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
Occupational Therapist, Highline Public Schools
Dottie has over 30 years of experience in school-based occupational therapy practice and currently serves on a district-level Assistive Technology team. She is a member of two Communities of Practice through the American Occupational Therapy Association (state leaders and literacy support) and co-chairs the Occupational Therapists in Schools Special Interest Section of the Washington Occupational Therapy Association.
OTboardmember Kathy Kannenberg, MA, OTR/L, CCM
Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist, Behavioral Health & Rehabilitation, Harborview Medical Center

Kathy has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health, employment programs for homeless teens, and academia. In her current position, she serves on the Familiar Faces Intensive Care Management Team (Vital), a King County grant-funded program that provides services to adults incarcerated as a result of complex behavioral health challenges. Kathy was the first Mental Health Program Manager for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and has served as Chair of AOTA’s Commission on Practice.

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

Elaine has over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist in mental health practice. She worked with older adults in the Northwest Hospital Geropsychiatric Program, behaviorally and emotionally disturbed youth at Seattle Children’s Day Treatment Program and, for the past two decades, has served adults on an inpatient mental health unit.


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
Occupational Therapist and OT Clinical Fieldwork Coordinator, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Madelaine has over 8 years experience in hospital-based pediatrics. Currently she treats children with hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplant diagnoses as a member of an inpatient cancer care therapy team and serves on the acute consult therapy service. 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)
Health Services 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 20 years, she has held various positions at Horizon House, a non-profit continuous care retirement community.