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. Six 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.

Kristin Winston

Kristin Winston

PhD, OTR/L

Program Director

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4127

kwinston@une.edu

Proctor 316

Kristin has been an occupational therapist for over 30 years with a primary clinical focus in pediatrics.  She has specialized in working with children birth to five years of age and their families particularly those children and families who are dealing with concerns related to feeding and eating.  Kristin also has experience working with children and adults experiencing concerns related to neurologic diagnoses such as cerebral palsy and stroke.  Kris has worked in an academic setting for the past 15... Read More

Expertise

Patient and Family Centered Care

Pediatrics

early intervention

feeding

Eating

and Mealtimes

Neurological Conditions

Full-time Faculty

Kate Loukas

Kathryn M. Loukas

OTD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Clinical Professor

LEND Training Director

(207) 221-4103

kloukas@une.edu

Proctor Hall
312

Kate has been an occupational therapist (OT) for over 30 years.  She began her OT career working in neuro-rehabilitation and then moved on to school-based practice with children and youth.  Her education, practice, service, public policy support, and research is dedicated to creating inclusive communities in schools, playgroups, outdoor activities, and transition to adult roles for children, youth, and families living with neurodevelopmental disabilities.  She has served the state and national associations in various roles on executive boards and committees, the... Read More

Expertise

Children

youth

and families living with Autism

Play and playgroups for early intervention

neuro-occupation

Sensory strategies for self-organization such as sensory modulation rooms

Natural environments for occupational participation

Regi Robnett

Regula H. Robnett

Ph.D., OTR/L

Professor

(207) 221-4102

rrobnett@une.edu

Proctor Hall
318

Regi Robnett, Ph.D., OTR/L has been an occupational therapist for 24 years and a faculty member at the University of New England for 19 years. She teaches courses related to older adults, occupational performance, group processing, and research. Her primary area of expertise is cognition and aging. She is involved in student research projects on an on-going basis, and regularly presents at regional, national, and occasionally, international venues.Read More

Expertise

Cognition and aging

occupation-based cognitive rehabilitation

gerontology

functional assessments

psychometrics

productive aging

Elizabeth Crampsey

Elizabeth Crampsey

M.S., OTR/L, BCPR

Assistant Clinical Professor

Coordinator, Community Therapy Center (CTC)

(207) 221-4130

ecrampsey@une.edu

Proctor Hall

Pediatric occupational therapy intervention and assessment provided within school, clinic and hospital settings. Most recent clinical experience includes acute care setting working with children and adults in critical care. Special interests include poly-trauma, neuro-recovery, early mobilization in the ICU, therapeutic use of self and inter-professional education.

Active member of MeOTA, co-Southern Maine MeOTA representative and co-facilitator for Maine Community of Practice for Children and Youth.

Full-time Occupational Therapy Department, co-faculty PTH 710 in Physical Therapy Department.... Read More

Elizabeth Francis-Connolly received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, an MS in Occupational Therapy at Boston University, and BS in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut. Her scholarly work has focused on mothering across the lifespan and mentoring in academic environments. She has received numerous awards throughout her distinguished career, including the AOTA Roster of Fellows, AOTA Service Commendation, and Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Fellowship.

        Dr. Francis-Connolly is excited to... Read More

Jan Froehlich

Jan Froehlich

M.S., OTR/L

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4105

jfroehlich@une.edu

Proctor Hall
311

Jan has been an occupational therapist for over 30 years with a primary clinical focus in mental health.  She has worked in both acute and long-term care, and she also co-developed a mental health home care program.  Jan has worked in an academic setting for the past 28 years teaching coursework on mental health occupational therapy, culturally effective communication, therapeutic use of self and group work.

Jan is actively engaged in a variety of service learning projects at UNE one... Read More

Expertise

Communication skills and cultural competence in occupational therapy

mental health occupational therapy

occupation of motherhood.

Nancy MacRae

Nancy MacRae

M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4106

nmacrae@une.edu

Proctor Hall
315

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

Scott McNeil

Scott D. McNeil

OTD, MS, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4109

smcneil@une.edu

Proctor Hall
314

Scott has been in his current position as Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at UNE since 2012 and an occupational therapist since 2003. He enjoys not only supporting students, but also fieldwork educators at partner facilities around the country. His clinical experience includes various adult and older adult settings such as  acute care, skilled nursing facilities, and home health.  Other areas of focus for Scott include various professional issues at the state and national level, diversity within OT, and advocacy for the profession. 

In the... Read More

Expertise

clinical education

General and Professional Issues in OT

Acute Care/SNF/Home Health OT

Diversity in OT

Administration and Management

social policy and advocacy

Jane O'Brien

Jane Clifford O'Brien

Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor

(207) 221-4107

jobrien@une.edu

Proctor Hall
317

Jane has been teaching and providing occupational therapy services to children and youth for over 26 years.  She has published in topics related to occupational therapy practice for children and youth in the areas of motor control and motor learning,  play and playfulness, Model of Human Occupation, community wellness, and assessments.  Jane serves as co-editor and author of several textbooks, including:  Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents (7th ed.); Introduction to Occupational Therapy (4th ed.); Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy... Read More

Mary Beth Patnaude

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4104

mpatnaude1@une.edu

Proctor Hall
310

Mary Beth has been in practice since 1997. She began her career in pediatric practice, as a school based OT for the New York City Board of Education. After 6 years in pediatrics, she made the move to adult rehabilitation. In the years since, she has had the privilege of providing OT services in home health, acute psychiatry, acute care, acute and sub-acute rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation. She teaches courses in adult rehabilitation and hand therapy. She is currently pursuing... Read More

Expertise

Adult Physical Disabilities

Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Neuro-rehabilitiation

Anatomy & Physiology

John Tumiel

John Tumiel

M.A.,OTR/L

Senior Advisor to the President; UNE Chief Compliance Officer

(207) 221-4628

jtumiel@une.edu

Hersey 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, LAT, ATC

Kristen R. Bailey

MS, LAT, ATC

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2252

kbailey5@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
243

Kristen has been a member of the Athletic Training Faculty since August 2006.  She was also Assistant Athletic Trainer from 2006-2013 in the Department of Athletics.  She has previously worked as an Athletic Trainer at Saco Bay Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Bonny Eagle High School and University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  She received a Masters Degree in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in 2003 while also working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Washington and Jefferson College... Read More

Expertise

Clinical Exam and Diagnosis

Gross anatomy

Athletic Training

Caroline Beals

Caroline Beals

M.S., OTR/L

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2066

cbeals@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
260

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

Jessica bolduc

Jessica J. Bolduc

DrOT, MSOTR/L

OT Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4101

jbolduc@une.edu

750 Stevens Avenue

Jessica received her Master’s degree from the University of New England in 2005 and doctorate in 2013 from Nova Southeastern University. Her clinical experience crosses the continuum of care from acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing and home health. Her primary practice area is physical dysfunction, and has interest in neuro-rehabilitation and research. In recent years, Jessica has served as adjunct professor at local graduate OT programs in Maine. Jessica’s leadership history includes serving as Vice President for the Vermont... Read More

Expertise

Physical Dysfunction: Neurologic Population; Standardized Assessments

leadership

research

courtney carmichael

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4100

chanscom@une.edu

Proctor Hall

Courtney has been an Occupational Therapist for nine years with the primary focus in geriatrics and psychiatry. She has specialized in managing challenging behaviors in the aging population through positive engagement in exercise, sensory stimulation/ modulation, and task activities. Her fall risk prevention and strategies... Read More

Expertise

OT practice with adults and children who have psychosocial deficits

Clinical Reasoning

Cognitive Strategies

Chris Delenick

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4100

meot76@gmail.com

Proctor Hall

Chris has been in practice as an occupational therapist for close to 20 years with a primary focus in adult intervention. His true passion is working with consumers who have high level cognitive deficits and the utilization of occupation based assessments to address executive dysfunction. Chris maintains a strong interest in the role of occupational therapy in advancing opportunity for disabled consumers to access community services, education, transportation, and... Read More

Expertise

OT practice with adults who have physical rehabilitation needs

assistive technology

acute care

Wayne Lamarre

Wayne Lamarre

MEd, LAT, ATC

Clinical Professor and Director, Athletic Training Program

(207) 602-2412

wlamarre@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
255

Professor Lamarre began his career in 1992 as an Athletic Trainer working in outpatient orthopaedic sports rehabilitation clinics and public/private high schools.  He has been teaching at the college level for over 15 years in subject areas such as athletic and orthopaedic injury diagnosis, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitative intervention following musculoskeletal injury, general medical conditions affecting the physically active, pharmacological considerations in athletics, and ethical practice in an interprofessional health care model.

He has athletic training experience that spans the sporting continuum and... Read More

Expertise

Athletic Injury Diagnosis & Management

Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation

Kinesiology and Human Movement

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4100

jcope@une.edu

Proctor Hall

Jen is a graduate of UNE, class of 2007. She works primarily in acute mental health. In the community, her first 9 years she did mostly group therapy interventions with children and adolescents and now works as a coordinator, building the clinical programming and providing staff more clinical education. She is trained in multiple forms of cognitive and behavioral therapies. Jen has been a CI for many former UNE graduates and is an adjunct professor in the mental health lab and therapeutic use of self... Read More

Expertise

OT intervention with children and adults who have psychosocial needs

service learning

community-based practice

Staff

KPenndorf

Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4100

Kpenndorf@une.edu

320

Kendall has been working at UNE since July of 2015.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maine at August in 2010 and graduated from UNE's MPH program in August of 2017.   Before coming to UNE, Kendall worked for the Maine Veterans' Homes in Augusta, ME and Maine Medical Center.  Kendall served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Austin, TX  for the Texas Rural Water Foundation in 2013. Read More

Susan Robinson

(207) 221-4101

srobinson13@une.edu

Proctor Hall
320

Sue has been working at UNE since December of 2016.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in English  Literature from Merrimack College in 1990 and will begin UNE's Master of Public Health program in summer of 2017.   Before coming to UNE,  Sue worked in the higher education and international education sectors. She spent ten years at the Council on International Education Exchange as  Manager of Institutional Relations for their study abroad division and ten years as the Director of Enrollment, Academic and Student Affairs at The Salt... Read More

Emeriti

Judith Kimball

Judith Giencke Kimball

PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Founding Director, Professor Emeritus

(207) 221-4108

jkimball@une.edu

Proctor Hall
316

Judy is the Founding Director of and Professor Emeritus in the Occupational Therapy Department. She has been an OT for almost 50 years, has served as the Director and Post-Professional Graduate Coordinator for the OT program, founded the Community Occupational Therapy Clinic, was the first female Full Professor at UNE and is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Her clinical work, presentations and research are in the areas of sensory integration, sensory modulation, manual therapies, clinical research techniques,... Read More

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