OT Fellows

Acute Care Occupational Therapy Fellowship

Geneva Sandridge, OTD, OTR/L – Geneva grew up in Solon, OH and completed both her Bachelors of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a minor in Disability Studies and Doctor of Occupational Therapy at The Ohio State University. During graduate school, Geneva worked as a Direct Support Professional for several clients with varying backgrounds and diagnoses. Her clinical rotations were in Cincinnati, OH which solidified her goal to continue education and pursue a career in the acute care field. Additionally, she participated in the LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) program at Ohio State’s Nisonger Center which allowed her to grow her clinical skills and interdisciplinary team skills. After graduating in 2022, Geneva’s experiences and goals encouraged her to pursue the Acute Care Fellowship at OSUMC to grow as a professional and clinician with mentorship from exemplary therapists. In her spare time, Geneva enjoys running, rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes, and spending time with her friends, family, and corgi.

 

Neurologic Occupational Therapy Fellowship

Olivia Fisher, OTD, OTR/L – Olivia grew up in Clayton, Indiana, before attending Franklin College, where she majored in Exercise Science with minors in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Fitness. During this time, Olivia completed an internship at the Masonic Home’s Fitness center in Franklin, Indiana, where she designed and implemented aquatic exercise classes and created tools to promote the health of residents. Olivia also completed an internship at ATI Physical Therapy in Greenwood, Indiana, in which she acted as a rehabilitation aid to an OT, CHT. It was through these experiences that Olivia’s passion for serving others through occupational therapy arose. She attended Huntington University to obtain her Doctor of Occupational Therapy Degree. There, Olivia completed clinical experiences at Wellbrooke of Westfield, a skilled nursing facility in Westfield, Indiana, as well as The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas. While at TIRR, Olivia’s enthusiasm for treating the neuro population grew through experiences with patients who were diagnosed with TBI, SCI, and stroke. Also, during her time at Huntington University, Olivia enjoyed exploring OT’s role in serving the community through volunteer experiences with Go, Baby, Go, building an adapted playground, and creating occupation-based group activities for the YWCA. Additionally, Olivia presented at two Indiana Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA) state conferences and one AOTA conference and achieved authorship of two publications, one in the Journal of Hand Therapy and the other in the Student Journal of Occupational Therapy for research performed while at Huntington University. After graduating in 2022, Olivia’s drive for a lifelong pursuit of learning and her interest in serving the neuro population led her to pursue the Neurologic Fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to advance her knowledge, specialized skills, professional performance, and leadership. Outside of the clinic, Olivia enjoys getting outside and participating in recreational sports such as soccer, tennis, and volleyball, as well as hiking and kayaking.  

Ana McPeek, OTD, OTR/LAna is a Columbus-area native and received both her Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Doctor of Occupational Therapy from The Ohio State University. She finds occupational therapy is the perfect profession in which she is able to combine her life-long passions for neuroscience, psychology, and integrative health care. While completing clinical experiences in inpatient and outpatient neuro-rehab, Ana recognized a need for whole-person care in order to increase the quality of life and well-being of individuals living with neurological conditions. This gave rise to her Doctoral Capstone Project; in collaboration with OhioHealth, Ana developed and piloted a mindfulness program specifically for this population. She also received a Career Development Grant from OSU’s Council of Graduate Students in order to complete advanced training in Lifestyle Redesign® through the University of Southern California. She utilized this training to empower patients living with neurological conditions to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. Aiming to advance OT practice and holistic neuro-rehabilitative care, Ana sought the Neurologic Fellowship at OSUWMC for expert mentorship and intense immersion in specialty clinical practice. Outside of the clinic, you might find Ana exploring local metro parks and national parks while hiking or kayaking, supporting local restaurants, or spending time with her friends and family including her three dogs.