Meet the board

Kim Gilbert, ​President

Previous RIOTA position: President, 2012-15

Education: BS in OT from Sargent College of Allied Health, BU

Employment/Area of Practice: Physical disabilities, community health, pediatrics, administration

Other Board/Volunteer Affiliations: OT Board at DOH Division of Professional Regulations; NBCOT Simulation Question Developer

Lise Faulise, ​Vice President

Previous RIOTA position: Alternate Representative, Representative, Legislative Chair

Education: BS Occupational Therapy, Boston University; Advanced Masters in Occupational Therapy, Boston University

Employment/Area of Practice: Director of Research and Clinical Programs, the Wolf School; President, Lise Faulise Consulting, Pediatric Private Practice; Lecturer, Sensory Integration and Related Practice

Other Board/Volunteer Affiliations: the Wolf School, Board Member; Avanti Programs, Vice President

Ashley Meizoso, Secretary

Previous RIOTA position: Secretary since 2015

Education: New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich
RI. Associates in Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant and
Masters in Science of Occupational Therapy.

Employment/Area of Practice: Hattie ide Chaffee Home for the past
4 years. Skilled nursing facility. Herren Wellness Center, mental
health and substance use recovery.

Other Board/Volunteer Affiliations: Rhode Island Special Olympics.

Sheila R. Sweeney,
Education Resource Chair

Previous RIOTA Position: Physical Disabilities Special Interest Group

Education: MOT, Worcester State University

BS, Salve Regina University, Human Resources

Employment/Area of Practice: South County Home Health - Home Care

Other Board/Volunteer Affiliations: Narragansett Lions Club

Point Judith Fishermen's Scholarship Fund

Joanne Jones, Treasurer

Previous RIOTA position: Vice president

Education: B.S. OT
M.S. Clinical Rehab Management
Post-professional Doctorate OT

Employment/Area of Practice: Academia – specialty in gerontology and neuro

Rebecca Simon, Communications Chair

Vacant, Advocacy Chair

Committee Chairs

Membership Chair, Bethany Pratt,

Legislative Chair, Janet Rivard Michaud,

Nominations Chair, Kathy O'Neil,

Website Editor, Courtney Crone,

Special Interest Groups

Adult SIG, Linda Curry & Patty Grimes,

Pediatrics SIG, Darlene Shunchenia,

Mental Health SIG, Natalie Petrucci, 

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