Q and A with Suzanne Holm about her induction into the American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows

Suzanne Holm, OTD, OTR/L, Associate Professor of occupational therapy, will be inducted into the American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows at AOTA’s Inspire 2024 Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. on March 23. The ceremony is open to the public and conference attendance is not required. For more information on the conference, visit AOTA’s conference website.

Mark Reinking, PT, Ph.D., ATC, Dean of the School of Physical Therapy, said this honor highlights the incredible work Holm has done over the years.

“Over her nine years at Regis University, Dr. Holm has exhibited selfless dedication to the students, staff and faculty of both Regis University and Creighton University,” Reinking said. “She has masterfully coordinated the Regis pathway of the Creighton University Occupational Therapy doctoral program. Suzanne brings a positive and ‘can-do’ attitude to work every day.”

We spoke with Holm about what this induction means to her and she shared her thoughts.

Q: What is the significance of being part of the American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows?

A: The Roster of Fellows recognizes occupational therapists who, through their knowledge, expertise, leadership, advocacy, and/or guidance have made a significant contribution over time to the profession with a measured impact on consumers of occupational therapy services and/or members of the association. The AOTA induction recognizes and honors those of us in the profession who are “Inspiring best practices through scholarship and service.”

Q: What are you hoping to accomplish in being part of this prestigious group?

A: Well, it’s a recognition of accomplishments in the profession of occupational therapy.

Q: Has Regis helped prepare you for this, and if so how?

A: I’ve had support from Regis, the School of Physical Therapy and RHCHP.

They supported my sabbatical this past spring, which allowed me additional time to work on my editor and author responsibilities for the third edition of the textbook, Occupational Therapy in Acute Care, which I’ve been working on the past three years. [Publication planned for 2024].

I’m supported in my work at Regis for overseeing the collaborative partnership program with Creighton University for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program and my ability to participate in the Ignatian Colleagues Program.