Full Time Faculty
Teri LaGuardia, MOT, OTR/L is the Director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Teri graduated in 2005 from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She then obtained her Master of Occupational Therapy Degree from Cleveland State University in 2008. Along with her director role, Teri teaches Therapy Concepts, Pediatric OT, Assistive Technology, and other support courses. Teri’s primary clinical interest is in pediatrics. She has worked in a variety of sites including school system and outpatient clinic settings and is currently providing services to children who are home schooled. She has been involved in research promoting positive children’s mental health which has been funded by the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Exceptional Children. This initiative titled Every Moment Counts continues to be promoted both nationally and internationally. Teri is a co-author of an article published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy discussing aspects of this research. She has presented at both the American Occupational Therapy Association national conference and the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association state conference on topics related to Every Moment Counts. Her interest in children’s mental health has led to training in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Teri teaches online courses for the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at Cleveland State University titled Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy in the Schools and Mental Health Promotion in Children and Youth for Occupational Therapists. Teri serves on the board of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association as a social media co-chair. Teri has also served on the Board of Directors for Connecting for Kids, a nonprofit whose mission is provide education and support for families with questions or concerns about their child. Teri is the co-creator of the Sensory Red Flags, sensory awareness campaign developed for Connecting for Kids as a way to help parents identify some of the common challenges in children with sensory processing issues. This campaign also provided free sensory consults to help parents understand their next step in helping their child.
Amee Koehler BS, COTA/L is the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator. She received her
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy with a concentration in geriatrics from The University of Toledo before pursuing her Associate’s Degree at EHOVE in Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Along with teaching fieldwork courses, she teaches Career Explorations in Occupational Therapy, Physical Rehab OT, and OT in Geriatrics. Amee has extensive clinical experience in the area of mental health, geriatrics, acute rehabilitation, and acute care. She has worked with a wide range of diagnoses and settings from a locked psychiatric unit, skilled nursing facilities, home health, acute rehabilitation in a hospital setting and acute care hospital setting. Prior to becoming the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Amee was an adjunct instructor and on the EHOVE OTA Advisory Board. She has also assisted in the interview process for incoming students each year.
Colleen M. Davis
Colleen M. Davis, BS, OTR/L, CHT is adjunct faculty teaching Neuromuscular Applications and Activity Analysis. Colleen graduated from Mount Mary University with a BS in Occupational Therapy in 1986 and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1992. She has 30+ years of experience as a manager and clinician in Level I trauma teaching hospitals and private practice with a strong interest in anatomy, physiology and the psychology of human movement. She is an Adjunct Faculty for the UH Hospitals orthopedic physical therapy residency program. She has designed and developed outpatient occupational and physical therapy rehabilitation centers working closely with Orthopedic and Plastic Surgeons throughout the United States. She has assisted with many published research articles in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and has authored a chapter in Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery: The Hand. Colleen has participated in International, National and Collegiate level public speaking and was an invited lecturer for IFSHT (International Federation of Society for Hand Therapists.
Marty Siegel, BS, OTR/L is an adjunct faculty member teaching therapeutic use of self as part of Therapy Concepts and Mental Health OT. She is a graduate of Lourdes’s College as a COTA/L, later laddering to be an OTR/L with a BS degree from Misericordia. In her 30+ years of experience in occupational therapy she has had considerable experience in mental health units. Marty completes mission trips as an occupational therapist to the Ukraine. Marty is on the EHOVE OTA Advisory Board and assists in the interview process for incoming students each year.