University of Washington Division of Occupational Therapy

Advisory Board

The Occupational Therapy Program Advisory Board ensures that our program continues to offer students the most relevant coursework informed by current best practices in occupational therapy. Each member contributes a unique perspective on the evolving trends and challenges in clinical practice. They assess program effectiveness, guide quality improvement, and strengthen ties between our program and the broader occupational therapy community.


Ann Buzaid, OT, ATP
Associate Director Inpatient Therapy Services, University of Washington Medical Center
Ann has over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist with a clinical focus on power mobility and assistive technology. Before the UWMC, she worked in acute care, pediatrics, schools, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health. She has also served as a consultant to various seating and power mobility companies.
Shawna Hale, MOTR/L, CLT
Occupational Therapist, Ida Culver House Broadview Skilled Nursing Facility
Shawna has worked with older adults in a skilled nursing setting for more than 10 years. She recently completed a specialty certification in Lymphedema Treatment.
Dottie Handley-More, MS, OTR/L, SCSS, FAOTA
Occupational Therapist, Highline Public Schools
Dottie has 30+ years of experience in school-based practice and currently serves on a district-level Assistive Technology team. She belongs to two AOTA Communities of Practice (state leaders and literacy support) and serves on the Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention editorial board. She was previously Chair of AOTA’s Early Intervention and Schools Special Interest Section and Co-Chair of WOTA’s Occupational Therapists in Schools.
OTboardmember Kathy Kannenberg, MA, OTR/L, CCM
Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Health & Rehabilitation, Harborview Medical Center

Kathy is an OT on the Vital Intensive Care Management Team, a King County grant-funded program for adults with complex behavioral health challenges and frequent incarcerations. She also provides consultative OT through Harborview Mental Health & Addiction Services. Kathy was the first Mental Health Program Manager for AOTA and has served as Chair of AOTA’s Commission on Practice.

Elaine Masarik-Williams, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, Swedish Edmonds

Elaine has over 35 years of experience as an occupational therapist in mental health practice. She previously worked with youth in a school-based day treatment program and with inpatient and outpatient geropsychiatric clients. She currently works with adults on an inpatient mental health unit and also chairs the WOTA Mental Health Community of Practice. It continues to be an honor to serve as a fieldwork educator to the next generation of occupational therapists.


Teresa Quinlan, COTA/L, CLT
Occupational Therapist, Providence Home Health, Snohomish County
In addition to her current position in home health, Teresa has worked in hospital acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, psychiatric inpatient and outpatient, pediatric outpatient, and schools. She is a certified specialist in lymphedema treatment and has taught in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Alice Ragan, OTR/L, (UW MOT Alumna)
Occupational Therapist, University of Washington Medical Center

Alice has worked in adult inpatient rehabilitation and acute care for more than a decade. She works with post-surgical and intensive care patients as well as patients in the cardiac, oncology, neurology, and orthopedics units.

Bridget Sachse, MS, OT/L
Occupational Therapist, Northshore School District

Bridget has close to 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist in home health care, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, and school districts. She also spent three years serving in the U.S. Peace Corps in Nepal.

Madelaine Stoer, MS, OTR/L
Inpatient Cancer Care Therapies Supervisor, Occupational Therapist and OT Clinical Fieldwork Coordinator, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Madelaine has over 10 years of experience in hospital-based pediatrics. Currently she manages the inpatient cancer therapy team and treats children with hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplant diagnoses. Her research focuses on the perception of occupational and physical therapy among adolescents and young adults being treated for pediatric cancers.

Lauri Warfield-Larson, OTR/L, NHA (UW MOT Alumna)
Chief Operating Officer, Horizon House

Lauri began her occupational therapy career in a hospital-based setting before she transitioned to long-term care. She worked as a clinician, and later a manager, for skilled nursing facilities in sub-acute rehabilitation. For the past 22 years, she has held various positions at Horizon House, a Life-Plan Community, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer.