Occupational Therapy Assistant

Aley, Lynn; Instructor

Aley, Lynn; Instructor Office: 027-0358

Phone: (509) 279-6094

Email: Lynn.Aley@sfcc.spokane.edu

PT, MS, DHS, Adjunct Instructor

Lynn Aley has undergraduate degrees from Whitworth College, a BS in Biology and BA in English and from the University of Indianapolis, an MS in PT and a DHS (Doctorate of Health science) in Physical Therapy. Lynn has worked at St. Luke's Rehab Institute for the past 22 years, primarily in the outpatient Neuro Department and has taught Intro to Neuroscience since 2012 at SFCC for both OTA and PTA programs. Lynn also guest lectures on Aquatic Therapy and Balance/Fall prevention.

Dr. Aley is married with four kids, has two dogs, and enjoys playing soccer, skiing, and camping.

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Anderson, Sunny; Instructor

Anderson, Sunny; Instructor Office: 027-0350

Phone: (509) 279-6094

Email: Sunny.Anderson@sfcc.spokane.edu

MMT and Goniometry
COTA/L, BSHS Old Dominion University

Graduating in 1970 from an Occupational Therapy Assistant program, I did not envision where Occupational Therapy would take me. I have 40 years experience working in school-based rehabilitation settings, long term care facilities, and home health. I have been exposed to various cultures and learned so much from the clients I have worked with. Having seen the benefits and progress the Occupational Therapy field has made, I am grateful to have the opportunity to teach the next generation of Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Outside of the classroom I find myself busy working alongside my husband with church activities and loving our 5 grandchildren.

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Blevins, Gary; Instructor

Blevins, Gary; Instructor Office: 028-134

Phone: (509) 533-4370

Email: Gary.Blevins@sfcc.spokane.edu

Bio 241 A&P 1 Bio 242 A&P 2 IMBD Bird Workshop PTA/OTA 106 Regional Anatomy and Physiology Bio 280 Cadaver Prosection
Gary Blevins teaches Clinical Regional Anatomy for the PTA and OTA programs. He is also the lead instructor of Anatomy and Physiology within the Life Sciences Department here at SFCC.

Mr. Blevins started his college teaching career at Hutchinson community College in Kansas where he taught Biology, Ecology, and Anatomy and Physiology. During his time in Kansas Mr. Blevins also taught as an adjunct instructor at Wichita State University teaching Anatomy and Physiology and Comparative Anatomy. He finds the greatest reward from teaching is the success that many former students have had in their careers after taking A&P classes.

Gary's passion in biology outside of A&P has been birds. He's been active in the Audubon Society at the national, state and local levels as well as conducting bird banding research to exploring bird migration and population trends. Gary also enjoys many outdoor activities such as kayaking, camping, hiking, and skiing.

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Burt, Tamara; Instructor

Burt, Tamara; Instructor Office: 027-0350

Phone: (509) 279-6083

Email: Tamara.Burt@sfcc.spokane.edu

OTR/L, MEd, Program Director Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

I teach Foundations of Occupational Therapy, OT Procedures, Applied Anatomy, Activity Analysis and Occupational Performance and Physical Disabilities. I have 27 years experience as an occupational therapist in the Spokane area working in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities. I teach because I love the field of occupational therapy and the impact I can have on people's lives – and I want to pass that on! I love to quilt, scrapbook, bike and travel, when I am not busy transporting ‘tweens’!

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Cusack, Jessica; Instructor

Cusack, Jessica; Instructor Office: 27-358

Phone: (509) 279-6077

Email: Jessica.Cusack@sfcc.spokane.edu

Jessica received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2006 and has since remained a licensed, practicing Occupational Therapist.

She has worked in a variety of capacities and settings, including acute care, home health, skilled nursing, school district, and Veteran's services. Her passions in occupational therapy are neurological rehabilitation and splinting.

Outside of teaching, she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Gauper, Carol; Instructor

Gauper, Carol; Instructor Office: 027-0358

Phone: (509) 279-6077

Email: Carol.Gauper@sfcc.spokane.edu


Graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and minor in gerontology from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

I came to Spokane as an occupational therapy student in 1979 and I have worked here as an OT ever since! I've worked with adults most of my career in a variety of settings - acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living, home care, etc. I am an adjunct faculty in the OTA program working on the fieldwork program. We have a terrific community of occupational therapists here in Spokane, which makes this work a pleasure!

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McPhee, Dana; Instructor

McPhee, Dana; Instructor Office: 027-0358

Phone: (509) 279-6094

Email: Dana.McPhee@sfcc.spokane.edu


Dana McPhee PT, MS, NCS, Adjunct Instructor

MS in Physical Therapy, Pacific University
BS in Biology, Gonzaga University

Dana McPhee has been a physical therapist since 1993. She became a Neurologic Certified Specialist in 2004. She has practiced in rehabilitation, inpatient acute care and long term acute care. Her specialty is in Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke. Ms. McPhee is also an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University in the Physical Therapy Program and at SFCC in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. She has given one and two day courses on Brain Injury in the community and tri-state area. Dana enjoys running, cycling, kayaking and reading.

She enjoys running, cycling, kayaking and reading.

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