Council

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is a volunteer committee comprised of educators, practitioners, and public members. 

ACOTE Officers

Lynn Kilburg, DHSc, MBA, OTR/L (Chairperson)
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, Iowa

Kelli Ott, OTD, OTR/L (Vice-Chairperson)
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Sherry Kolodziejczak, MS, OTR/L, C/NDT, PAMC, FWECP (Secretary-Treasurer)
Crestwood Medical Center
Huntsville, Alabama

ACOTE Members

Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, FAOTA
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT

Elizabeth A. Cada, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA (Higher Education Administrator)
Retired Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
University Park, Illinois

Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA 
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Velvet Hewett, MPA, OT/L
UC San Diego Health
La Jolla, California

Alex Jawharjian, PharmD, MPH, MBA (Public Member)
California Rehabilitation Institute
Los Angeles, California

Jennifer Kaldenberg, DrPH, MSA, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA
Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Services (Sargent College)
Boston, MA

Karen W. Kershenstein, PhD (Public Member)
KWK Enterprises
Fairfax Station, VA

Vanna Lombardi, DHA, MHA, OTR/L
Harrison Medical Center
Bremerton, Washington

Sabrina Mathews, MS, OTR/L
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California

Kristi McLeod, MS, BBA, COTA
Navarro College
Corsicana, Texas

Julie Mirabell, MS, OT/L
Kent State University at Ashtabula
Ashtabula, Ohio

Sarah Nielsen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Renee Ortega, PhD, COTA/L
Gowanus Treehouse
Brooklyn, New York

Debra Ouellette, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, BCPR
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
Pomona, California

Rebecca Ozelie, DHS, OTR/L, BCPR
Rush University
Chicago, Illinois

Sheri Purdy, OTR/L, CLT, CCM
Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital
Salem, New Hampshire

Earl “Gip” Seaver, PhD (Public Member)
DeKalb, Illinois

Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, MSOT, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Kimberly T. Solondz, MS, OTR/L
Institute on Development & Disability
Portland, Oregon

Sheree Hilliard Talkington, OTR, OTD
Amarillo College
Amarillo, Texas

Dotti Thompson, MOT, OTR/L
University Hospitals
Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Kristy Worrell, MHA, OTR/L, CLT
Vidant Chowan Hospital
Edenton, North Carolina

Updated 8/29/22