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Service and Leadership

Stephanie Lancaster

Stephanie Lancaster, EdD, MS, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS
Program Director and Assistant Professor

  • American Occupational Therapy Association Representative Assembly representative for the state of Tennessee (Term: July 2019 to June 2022)
  • Executive Board Member and Secretary, Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (Term: July 2017 to June 2019)
  • Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD-ED), May 2017 to December 2019
  • Executive Board Member and Academic Program Liaison, Tennessee Assistive Technology Association, Dec. 2016 to present
  • Guest co-editor of a special edition of peer-reviewed journal WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation (2019)
  • Social Media Coordinator for Serving the Underserved (May 2019 to present)
  • Co-facilitator of the Tennessee Pediatric Community of Practice (May 2019 to present)
  • Vice President of Community Relations, Shelby County Regional Special Education PTA, 2013 to 2014
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Representative Assembly representative for the state of Tennessee (Term: July 2019 to June 2022)
  • AOTA Representative Assembly Work Group member - Fall 2020 to present
  • AOTA Representative Assembly Task Force member - Fall 2020
  • Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity, Executive Board member
  • Vice Chair – July 2020 to present
  • Secretary - July 2017 to June 2020
  • Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the Coalition of Occupational Therapy
  • Advocates for Diversity (COTAD-ED), May 2017 to December 2019
  • Tennessee Assistive Technology Association, Executive Board Member and Academic Program Liaison, Dec. 2016 to present
  • Tennessee Pediatric Community of Practice Co-facilitator, May 2019 to present
  • Serving the Underserved Social Media Coordinator, May 2019 to present
  • Merge Memphis (local non-profit organization) volunteer, May 2018 to present

 

Anita Mitchell

Anita Mitchell, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

  • State of Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy, Nashville, TN (2015 - 2018)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Occupational Therapy Education (2017 - Present)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, American Journal of Occupational Therapy. (2010 - Present)
  • Reviewer/Referee, Critically Appraised Paper reviewer for the American Occupational Therapy Association Evidence Exchange. (2014 - Present)
  • Reviewer/Referee, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2020)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Occupational Therapy International. (2015 -2016)
  • Editorial Board Member, Annals of International Occupational Therapy. (2016 - 2021)
  • Corresponding secretary, Beta Gamma chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Beta Gamma chapter (2020 - 2023)
  • Volunteer, Latinos United for Children’s Educational Support (LUCES), Memphis, TN (2016 - 2020)
  • Volunteer, QEP - Community Engaged Care, Memphis, TN (June 25, 2020)
  • Volunteer, Room in the Inn, Germantown, TN (February 5, 2020)
  • Assessor, Project Transformation, Memphis, TN (2019)
  • Volunteer, Project Transformation, Memphis, TN (2018)

 

Orli Weisser-Pike

Orli Weisser-Pike, OTD, OTR/L, CLVT, SCLV, CAPS

  • Abstract reviewer, WFOT Congress 2022
  • Board member, Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)
  • Co-Chair, Subject Matter Expert Committee in Low Vision Therapy, ACVREP
  • Guest editor, Occupational Therapy in Health Care
  • Applicant reviewer, Specialty Certification in Low Vision, AOTA

 

 

Lee Williams

Lee Williams, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor

  • Parkinson’s Disease, television interview for Best Times magazine, 2018   
  • Function Based Activity Programs, 2018 
  • TNOTA invited speaker, 2018  
  • Baptist Desoto Hospital: Arjo Training Specialist/ Coordinator, 2012-2014  
  • Ergonomic Assessments of Clinical Lab Services Department at BMH DeSoto, 2008   
  • Presenter at Baptist DeSoto hospital quarterly meeting "Servant Leadership", 2006 
  • Clinical Specialist -Outpatient Therapy training, 2006-2014  
  • Clinical Specialist- ICU training, 2004-2014  
  • Fieldwork Educator- Baptist DeSoto Hospital, 1999-2014  
  • Corporate Compliance Committee for outpatient billing regulations, 2008- 2009  
  • Organized and coordinated a system wide ICU training course for PT, OT, and SLP. 2008 Performance Improvement Committee, 2002-2004  
  • Healthcare screenings at Heart Health Fair at BMH DeSoto, 2011 
  • Ergonomic Assessments of Dietary and Kitchen Services at BMH DeSoto, 2009   
  • Health Screenings for NMCC Football and Basketball players, 2009   
  • Health Screenings for City of Olive Branch, Mississippi, 2009 

 

 

Lauren Woods

Lauren Woods, PhD, OTR/L
Admission Chair and Assistant Professor

  • Journal Reviewer/Referee, Premier Publishers, December 17, 2020 - Present
  • Invited to create booth & participate in virtual career fair, Junior Achievement of the Mid-South, May 18, 2021 - May 19, 2021
  • Qualitative Inquiry Circle (QUIC) writing group, Fall 2018 to December 2019
  • Intention: Interconnection via Intersectionality.  Art-Based research piece displayed at Memphis College of Art December 2017
  • Supervised a UTHSC Level I student, September 5-16, 2016
  • “Circle of Friends” support group at Shrine School, Presented on fine motor and positioning activities. November 19, 2015 
  • Supervised Level I OT student, June 2015           
  • Supervised two Level I OT students, June 2014
  • Supervised Level II OT student, January- March 2008

 

Anne Zachry

Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L
Department Chair and Associate Professor

  • Committee Member, American Occupational Therapy Association Academic Leadership Council (2016– Present)
  • Creator and moderator of the “Occupational Therapy Research: Networking and Collaboration” Facebook group, which has over 2.4K members (2019–Present)
  • Creator and moderator of the “Occupational Therapy Educators” Facebook group, which has 1,000 members (2019–Present)
  • Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association Pediatric Community of Practice Member (2019)
  • External Reviewer for Tenure and/or Promotion, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2019)
  • Chairperson, Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association West TN District, Nashville, TN (2015–Present)
  • Member, American Occupational Therapy Association Pediatric Community of Practice (2013–Present)
  • Guest Speaker, Porter Leath Teacher Training, "Issues in Early Childhood Development" (2019–Present)
  • Volunteer Consultant, KnowledgeQuest Literacy Mid-South (2017–Present)
  • Volunteer, St. George's Independent School, Memphis, TN (2017–Present)
  • Board Member, Maternal League of Memphis (2013–2019)
  • Volunteer, Porter Leath, Memphis, TN (2016–2018)
  • Guest Speaker, Exchange Club First Steps Parenting Program (2013–2018)
  • Faculty Advisor, UTHSC MOT Student Occupational Therapy Association (2013–2016)
  • Advisor, UTHSC MOT Student Occupational Therapy Association, Memphis, TN (2013–2016)
  • Secretary and Board Member, Camp Conquest, Memphis, TN (2013–2014)
  • Deacon, Idlewild Presbyterian Church (2007–2009)

Last Published: Sep 30, 2021