Legal Committee Chair

Charles Christiansen, Ed.D., OTR, FAOTA

Professional Affiliations: University of Texas Medical Branch

Position Statement: I am passionate about the science of occupation and deeply committed to this society. As a founding member of SSO:USA, and an experienced board member in several organizations, I recognize the vital necessity of effective governance and the importance of having aspirational, energetic, engaged and dedicated committee chairs and board members. I have served as a member of the Legal Committee for many years and would greatly welcome the opportunity to continue my service in the capacity of Legal Committee Chair-Elect. I pledge to perform my duties and responsibilities diligently. I will work hard to assist the board in continuing to advance SSO:USA as a respected, sustainable, and influential scientific society.


SSO Email: [email protected]


Past Board Legal Chairs

2020-2022: L. Diane Parham, University of New Mexico

2018-2020: Kristine Haertl, St. Catherine University 

2016-2018: Beth Ekelman, Cleveland State University

2013-2016: Beth Ekelman, Cleveland State University

2009-2013: Moses Ikiugu, University of South Dakota

2007-2009: Kristi Heartl, St. Catherine University

2005-2007: Terry Peralta-Catipon, Cal-State University

2003-2005: Esther Huecker, Loma Linda University

2002-2003: Charles Christiansen, University of Texas - Medical Branch