Hi, I’m Erin and I have had the privilege of being Cordova’s sole Occupational Therapist (OT) since 2021. I graduated from Philadelphia University with my Masters in December 2016 and after my first full-time job started travel therapy with my now wife, a Physical Therapist Assistant.
We worked in 4 states from 2019-2021 in an array of different settings but we turned our temporary status into full time after living in Cordova for 6 months.
Over the past 2 ½ years, I have learned to embrace the challenges of being an Alaskan OT for all its quirks and grown in ways to best help my community: I created and hold a monthly LGBTQ+ support group, I assisted our Native Village of Eyak in forming and running a Neurodiverse Parental Support group, and I completed a fellowship (22-23) with UAA’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program. During my year of LEND, I rediscovered my passion for activism and the change we can make when our voices are heard; I look forward to embracing this role as a volunteer for AKOTA’s Board of Directors!
Term End Date: February 2026