Occupational Therapy- Portland Campus
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Scott MurphyScott Murphy, OTR/L

Occupational therapist

Murphy earned his master’s degree in occupational therapy in Kansas City, Missouri. He works with patients in the Cardiac Surgery Unit and Intensive Care Unit.

Murphy embraces his “inner nerd” by loving all things related to Star Wars, Harry Potter and pinball. Outside of work, he goes out for the occasional round of golf, frequent forest walks and spends time with his family.


Jennifer PidkowiczJennifer Pidkowicz, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapist Jennifer Pidkowicz doesn’t define her patients by their challenges. Instead, she wants to hear about each patient’s life story. Then she can create individual plans with compassionate care.

Pidkowicz earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California. She went on to get her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. She has worked in both acute care and home health settings. Pidkowicz has a special knack for fixing equipment and making tools for patients.

An avid hiker, skier and backpacker, Pidkowicz also enjoys indoor crafts, including sewing and quilting. An enthusiastic international traveler, she has been around the world and back again.


Libby CaseLiberty "Libby" Case, MOT OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

As an occupational therapist, Liberty “Libby” Case thrives on providing the highest quality of client- and family-centered care.

That interest in whole-person care matches the philosophy of Adventist Health, where Case specializes in acute orthopedic and neuro re-education.

Case earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where she serves now as an adjunct faculty member for the School of Occupational Therapy.

Case is a patient and collaborative therapist, believing treatment should be a rich mixture of evidence-based therapeutic interventions and outside-of-the-box thinking.

Assistance dogs are an area of special interest for Case. She is a member of the board of an assistance dog organization and previously held a position on a crisis intervention team to assist students and school teams in emotional crisis using assistance dogs. She has published in various medical journals and presented at both the state and national level on topics specific to ethical considerations of dogs in therapy and service dogs as alternative options for assistive devices.

A native Portlander, Case also enjoys hiking, watching movies, exploring new restaurants and spending time with her family and two dogs.


Cate McCoyCate McCoy, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapist Cate McCoy is passionate about helping patients discover the body’s incredible capacity for healing. She enjoys helping people to recover after injury or illness, empowering them to get back to activities they enjoy or to discover new ones.

McCoy earned her doctorate degree in occupational therapy from Pacific University School of Occupational Therapy in Hillsboro, Oregon. She currently focuses on the complex diagnoses of the hands and the construction of custom splints.

Outside of work, McCoy enjoys rock climbing, surfing, snowboarding, playing music, modern dance and spending time with community and friends.


Ariel MacMillanAriel D. MacMillan, MOT

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapist Ariel MacMillan believes therapy success starts with being a good listener, allowing each patient to make his or her wants and needs known. She views each person as an individual and adjusts her treatments to meet people’s needs based on who they are, not just what their diagnoses are.

MacMillan earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. She works with adults recovering from trauma, surgery and major illness to recover motor skills for everyday activities. She feels the most rewarding part of her job is seeing the progress her patients make.

MacMillan grew up in the Columbia River Gorge outside of Portland, Oregon, so she is a fan of all things outdoors. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, canoeing and gardening. She is the pet parent of two cats and a dog.


Lisa SarazinLisa Sarazin, COTA

Occupational Therapist

Solving problems and boosting safety are the focus of Lisa Sarazin’s work as an occupational therapy assistant. She wants her patients to be able leave the hospital with the confidence and knowledge of how to function safely at home.

Lisa has practiced at Adventist Health since 1990, after earning an associate degree in occupational therapy from Mount Hood Community College. She’s also certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

When she’s not helping patients, Lisa enjoys camping, cycling, reading, and watching movies. She rides in the Reach the Beach event every year to benefit the American Lung Association.

Stephanie Zahra, OTR/LStephanie Zahra, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Connecting with patients is key for occupational therapist Stephanie Zahra. She believes patients should be in the driver’s seat for setting goals and making treatment plans. Then she works with them to stay motivated to reach those goals

Stephanie earned both her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in occupational therapy at the University of Buffalo in New York. In her practice, she has a special focus on adult disability.

Stephanie loves the mountains in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys camping, hiking and paddle boarding with her husband and their two goldendoodle dogs.


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