People

Clinical Faculty

Caryn Husman

Caryn Husman

M.S., OTR/L

Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies

(207) 602-2065

chusman@une.edu

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Caryn Husman is Director and Assistant Clinical Professor of Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies. Caryn teaches courses related to human occupation and wellness such as Health and Wellness in an Aging Society, Research Methods, Occupational Science, and Disability Studies. As an occupational therapist, Caryn has worked with individuals across the lifespan in home, community and medical settings. She is most interested in working with young children who experience difficulty with social, emotional and behavioral performance. ... Read More

Expertise

Pediatric occupational therapy

Sensory Modulation

Caroline Beals

Caroline Beals

M.S., OTR/L

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2066

cbeals@une.edu

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Caroline Beals is an assistant clinical professor of Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies. Prior to teaching at UNE, Caroline worked in a variety of clinical settings as an Occupational Therapist, mostly focused on adult physical rehabilitation. Caroline has a special interest in working with adults recovering from poly-trauma, neuro-trauma and brain injury. In addition to clinical work, Caroline serves as a volunteer leader and active member of the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association, working on issues related to... Read More

Expertise

OT in acute hospital settings

Adult rehabilitation

brain injury

neuro/poly-trauma rehabilitation

OT advocacy and leadership

Collyn Baeder UNE Photo

Assistant Clinical Professor & Internship Coordinator - Health, Wellness, & Occupational Studies

(207) 602-2024

cbaeder@une.edu

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Collyn J. Baeder has worked at the University of New England (UNE) since 2012. She is currently responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in research methods and health & wellness, as well as developing and managing the internship program for Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies students.

In 2010, Collyn earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in Burlington with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Studio Art. She earned her Master of Public... Read More

Bethany Fortier

Assistant Clinical Professor, Health Wellness and Occupational Studies

(207) 602-2076

bfortier@une.edu

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Bethany Fortier teaches undergraduate courses, including Principles of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Substance Misuse Prevention, and Stress Management, within the Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies Program at the University of New England (UNE). She is also responsible for advising students on academic and professional endeavors.

In 2003, Bethany earned her Bachelor of Science  from the University of Maine at Farmington with a major in Community Health and a minor in Psychology. She earned her Master of Public Health (MPH)... Read More

Expertise

Project coordination

Community based health promotion; chronic disease

Community Health Education and Promotion

Affiliated Faculty

Nancy MacRae

Nancy MacRae

M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4106

nmacrae@une.edu

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Nancy has been an occupational therapist for over 50 years with a clinical focus on people with developmental disabilities acorss the lifespan, and older adults. She has been a faculty member for 27 years, teaching courses on older adults, foundations, occupational analysis, management,, and communication, leadership, and advocacy. She has a keen interest in sexuality of older adults and interprofessional endeavors.

Nancy is a past president on the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and a former director of the UNE OT... Read More

Expertise

Older adults

interprofessional team work

death and dying

sexuality

documentation

health management and delivery

women and work

teaching

fall prevention

supervision

Professional Staff

Joanne Smith

Staff Assistant, WCHP Dean's Office

(207) 602-2020

jsmith31@une.edu

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Joanne is a Maine native and has been with UNE for 25 years, and with the WCHP Dean's Office as a Staff Assistant since 2014.  In addition, Joanne enjoys providing vocal entertainment at various UNE events, as well as events within the local community.  Read More