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Heather Thomas, PhD
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Service    International Service
  •  Haiti- volunteered to provide OT services to those injured in the earthquake. Also took 4 OT students. ( 7/2010 )
    Provided OT services to victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Trained and supervised 4 LLU OT students while there.
  • Haiti- development of Rehab Tech program ( 1/2010 - Present )
  Community Service
  • OTAC Chair of Education ( 5/2006 - 0/2010 )
  • Volunteer for Outdoor Adventures Sports Camp- for people with disabilities ( 8/2009 )
  • Chair, Los Angeles OT Leadership Forum ( 12/2007 - 1/2009 )
  • Yoga Instructor - Yoga instructor for free, community based class at St. Ambrose Church. ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Editorial Advisory Board for Rehab Management Magazine ( 12/2001 - 12/2004 )
  • AOTA California Representative ( 6/2011 - Present )
  Society Memberships (professional)
  • AOTA ( 11/1998 - Present )
    Affiliate
  • OTAC ( 11/1998 - Present )
    Affiliate
  Committee Membership (LLU)
  • Marketing Committee - Marketing meetings every month, for 2 hours each. Results from the Allied-Health Marketing meetings were compiled and used for OT department marketing meetings 2X a year. ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Faculty Advisor for the Student Occupational Therapy Association at LLU ( 6/2011 - Present )
  • Interdisciplinary Education- SAHP- Chair ( 6/2009 - Present )
  Committee Membership (non-LLU)
  • Created and led Dissertation Support Group in Los Angeles area ( 6/2009 - 5/2011 )
  • OTAC Conference Proposal Coordinator ( 6/2004 - 6/2010 )
  • Los Angeles OT Leadership Forum ( 12/2007 - Present )
  Accreditation Support -- LLU
  • CFOT research grant reviewer ( 6/2009 - 12/2011 )
  • Volunteer for Outdoor Adventures Sports Camp- for people with disabilities ( 8/2007 )