Team

The GW OT Team aspires to create a welcoming and brave environment for everyone to flourish and grow.

The staff are experienced administrators creating a responsive environment to meet the needs of students, faculty, and community members.

The faculty are experienced clinicians, educators, researchers, and administrators bringing diverse perspectives to the academic community. To learn more about the faculty member, click their name to be directed to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty Directory. 

Olufolatimi Akinrinade

Olufolatimi Akinrinade

Adjunct Instructor

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Lisa Bagby

Assistant Professor
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Katriona Buhler Headshot

Katriona Buhler

Adjunct Instructor

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Kiara Caldwell

Admissions and Enrollment Management Officer 
kcaldwell@gwu.edu
202 994 2144

Leslie Davidson Headshot

Leslie Davidson

Chair, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership
Associate Professor

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Sarah Doerrer

Assistant Professor

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Ashley Forbes

Clinical Placement Coordinator
ashley.forbes@gwu.edu

Erica Fuentes

Erica Fuentes

Adjunct Instructor

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​​Tippi Geron

Assistant Professor

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Madelyn Higareda

Academic Department Administrator
mhigareda@gwu.edu
202 994 1668

Roger Ideishi

Roger Ideishi

Program Director, Occupational Therapy
Professor

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Stephanie Katz

Adjunct Instructor

trudy mallinson

Trudy Mallinson

Associate Dean for Health Sciences Research
Associate Professor

Joyce Maring

Joyce Maring

Chair, Department of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences
Professor

Heather Richards

Heather Richards

Clinical Education Specialist
hrich@gwu.edu
202 994 6341

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Laurie Rogers

Adjunct Instructor

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Josh Walberg

Program Manager
jwalberg@gwu.edu
202 994 1026 

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Jill Yanick

Adjunct Instructor

Mya Zavaleta Ford

Mya Zavaleta Ford

Adjunct Instructor