Chair: Deborah Hand, MS, OTR/L, BCG

*OT Education: MS Tufts University Boston School of Occupational Therapy 1993

*Current Setting/Title: Durham VA Medical Center, Inpatient OT Supervisor

*Previous Experience: Acute Care, SNF, Home Health, Outpatient

*Clinical/Professional Interests: Gerontology and hospital-based care of older adults, Aging-in-Place, Management, Mentoring

*Meaningful Roles and Occupations: OT Supervisor, Wife Mother of two young adults, Flute choir member, exercise partner, reader, game player, friend

Additional Information: member of NCOTA and AOTA, board member Durham Tech OTA Program


Chair: Susan Misciagno, OTD, OTR/L BCG, C/NDT

 *OT Education: OTD Creighton University (2019), BS-OT Escuela Colombiana de Rehabilitacion (1998)

*Current Setting/Title: Methodist University, Academic Capstone Coordinator
*Previous Experience: SNF, Acute Care, Inpatient Rehab, Schools, Home Health, PACE/Community
*Clinical/Professional Interests: Aging in place, Chronic Disease Management, Education, Research, Leadership, Driving , Older Adults, Stroke Management
*Meaningful Roles and Occupations: Wife, mom, aunt, dog lover, teaching, learning, movies, Zumba
*Additional Information (Professional Memberships, Awards, Honors, Activities, etc.): Gerontology SIS Co-Chair, Member of NCOTA, NDT, AOTA, and WFOT; NDT certified, AOTA Board Certified in Gerontology