Educational Awards



Each year the Philadelphia Region Fieldwork & Capstone Consortium, comprised of the occupational therapy practitioner degree programs from Gwynedd-Mercy University, Harcum College, Salus University. Temple University, Stockton University, Thomas Jefferson University: Bucks. Center City, and East Falls, The University of the Sciences, and Widener University bestow the Fieldwork & Capstone Educator of the Year award to either a group of practitioners representing a larger organization, or an individual practitioner.

Typically, the site or organization which is chosen to receive this award has demonstrated a commitment to fieldwork education by developing a rigorous and well-planned learning program for Occupational Therapy practitioner students. The commitment to fieldwork & capstone education is demonstrated by committing staff to act as educators and supervisors, by providing opportunities for staff to maintain their skills as fieldwork & capstone educators, and by approving opportunities for OT practitioner students from the consortium's academic programs.

The award is given annually at the Consortium's Clinical Council Day, based on a nomination made within the Consortium's member institutions. The award winners, beginning in 1996, are listed below. Join us in applauding their contribution to OT student practitioner education.

Past Winners of The Fieldwork & Capstone Educator of the Year Award.

2021 Sherre Freed
Golden Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
2020 Fieldwork Educator
2019 Fieldwork Educator
Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22
2018 Fieldwork Educator
Susan Connor
2017 Fieldwork Educators
Laura Boyle-Nester & Elyse Veni
2016 Fieldwork Educators
Health South
2015 Fieldwork Educators
Genesis Rehab Services
2014 Fieldwork Educators
Nova Care Rehabilitation of Southern NJ and Southeast PA
2013 Fieldwork Educators
Inglis House
2012 Kera McHale
COTA Arc of Chester County
2011 Fieldwork Educators
Good Shepherd Penn Partners Rehabilitation
2010 Fieldwork Educators
Burlington County Special Services School District
2009 Fieldwork Educators
Fox Rehabilitation Services
2008 Fieldwork Educators
Delaware County Intermediate Unit
2007 Fieldwork Educators
Temple University Hospital
2006 Fieldwork Educators
Ann Klein Psychiatric Hospital Forensic Unit
2005 Fieldwork Educators
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2004 Verena Taussig
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2003 Fieldwork Educators
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
2002 Fieldwork Educators
Delaware County Intermediate Unit
2001 Joseph Campbell
Woods Services
2000 Fieldwork Educators
Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
1999 Pauline Bagnall
1998 Theresa Hansens (Dunleavy)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
1997 Nancy Beck
Belmont Hospital
1996 Fieldwork Educators
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

2021 Recipient
Sherre Freed

2020 Recipient Septa

2019 Recipient Bucks County
Intermediate Unit #22

2018 Recipient
Dr. Susan Connor

2017 Recipient
Austills Laura Boyle-Nester & Elyse Veni

2015 Recipient Genesis
Rehab Services

Philadelphia Region Occupational Therapy Fieldwork & Capstone Consortium