Class of 2009 Newsletter
Is working at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Is working at University Hospital in Cincinnati
|Sarah Beckelhimer Koehler||
This is Sarah and Greg on their wedding day. Sarah has taken a job at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
|Rita Brave||update on 4-12-10: "I am living in Baltimore, MD working at a very small outpatient pediatric clinic in Annapolis called Chesapeake Occupational Therapy Associates, LLC. We work mainly with 3-8 year olds in clinic and have a few contracts in private schools around the annapolis area. I actually have my first day of work today. I'll move into my apartment this weekend".|
|Julie Clague Andrasik||
"I am still working in acute care at the Cleveland Clinic, still loving it! I am going to part-time though when I return from maternity leave. My baby is Zachary John, he is doing awesome. He was born on September 6, 2012. He rolls a lot from his stomach to his back and I always get so proud, but his pediatrician says it's not intentional so he's not actually a prodigy...But I am loving being home with him, and making him do baby occupational therapy."
|Ann Dalton Duffy||
update on 10-7-2011: "After about a year and a half at CCHMC outpatient at Eastgate, I left my position there and I'm working now for the Hamilton County Educational Service Center (with Jen Dermody, Kim Gittinger, and lots of other fabulous Xavier alum), and I really like it. It's such a change from CCHMC, and the whole educational model has really taken some getting used to, but I feel much more passionate about working in the schools than working in a clinic. AND I get home when it's still light outside. :-) I even have time to cook dinner now!! I'm in lots of different school districts this year with preschool through middle school. I like the variety...it keeps me on my toes." Ann got married on May 14, 2011 and now has the last name of Duffy. . Update on 1-18-11: Something fun to share!! Read the research article for Ann, Sarah, and Charissa's research! http://ajot.aotapress.net/content/65/1/96.full
UPdate on 1-22-11: Lindsay and Lisa Stricker attended the Alumni Reunion Tailgate party on Jan 22, 2011. "I work at ABC Pediatric Therapy Network in West Chester. I will also be working 1-2 days at their westside location which is a small satillite clinic. "
|Allyson Harmon Falk||
Allyson and Jim were married on May 28, 2011. "Our wedding was so much fun and we couldn't have asked for a better day. Jim and I are busy getting ready for our honeymoon to San Fransisco, Yosemite and Napa Valley this August. Jim will be starting his last year of medical school and applying for residency in emergency medicine soon, so it's a good time to get away. I'm still busy working for Akron City Hospital. My co-workers are a lot of fun and my job is very rewarding and exciting. I will be sure to let you know where Jim matches this March. Who knows, I could be back in Cincinnati! Hope all is well."
|Jesse King Ogg||
update 12-19-2011: This is baby Mariah. Jesse is working at Good Samaritan Hospital
|Kimberly Lawrence Gittinger||
Update on 1-29-13 My husband Brian and I are doing well and getting adjusted to life as parents! Our daughter, Josephine Belle Gittinger, was born on November 18th, 2012. She weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 23 â€œ. We feel blessed, sheâ€™s been quite a smiley, happy little lady. I attached some pictures. She is 10 weeks old this weekend! Time flies! I attached a little family photo with our St Bernardn "Biff" in it as well. He turned 4 in January. In terms of what I am doing OT wise: I am still working in adult Rehab/Independent Living/Skilled Nursing for Episcopal Homes (Marjorie P Lee and Deupree House in Hyde Park.) I also pick up some PRN with pediatrics just to keep my skills up. I like the mix of populations I see a lot. But life is good!
|Chelsea McAlpin Bartley||
Update on 10-8-12: Chelsea McAlpin got married to Michael Bartley on September 22! They honeymooned in St. Lucia. Here's a picture of XU OT alum at her reception
|Emily Mertz||Is working as a "floater" at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center|
|Sophia Nickras Wolke||
Sophy has a new last name! Sophy Wolke married to Joe Wolke (October 9, 2010).
Update on 3-31-10: I am working at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Il on the Inpatient Rehab unit. Hope everything is going well!!
|Charissa Richter||update on 3-8-10: "Things are going well. I am at Life Care Center of Greeley in Greeley Colorado and it is fantastic. I am really enjoying it all".|
|Rachel Ross Fix||is working for Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH|
|Lisa Stricker||Lisa attended the alumni reunion tailgate party on 1-22-11. See her in the picture with Lindsay Davidson. Lisa accepted a job at Drake, working on the LTAC floor.|
|Angela Van Iden||Is working at Hyde Park Health Care Center|
|Megan Wise||Is blazing trails for six months out west before settling down into the REAL OT world.|
Please send all your pictures and news to Millerg@xavier.edu