Occupational Therapy- Portland Campus
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Scott Murphy, OTR/L

Occupational therapist

Murphy earned his master’s degree in occupational therapy from ???? 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.

Kaitlin GaspichKaitlin Gaspich, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Kaitlin Gaspich leads with empathy and careful listening as she works to develop occupational therapy plans for her patients. Her passion is ensuring a smooth rehabilitation process for her patients during an acute care stay by coordinating with the treatment team, the patient and family members.

Gaspich earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy at University of Puget Sound. She works in neurological rehabilitation, with a focus on recovery from strokes and the visual system.

With a childhood spent in the Pacific Northwest, Gaspich enjoys camping, hiking and backpacking. She once walked 500 miles across Spain on the famous pilgrimage trail the Camino de Santiago.

Josh KienerJosh Kiener, OTR/L, PT, DPT

Occupational Therapist

Having degrees in both physical and occupational therapy, Josh Kiener has a unique skill set for an integrated approach to rehabilitation that includes the behavioral, anatomical and psychosocial aspects of each patient. He specializes in vestibular rehabilitation therapy, which helps people improve balance and reduce dizziness and vertigo.

Kiener earned both a doctorate degree in physical therapy and a master’s degree in occupational therapy at the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California. He believes in treating every patient with respect and recognizing the individuality of each patient.

When he’s not at work, Kiener is hanging with his wife and pets. He enjoys getting outside for hiking and backpacking, surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding. He also likes playing music with friends and photography.

Jennifer 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.

Molly WoolfMolly Woolf, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapist Molly Woolf loves to motivate her patients to do their best and accomplish their goals.

Woolf earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of the Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She specializes in the caring for the elderly and stroke rehabilitation. She is passionate about encouraging patients to do better than their expectations, to push themselves a little more. She believes it is important to encourage patients and remind them that they are valued. She has more than 35 years of experience working in rehabilitation.

A Portland native, Woolf love the mountains—a passion inspired by her mountain-climbing father. She also enjoys her three grandchildren and helping them laugh and experience the world. She plays the violin and also enjoys singing and dancing.

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.

Catherine McCoy, OTD

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.

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