Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

The University of Puget Sound School of Occupational Therapy remains committed to bringing the students current best practice by employing local occupational therapy practitioners with specific content expertise as adjunct faculty members. Each adjunct is a crucial member of the faculty by bringing current clinical expertise into selected classes relevant to their content expertise. In addition, adjunct faculty serve as clinical instructors in our community-based and on-site clinics, thus providing students with a critical link to support their transition from classroom to internships and then into entry-level practice.


Core Adjunct Faculty

Kristin Brubaker, MOT, OTR/L
Marie DeBenedictis, MOT, OTR/L
Cathy Elvins, BSOT, OTR/L, CHT

Juli McGruder, PhD, OTR,
Professor Emerita
Wendell Nakamura
Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Adult Clinical Instructors

Julie Moore, BSOT, OTR/L
Dawn Yoshimura-Smith, BSOT, OTR/L

Debra Zahnow, MOT, OTR/L


Mental Health Clinical Instructors

Marie DeBenedictis, MOT, OTR/L
Leah Guthrie, MOT, OTR/L

Dawn Heino, OTR/L
Heather Juan, MOT, OTR/L

Juli McGruder, PhD, OTR, Professor Emerita
Kay Robbins, MSOT, OTR/L


Pediatric Clinical Instructors

Julie Anderson, OTR/L
Kristin Brubaker
Dawn Heino, OTR/L
Elizabeth Munk, MOT, OTR/L
Evonne Ryken, MEd, OTR/L