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Meet the Executive
Name : Patti O'Keefe
Position : President NLAOT
Contact : president@nlaot.ca

Name : Position Vacant
Position : President Elect
Contact : presidentelect@nlaot.ca


Name : Melissa Wiseman
Position : Past-President
Bio : Hi, my name is Melissa Wiseman, I graduated from Dalhousie University School of Occupational Therapy in 2003. I have worked in acute care, community practice and I have spent the majority of my career, 10 years, working in vocational rehabilitation. I am currently employed with Eastern Health as the OT Clinical Lead for Occupational Health and Rehabilitation. I look forward to working with the membership in the coming year.
Contact : pastpresident@nlaot.ca


Name : Christina Crane
Position : Public Relations
Bio : My name is Christina and I've been practicing OT since graduating from Dalhousie University in 2000. My practice has varied from general practice in my hometown of Labrador City to private practice in Toronto and Vancouver, acute care, adult rehab and community pediatrics in New Zealand and some volunteer work in Cambodia with a children's disability network. In recent years, I've settled into the Janeway Children's Rehab Centre and am enjoying the work here.

I love practicing OT. I believe it is a valuable and valued profession. I think it is important to maintain a strong membership across the province where every member feels connected. It is also important to continue promoting our profession and I hope to foster these things in my role as PR Chair. I welcome ideas and feedback so please don't hesitate to connect!
Contact : publicrelations@nlaot.ca
Phone: 709-777-4018 (w)

Name : Colleen Warford
Position : Treasurer
Contact : treasurer@nlaot.ca

Name : Kimberly Cooper
Position : Education Chair
Contact : education@nlaot.ca

Name : Sarah Burt
Position : CAOT Board Representative
Bio : My name is Sarah Burt and I am currently the Newfoundland and Labrador representative on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. I have volunteered with NLAOT in the past, in the role of secretary.

I graduated from Memorial University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science (Biology). Knowing I wanted to work in healthcare, I began to explore various career opportunities and realized quickly that I wanted to pursue Occupational Therapy. I graduated from Queen’s University in 2008 with a Masters of Science (OT). Since then, I have worked in Newfoundland in several practice areas, in both urban and rural areas. I am very passionate about home care, especially working with seniors to allow them to maintain their independence in their own homes. I have been working in St. John’s with Eastern Health in the Home and Community Care Program since 2011.

Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions about our national association!

Contact : caot@nlaot.ca

Name : Joanne Martin
Position : Secretary
Bio : Hello, my name is Joanne Martin. I joined the NLAOT executive as Secretary in 2012. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy Program at Queen's University in 2001. I have worked in several areas of practice including acute care, adult rehabilitation, occupational rehabilitation and ergonomics. I currently work in Long Term Care at the Corner Brook Long Term Care Facility. If you have any questions that I may be able to help you with as Secretary of our provincial association please feel free to contact me.

Contact : secretary@nlaot.ca
Phone: (709) 637-3999, ext 3516


Name : Sarah Hodder
Position : Digital Media
Bio : Hello! My name is Sarah Hodder. I am delighted to take on the Digital Media position to represent NLAOT on social media platforms as well as our website.

I attended Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), completing a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-operative) in 2009. I then went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy, graduating from Dalhousie University in 2011. Since graduating, I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the acute care practice in St. John’s, NL, mainly in the area of Orthopedic Surgery.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or ideas!
Contact : digitalmedia@nlaot.ca