University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Our Team

Chantelle Rice

Chantelle Rice, OTD, OTR/L, CDE graduated from USC with her Master of Arts degree in occupational therapy and her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree, and completed her doctoral residency at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice where she created a lifestyle intervention program for individuals living with diabetes. Dr. Rice is the Director of the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice where she also sees patients in the Lifestyle Redesign® programs, including weight management, diabetes, college students, health coaching, and pain and headache management. Having witnessed firsthand the power of lifestyle change, Dr. Rice believes in prevention and management of chronic conditions, and her clients exemplify the way wellness approaches to health can increase the quality of everyday life. She recently became a Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) and frequently presents at both the state and national levels on occupational therapy’s role in diabetes management. Dr. Rice maintains balance in her life by spending free time with her family and friends across the country, and enjoying the outdoors as a native of Southern California.

Carlin Daley

Carlin Daley, OTD, OTR/L graduated from USC with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and continued on at USC to receive her master’s degree in occupational therapy and her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree. As a doctoral resident at the Faculty Practice, she developed the Lifestyle Redesign® Office Wellness Program focused on creating a healthier quality of life for professionals in the workplace. Upon graduation, Dr. Daley was hired as the Assistant Director of Wellness Initiatives within USC’s Division of Career and Protective Services where she worked to improve the health and well-being of USC employees including campus public safety officers. As a faculty member of the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, she is currently the lead therapist for the college student program and also enjoys working with clients in the weight management and health coaching programs. Dr. Daley is passionate about helping people find more health, happiness and meaning in their everyday lives. Dr. Daley is also a professional dancer, a certified Pilates and yoga instructor, and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Therapy RX Certificate Program.

Ashley Uyeshiro

Ashley Uyeshiro, OTD, OTR/L graduated from USC with her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in occupational therapy, and continued on to receive her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree while completing her residency at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice. Dr. Uyeshiro is the lead occupational therapist for the pain and chronic headache programs and is a member of both the USC Pain Team and Chronic Headache Team. She also works with clients in the weight management, multiple sclerosis and college students programs. As a faculty member of the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Dr. Uyeshiro teaches the Optimal Living with Multiple Sclerosis elective in the graduate program. She is a certified pet therapy dog handler and has incorporated pet therapy into many of our wellness events on both USC campuses.

Myka Winder

Myka Winder, OTD, OTR/L completed her master’s degree in occupational therapy and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree at USC, focusing on Lifestyle Redesign® intervention services and occupational therapy education. She earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and Neuroscience from USC. Dr. Winder works with clients in our weight management, health coaching, college students and pain management programs. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Winder teaches in the Division’s occupational therapy graduate professional program as well as in the undergraduate curriculum. She also advises the occupational therapy honors society for graduate students. Dr. Winder greatly enjoys partnering with clients to meet their goals for wellness and lifestyle management. She often participates in personally meaningful activities such as ocean swimming, stand-up paddle-boarding and creative writing.

Amy Danielson

Amy Danielson, MA received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from USC in May 2013. She is currently a doctoral resident at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice working toward her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree. Amy works with clients in our pain and chronic headache programs and is a member of both the USC Pain Team and Chronic Headache Team. She also provides occupational therapy services for USC undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to pursuing a career in occupational therapy, Amy earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oregon in 2006 with a focus in textiles, and worked as a personal organizer and showing artist for 10 years. Amy is dedicated to providing excellent service in facilitating patients’ health management and optimized abilities through occupational therapy and Lifestyle Redesign®.

Cecily Roberts

Cecily Roberts, MA received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from USC in May 2013. She is currently a doctoral resident at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice working toward her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree. Cecily holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pomona College and a Master of Education degree from Claremont Graduate University. Cecily has worked with children, adolescents and young adults in a variety of educational settings for 15 years. She has performed clinical work with individuals of all ages who have mental health conditions and learning disorders, including ADHD, autism, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Cecily finds balance between work and play by engaging in other activities such as world travel, card games, word games and mud runs.

Linda Ohanessian

Linda Ohanessian graduated from California State University, Northridge with her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management. She is currently working as the Practice Plan Administrator at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice while pursuing her master’s degree in healthcare administration from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. She has been working at the Faculty Practice since 2010 and enjoys interacting with patients and helping them access clinical therapy services. Linda keeps her life balanced by spending time with family, traveling, hiking and reading.

“All the therapists were great – truly supportive, kind, encouraging, and knowledgeable.”

- Participant, Lifestyle Redesign® Weight Management

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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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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, acoteonline.org

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

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