Ann Marie Potter, PhD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Program Director, Associate Professor
PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Health Related Sciences-Occupational Therapy
MA, University of Southern California, Occupational Therapy
BA, Luther College, Psychology
Office location: SMRC 278
Office phone: (610) 625.7205
Dr. Potter serves as the program director of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program. She has over twenty years of experience teaching in undergraduate and graduate occupational therapy programs at Elizabethtown College and Florida International University (FIU). She also served as Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at FIU. She has mentored over 70 students in research that has been presented at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association and American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conferences. Dr. Potter’s research explores the impact of cancer on cognition and occupational performance. This work has been presented at the European Society of Oncology Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference. She has worked in the following clinical settings: inpatient spinal cord injury, outpatient, home health, skilled nursing and acute care.
Dr. Potter serves as a Legacy Advocate with the Young Survival Coalition and a consumer advocate representative on grant review panels for the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Breast Cancer Research Program. She is a conference proposal reviewer for the American Occupational Therapy Association, an article reviewer for the Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy, and textbook reviewer for FA Davis and Jones and Bartlett.
Sara E. Benham, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, Associate Professor
OTD, Thomas Jefferson University
MOT, University of Indianapolis
BS, Purdue University
Office location: SMRC 264
Office phone: (610) 625.7207
Sara has worked for over 13 years as an Occupational Therapist in inpatient rehabilitation, previously at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, and currently at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation in Allentown, PA. Her specialization is in assistive technology and she holds an advanced certification as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Sara specializes in stroke neuro-rehabilitation through practice, research, and educational outreach. Sara directs her research in pursuit of how technology may enable clients to increase participation in meaningful occupations. She has peer-reviewed publications on a variety of technological enhancements for performance across the lifespan, including telerehabilitation, virtual reality, electronic tablet technologies, aids for community mobility, 3D printing, and has published a textbook chapter on applications of technology for pediatrics. Sara has presented her work nationally and at the state level for over 25 presentations. In regards to national leadership, Sara serves as the Technology Coordinator for the American Association of Occupational Therapy (AOTA) Rehabilitation & Disability Special Interest Section (SIS), as a reviewer for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, and serves on the Executive Committee for the Technology in Rehabilitation Networking Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM).
Sara's previous faculty experience includes her role of the Director of Doctoral Projects for the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She received the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational Therapy Motivator Award in 2018.
Glynnis Jones, OTD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor
OTD, Thomas Jefferson University, Occupational Therapy
MS, University of Scranton, Occupational Therapy
BS, University of Scranton, Occupational Therapy, Minor in Human Services
Office location: SMRC 237
Office phone: (610) 625.7237
Dr. Glynnis Jones has been an occupational therapist for 20 years with experience in both pediatrics and geriatrics. In her pediatric practice, she has worked in pediatric hospitals, outpatient, and school-based settings. Most recently, as an independent contractor in the school-based arena, she fulfilled the role of OT Team Leader where she initiated the reorganization of the occupational therapy referral program and assisted in the continuation of occupational therapy services through teletherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, she focused on providing teacher education in regards to the role of OT in the schools as well as ensuring follow through with OT accommodations in the classroom. In her geriatric practice, she has significant experience working in skilled nursing facilities and continuing care retirement communities where she facilitated the establishment of clinical programming to foster efficiency and productivity in rehabilitation departments. Giving back to the occupational therapy profession is of utmost importance to Dr. Jones. Therefore, throughout her career, she has consistently provided supervision to OT and OTA fieldwork students as well as mentorship to new graduate OTs and OTs transitioning to school based practice. In 2020, she completed the Post Professional OTD program at Thomas Jefferson University where she focused a majority of her coursework on teaching. She received her Advanced Practice Certificate in Teaching in the Digital Age from Thomas Jefferson University as well. Her research completed at Thomas Jefferson is entitled “Menstruation and Feminine Hygiene Care for Female Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Scoping Review.” She presented this research to the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Pediatric Institute in February, 2022. Dr. Jones plans to continue investigating this innovative and valuable topic while at Moravian University.
Jennifer Maloney, OTD, MS, OTR/L, Director of Clinical Education, Clinical Assistant Professor
OTD, Chatham University, Occupational Therapy
MS, Misericordia University, Occupational Therapy
BS, East Stroudsburg University, Biology
Office location: SMRC 275
Office phone: (610) 625.7231
Jennifer Maloney is the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. She started with Moravian University in August 2019 as an Adjunct Professor and moved into her recent role in December 2019.
She worked in clinical care, program development, and administration. Jennifer’s clinical experience includes a variety of settings such as behavioral health, school-based, home care, and community-based services specializing in traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions. She has provided fieldwork supervision to dozens of Level I and Level II occupational therapy students throughout the years.
In the past, Jennifer served on the Restraint Reduction Committee at Lehigh Valley Health Network where she was responsible for designing and implementing sensory programs, including the creation of a sensory room. She has extensive experience in developing and leading therapeutic groups and individualized activities in various clinical settings.
Jennifer’s doctoral work included studying the impact of online education about evidence-based practice for increasing occupational therapists’ knowledge and confidence levels. Her current research interest is studying the barriers from fieldwork educators’ perspectives in willingness to provide supervision for fieldwork students.
Abbigail Walsh OTD, OTR/L, CKTP, Assistant Professor
OTD, Gannon University
MOT, Xavier University
BLA, Xavier University, Minor in Deaf Studies
Office location: SMRC 237
Office phone: (610) 625.7218
Dr. Abbigail Walsh has been working as an occupational therapist specializing in upper extremity and orthopedic rehabilitation over the last number of years. In addition to being a former Division I athlete, she holds certifications in kinesiotaping and functional capacity evaluations and continues to work towards certifications in hand therapy and ergonomic evaluations. Most recently, while practicing as a full-time occupational therapist, Dr. Walsh served as the clinical coordinator of students placing all outpatient occupational therapy fieldwork students from over twenty universities. She prided herself on providing supervision to both OT and OTA students during their fieldwork experiences which earned her Moravian University’s Clinical Educator of the Year award in 2023. Dr. Walsh started her teaching career as an adjunct at Moravian before starting as a full-time professor in 2023. Dr. Walsh completed her post-professional doctorate at Gannon University where she focused her studies on creating an introductory module to increase graduate OT student’s knowledge in kinesiotaping prior to starting their level II fieldwork experiences. This module has been disseminated to various OT programs throughout the country. Her current research interests include student and faculty wellness, student fieldwork preparedness, and ergonomic assessment benefits.
Danielle Costanzo, MS, OTR/L
Danielle Barattini is an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Sciences in Occupational Therapy program at Moravian University. Danielle graduated with her Master’s in OT in 2018 from Elizabethtown College, where she was a teaching assistant for the Human Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) laboratory course for 3 years. Together with her supervising professor, Danielle performed research regarding a station-based teaching approach in the A&P laboratory, resulting in a publication in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society: The Educator. Danielle has been an occupational therapist since the fall of 2018 and has experience in the following clinical settings: acute behavioral health, outpatient behavioral health, skilled nursing, and acute care.
Sonja Burmeister, OTD, MSPA-C, OTR/L, EICP-OT
Sonja Burmeister is an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Moravian University. Sonja has been a Pediatric Occupation Therapist since 1996 and has obtained a specialty certification in Early Intervention. She continued her education to specialize in Pediatric Neurosurgery as a Physician's Assistant and she brings that wealth of knowledge to her occupational therapy practice. Beginning in 2003, Sonja established two companies providing home, outpatient and school-based therapy services for Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery and Berks Counties in Pennsylvania. Sonja is a certified Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule administrator and evaluates, diagnoses and treats children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Sonja has proudly taught at Moravian University since 2019.
Laura Cunningham, MS, OTR/L
Laura Cunningham, MS, OTR/L is an adjunct professor in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Moravian University. For the past 12 years, Laura has worked as an occupational therapist with her primary clinical background in pediatrics and mental health. She has worked in various pediatric outpatient centers, school-systems, early intervention, skilled nursing and inpatient/outpatient psychiatric settings. Laura has served as a clinical mentor to other practicing therapists, students and as an occupational therapy department manager at an outpatient pediatric facility and within a school system for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Laura has served as an adjunct faculty at Elizabethtown College for the past 6 years. She is calibrated and certified in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) and is certified in various self-regulation, crisis prevention, fieldwork educator and handwriting programs. Laura has presented and published at the local, state and national levels. She is active in promoting occupational therapy to local middle and high school students.
Kristina Kiner, MS, OTR/L CLT
Kristina Kiner, MS, OTR/L CLT, is an adjunct professor in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Moravian University. Kristina graduated with her Bachelor of Health Sciences in 2011 from the University of Scranton and her Master's in Occupational Therapy from the University of Scranton in 2012, where she was a graduate assistant and assisted with faculty-mentored research in low vision therapy. For the past 11 years, Kristina has worked as an occupational therapist in various settings, such as acute and subacute care, in-patient rehabilitation, and outpatient settings. Since 2017, Kristina has worked primarily in the outpatient hospital setting as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist with Strengthening after Breast Cancer Certification from the Klose Training Lymphatic Program, focusing on Cancer Care Rehabilitation and Pre-habilitation. Kristina has served on the Cancer Care Committee at Easton Hospital and worked alongside the Oncology team to increase patients' quality of life and regain control of their lives. Kristina has found a new passion in treating upper extremity and hand conditions. Kristina is a graduate of the Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship, and her goal is to continue to excel in the field of orthopedic care and become a Certified Hand Therapist.
Emily Maas, OTD, OTR/L
Emily Maas is an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Sciences in Occupational Therapy program at Moravian University. Emily graduated with her Master’s in OT in 2019 from Alvernia University. She then graduated with her OTD from American International College in 2021. Together with her supervising mentors, Emily performed research regarding occupational therapists’ perspectives during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a publication in the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. With the published research, Emily completed a poster presentation at the 2021 NYSOTA Annual Conference. Emily has been working as a full-time occupational therapist since 2019 and has experience in the following clinical settings: acute behavioral health, skilled nursing, and acute care.
Ozzie Moyer, MOT, OTR/L
Ozzie Moyer is an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Moravian University. Ozzie graduated with his Master's in OT in 2018 from Temple University. Ozzie has been working as an OT since the fall of 2018 and has experience in the following clinical settings: school-based, early intervention, home health, and outpatient. Ozzie's primary role is in the outpatient "adult" setting treating individuals with neurological or orthopedic injuries, with an interest in the specialty areas of upper extremity and brain injury rehabilitation.
Jenna Nguyen, MS, OTR/L
Jenna Nguyen is an adjunct faculty member in the Occupational Therapy Department at Moravian University. Jenna graduated with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Elizabethtown College in 2017 and earned an Advanced Practice Certificate in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation from Thomas Jefferson University in 2020. She is currently enrolled in the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at Thomas Jefferson University with an emphasis in teaching. Jenna has experience working with adult and older adult populations in physical rehabilitation including acute care, inpatient acute and subacute rehabilitation, and outpatient settings. Jenna has been an LSVT BIG Certified Clinician since 2018.
Sarah Rice, MS, OTR/L, CSRS
Sarah Rice is an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Sciences in Occupational Therapy program at Moravian University. Sarah graduated with her Master’s in OT in 2018 from Jefferson University, where she was a teaching assistant for the Anatomy and Kinesiology laboratory. Sarah has been an occupational therapist since the fall of 2018 and has experience in the following clinical settings: acute care, school-based pediatrics, assisted living, skilled nursing, outpatient neurological, and inpatient rehabilitation. She currently serves as a full time occupational therapist on the stroke floor at Good Shepherd Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital, where she enjoys championing efforts to maintain the stroke program CARF designation, running stroke support groups, and supervising level I and II fieldwork students. In 2021, Sarah received her certified stroke rehabilitation specialist designation.
Susie Touchisky, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS
Susie Touchinsky is an occupational therapist, certified driver rehabilitation specialist, and owner of Adaptive Mobility Services, LLC. For decades, Susie has been committed to helping drivers understand and improve their driving ability and confidence after medical illness, a major medical event, health conditions, and injury. Susie offers extensive clinical and professional experience including:
- Specialty Certification in Driving and Community Mobility (SCDCM) from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
- Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) from the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)
- 20 years of experience with dementia and mild cognitive impairment patients
- 17 years of experience in driving rehabilitation, experience as a licensed driving instructor
- Worked for Johns Hopkins Hospital Driving Program
- Served as Director for Driving Rehabilitation at Genesis Rehab Services
- CarFit Instructor
- Teacher of occupational therapists on driving rehabilitation specialist instruction
- Lecturer, published author, and educator
Susie uses her experiences and training in driving rehabilitation and occupational therapy to live her mission of providing exceptional care for all drivers and education for occupational therapy practitioners.
Ryan Vetter, MS, OTR/L, FACHE
Ryan Vetter is an adjunct professor of Occupational Therapy in the Rehabilitation Sciences Department. Ryan earned his Master's of Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University. He has over 22 years of experience working in the acute hospital as well as the sub-acute rehabilitation settings. Ryan has focused the second half of his career on healthcare leadership and currently serves as the Director of Acute Care Rehabilitation Services for Lehigh Valley Health Network. Through his leadership focus, he has recently earned his Fellowship status from the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been fortunate enough to have been a co-author on multiple regional and national presentations including appearances at both the American Occupational Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association conferences.