Leadership. Advocacy. Solidarity.

President

Zena Warren, MS, OTR/L, CEIM

  Zena Warren is the Clinical Lead for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy services for Milestone Therapeutic Services. In this   role,  Zena leads  and mentors a team of school-based Occupational Therapists in District of Columbia Public  Schools.  A lover of all things pediatrics, Zena has spent nearly two decades working with families and children as an occupational therapist, camp  director, tutor, community program coordinator, and certified educator of infant massage A native Washingtonian and proud Magna Cum Laude graduate of Howard University, Zena has always been passionate about the citizens of Washington, DC and Occupational Therapy. As a student she achieved many accomplishments including award-winning research for her submission to Association of Minority Health Profession Schools entitled “Physical Activity in Older Americans”, which profiled senior citizens in Washington, DC.  Recently she became a consultant for a team of graduate students at the University of Washington for a Project titled: "Sensory Experiences Among Neurodiverse Children" exploring opportunities for emerging technologies to help improve the sensory experiences of neurodiverse preschool age children.  In her free time, she enjoys local travel - experiencing local places, activities, people, and food.


Vice President

Omololu Majekodunmi, MS, OTR/L

 Omololu, a Maryland native and received his Master’s in Occupational Therapy Degree from Howard University in 2012. He  completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland College Park. As a licensed Occupational Therapist in DC he  has  been an integral part of the Washington Health Care Community for 7 years. Omololu enjoys giving back to his community  and has  frequently provided mentorship and professional development to others, in which, he has served as a Clinical Instructor  to  Occupational Therapy Students pursuing their Degree. With a strong belief in professional accountability, he has been an  active  Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association since 2012. Omololu is a retired professional male cheerleader.  He  cheered with the Baltimore Ravens for three years, from 2012 to 2015. In his spare time he likes to work out and cook healthy  meals.





Secretary


 
Treasurer

Frank Gainer MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, CAE

 Frank Gainer is the Director of Conferences at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in Bethesda, Maryland.  He  has been an occupational therapy practitioner for thirty-eight years.  He served for 14 years in the US Army with clinical  assignments in West Germany, Washington, DC and the Republic of Panama.  For 8.5 years he was the Director of Rehabilitation  Services for a large health care system in Washington, D.C. prior to joining AOTA in 2001.  He retired from the United States Army  Reserves, as a Lieutenant Colonel, in 2003 after serving for 24 years. He is an adjunct instructor at Howard University, the  Chairperson of the District of Columbia Board of Occupational Therapy, a long-time surveyor for CARF-the Rehabilitation  Accreditation Commission, and a member of ASAE's CAE Exam Item Writing Committee.  He has done numerous presentations at  both international and national conferences and has been published extensively. 

   Frank Gainer is the Director of Conferences at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in Bethesda, Maryland.  He has been an occupational therapy practitioner for thirty-eight years.  He served for 14 years in the US Army with clinical assignments in West Germany, Washington, DC and the Republic of Panama.  For 8.5 years he was the Director of Rehabilitation Services for a large health care system in Washington, D.C. prior to joining AOTA in 2001.  He retired from the United States Army Reserves, as a Lieutenant Colonel, in 2003 after serving for 24 years. He is an adjunct instructor at Howard University, the Chairperson of the District of Columbia Board of Occupational Therapy, a long-time surveyor for CARF-the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, and a member of ASAE's CAE Exam Item Writing Committee.  He has done numerous presentations at both international and national conferences and has been published extensively.

Membership Chair

Angela Hartman, OTD, OTR/L

 Angela Hartman earned her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and her OTD from Washington  University in St. Louis, MO prior to moving to the Washington, DC area. She currently works as a contract occupational therapist  with MedTrust, LLC assigned to the TBI/Neuro Team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. She enjoys  working with clients with neurological diagnoses, especially traumatic brain injury, in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.  Outside of work, Angela is an avid marathon runner. She also volunteers in the community with her dogs Reagan and London who  are certified therapy dogs. 


Advocacy Chair  
Delvin Champagne, MSHE, CHES, COTA/L


Communications Chair
Megan Mahaffey MOT, OTR/L, ATP

 

Megan Mahaffey has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University and a Master of Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State
 University Health Sciences Center. She is a Senior Occupational Therapist at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital working primarily with patients  with spinal cord injury and in pediatrics. She is an assistive technology professional (ATP) and has presented at several national conferences on assistive
 technology. 




Nominations Chair

Konah Bernard MS, OTR/L, CMT

Konah Bernard is the former president of the District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Association serving from 2013-2019.  Bernard earned a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2008, Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Body Work in 2009 and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2006. A native of Liberia West Africa, Bernard has a strong interest in Global Health Research and the Impact of Occupational Therapy in Third World Countries. She published and presented her ground breaking field research Kpoto, K., Banks, F.M., Jackson, and S.  Dennis, R.H. 2008. “Rehabilitation Post Civil War: Experience of Adult Males with Upper Extremity Amputations in Liberia. National Medical Association Conference Journal: 2008. She was inducted into the Pi Theta Epsilon honor society for occupational therapy 2008 and has been a key note speaker at several academic events.  She is the first lady of Jesus way International Ministries located in Baltimore Maryland; a devoted wife and mother of three.  She has a passion for fostering professional development, global networking and diversity in meeting society’s occupational needs.



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