Sarah grew up in Philadelphia as the youngest of four siblings. She was introduced to occupational therapy by her sister who became an OT 10 years earlier. Sarah married Marty in 2003, and they became the lucky parents of Martin (MAC) and Roman. Sarah and her family live in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Their favorite family experience is travelling to Ireland. Sarah enjoys cheering on her sons in school and extracurricular activities, listening to music and going to concerts, shopping, and refinishing furniture.
Sarah’s clinical experience has included acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, and quality improvement. In 2011, Sarah accepted a leadership opportunity as a Performance Improvement Specialist for Mercy Home Health. This experience provided Sarah the opportunity to work with many outstanding clinicians, including occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, nurses, and social workers, as she learned about the continuous improvement process, policy and compliance, and clinical education. Sarah gained knowledge of documentation guidelines and certification in the home health assessment, OASIS, to assist other practitioners with clinical documentation. She coordinated a mentoring program for home health OTs. Sarah obtained her doctoral degree in OT from Chatham University in 2015. In her role as a professor at the University of the Sciences, Sarah loves teaching and mentoring students.
OTD, Chatham University
B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Scranton
Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award, University of the Sciences 2017
Dedicated Service Award, Mercy Home Health 2015
Corcoran, S. (in press). Risk management and contingency planning. In McCormack, G. & Jacobs, K. (Eds.). The occupational therapy manager (6th Ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
Corcoran, S. & Baist, H. (2018). Peer mentoring of home health occupational therapists: A pilot study. Annals of International Occupational Therapy. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3928/24761222-20180620-03
Corcoran, S. (2018, April 20). Mentoring for morale: The influence of peer connections on occupational therapists' job satisfaction. Poster presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
Corcoran, S. (2015, October 23). Peer mentoring and job satisfaction for occupational therapists. Poster Presentation at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Scranton, PA.