Conference Committee Chair

Karen McCarthy, OTD, OTR/L

Professional Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Dominican University of California. Chair of Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Action Coalition.

Position Statement: : I have served on the SSO conference committee for the past two years and was honored to serve as chair elect for 2020-2021. As we move into an uncertain environment for conference attendance, I am adaptable and flexible to plan for both in-person virtual, and hybrid events. I have a strong value for making conferences accessible, increasing student involvement, and I love coming up with creative networking opportunities and occupational breaks! I'm looking forward to my role as chair elect for planning SSO-USA 2022 Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy: Tension and Fit in Mission Bay, San Diego!

SSO Email: [email protected]

Past Board Conference Chairs

2021: Cynthia Evetts, Texas Women's University

2020: Mariana D'amico, Nova Southeastern University

2019: Doris Pierce, Eastern Kentucky University

2018: Mariana D'amico, Nova Southeastern University

2017: Jeanine Blanchard, University of Southern California

2016: Jennifer Pitonyak, University of Washington

2015: Beth DeGrace, University of Oklahoma

2014: Linda Buxell, St. Catherine University

2013: Linda Buxell, St. Catherine University

2012: Tina McNulty, University of Utah

2011: Tina McNulty, University of Utah

2010: Betsy Francis, Eastern Michigan University

2009: Kim Hartman, Quinnipiac University

2008: Nancy Furgang, University of New Mexico

2007: Betsy Francis, Eastern Michigan University

2006: Debra Rybski, St. Louis University

2005: Pollie Price, University of Utah

2004: Sheama Krishnigiri

2003: JoAnn Wright, University of Utah

2002: Sheama Krishnagiri, Doris Pierce and Pollie Price (Co-Chairs)