Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, FAOTA, DAAPM, ABDA, CDMS, CCM, CPE, is a Professor in the School of Health Professions, Division of Occupational Therapy at Florida A&M University. She served as the Dean of the School of Health Professions and Studies at the University of Michigan–Flint. She is formerly a Professor of Public Health and Occupational Therapy and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University and a Past President of the American Occupational Therapy Association. As a recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship, she worked for Senators Harkin and Rockefeller on health and disability issues and health care financing. She provided consultation in health and disability policy to the Special Olympics. As a volunteer disability self-advocate, she served as the Health Reform Czar for the American Association of People with Disabilities. She led the successful effort to include disability health disparities, disability quality measures, and the disability data collection provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Sebelius appointed her to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Negotiated Rule Making Committee on Defining Medically Underserved Populations and Health Profession Shortage Areas as the representative of the disability community. Her law practice focused on health and disability law. She has lectured nationally and internationally about health policy, ethical and legal issues in health care, pain management, work rehabilitation, autism spectrum, participation, and quality of life. She has published more than 150 publications, including books, book chapters, and journal articles.
Ann Burkhardt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, currently works with older adults for Therapy Resources Management in Warren, Rhode Island, and is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly, Ann was an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the postprofessional online master’s degree program at Quinnipiac University. She also served as the Director of the Division of Occupational Therapy at Long Island University/Brooklyn and the Director of Occupational Therapy in the New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia and an Associate Clinical Instructor at Columbia University. While at Columbia University, Ann worked as a researcher through the Sergievsky Center in the Mailman School of Public Health. She served as a co-primary investigator of the Sources of Independence in the Elderly study, under the Washington Heights and Inwood Center on Aging Parameters, a National Institute on Aging-funded study of community-dwelling older adults in Washington Heights and Inwood in New York City. Ann also worked with the Medical Informatics and Public Health Informatics departments at the Mailman School of Public Health, on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded International
Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health implementation grant. Ann is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is a Past President of the New York State Occupational Therapy Association. Ann has published more than 40 publications including books, book chapters, and journal articles.