Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship

31st Annual Lectureship

The TWU School of Occupational Therapy presents the 2024 Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship, “Every Moment Counts: Occupational Therapy’s Distinct Value in Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention," on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 at the T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences - Dallas Center. This year's speaker is Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, an occupational therapy researcher and practitioner. She is the founder of Every Moment Counts, a multi-pronged mental health initiative.

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About the Lectureship

The Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship was established in 1994 to honor the first program director of occupational therapy at Texas Woman’s University, Fanny B. Vanderkooi. It celebrates the School of Occupational Therapy’s legacy of commitment to vision, professional values, and leadership development in occupational therapy education, practice and research. The event is typically attended by more than 250 occupational therapy professionals, inclusive of students. 

Founders – Vanderkooi Endowment

Roland & Virginia Chandler Dykes
George & Grace Gilkeson
Bonnie Strauss

Vanderkooi Advisory Committee

Heather McBride - Chairperson
Sarah Borsh
Marie Garza
Thomas Halka
Ashley Harrell
Amy Ornelas
Abbye Gieringer
Kelly Link
Muneerah Ramesh
Cynthia Evetts
Noralyn Pickens
Jennie Martin

Previous Vanderkooi Lecturers

1993 Lela Llorens, PhD, OTR

1994 Charles Christiansen, Ed.D, OTR

1995 Penny Kyler-Hutchison, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA

1996/97 Catherine Trombly, PhD, OTR

1998 Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR

1999 Beatriz Abreu, PhD, OTR

2000 Shereen Farber, PhD, OTR

2001 Linda Fazio, PhD, OTR

2002 Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR

2003 Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L

2004 Patricia Crist, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2005 Jim Hinojosa, PhD

2006 Suzanne Peloquin, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

2007 Wendy Wood, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2008 Penelope Moyers, EdD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

2009 Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD

2010 Barbara A. Boyt Schell, PhD, OT, FAOTA

2011 Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA

2012 Florence A. Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2013 Mary Law, PhD, MSc, BSc

2014 Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OT, FAOTA

2015 Susan Coppola, MS, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA

2016 Barbara M. Doucet, PhD, LOTR

2017 Anne G. Fisher, ScD, OT, FAOTA

2018 Thomas F. Fisher, PhD, OT, CCM, FAOTA

2019 Susan M. Cahill, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2020 Deirdre R. Dawson, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

2021 Roger O. Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA

2022 Catana Brown, PhD, OTR

2023 Lela A. Williams Llorens, PhD, OTR/RET., FAOTA, Professor Emerita

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