Research Division

The Research Division identifies, implements and coordinates ASHT's research activities as defined in the strategic plan. Projects that currently fall under the Research Division include identifying new research grant opportunities, Journal Club chat, reviewing and grading abstracts submitted for ASHT Annual Meeting, vetting requests for research surveys to be distributed to ASHT members, promoting submissions to the Journal of Hand Therapy and mentoring prospective researchers.

Practice Division Director

Aviva L Wolff, EdD, OTR, CHT

Vice Division Director


Board Liaison

Kristin Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

Division Members

Lori Algar, OTD. OTR/L, CHT
Beverly Bass, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT
Brian Patrick Connors, BS, MOTR/L
Sharon Dickmann, PT, DPT, CHT
Cynthia Ivy, OTD, CHT, MEd
Erika Lewis, PT, EdD, MS, CHT
Corey McGee, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
Nancy Naughton, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Journal Club

Beverly Bass, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT (Chair)
Lori Algar, OTD, OTR/L, CLT
Eugene Boeglin, Jr., DPT, OCS, CHT
Nancy Byl, BS, MPH, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Diane Coker, DPT, CHT
Elizabeth McGee, DPT, MOT, MTC, CHT
Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Gwen Weinstock-Zlotnick, PhD, OTR/L, CHT

Division Volunteers

Joseph Basante, OTR/L, CHT
Kristin Biggins, OTD, CHT, RYT
Eugene Boeglin, Jr., DPT, OCS, CHT
Katriona Buhler, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Stephanie Carlson-Ballone, MOT, OTR/L, CHT
Lydia Christesen, OTD, OTR, CHT
Mirella Deisher, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Christine Eddow, PT, DPT, OCS, CHT
Nancy Forget, PhD(C), OT
Theresa Hallenen, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Sandeep Kaur, OTD, OTR/L
Michael Kim, DPT, CHT
Hope Martin, PhD, OTR, CHT
Virgil Mathiowetz, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Kim McClintick, OTD, OTR/L, CLT
Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Victoria Priganc, PhD, OTR, CHT
Phyllis Rogers Ross, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT
Patricia Siegel, OTD, OTR/L, CHt
Caroline W. Stegink-Jansen, PT, PhD, CHT
Stephanie Sueoka, DPT, CHT
Sarah Wilson, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Staff Liaison

Luci Patalano, MBA

Interested in serving on a division or committee?  Please review our current volunteer opportunities.