Karen Sladyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Karen Sladyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA has a Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University and a Master’s degree in community health from Southern Connecticut State University. She recently completed her Doctorate in adult and vocational education from the University of Connecticut. She is the program director at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA. As an OT teacher, Karen’s interests are in student success, clinical reasoning, and fieldwork. She is the editor of The Successful OT Fieldwork Student and co-author of OTR Exam Review Manual, Third Edition. Karen resides in Vernon, CT, in a 150-year-old house, with two new cats. When she is not busy with academic challenges, she enjoys quilt making and her perennial garden.
Lynda Bishop, MS, OTR/L
Lynda Bishop, MS, OTR/L is assistant chair of occupational therapy and program director of the occupational therapy assistant program at Bay Path College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in health service administration from Russell Sage College. In addition to teaching, Lynda works part-time in home health, sub-acute, and pediatrics. In her free time, she enjoys taking long walks with her two dogs, hiking, and snow skiing.
Tara Glennon, EdD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA
Tara Glennon, EdD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA is the director of Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services, Inc. in Fairfield, CT; the director of The Connecticut Center for Pediatric Therapy, LLC in Wallingford, CT; and an assistant professor of occupational therapy. She is an instructor for Sensory Integration International and has lectured on both the state and national levels. Tara is hooked on audio tapes of suspense novels, and enjoys home decorating and her garden. She never misses a morning walk with Johanna and their two dogs, Abbey and Shelby (a golden retriever and Jack Russell terrier, respectively).
Signian McGeary, MS, OTR/L
Signian McGeary, MS, OTR/L is assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac College and has 25 years of clinical experience in adult physical dysfunction. She and her husband have traveled widely supervising student field studies in Maine, Florida, Belize, Guatemala, Curaçao, Thailand, and China. Recent plans include a trip to London as part of an international educational exchange program with the University of North London.
Beth O’Sullivan, MPH, OTR/L
Beth O’Sullivan, MPH, OTR/L is academic clinical coordinator at Quinnipiac College and holds a Graduate degree in public health from the University of Connecticut. In addition to being responsible for the 250 students she places on fieldwork, she is the proud mother of her daughters, Morgan and Siobhán. She and her husband, Tim, have recently built a new home. In their free time, they enjoy watching drag racing and restoring old cars.
Brenda Smaga, MS, OTR/L
Brenda Smaga, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA was coordinator of the occupational therapy assistant program at Manchester Community-Technical College for many years. She is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s in psychology and of Columbia University with a Master’s in occupational therapy. Over the past 10 years, Brenda has co-developed and published the Smaga and Ross Integrative Battery (SARIB). Brenda is active in the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association. For moments of peace and relaxation, she enjoys gardening, reading all night, and creating ceramic menorahs. She resides with her husband, Michael, daughter, Leila, and son, Eli.
Roseanna Tufano, LMFT, OTR/L
Roseanna Tufano, LMFT, OTR/L has a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Southern Connecticut State University and is a licensed therapist in private practice. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings since 1980 as a staff OTR and consultant. Her expertise in mental health has led to teaching in both OT and PT. Her teaching interests include psychopathology, group dynamics, and clinical media. In addition, Roseanna is the academic coordinator at Quinnipiac College. She resides with her husband, Lou, and their two children, Carissa and Brett.
Carol Winters-Smith, PhD
Carol Winters-Smith, PhD has a Master’s degree in physiological psychology and a doctorate in applied developmental psychology from the University of Miami. She is the chair of the psychology department at Bay Path College, where she has been on faculty for 11 years. Prior to teaching, she was the research coordinator for the Child Survival/Fair Start Initiative, funded by the Ford Foundation, which utilized home visitors to teach basic human development and child care skills to Mexican-American migrant farm workers in Homestead, FL. She lives in Hampden, MA, with her two children, Matthew and Rebecca, as well as two cats. Her favorite pastimes are reading, writing, and gardening.