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
Pediatric occupational therapy
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
OT in acute hospital settings
OT advocacy and leadership
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 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
Community based health promotion; chronic disease
Community Health Education and Promotion
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
interprofessional team work
death and dying
health management and delivery
women and work
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