Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Faculty

Barbara Haase

Barb Haase

Barbara Haase, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Program Director. Barbara graduated from Western Michigan University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She obtained her post-professional Master’s Degree from University of Florida. Barbara has served as Adjunct Faculty in the Occupational Therapy Program for the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo) in Toledo. She has extensive clinical experience in adult rehabilitation as well as the early intervention setting. Her area of expertise and publications are in the areas of adult cognition and perception. Barbara has served on the Neuro-Rehabilitation Certification Exam Committee for AOTA and has been on the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators with ACOTE. She is published in several OT publications and has written a book chapter on cognitive and perceptual assessment with adults. 


Teri LaGuardia

Teri LaGuardiaTeri LaGuardia, MOT, OTR/L is the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator. 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. Teri’s primary clinical interest is in pediatrics. She has worked in a variety of sites including school system and outpatient clinic settings. She is currently involved in research promoting positive children’s mental health which has been funded by the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Exceptional Children. Aspects of this research were recently published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Her interest in children’s mental health has led to training in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Teri teaches the course titled Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy in the Schools in an online format for Cleveland State University. Teri also serves 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. As the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Teri is a member of the Ohio Academic Fieldwork Coordinator’s Consortium and the Northeast Ohio Fieldwork Council.


Marty Siegel

Marty Siegel

Marty Siegel is an Adjunct Faculty member. She received her Associate’s Degree from Lourdes College as an Occupational Therapy Assistant before pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from The College of Misericordia. Marty has extensive clinical experience in the area of mental health. She has worked with a wide range of diagnoses and settings from a community developmental center, to a locked psychiatric unit and skilled nursing facilities.