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MAOT Awards


MAOT annually awards OT practitioners for their unwavering dedication and remarkable contributions to the field of occupational therapy. We celebrate their passion, innovation, and commitment, which have transformed lives and advanced the profession. We look forward to their continued excellence and the positive impact they will continue to make.


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

Linda Savino Award for Outstanding Political Activism

Linda Duncombe Memorial Award for Mental Health

MAOT Outstanding Practitioner Award for Clinical Excellence

MAOT Fieldwork Educator of the Year

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2023 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Said Nafai, OT, OTD, OTR


Linda Savino Award for Outstanding Political Activism

presented to Karen Jacobs, OT, EdD, OTR, CPE, FAOTA


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Brij Maliya OT, OTD, OTR


MAOT Outstanding Practitioner Award for Clinical Excellence

presented to Melissa Tapp, OT, MS, OTR


Linda Duncombe Memorial Award for Mental Health

presented to Mary Morris, OT, OTR


2022 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Debra LaTour, OT, OTD, MEd, OTR


Hebert Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Donna Caira

2021 Awards Recipients


Linda Savino Award for Outstanding Political Activism

presented to Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTD, OTR, MPA, BCPR


MAOT Fieldwork Educator of the Year

presented to Mary Grunfeld, OT, M.Ed, OTR

2020 Awards Recipients


MAOT Outstanding Practitioner Award for Clinical Excellence

presented to Meghan Mooney, OT, MS, OTR


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Kimberly Erler, OT, PhD, OTR, HEC-C

2019 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Karen Jacobs, OT, EdD, OTR, CPE, FAOTA


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Karen Hefler, OT, OTR

2018 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Regina Doherty, OT, OTD, OTR, FAOTA, FNAP


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Allyson Lewis, OT, OTR

2017 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Susan E. Fasoli, OT, Sc.D., OTR


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Allison Sullivan, OT, DOT, OTR, CAGS


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Joan A Drevins, PT, DPT, MS

2016 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Jeramie Silveira, OTD, OTR/L


MAOT Fieldwork Educator of the Year

presented to Michelle O’Neil, MS, OTR/L


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Melissa Tilton, BS, COTA/L, ROH


MAOT Outstanding Practitioner Award for Clinical Excellence

presented to Robin Desrosiers, COTA/L

2015 Awards Recipients


MAOT Outstanding Practitioner Award for Clinical Excellence

presented to Ryan Palmison, M.Ed, OTR/L


MAOT Fieldwork Educator of the Year

presented to Katherine Darowski, COTA

2014 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Linda Tickle-Degnen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Janice L. LeBel, EdD/Ph.D., ABPP

2013 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Alexandra Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Karen Conrad-Weihrauch, PhD, OTR/L


MAOT Outstanding Practitioner Award for Clinical Excellence

presented to Karen Braganca, COTA/L


MAOT Fieldwork Educator of the Year

presented to Mary Lambert, OTR/L

2012 Awards Recipients


Linda Savino Award for Outstanding Political Activism

presented to Karen Hefler, OTR/L


MAOT Outstanding Practitioner Award for Clinical Excellence

presented to Jackie Brennan, MS, OTR/L


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Sheri Purdy, CLT, OTR/L


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Ellen Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2011 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Justin Galvin, OTR/L & Jean MacLachlan, PhD Candidate, OTR/L

2010 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Sharan L. Schwartzberg, EdD, OTR/ L, FAOTA


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Ellen Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA


MAOT Outstanding OTA Award

presented to Melissa Tilton, COTA/L

2009 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Mary Alicia Barnes, OTR/L


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Mary Margaret Malone, MS, OTR/L


MAOT Outstanding Practitioner Award for Clinical Excellence

presented to Ellen White, M.Ed., OTR/L

2008 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Linda Duncombe, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Maureen Nardella, MS, OTR/L, MAOT CE Administrator

2007 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Jane Koomar, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Deane McCraith, OTR/L, MS

2006 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Tina Champagne, M.Ed, OTR/L


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to James Sellers, OTR/L


MAOT Outstanding OTA Award

presented to Patricia Banks, BS, OTR/L

2005 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Olga Baloueff, Sc.D., OTR/L, BCP, PT


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Jacqueline Brennan, PT, MS, OTR/L

2004 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Jeanne Corcoran, CAGS, OTR/L


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Karen Jacobs, Ed.D, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA


MAOT Outstanding OTA Award

presented to Kristi A. Voelkerding, BS, OTR/L

2003 Awards Recipients


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Helen Smith, OTR/L


MAOT Outstanding OTA Award

presented to Linda A. Beaupre COTA/L


Linda Savino Award for Outstanding Political Activism

presented to Thayer McCain, OTR/L

2003 Awards Recipients


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

presented to Diana Bailey, Ed.D, OTR/L, FAOTA


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

presented to Deborah Yarett Slater, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA


Catherine A. Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

Recognizes an exceptional occupational therapy educator and/or researcher who has made outstanding contributions to the profession.


Herbert J. Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

This award is designed to recognize an individual or group who has demonstrated outstanding service to the profession of Occupational Therapy with the state of Massachusetts.


Linda Savino Award for Outstanding Political Activism

This award is designed to recognize an Occupational Therapy practitioner who has demonstrated outstanding service to the profession of Occupational Therapy in the area of political activism.


Linda Duncombe Memorial Award for Mental Health

Recognizes an exceptional occupational therapy practitioner who promotes the role of occupational therapy and student interest in the practice of mental health.


MAOT Outstanding Practitioner Award for Clinical Excellence

Recognizes an exceptional occupational therapy practitioner.


MAOT Fieldwork Educator of the Year

Recognizes exceptional clinical teaching by occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants that promotes ethical and evidence-based practice and professional advocacy in students.

Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc. (MAOT)
P.O. Box 850543 Braintree, MA 02185   Email: info@maot.org

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