University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC Chan at Conference

The faculty, staff, students and alumni of USC Chan will be strongly represented at the 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration, hosted March 30–April 2 in Philadelphia. With five award recipients, more than 135 Trojan speakers/presenters and a can’t-miss Trojan Family Reception on Friday evening where you can meet Associate Dean and Chair Grace Baranek, this conference is sure to be one to remember! Happy 75th Birthday, USC Chan Division! Happy 100th Birthday, AOTA!

Trojan Family Reception

Friday, March 31 at 8pm
Liberty Ballroom
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Complimentary admission; click here to RSVP.

Award Recipients

Professor Florence Clark PhD ’82
American Occupational Therapy Association/American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Presidents’ Commendation Award in Honor of Wilma L. West

Administrative Manager Kiley Hanish MA ’02, OTD ’11
Emerging and Innovative Practice Award

Assistant Professor Natalie Leland
Lindy Boggs Award for increased recognition of occupational therapy within federal or state legislation, regulation and/or policies,

Assistant Clinical Professor Jenny Martínez BS ’09, MA ’10, OTD ’11
Gary Kielhofner Emerging Leader Award

Bonnie Nakasuji BS ’74, MA ’94, OTD ’08
International Service Award

2017 Speakers/Presenters

Please note, every effort is made to accurately recognize the USC Trojan Family. If an omission or error has been made to the list below, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Aimee Aguillon OTD ’18, faculty member
Yasi Amanat MA ’15, OTD ’16, faculty member
Amber Angell PhD ’16
Arameh E. Anvarizadeh BS ’05, MA ’06, OTD ’07
Asha Asher MA ’91
Karla Ausderau MA ’00, PhD ’09
Nancy Bagatell MA ’94, PhD ’03
Amber Bennett MA ’13, OTD ’14, faculty member
Michele Berro MA ’88
Jeanine Blanchard MA ’99, PhD ’10, staff member
Erna Imperatore Blanche MA ’88, PhD ’98, faculty member
Stefanie Bodison BS ’92, MA ’94, OTD ’10, faculty member
Aaron Bonsall PhD ’13
Kristine Carandang PhD ’18
Elizabeth Carley BS ’04, MA ’05, OTD ’06, faculty member
Sharon Cermak, faculty member
Adley Chan BS ’07, MA ’08, OTD ’12, faculty member
Megan C. Chang MA ’01, PhD ’09
Katherine Chen MA ’16
May Chou MA ’16
Florence Clark PhD ’82, faculty member
Alison Cogan MA ’12, PhD ’17
Emily Cohen MA ’17
Brenda Covarrubias MA ’15, OTD ’16
Catherine Crowley OTD ’07, faculty member
Carlos Cruz MA ’15, OTD ’16
Rebecca Cunningham MA ’15, OTD ’16
Lisa Deshaies, faculty member
Jesús Díaz MA ’08, OTD ’09, faculty member
Camille Dieterle MA ’07, OTD ’08, faculty member
Paula Dreifuerst MA ’13
Karen Duddy BS ’88
Leah Stein Duker MA ’06, PhD ’13, Postdoc ’15, faculty member
Aaron Eakman PhD ’07
Bryant Edwards MA ’05, OTD ’06
Brenda Fagan, staff member
Lucía Floríndez PhD ’18
Donald J. Fogelberg PhD ’08
Vanessa Fong MA ’17
Don Gordon MA ’94, PhD ’02, faculty member
Julie McLaughlin Gray MA ’94, PhD ’06, faculty member
Caitlin Greene MA ’15, OTD ’16, faculty member
Abbie Gregory OTD ’16
Ashley Halle MA ’11, OTD ’12, faculty member
Emily Haranin, Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty member
Mark Hardison PhD ’19
Carol Haywood PhD ’18
Rebecca Heymann MA ’15, OTD ’16, faculty member
Valerie A. Hill, Postdoc ’15
Jess Holguin BS ’96, MA ’05, OTD ’11, faculty member
Eunice Hong MA ’15, OTD ’16
Judy Hopkins BS ’95, OTD ’15, faculty member
Yan-hua Huang MA ’01, PhD ’03
Jer-Bin Hwung MA ’16, OTD ’17
Kaori L. Ito MA ’16, PhD ’21
Jennifer Jones MA ’06, OTD ’07, faculty member
Katie Jordan MA ’03, OTD ’04, faculty member
Amanda Jozkowski PhD ’14
Michelle Kanda MA ’17
Noomi Katz MA ’79
Mary Khetani MA ’02
Karrie Kingsley MA ’01, OTD ’07, faculty member
Jana LaMarca MA ’12, OTD ’13
Mary Lawlor, faculty member
David Leary PhD ’11
Natalie Leland, faculty member
Colin Lenington MA ’14, OTD ’15
Kimberly Lenington MA ’12, OTD ’13, faculty member
Ingrid Leu MA ’13, OTD ’14
Aimee Levine-Dickman BS ’05, MA ’06
Linda Liang OTD ’18, faculty member
Chia-Hsin Liu MA ’15, OTD ’16
Zoe Mailloux BS ’77, MA ’81, OTD ’12
John Margetis BS ’11, MA ’12, OTD ’13, faculty member
Abbey Marterella PhD ’10
Jenny Martínez BS ’09, MA ’10, OTD ’11, faculty member
Jennifer Kovacs McCorkle MA ’13, OTD ’14, Postdoc ’16, faculty member
Ann E. McDonald MA ’87, PhD ’01
Shannon McDowell MA ’17
Susan McNulty MA ’04, OTD ’10
Jaynee Taguchi Meyer MA ’99, OTD ’06, faculty member
Tessa Milman MA ’08, OTD ’09, faculty member
Helen Mirsaeidi MA ’11, OTD ’12
Tamara Mitchell MA ’05
Stacey Morikawa MA ’11, OTD ’12, faculty member
Phuong Nguyen MA ’10, OTD ’11, faculty member
Stacey Schepens Niemiec Postdoc ’13, faculty member
Alexandra Nishi MA ’14, OTD ’15, faculty member
Jazminne Orozco MA ’11, OTD ’12, faculty member
Annemarie Orr MA ’09, OTD ’15
Diane Parham MA ’81
Chanyang “Jamie” Park MA ’14, OTD ’15
Daniel Park MA ’09, OTD ’10, faculty member
Kristy Payne MA ’16, OTD ’17
Terry Peralta MA ’98, PhD ’04
Christine Peters, staff member
Lizzie Peters MA ’16, OTD ’17
Gary Petersen MA ’09, OTD ’10
Elyse Peterson MA ’11, OTD ’12, faculty member
Kelsey Peterson MA ’17
Gina Phelps MA ’02
Shawn Phipps BS ’97, faculty member
Deborah Pitts PhD ’12, faculty member
Briana Pollard BS ’03, MA ’07, OTD ’08
Rachel Proffitt Postdoc ’14
Beth Pyatak MA ’04, PhD ’10, faculty member
Samia Rafeedie MA ’05, OTD ’06, faculty member
Lindsey Reeves MA ’14, OTD ’15, faculty member
Kimberly Rice MA ’08, OTD ’13, faculty member
Pamela Roberts, faculty member
Susanne Smith Roley OTD ’12
Shawn C. Roll, faculty member
Elizabeth Russel PhD ’99
Laura Ruzzano MA ’17
Kristy Seaver MA ’15, OTD ’16
Aviril Sepulveda OTD ’17
Ashley Uyeshiro Simon MA ’10, OTD ’11, faculty member
Alix Sleight MA ’12, OTD ’13, PhD ’18
Linsey L. Smith MA ’08, OTD ’15, faculty member
Carey Sokol MA ’96, OTD ’17, faculty member
Shelby Surfas MA ’04, OTD ’06, faculty member
Heidi TenPas MA ’16, OTD ’17
Christine Tran MA ’16, OTD ’17
Sonia Trejo MA ’08
Christine Turnbull MA ’16, OTD ’17
Joseph Ungco MA ’16, OTD ’17
Samantha Valasek MA ’15, OTD ’16
Arielle Villanueva MA ’16, OTD ’17
Kimberly Wilkinson MA ’01, PhD ’09
Stacey Willis OTD ’12
Myka Winder MA ’10, OTD ’11, faculty member
Carin Wong PhD ’19
Victoria Tracy Wong MA ’15, OTD ’16
Lora Woo BS ’83, OTD ’10
Jeffrey Yang, Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty member
Jonathan Yim MA ’14, OTD ’16
Sarah Yun MA ’10
Yusi Zhong MA ’17