Faculty and Staff

Our Occupational Therapy faculty is comprised of leaders in the profession. We shape practice and education through our teaching, scholarship and service. Five of us are fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and we are all engaged in community research. We have published six textbooks and have made numerous contributions to textbooks and professional publications. We are dedicated to helping you become excellent practitioners, scholars, and leaders in the OT profession.

Full-time Faculty

Jane O'Brien

Jane Clifford O'Brien

Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professor, Program Director

(207) 221-4107

jobrien@une.edu

Proctor Hall
317

Expertise

Pediatric occupational therapy theory and intervention; motor control; Model of Human Occupation in practice

Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions

(207) 221-4520

efrancisconnolly@une.edu

Hersey Hall
225

Expertise

Dr. Francis-Connolly is interested in academic leadership and mentorship. Her research has focused on the experience of mothering and how it evolves and changes throughout the life course. She has published and presented her research on mothering in natio

Jan Froehlich

M.S., OTR/L

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4105

jfroehlich@une.edu

Proctor Hall
311

Expertise

Communication skills and cultural competence in occupational therapy

mental health occupational therapy

occupation of motherhood.

Caryn Husman

M.S., OTR/L

Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies

(207) 602-2065

cbirstler@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum

Expertise

Pediatric occupational therapy

fine motor

feeding

behavioral and sensory processing

Judith Giencke Kimball

PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Founding Director, Professor

(207) 221-4108

jkimball@une.edu

Proctor Hall
316

Expertise

Sensory Integrative OT

School Based OT

Use of Manual Therapies in OT Practice

especially craniosacral

Dance Medicine

Research on Sensory Integration and New Applications of OT for Veterans with PTSD

Kate Loukas

Kathryn Marie Loukas

OTD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4103

kloukas@une.edu

Proctor Hall
314

Expertise

Community based practice in natural environments

occupational therapy with adolescents and youth in transition

school based occupational therapy practice

the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

development of hand function and handwriting skills with children

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) with adolescents

The Intentional Relationship in occupational therapy

neuro-occupation

Nancy MacRae

Nancy MacRae

M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4106

nmacrae@une.edu

Proctor Hall
315

Expertise

Older adults

interprofessional team work

death and dying

sexuality

documentation

health management and delivery

women and work

teaching

fall prevention

supervision

Scott D. McNeil

OTD, MS, OTR/L

Assistant Clinical Professor, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

(207) 221-4109

smcneil@une.edu

Proctor Hall
314

Expertise

Adult and geriatric occupational therapy

fall prevention

aging in place

diversity and general professional issues in occupational therapy

evidence-based practice

inter-professional education

social policy and advocacy

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4104

mpatnaude1@une.edu

Proctor Hall
310

 

 

Expertise

Adult Physical Disabilities

Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Neuro-rehabilitiation

Anatomy & Physiology

assistive technology

Regula H. Robnett

Ph.D., OTR/L

Professor

(207) 221-4102

rrobnett@une.edu

Proctor Hall
318

Expertise

Cognition and aging

occupation-based cognitive rehabilitation

gerontology

functional assessments

psychometrics

productive aging

John Tumiel

M.A.,OTR/L

Senior Advisor to the President; UNE Chief Compliance Officer

(207) 221-4628

jtumiel@une.edu

Decary Hall

Expertise

Developmental disabilities

learning disabilities

Foundations of Occupational Therapy

inter-professional practice

general OT practice

occupational therapy research

OT intervention approaches

Adjunct

Kristen R. Bailey

MS, ATC, LAT

Assistant Clinical Professor/Assistant Athletic Trainer

(207) 602-2252

kbailey5@une.edu

Decary Hall
34

Expertise

Gross anatomy

Kinesiology

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4100

chanscom@une.edu

Proctor Hall

Expertise

OT practice with adults and children who have psychosocial deficits

Clinical Reasoning

Cognitive Strategies

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4100

meot76@gmail.com

Proctor Hall

Expertise

OT practice with adults who have physical rehabilitation needs

assistive technology

acute care

Valerie Dianni

MS, OTR/L

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4100

vdianni@une.edu

Proctor Hall

Expertise

OT practice with adults who have physical rehabilitation needs

neuro-rehabilitation

Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

acute care

Chantel Dionne

MS, OTR/L

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4100

cdionne@une.edu

Proctor Hall

Expertise

OT practice with children and youth

neuro-rehabilitation techniques

school-based practice

behavioral techniques

assessment and intervention

Wayne Richard Lamarre

MEd, ATC, LAT

Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Athletic Training Program

(207) 602-2412

wlamarre@une.edu

Decary Hall
LH4

Expertise

Anatomy & Kinesiology

movement analysis

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4100

jcope@une.edu

Proctor Hall

Expertise

OT intervention with children and adults who have psychosocial needs

service learning

community-based practice

Victoria Priganc

Ph.D., OTR/L, CHT

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4100

vpriganc@une.edu

Proctor Hall

Expertise

Hand rehabilitation

evidence-based practice

research

splinting

grant writing and management

Staff

Molly Walrath

M.S., OTR/L

Coordinator of Community Therapy Center

(207) 283-1954

mwalrath@une.edu

441 Main Street Biddeford, ME 04005

Expertise

Pediatrics

Adult Developmental Disabilities

Sensory Integration