Team

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

Staff members are experienced administrators well-versed in creating an open, comfortable, and responsive environment to meet the needs of students, faculty, and community members.

Faculty are experienced clinicians, educators, researchers, and administrators who bring diverse perspectives to the academic community. To learn more about each faculty member, click their name to visit the Faculty Directory for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

Olufolatimi Akinrinade
Olufolatimi Akinrinade, CTRS, OTD,OTR/L

Adjunct Instructor

Katriona Buhler Headshot
Katriona Bühler, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, CEAS I

Adjunct Instructor

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Kiara Caldwell

Assistant Director, Admissions 
kcaldwell@gwu.edu
202 994 2144

Danielle Centi, DrOT, OTR/L, CBIS

Danielle Centi, DrOT, OTR/L, CBIS

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Assistant Professor

Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad, MS, OTD

Adjunct Instructor

Ellen Costello
Ellen Costello, PT, PhD

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

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Leslie Davidson, PhD, OT/L FAOTA

Chair, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership
Associate Professor

Sarah Doerrer Headshot
Sarah Doerrer, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Assistant Professor

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Ashley Forbes

Clinical Placement Coordinator
ashley.forbes@gwu.edu

Erica Fuentes

Erica Fuentes, MOT, OTR/L

Clinical Instructor

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Ann Henshaw, MPH, MBA, OTD

Assistant Professor

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Madelyn Higareda

Academic Department Administrator
mhigareda@gwu.edu
202 994 1668

Roger Ideishi
Roger Ideishi, JD, OT/L, FAOTA

Program Director, Occupational Therapy
Professor

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Stephanie Katz, OTR/L, CHT

Adjunct Instructor

Sheila Moyle
Sheila Moyle, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Doctoral Capstone Coordinator
Assistant Professor

trudy mallinson
Trudy Mallinson, PhD, OTR/L, NZROT, FAOTA, FACRM

Associate Dean for Health Sciences Research
Associate Professor

Joyce Maring
Joyce Maring, EdD, DPT

Executive Associate Dean, Department of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences
Professor

Heather Richards
Heather Richards

Associate Program Director, Clinical Education
hrich@gwu.edu
202 994 6341

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Laurie Rogers, DHSc, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Adjunct Instructor

GW OT Faculty Kellie Sawyer
Kellie Sawyer, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor

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Josh Walberg

Program Manager
jwalberg@gwu.edu
202 994 1026