Lynda lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband and two teenagers, a son going to Drexel University in the fall and a daughter entering high school. Originally from Yonkers, NY, Lynda returns monthly to visit her family. She has always enjoyed traveling and engaging in any form of the arts and music. She values creativity, family, self-empowerment, health, inclusivity, exploring, and a life with minimal regrets. Her weekly routine includes as many Jazzercise classes as possible.
Lynda has been a practicing OT clinician for 33 years working in all settings of OT with all ages, except schools (but there’s still time to learn). 6.5 years of traveling OT across the country provided the best education about cultures and herself. Her favorite OT settings are homecare for all ages of the lifespan and hospice. Certifications include Life Care Planning and Aging in Place, CarFit Instructor/exhibitor. Currently the POTA representative for Geriatrics.
MS, OTD, Boston University
BA, Vassar College
Oct. 2021 "Occupational Therapy Stems From S.T.E.M.", presentation to 4 classes, middle school S.T.E.M. students
May 2021 "Occupational Therapy for Clients with Pulmonary Disorders", Webinar & Grand Rounds, AOTA CEU credits. Collaboration with Genesis HealthCare, Inc.
April 2021 "The Ties That Bind Us – Common Occupations in an Intergenerational Program", poster presentation to the 2021 Virtual AOTA Annual Conference (Inspire)
Lemisch, L. (2020, October). Social justice and social distancing – walking a few inches in another’s shoes. OT Practice Magazine