Cary Moore

Hello everyone! My name is Cary Moore and I am excited for the opportunity to support our state association as president. I am starting my fifth year as the program director for the UAA/Creighton University OTD program. Prior to this role, I worked for FOCUS in Eagle River in early intervention and in the outpatient pediatric clinic. My family and I have lived in AK for 14 years and enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities with our dogs. My priorities for the year include: improving the website, hosting a conference, connecting our fabulous OT students to our AK OT community, and supporting the initiatives and priorities of our members. Please reach out and let us know what is important and beneficial for you from your state association. Looking forward to working together in 2022!

Dee Athnos
Vice President

Dee is a 2001 OT graduate from the University of North Dakota’s satellite program in Casper, Wyoming who earned her post-professional OTD in 2020 from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She came to Alaska in 2008 and worked in both the Kenai and Matanuska Borough School Districts until 2012 when she began working at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Anchorage. Dee is a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist, US Army veteran, and world traveler who loves the outdoors. Fun fact: she rode a Himalayan motorcycle into Denali National Park during the 2019 road lottery with her life partner! Her goal as vice president is to maximize the value of AKOTA by improving communication, updating the website, and supporting its members’ priorities.

Chris McDonald

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Jenn Hill

Hi! I’m so excited to serve as the Treasurer for AKOTA! I graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2014 and have spent several years working in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. I was drawn to Alaska’s beauty, diversity, and close-knit communities and moved to Anchorage in 2017. I currently work as a lead therapist at Providence Alaska Medical Center and am pursuing my post-professional doctoral degree through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. I have served on the Conference Committee for the New Mexico Occupational Therapy Association and am looking forward to helping organize the annual AKOTA conference. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, skiing, 4-wheeling, and snow-machining.