Joanne C. Cassidy, OTDc, MEd, OTR/L, FAOTA

Department Chair - Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Delaware Technical Community College

Joanne C, Cassidy, OTDc, OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA is the Program Director for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Delaware Technical Community College. She has practiceded as an Occupational Therapist for 40+ years working with groups and individuals to support independent living for those at risk or challenged by physical and mental health issues. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire and her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Vermont. After deciding, it was too cold in New England she returned to her Delaware roots and received a Certificate in Non-profit Management from the University of Delaware. In 2001, she was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is currently studying at A.T. Still University and will complete her Doctoral studies in 2 weeks. She lives in the resort beach town of Lewes, Delaware where she runs a bed and breakfast with her wife of 39 years and their 3 dogs. She is a Volunteer Education Ambassador for SAGE - an organization focused on Advocacy and Services for LGBT elders where she facilitates discussions around LGBT culturally competent health care, health disparity and health equity strategies.

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