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

Vacant, Communications Chair

Vacant, Development Chair

Committee Chairs

Membership Chair, Bethany Pratt, membership@riota.org

Legislative Chair, Janet Rivard Michaud, legislative@riota.org

Nominations Chair, Kathy O'Neil, nominations@riota.org

Special Interest Groups

Adult SIG, Linda Curry, physdisSIG@riota.org

Pediatrics SIG, Darlene Shunchenia, pediSIG@riota.org

Mental Health SIG, Natalie Petrucci & Kristine Christensen, mhSIG@riota.org 

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