University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Board of Councilors

The Board of Councilors of the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is composed of distinguished professional, academic and community leaders who provide counsel to the Associate Dean on matters related to the educational, research and development aims of the Division. Members, whose appointments are affirmed by the President of the University of Southern California, maintain active roles in advocating the outstanding qualities of the Division, serving as ambassadors of the Division to external communities, and assisting the Division in securing financial and volunteer support.


Michael T. Berthelette, M.S.M., OTR/L
Mark E. Biehl
Semira Dariushnia, M.D., DAAFP
Linda L. Florey, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Mary Elizabeth Foto, OT/L, FAOTA
Mary Kay Gallagher, M.A., OTR/L
Wayne Hinthorn, M.S.
Grace Ho, M.A., M.P.H., OTR/L
Kathy Hoffmann-Grotting, OTR/L, FAOTA
Frances Weiss Kelley, OTR
Susan Knox, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Lawrene Kovalenko, M.A., OTR
Keith Matsutsuyu
Colette U. Nagami, OTR/L
James J. Papai, M.P.H.
Shawn Phipps, Ph.D., M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA
Patricia Volland Plumtree

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USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
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Phone: (323) 442-2850 · Toll free: (866) 385-4250
Fax: (323) 442-1540
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The USC entry-level master's degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.®, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914,

Professional program graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.®



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