Dr. Lamb is the Vice President of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Michigan University, and owner of AJLamb Consulting. She is the immediate past chair of the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC). She brings with her the valuable combination of clinical practice as a registered occupational therapist combined together with health care policy experience at the state and federal levels. Dr. Lamb’s expertise includes health policy, prevention and wellness, and occupational therapy as a career.
Dr. Lamb received both her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy and her post professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dr. Lamb got her policy start in the Minnesota House of Representatives working with the Health Policy committee. She was the paid lobbyist for the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association from 2000-2008.
Dr. Lamb’s clinical practice spans from private practice, school based pediatrics, acute care, and elders. Prior to her current position she was an Outpatient Director with Brookdale Senior Living managing the outpatient therapy clinics and home health rehabilitation services in assisted living and independent living communities in the Denver Colorado area.
In 2012, Dr. Lamb was selected to join the AOTA Roster of Fellows. In 2011, she received the Lindy Boggs advocacy award from the American Occupational Therapy Association for her leadership in advocacy and political action in the profession of occupational therapy. Therapy Times included her on their Most Influential list for 2007 for her contributions at the state and federal level in advocacy and health policy development.
In her volunteer leadership positions, Dr. Lamb is part of the team that helps occupational therapy professionals understand the policy agenda of the association and the role they as health care professionals play in advocacy, she organizes the grassroots, educates others on issues, and spends time on the hill with members of Congress to meet the needs of the Association.
Dr. Lamb speaks regularly to groups on health policy issues impacting practice and benefits of consumers and provides participants with practical ways to get involved in the process and make their voices heard. She currently resides outside of Dexter, Michigan with her husband Nathan and their two children Gabby (11) and Josh (9).
Do you have something to share with other Occupational Therapy professionals; work in an expanding Occupational Therapy field; or have a new twist on a traditional Occupational Therapy skill?
MAOT Conference Committee 2013 is accepting papers for Presentations and Posters to the annual conference on November 8th, 2013 at the: Four Points Sheraton, Norwood.
Please find the MAOT Call for Papers attached for the 2013 Annual Conference which is due posted marked by May 17th , 2013 in the MAOT Office.
Please See Call for Papers Information [download]
Also, MAOT is offering three options for a company to reach conference attendees; Exhibit Hall Display, Literature Table and Conference Sponsorship. Please see the link below to view information outlining these options in detail.
Please See 2013 MAOT Conference Exhibitor Information
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- Adaptive Driving Program
- AOTA, Inc.
- Beacon Health Care Products, LLC
- Bestic North America
- Genesis Rehab Services [Silver Sponsor]
- Hartford HealthCare
- Home Modification Program
- Hudson Seating and Mobility
- Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
- MGH Institute of Health Professions [Bronze Sponsor]
- Natalie Co & Safety Care
- Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library
- Quality Rehabilitation Services
- Restorative Care of America
- Salem State University
- The Future’s Healthcore
- Tremendous Hearts
- Tufts University