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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC Chan at AOTA Conference

The faculty, staff, students and alumni of USC Chan were strongly represented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 2019 conference, hosted Apr. 4–7 in New Orleans. With two award winners, more than 180 speakers/presenters and a Saturday night Trojan Family reception at the Loews New Orleans Hotel, this conference was one to remember! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

2019 Award Winners

Deborah Pitts
AOTA Roster of Fellows

Stefanie Bodison
American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s A. Jean Ayres Award

USC Faculty and Staff Members Who Presented

Aimee Aguillon
Rebecca Aldrich
Yasi Amanat
Arameh Anvarizadeh
Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
Grace Baranek
Amber Bennett
Erna Blanche
Sarah Bream
Sharon Cermak
Karen Crum
Rebecca Cunningham
Celso Delgado
Jesús Díaz
Camille Dieterle
Leah Stein Duker
Don Gordon
Ashley Halle
Jess Holguin
Tracy Jalaba
Katie Jordan
Karrie Kingsley
Mary Lawlor
Linda Liang
Deana Mannarelli
Marissa Marchioni
John Margetis
Erin McIntyre
Julie McLaughlin Gray
Mike McNulty
Krystal Messer
Tessa Milman
Stacey Morikawa
Jodie Murakami
Phuong Nguyen
Kristin Nxumalo
Emily Ochi
Danny Park
Karen Park
Christine Peters
Elyse Peterson
Shawn Phipps
Whitney Pike
Deborah Pitts
Jose Polido
Beth Pyatak
Samia Rafeedie
Lindsey Reeves
Pam Roberts
Janice Rocker
Shawn Roll
Karin Saric
Clarissa Saunders-Newton
Emily Schulze
John Sideris
Linsey Smith
Jaynee Taguchi Meyer
Stephanie Tsai
Bari Turetzky
Christine Turnbull
Ashley Uyeshiro Simon
Samantha Valasek
Joan Vartanian
Jamie Wilcox
Myka Winder

USC Alumni and Current Students Who Presented

Hashem Abu Tariah
Amber Angell
Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth
Asha Asher
Karla Ausderau
Nancy Bagatell
Loralei Bingamon
Erwin Borja
Lori Breeden
Amy Brown
Zipporah Brown
Christiana Butera
Kristine Carandang
Elizabeth Carley
Olivia Carroll
Michele Andrianna Cary
Megan Chang
Vivian Chang
Claire Yun-Ju Chen
May Chou
Eddie Chu
Alison Cogan
Dominique Como
Erika Cooley
Talitha Cox
Cheyenne Dixon
Aaron Eakman
Shari Emas
Aileen Ervin
Laura Ferrari
Lucía Floríndez
Alex Freeman
Jorge Garcia
Gina Gosparini
Laryssa Green
Mark Hardison
Laura Harrison
Maddie Hayward
Carol Haywood
Valerie Hill
Grace Ho
Cristin Holland
Yan-Hua Huang
Seung Woo Hwangbo
Amanda Jozkowski
Rachel Kent
Mary Khetani
Emily Kilroy
Lynn Kim
Sharada Krishnan
Debbie Kuang
Elizabeth Larson
Evelyn Law
Elissa Lee
Ingrid Leu
Tabitha Lin
Yijun Liu
Natalie Loera
Zoe Mailloux
Jillian Marcucci
Jenny Martínez
Madison McCann
Shannon McDowell
Gabriel Messenger
Annie Baltazar Mori
Rashelle Nagata
Vidhisha Nair
Bonnie Nakasuji
Hanlon Newhall
Tsam Sanny Ning
Erin O’Donnell
Scotty Orr
Jean Pacifico-Banta
Priya Parekh
Diane Parham
Marielle Pascual
Kelsey Peterson
Doris Pierce
Shari Poindexter
Briana Pollard
Ann Marie Potter
Rachel Proffitt
Ken Radomski
Aja Roley
Susanne Smith Roley
Alexandria Ross
Malia Sako
David Saldana
Kiran Salehani
Noelle Schorn
Ruth Segal
Aviril Sepulveda
Alix Sleight
Kathryn Sorensen
Natasha Strickland
Melanie Symister
Brianne Tabios
Sandy Takata
Tracy Tang
Heather Thomas
Christopher Tju
Annelise Trujillo
Alison Ulie
Joseph Christian Ungco
Jen Weaver
Li Shan Wee
Kimberly Wilkinson
Lorelei Woerner
Bill Wong
Carin Wong
Wendy Wood
E. Mariko Yamazaki-Sanchez
Joyce Yoo
Janis Yue
Cristin Zeisler
Elizabeth Zepeda
Amy Zhao

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