Faculty & Staff


Name: Catherine Verrier Piersol, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Position: Department Chair & Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

901 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
Suite 644
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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East Falls Faculty

Monique Chabot, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Assistant Professor

Mary Beth Thomas, DOT, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Assistant Professor

Colleen Zane, MS, OTR/L, CPRP

Assistant Professor

Audrey Zapletal, OTD, OTR/L, CLA

Assistant Professor
Program Director, MSOT Program, East Falls

Adjunct Faculty

Cynthia J. Haynes, OTD, MBA, MEd, OTR/L 
OTD, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University 
MBA, Marketing/Health Care Management, University of Akron 
MEd, Special Education, Kent State University 
BS, Occupational Therapy, Ohio State University   
Specialty Area:  Pediatrics

Lori Sledziewski, MS, OTR/L 
Post Graduate Work, Thomas Jefferson University 
MS, Occupational Therapy, University of Scranton 
BS, Health Sciences, University of Scranton 
Specialty Areas:  Physical Rehabilitation

Laura J. Walsh, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CHT 
MS, Occupational Therapy, Temple University 
BA, Art in Psychology, LeMoyne College 
Specialty Area:  Hand Therapy