of AOTA and NJOTA.  She is also a current doctoral student at Thomas Jefferson University.


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Thomas Jefferson University: Center City Campus

901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Degree(s) Offered:

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy – Entry Level
Doctor of Occupational Therapy – Post-professional

Program information:

http://www.jefferson.edu/university/health_professions/departments/occupational_therapy.html

http://www.jefferson.edu/university/health_professions/departments/occupational_therapy/fieldwork/educators.html

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Caryn Reichlin Johnson, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 215-503-9607

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: Caryn.Johnson@Jefferson.edu

Bio:
Caryn Johnson is an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Occupational Therapy, and has been an academic FW coordinator for over 20 years t both OT and OTA levels. She holds a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Tufts University and a post professional Masters degree from Thomas Jefferson University. She is co-editor of AOTA's Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program and co-author of The Occupational Therapy Exam Review Guide published by FA Davis. Her research and program development interests include developing opportunities for occupational therapy and emerging practice settings and utilizing the collaborative model in fieldwork education.

Name of Academic Fieldwork Coordinator: Lydia S. Navarro-Walker, OTD, OTR/L, CLA

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 215-503-9629

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: lydia.navarro-walker@jefferson.edu

Bio:  
Lydia Navarro-Walker has been a clinician in the field of Occupational Therapy (OT) for 30 years and has 17 years of experience as an educator. Mrs. Navarro-Walker received an AAS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao campus; a BS degree from College Misericordia; and her OTD degree in Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University, Center City campus. Mrs. Navarro-Walker's clinical experience has been as a specialist in the provision of OT services in Brain Injury (traumatic and acquired) and maintains a Certification as a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. Lydia Navarro-Walker is presently the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Doctoral Residency Coordinator, and Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University, Center City campus.  Her program development and research interests include development and cultivation  of doctoral residencies in community based and emerging practice settings.


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Thomas Jefferson University: East Falls Campus

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Degree(s) Offered:

BS in Health Sciences/MS in Occupational Therapy
BS in Psychology/MS in Occupational Therapy
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Post-professional Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Program information: 

http://www.philau.edu/ot/index.html

Name of Interim Fieldwork Coordinator: Mary Beth Thomas, DOT, OTR/L, Assistant Professor M.S. in Occupational Therapy

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator phone:  215-951-2533

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email:  ThomasM@PhilaU.edu

Bio:
Mary Beth Thomas, DOT, MS, OTR/L is Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the MS in Occupational Therapy Program at the East Falls Campus. Prior to joining faculty at Jefferson East Falls, she was an occupational therapist for 17 years who specialized in working with children with autism and emotional/ behavioral challenges.  She most recently worked with elementary students in a high-need school district and was the primary OT at a camp who provides programming for children living with special needs.  Previously, she served as the OT for the autism evaluation team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She has expertise with aquatics, sensory integration, assistive technology, and intervention with children with complex medical issues.  During her doctoral studies, Mary Beth designed a model to track outcomes for hippotherapy (use of horses in therapy) programs.

DOT, Occupational Therapy, Temple University
MS, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University
BA, Psychology, Allegheny College


University of the Sciences Occupational Therapy Program 

600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Degree(s) Offered:

Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Master of Occupational Therapy

Program information:

http://www.usciences.edu/academics/collegesdepts/ot

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Gabrielle Hackenberg, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 215-596-7172

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: g.hackenberg@usciences.edu

Bio: 

Gabrielle is the Director of Fieldwork Education at University of the Sciences.  She attended Elizabethtown College, receiving a BS in Occupational Therapy with a Minor in Child Psychology in 2009, and a MS in Occupational Therapy in 2010. She earned her OTD from Thomas Jefferson University in May 2018. She holds a certification in Teaching in the Digital Age from TJU. She has worked in outpatient pediatrics over a period of approximately two years. The majority of her practice, however, has been in acute care and subacute rehabilitation. She has worked in this setting for five years, specializing in orthopedics, with a focus on total joint replacements and orthopedic devices. Memberships: AOTA. Certifications: Fieldwork Educator Certification (2014).

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Megan Strauss, MS, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 215-895-1172

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: m.strauss@usciences.edu

Bio: 
Megan is an academic fieldwork coordinator at University of the Sciences. She is an occupational therapist who loves working with children. She has worked in various pediatric settings, including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, medical daycare, early intervention, and school based. She has presented at AOTA and POTA conferences. Megan earned a BS in Health and Occupation and a MS in Occupational Therapy from Elizabethtown College.

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Nicole Roberts OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 215-596-7391

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: n.roberts@usciences.edu

Bio: 

Nicole Roberts OTD, MOT, OTR/L is one of the academic fieldwork coordinators for the Occupational Therapy program at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  She is a graduate of University of the Sciences receiving her BS in Health Science and MOT degrees from the University.  She has worked in a wide variety of pediatric settings, geriatrics, and home care, but found her niche with young adults with disabilities post-transition from the school system.  This population was the focus of her OTD capstone that she completed at Temple University in 2017.  She made the transition in the last year to working full time in academia after many years as an adjunct faculty member.


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Widener University

1 University Place
Chester PA, 19013

Degree(s) Offered:

Entry Level Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Program information:

http://www.widener.edu/academics/schools/shsp/occupational_therapy/

 

Name of Fieldwork Coordinator: Bridget Trivinia, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Phone: 610-499-1093

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator email: batrivinia@widener.edu

Bio: 

Bridget A. Trivinia, OTD, MS, OTR/L has worked in clinical care, program development and administration. Her clinical experience includes a variety of settings such as school based, acute rehab, outpatient, skilled nursing, and home care services specializing in older adults. Additionally, she has developed volunteer, fieldwork and mentoring programs to facilitate the growth of the occupational therapy profession. In the past, Bridget served in the role as Fieldwork Educator Representative for the Commission on Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association.  Bridget has presented at the state and national level on various topics including Dementia, Advocacy, Mentorship, Fieldwork, Feedback Strategies, Service Learning and Development of Student-Run Pro-Bono Clinics.