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Sherry Keramidas, PhD, FASAE, CAE

Executive Director

American Occupational Therapy Association

Sherry Keramidas is a leader and executive in health and nonprofit organizations with more than 25 years of service as a chief staff officer. Her career includes leading national and international organizations toward innovation and value by building effective partnerships among board, stakeholders and staff. Dr. Keramidas currently serves as executive director of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Previously, she led the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society for 20 years, guiding the organization to become an international thought leader in health product regulation and building the capacity of regulatory professionals in industry and government. She also has served as executive director of the American College of Dentists, as associate executive vice president of the American Physical Therapy Association, scientific director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and as a strategic adviser and consultant to the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Keramidas holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Purdue University and completed executive management programs at the Kellogg School of Management and Haas School of Management. She is a Certified Association Executive and a fellow of the American Society of Association Executives. She is a Certified Executive and Leadership Coach, with advanced certifications as a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach and Intelligent Leadership Coach. She has served as an officer and board member of the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation and on the boards of more than 15 health, education and community organizations. Her engaging presentation style has led to her being invited to give more than150 keynote addresses to national and international organizations.

Sessions

Leveraging Leadership Potential of Rehabilitation Professionals

Presented by Justin Moore, DPT, Arlene Pietranton, PhD, CAE, Sherry Keramidas, PhD, FASAE, CAE at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 26th.

This presentation will focus on how rehabilitation professionals (physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists) are well positioned for leadership in health systems. It will include a discussion of the unique qualities, competencies and value rehabilitation professionals bring to the leadership table in addition to their patient care and clinical roles. Learning Objectives: Discuss…