OOTA Past Award Recipients

 

AWARD OF MERIT

1976   Martha Cameron and Virginia Scardina
1977   Marjorie Ritchie
1978   Judy Weaver
1979   Mary Jo Ellis and Karen Feltham
1980   Rosalyn Santelli
1981   H. Kay Grant
1982   Barbara Sarbaugh and Caroline Brayley
1983   Sally Oberbeck
1984   Brenda George and Marilee Wilde
1985   Rachael Stevenson
1986   Margaret Adamson
1987   Eleanor Frey
1988   Jean Thomas
1989   Liz Stephens
1990   Barrie Galvin
1991   Jacque Ryan
1992   Joan Carlson-Miller
1994   Debra Anderson
1995   Cynthia Goodwin
1997   David L Nelson
1998   Missi Zahoransky
2000   Jacquelyn Chamberlin
2001   Krista Fylak
2002   Beth Ann Kneisley
2003   Brenda George Brodbeck and Nancy Calafato
2004   Mary M. Arnold
2005   Julie Zalar
2006   Joseph Gilmer and Rebecca Robinson-Brown
2007   Monica Robinson
2008   Glenn Goodman
2009   Marc Schaffer 
2011   Beth Ekelman, PhD, JD, OTR/L
2012   Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
2013   John B. Bazyk, MSOT, OTR/L
2013   Jennie Thompson, MOT, OTR/L
2014   Deborah Whitcomb, PhD, MBA, OTR/L
2015   Carol Scheerer, EdD, OTR/L
2016   Harriet Bynum, MS, OTR/L
2016   Brenda M. George, MS, OTR/L

PIONEER AWARD

1976   Bruce Cameron
1977   Carol Minnich and Richard Burke, MD
1978   Christine Herrerra, MD
1979   Romola Hopkins
1982   Telephone Pioneers of America and Akron District
1984   Dr. John Saylor
1986   Dr. Harold C. Rothermel, MD
1986   Donna L. Burke
1987   Dr. Geraldine Kaminski
1987   Thomas Kober, MD
1988   Darryl K. Dever
1990   John, Larry & Robbie Miller
1992   Tom Oberberg OD
1994   Bruce Long MS
1996   Bob Spencer, Columbus Medical
1997   Brent Bamberger DO
1998   Wellness Reproductions 
1999   Bruce Kramer, Sycamore Community Schools
2001   Southpaw Enterprises, Dayton, OH
2002   Two Brothers
2003   Connie Lukas, Criterion Medical
2004   Jason Seabaugh
2005   Margaret Burley, OCECD
2006   Dr. Neil Heighberger, Xavier University
2007   Paul Lilley, Associate Director of the Hancock County ADAMHS Board
2008   Anne Rings
2009   Dr. Margaret Teaford, Ohio State University
2010   Barbara Kopp Miller, PhD.
2011   Wood County Board of DD
2012   Dr. Carolyn Sommerich
2015   Lynn Simonetti; Francine Palermo; Lt. Ryan Kidwell; Dr. Matthew Husa
2016   Melanie Stretchbery; Dr. Carmen DiGiovine

VIRGINIA SCARDINA LECTURESHIP AWARD

2002   Jane Case-Smith
2003   Carol Scheerer 
2004   Joan Dostal
2006   Susan Bazyk
2007   Julie Jepsen Thomas 
2008   Joyce Peet
2009   Dr. Amy Darragh, Ohio State University
2010   Martin S. Rice, Ph.D, OTR/L
2012   Dr. Alison Lane
2013   Deborah Whitcomb, MBA, MS, OTR/L
2016   Marcia Cox, MHS, OTR/L, SCFES

JANE CASE SMITH OUTSTANDING OT STUDENT AWARD
SHARON KAY ASHWORTH OUTSTANDING OTA STUDENT AWARD

2001   Kate Young, Allison Carter (OT); Heather Meredith (OTA)
2003   Leslie Morrison (OT)
2005   Doreen Miller (OT); Jean Lundquist (OTA)
2006   Heather Meredith (OT); Martha Gostely (OTA)
2007   Sarah Collura (OT)
2008   Kacia Suever (OT); Lori Tetrault-Boeh (OTA)
2009   Laura Kovach (OT); Michelle Cockrell (OTA)
2010   Elise Dew (OT)
2011   Stephen Page (OT)
2012   Carolyn Block, (OTA)
2013   Danielle McClelland (OTA)
2014   Bridgette Kreuz (OT)
2014   Rachel Bonar (OTA)
2016   Vanessa Carmody (OT); Sharol Hill (OTA)

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION AWARD

1982   Caroline Brayley, Virginia Scardina, Sharon Flinn Wagner
1983   Donna J. Reist
1984   Jacquelyn Bell Ryan, Brenda George
1987   Virginia Scardina
1989   Susan Bazyk, Dan Lipka
1990   Carol Finley
1991   Joan Dostal, Glenn Goodman
1992   Sally Oberbeck
1993   Margaret Adamson, SherryAnne DiFrancisco
1994   Jacquelyn Chamberlin, Bette Bonder
1996   Wendy Drake
1997   Charlotte Bhasin
1998   Jane Case-Smith
2001   Carol Scheerer
2002   Cyndi Goodwin
2003   Mary Jo McGuire and Michelle Tomasheski
2005   Mary M. Arnold
2006   Ralph Dehner and Julie Jepsen Thomas
2007   Monica Robinson
2010   Ann Marie Bryden
2012   Amy Spence, MEd, OTR/L, Carol Nolan MEd, OTR/L, C-SIPT
2013   Ralph Dehner, BS, COTA/L, Tina Young, MSOT, DRS, OTR/L, Cheryl Paeth, OTR/L, OTD, CLT; Marianne Hassen MA, OTR/L; 
           Lynne Chapman, MS, OTR/L, CS, CDC
2015   Melinda Rybski, PhD, OTR/L; Cyndy Goodwin, MS, OTD, OTR/L
2016   Brenda M. George, MS, OTR/L; T raci McGuire, OTR/L; Julie Zalar, OTR/L; Joanie Smith, OTR/L

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

1978   Katherine Sullivan
1979   Elizabeth F. Crumrine
1984   Lenor Kline, Rachael Stevenson
1988   Eleanor Frey
1989   Virginia Scardina, Jean Thomas
1997   Marjorie Ritchey
1998   Martha Cameron
2006   Elaine F. Mullin
2007   Nancy Vesper Snyder
2009   Marilyn Page

MODEL PRACTICE AWARDS

1996   Physical Disabilities: Driver’s Rehabilitation Program, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, directed by Steven J. Mitchell.
1996   Administration: Shelly Banet, Director of OT, Flower Hospital, Sylvania, OH
1997   Administration: Cincinnati State Technical College
1997   Technology: Miami Valley Hospital Driving Program
1997   Physical Disabilities: Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Grandview and Southview Hospitals, Dayton, OH
1997   Mental Health: Giovanna Knox, OTR/L
1998   Mental Health: Dee Keller, OTR/L
1998   Education: University of Findlay
1999   Mental Health: Pauline Warfield Lewis Center, Cincinnati
2002   Mental Health and Pediatrics: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland
2003   Education: Lisa Link Melville, OTR/L
2004   Pediatrics: Marilee Wilde 
2007   Older Adults: Sheila Lienhart OTR/L
           Rehabilitation: Theresa Berner, OTR/L
2008   Rehabilitation: Valerie Hermann, MS, OTR/L
           Research: UC Neuromotor Recovery and Rehabilitation Laboratory Team (Stephen Page, Ph.D.; Valerie Hill, MS, OTR/L;
           Peter Levine, SRA, BA, PTA, AAS; Leah Dunn, MS, OTR/L; Pamela Clinkenbeard, MS, OTR/L; Kari Dunning, PhD, PT; Mary Ryan, BSN;
           Lynn Sprafka, BSN) 
          Mental Health: Mary Beth Lavey, COTA/L
2009  Gerontology: Mary Jo McGuire, OTR/L
          OT/OTA Collaboration: Beth Ann Hatkevich, PhD, OTR/L and Barbara Seguine, BIS, COTA/L
2010  Mental Health: Bonny King, MS, OTR/L
          Older Adults: Suzanne Gunias, OTR/L, CAPS
          Rehabilitation Services: Laura Madrazo, OTR/L
2011  Administration:   Deb Butler, OTR/L
          Rehabilitation: Christine Griffin, OTR/L, MS, BCPR
          Pediatrics: Mollie Verdier, COTA/L
2012  Education: Zane State OTA Program; Dr. Mary Arnold, OTR/L, FAOTA; Kim Lawler, MS, OTR/L; Jan Winland, OTR/L
          Mental Health Regina Grywalski, MEd, OTR/L
2013  Rehabilitation: Lynsay Whelan, OTR/L; Nathan Wagner, LPO, CPO, OTR/L
          Education: Sharon Flinn, PhD, OTR/L, CHT; Margaret Teaford, PhD
          Pediatrics: Cincinnati Occupational Therapy Institute
          Older Adults: Jean Makesh, MBA, OTR/L 
2014  Education: University of Findlay Faculty: Thomas Dillon, EdD, OTR/L; Mary Beth Dillon, OTD, OTR/L; Miranda Tippie, MOT, OTR/L; 
          Rosalie King, DHS, OTR/L
          Rehabilitation: Dotti Thompson, MOT, OTR/L, CLT
          Mental Health: Sarah Speicher, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS
2015  Mental Health: Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L; Louise Demirjian, OTR/L; Karen Thompson-Repas, OTR/L; Lezlie Fahl Kinder, OTR/L; Robin
          Kirschenbaum, PhD, OTR/L;
          Fran Horvath, OTR/L; Jordyn Joyce, OTR/L; Rebecca Mohler, OTR/L; Teri LaGuardia, OTR/L; Carol Conway, OTR/L; Laura Doxsey, OTR/L;
          Lisa O'Halloran, OTR/L; David Weiss, OTR/L; Paula Michaud, OTR/L; Eileen Dixon, OTR/L