Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy


The Catherine Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

Fieldwork Educator Award

Herbert Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Occupational Therapy

Past Award Recipients

2016 Recipients

The Catherine Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research                                                                  Jeramie Silveira, OTD, OTR/L

Fieldwork Educator Award                                                                                                                                                                                           Michelle O’Neil, MS, OTR/L

Herbert Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Occupational Therapy                                                                                         Melissa Tilton, BS, COTA/L, ROH

MAOT Outstanding Practitioner of the Year for Clinical Excellence                                                                                                                      Robin Desrosiers, COTA/L

2015 Recipients

Outstanding Practitioner of the Year                                                                                                                                                                                      Ryan Palmison, M.Ed, OTR/L

Fieldwork Educator Award                                                                                                                                                                                             Katherine Darowski, COTA              

2014 Recipients

Catherine Anne Trombley Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research
Linda Tickle-Degnen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Occupational Therapy
Janice L. LeBel, EdD/Ph.D., ABPP

2013 Recipients

Catherine Anne Trombley Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research                                                 Alexandra Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA

Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Occupational Therapy
Karen Conrad-Weihrauch, PhD, OTR/L

MAOT Outstanding Practitioner for Clinical Excellence
Karen Braganca, COTA/L

Fieldwork Educator Award
Mary Lambert, OTR/L

2012 Recipients 

Linda Savino Political Achievement Award                                                                                                                                                         Karen Hefler, OTR/L

Outstanding Practitioner of the Year                                                                                                                                                                    Jackie Brennan, MS, OTR/L

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sheri Purdy, CLT, OTR/L

Catherine A Trombley Academia Achievement Award                                                                                                                                                Ellen Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2011 Recipients

Catherine Trombly Award                                                                                                                                                                                     Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                                 Justin Galvin, OTR/L and Jean MacLachlan, PhD Candidate, OTR/L

2010 Recipients

Catherine Trombly Award                                                                                                                                                                                                Sharan L. Schwartzberg, EdD, OTR/ L, FAOTA

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ellen Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Outstanding OTA Award                                                                                                                                                                                     Melissa Tilton, COTA/L

2009 Recipients

Catherine Trombly Award                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary Alicia Barnes, OTR/L

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mary Margaret Malone, MS, OTR/L

Clinical Excellence Award                                                                                                                                                                                            Ellen White, M.Ed., OTR/L

2008 Recipients

Catherine Trombly Award                                                                                                                                                                                                  Linda Duncombe, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                            Maureen Nardella, MS, OTR/L, MAOT CE Administrator

2007 Recipients

Catherine Trombly Award                                                                                                                                                                                        Jane Koomar, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                                        Deane McCraith, OTR/L, MS

2006 Recipients

Catherine Trombly Award                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tina Champagne, M.Ed, OTR/L

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                                        James Sellers, OTR/L

Outstanding OTA Award                                                                                                                                                                                    Patricia Banks, BS, OTR/L

2005 Recipients

Catherine Trombly Award                                                                                                                                                                                      Olga Baloueff, Sc.D., OTR/L, BCP, PT

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                         Jacqueline Brennan, PT, MS, OTR/L

2004 Recipients

Catherine Trombly Award                                                                                                                                                                                   Jeanne Corcoran, CAGS, OTR/L

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                                Karen Jacobs, Ed.D, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA

Outstanding Occupational Therapy Assistant of the Year                                                                                                                                   Kristi A. Voelkerding, BS, OTR/L

2003 Recipients

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                                               Helen Smith, OTR/L

Outstanding Occupational Therapy Assistant of the Year                                                                                                                                           Linda A. Beaupre COTA/L

Linda Savino Award                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thayer McCain, OTR/L

2002 Recipients

Catherine Trombly Award                                                                                                                                                                                                  Diana Bailey, Ed.D, OTR/L, FAOTA

Herbert Hall Award                                                                                                                                                                                                        Deborah Yarett Slater, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

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