1 CURRICULUM VITA DEBORA S. OLIVEIRA EDUCATION Ph.D. Rehabilitation Counseling, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL December, 2011 Dissertation: The impact of gender and rank on job satisfaction among rehabilitation counselor educators Ed.S. Specialist in Education in Rehabilitation Counseling, The Florida State University December, 2008 M.S. Healthcare Services Administration, NovaSoutheastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL June, 1992 B.S. Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI June, 1977 Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies, The Florida State University Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy June, 2009 EXPERIENCE August 1, 2008-Present May, 2004-July 31, 2008 Interim Director, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee. FL. Responsible for administration functions of the division, faculty and staff supervision, curriculum development, and related duties concerning student and division matters. Instructor for master s level courses. Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL. Responsible for instruction and to supervise placement of students in Level I and Level II fieldwork experiences both at the undergraduate and graduate level.
2 December, April, 2004 November, December, 1997 Director of Operations of Northwest Florida, RehabWorks, Inc, Hunt Valley, MD. Responsible for the overall operations of rehabilitation services provided in the region. Responsibilities included supervision of 150 staff, contract negotiations, adherence to policies and procedures, growth and development of staff and the area business and ongoing management of revenue and costs. Provided direct clinical care to adults and elders in various settings including outpatient, home health and long-term care facilities. Assistant Regional Director of Northwest Florida, RehabWorks, Inc., Clearwater, FL. Assisted the regional director with all aspects of the management of staff and growth and development of the area business. Provided direct clinical care to adults and elders in various settings including outpatient, home and long-term care facilities. August, Chief, Occupational Therapist, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, November, 1992 Tallahassee, FL. Responsibilities included supervision of department staff, program development, and quality assurance and student program. Provided direct clinical care to infants, children, adults and elders in variety of settings include intensive care units, in rehabilitation clinic, bedside, outpatient and home. December, August, 1987 Manager, Occupational Therapy Department, Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, MA. Responsibilities included supervision of department staff, performance review and budget development, program development and program evaluation. Developed community outreach programs in schools and long-term care facilities. Was member of the start up team for industrial health and wellness. Also responsible for the development and startup of the student program. May, Occupational Therapist, Tufts New England Medical Center at Paul A. December, 1980 Dever State School (formally Eunice E. Kennedy Shriver Center for Mental Retardation), Taunton, MA.
3 January, July, 1980 Part of an interdisciplinary team working with adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities included direct client care, supervision of OT support staff, clinical supervision of OT students and program development. Coordinated in-service training for OT staff and was the OT representative for the orthopedic clinic. Assistant Director, Occupational Therapy, Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital, Council Bluffs, IA. Provided service for a variety of patients including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, general medicine and surgery, inpatient adolescent psychiatry and pediatric neurological disorders. Responsible for program development, supervision of assistant and aides and compiling of daily and monthly statistics. INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE Advanced Topics OTH 6938 Biospychosocial Development II w/lab: Adulthood thru Aging OTH 5207/5207L Clinical Conditions OTH 3994 Concepts in Human Occupation OTH 4035/5033 Critical Issues in Healthcare HSC 4634 Developmental Dysfunction with Lab OTH 4502 and OTH 4205L (Adjunct, Florida A&M University, 1995) Fieldwork I Directed Individual Study OTH 4906 Fieldwork II Rotation I OTH 4480 Fieldwork II Rotation II OTH 4480 Human Functional Motion OTH 3993 Occupation Across the Lifespan OTH 3533; OTH 5206 Occupational Pharmacology OTH 6270 Professional Development II OTH 6727 Psychosocial Aspects of Disability RCS 4060 Scientific Inquiry I OTH 5766 Scientific Inquiry II OTH 6767 Scientific Inquiry III OTH 6768 Seminar II: Adulthood thru Aging OTH 6936 Special Topics: Clinical Conditions OTH 6907 Theory, Assessment and Treatment of Physical Performance I with Lab OTH 4421 & OTH 4421L Theory, Assessment and Treatment of Physical Performance II with Lab OTH 4423 and OTH 4423L
4 PUBLICATIONS Refereed Journal Articles Carter, L.T., Dupont, J., Lynch, S., and Oliveira, D.S., (1988). The relationship of cognitive skills performance to activities of daily living in stroke patients. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 42 (7), Oliveira, D.S. and Hudson, W. (2007). Barriers to stroke adjustment and adaptation in people 65 and older: An archival review. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: research, Education, and Practice, 1 (2) Oliveira, D.S., & McNeill, M.H (2009). The influence of assessment on curriculum change in allied health education at a historically black university. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: research, Education, and Practice. Accepted but not published. BOOKS Kinney, A. & Oliveira, D. (2011). Professional roles: Occupational therapist and occupational therapist assistant collaboration in work related practice. In Braveman, B.H., & Page, J.J., Work: Promoting participation & productivity through occupational therapy (Chpt. 12). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis. PRESENTATIONS Refereed National Presentations Carter, L.T., Dupont, J., Lynch, S., and Oliveira, D.S., Perceptual cognitive retraining for brain injured adults. Presented as a preconference institute at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April, Oliveira, D.S., Williams, A., Summers, B., Semexan, Q., and Truitt, F. Ready, set, move: Occupational therapy intervention for obesity. Poster presentation at the annual conference for the National Association of Allied Health Professionals, Atlanta, Georgia, March, Oliveira, D.S. Austin, B., Briggs, C., Hunter, E., Mills, A., Simon, Y., and Taylor, L. The effects of polypharmacy on occupational performance and its impact on the health and wellness of the elderly. Poster presentation at the annual conference for the National Association of Allied Health Professionals, Atlanta, Georgia, Ebener, D. and Oliveira, D. Gender differences in rehabilitation counselor education. Presented at the annual conference for the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, San Antonio, TX, 2008.
5 Refereed State Presentations Carter, L.T., Dupont, J., Lynch, S., and Oliveira, D.S. Perceptual cognitive retraining for brain injured adults. Presented at the annual conference of the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association, New Haven, Connecticut, Oliveira, D.S., and Williams, A. Use of the fieldwork assessment for occupational therapists as an outcome measure for curriculum objectives. Presented at the annual conference of the Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Fort Meyers, Florida, October, Oliveira, D. & Alexander, A., Evidence-Based practice: The ins and outs of the AOTA evidence exchange. Presented at the Florida Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Invitational Area Presentations Oliveira, D.S., Hinds, M., & Williams, A. Community occupational therapy roundtable. Presented to Tallahassee area occupational therapists, Oliveira, D.S. Published research: Finding it, understanding it and utilizing it in your practice. Presented to Tallahassee area occupational therapists, Oliveira, D. S. Perspectives of occupational therapy: Impact on community occupational therapy. Presented to Tallahassee area occupational therapists, Oliveira, D.S., Dizziness and falls: An occupational therapy perspective. Sponsored by Archbold Medical Center and Live Oak Geriatrics Education Center, Thomasville, Georgia, January, Oliveira, D.S., Medical aspects of disability. Presented to the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Tallahassee, FL, Oliveira, D.S., School of Allied Health Sciences implementation of education of older adults in multidisciplinary curriculum. Live Oak Geriatrics Education Consortium, June, Mbiza, S. & Oliveira, D., Fieldwork supervision for occupational therapy students. Presented to area occupational therapists in Tallahassee, FL, 2012.
6 RESEARCH Relationship between age, attention, and instrumental activities of daily living. Approved by the Florida A&M Institutional Review Board on 12/13/2007. Ebener, D., & Oliveira, D. (2007). Barriers to women in higher education. Oliveira, D.S. (2010). Gender differences among rehabilitation education faculty. SERVICE University Florida A&M University Member, Dean Search Committee of the School of Allied Health Sciences, Member, Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Committee, 2011 School of Allied Health Sciences Chair, Faculty Orientation Committee 2006 Member, Search Committee for Director of Occupational Therapy, Member, Faculty Development Committee, Member, Grievance Committee, 2004; 2009 Member, Social Committee, Member, Assessment Committee, 2007-present. Chair, Faculty Development Committee, 2007-present. Member, New Programs Development of the School of Allied Health Sciences, Member, SOAHS Curriculum Committee, 2008-present Member, Faculty Students Relations Committee, 2009 Other Manuscript reviewer for the Journal of the National Society of Allied Health, Manuscript reviewer for Slack, Incorporated. Manuscript reviewer for F.A. Davis, Incorporated.
7 CAP reviewer for the American Occupational Therapy Association, 2011-present. Professional Florida Occupational Therapy Association Vice President, Florida Occupational Therapy Association State Government Affairs Coordinator, Chair, nominations, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Florida Occupational Therapy Association State Government Affairs Coordinator, Recipient of the Louise Sampson Leadership award from the Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Co-founder of the Southeastern Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association, PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Counseling Association: American Rehabilitation Counseling Association American Occupational Therapy Association Florida Occupational Therapy Association PROFESIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Registered Occupational Therapist (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy) Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of Florida Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (National Board)