Sheri Montgomery received an EdD from the University of West Florida with a focus on curriculum development and instructional design. She completed a post-professional OTD from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University-Boston School of Occupational Therapy. Practicing since 1980 in Wyoming and Utah, Dr. Montgomery’s clinical experience focused on children and youth, with experience in school, early intervention, outpatient rehab, and inpatient rehab/acute settings. Montgomery feels fortunate that she has practiced in home health, long-term care, mental health, outpatient rehab, and inpatient rehab/acute settings with adults. Additionally, she has earned a certification in Hybrid Learning from Evidence in Motion.
Dr. Montgomery’s research and scholarly interests are in professional leadership and adult teaching and learning. Dr. Montgomery has been an active member of multiple state associations, serving in a variety of leadership roles. She has held several leadership roles in AOTA, including Chair of the Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures Committee, member of the Representative Assembly, AOTA Secretary, and Board Director.
Dr. Montgomery lives in Palm Coast, Florida with her husband of 40 years. She enjoys traveling, boating, spending time with the grandkids and quilting. She and her husband are pet parents to a Boston Terrier named Diamond.
Dr. Aguilar is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of Curriculum. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences. She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Health Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Walden University. Additionally, she has earned a certification in Hybrid Learning from Evidence in Motion.
Dr. Aguilar has worked in multiple settings including inpatient and outpatient adult rehab, pediatric rehab, home health, and school-based therapy. Her specialty is in sensory integration/sensory processing and autism spectrum disorder. She is SIPT certified and trained in feeding. She was on an autism diagnostic team where she was trained in the ADOS and CARS assessments. Her research interests are as varied as her background and include health and wellness, compassion fatigue, pain management and sensory processing disorder.
Dr. Aguilar lives in Florida and loves anything that has to do with the beach and travel.
Dr. Bachman is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of Student Affairs in the OTD program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, and a Doctor of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, Dr. Bachman is recognized as a Credentialed Leader in academia by the American Occupational Therapy Association and has earned a certification in Hybrid Learning from Evidence in Motion.
Dr. Bachman has been an occupational therapist for over 20 years. Her experience has been in a variety of settings including acute care and outpatient hand therapy. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association. Dr. Bachman resides in Northeast Ohio with her husband, Frank, and her sons, Edward and Joey. In her free time, she enjoys working out, reading, biking or playing games with her family.
Dr. Delbert serves as the Director of Capstone Education for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at Hanover College. Dr. Delbert received her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, and Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Boston University. Her clinical experience spans the healthcare continuum with adults and children, including environments of acute care, rehabilitation, long-term care, home care, early intervention, and pediatric outpatient and school-based settings. Her clinical areas of interest include the doctoral capstone, leadership development, and student and faculty professional development, growth, and well-being. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on these topics. Additionally, she has earned a certification in Hybrid Learning from Evidence in Motion.
Dr. Delbert lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, daughters, and cat named Sushi. She enjoys baking, camping, and gardening.
Dr. Thais Petrocelli has been an occupational therapist for nearly 20 years. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Elizabethtown College with a minor in human services. She holds a Master of Health Administration from University of Phoenix and a post-professional doctorate of occupational therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University. In addition, Dr. Petrocelli has a certificate in Teaching in the 21st Century from Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Petrocelli has a varied clinical background, including inpatient psychiatrics, eating disorders, acute care, sub-acute rehabilitation, early intervention, outpatient pediatrics and school-based care. For the past eight years, she has worked full-time in academia in a variety of roles including academic fieldwork and doctoral coordination. Her areas of interest include working with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, young adults transitioning to adulthood, mental health awareness, non-traditional OT education, and community-based care.
Dr. Petrocelli currently lives in St. Augustine, Florida with her husband, Marco, and two dogs, Cooper and Brodie, and a turtle named Donatella, who shares her “home office” with her. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, going to the beach, kayaking, reading, and exploring. One of her life goals is to visit all of the National Parks!
Dr. Lyman serves as the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Director of Admissions and Clinical Professor at Hanover College. Her diverse background includes teaching, administrative work, clinical practice, small business ownership, and volunteer leadership. Dr. Lyman served in roles as a tenured Professor and as Associate Dean over Health Professions at the Salt Lake Community College for 26 years and founded a student-run OT pro-bono clinic and telehealth clinic. Early in her academic career, she served as a program director, an academic fieldwork coordinator and designed/taught over 20 curricular courses. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University and a Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis in Higher Education Teaching & Learning from the University of Utah. As a life-long learner, Dr. Lyman is currently finishing a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University.
Dr. Lyman has a 40-year clinical background as a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in sensory regulation/integration and birth-to-one neurodevelopmental interventions with a particular interest in clients who have autism, learning disabilities, and cerebral palsy. She is a past-President of the Utah OT Association and currently the Bylaws, Policies, & Procedures Chair. She co-founded the Utah Rehab Tri-Alliance, an interprofessional leadership collaborative for OT, PT, and Speech/Audiology. Dr. Lyman has served on the NBCOT exam validation committee and is currently a commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and an accreditation site reviewer for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Additionally, she has earned a certification in Hybrid Learning from Evidence in Motion, completed cyberpedagogy graduate coursework, and holds a certificate for Effective College Distance Instruction through The Association of College & University Educators and the American Council on Education.
She currently lives in South Jordan, Utah on a horse property. She enjoys animals, travel, side-by-side adventures, scuba diving, genealogy, and her grandbabies.
Dr. Janet Bucey serves as a Clinical Associate Professor for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at Hanover College. She received a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Temple University, and her Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Chatham University. Her occupational therapy clinical experience includes school, community, rehabilitation, acute care, neonatal, burn and home care settings. She is trained specifically as an instructor of Mental Health First Aid, a facilitator of Essential Partners Reflective Structured Dialogues, and certified in the Sensory Integration Praxis Test. Dr. Bucey was named Master Clinician in 2014 for the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, recognizing her contribution to pediatric and school-based practice. Her background includes three years living in Germany, where she participated in European occupational therapy activities and hosted occupational therapy student exchange.
Dr. Bucey has recently taught graduate level occupational students to pursue the study of occupation through international partnerships and occupational justice projects. Most recently in collaboration with her colleagues, she published literature to address the impact of greenspaces on the quality of life for university students.
Dr. Bucey lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She pursues personal wellness and positive mental health through yoga, meditation, whole foods eating and her favorite leisure activities of bicycling, walking her dog, and having coffee with friends.
Joining the Hanover faculty in 2011, Dr. Jacks is a Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs.
Dr. Jack’s teaching responsibilities consist of anatomy, physiology, and capstone courses. Prior to Hanover College he held appointments at the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, and Winston-Salem State University. His undergraduate and Master’s degrees are in Exercise Physiology/Science, PhD major in Exercise Physiology and minor in Anatomy at the University of Toledo and the Medical College of Ohio. He held clinical positions in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in community hospitals over a period of six years prior to academic appointments.
His recent research initiatives include the long-term neurological implications of head trauma in former contact football players and the relationship of musculoskeletal injuries to single sport participation.
Dr. Nashauna (Neki) Richardson has been an occupational therapist since 2002. She received her undergraduate degree from Claflin University, Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Medical University of South Carolina and doctoral degree from American College of Education. Dr. Richardson’s OT career has focused on the adult population with working in various adult rehabilitation settings, with her favorite being geriatrics. She has spent much of her clinical years working as a rehab director in various therapy departments. Dr. Richardson continues to work with the geriatric population and has a deep passion for the well-being, productive aging, and quality of life of the geriatric population.
Dr. Richardson made the transition to academia as her primary practice setting in 2017 as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of a new MSOT program. Since starting in academia, she has also held the position of site coordinator. Her primary teaching courses focus on adult rehabilitation, clinical reasoning, and research. Dr. Richardson has served on several professional and community boards and organizations, including SCOTA board, OTA PAC member, AOTA submission and article reviewer, and NBCOT research group.
Dr. Richardson is a loving wife and a proud mother of one son. During their family time, they enjoy playing games, attending football and baseball games, being out in nature and going to the movies.
Dr. Sarrettentered occupational therapy education in 2017 at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences while completing his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University where his research was awarded the 2022 Harold L. Hodgkins Award for Outstanding Dissertation. He began his career in OT after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001 with his MSOT and over the next sixteen years served clients age 2 ½-100+, initially working in Virginia and Florida public schools while maintaining a PRN footprint in various adult settings. He transitioned to full-time outpatient geriatrics and memory care in 2007, serving as Rehab Coordinator for both outpatient and home health services until 2013, when he began focusing on home health services in Jacksonville and New Orleans before spending 2 ½ years at the Moosehaven continuum of care community.
Dr. Sarrett is also an active writer who earned an MA in English from Radford University in 1997 and taught freshman composition and rhetoric before finding his true calling in occupational therapy.
Dr. Sarrett lives in St. Augustine, Florida with his family where he enjoys reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction, writing when he finds the time, cooking when he retains the energy, traveling when he seizes a window, attending concerts in a variety of genres, and embarking upon pirate treasure hunts on the beach with his preschool-aged daughter when the Banana Winds blow.
Dr. Sharon Wright is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at Hanover College. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University and her Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Degree from Mary Baldwin University.
Dr. Wright’s career spans more than 30 years and includes clinical practice across the lifespan in various healthcare settings, including mental health, acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, home health, and schools. For the past several years, she has been an Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Northern Virginia Community College. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association.
Dr. Wright resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and restoring antique furniture with her husband.
Ms. Kivlan serves as the Experiential Learning Coordinator for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. She earned her Occupational Therapy degree from University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2000. She has a variety of experience in occupational therapy including inpatient rehab, acute care, outpatient hand therapy, and home health. She continues to serve occupational therapy to the geriatric population.
Ms. Kivlan lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, three daughters, and three mini doodles. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and playing with her energetic dogs!
Mr. Helton serves as the Director of Operations for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hanover College in 2012. He returns to Hanover after a decade working in the United States Senate and for a global consumer packaged goods company.
He lives in Washington, DC, and enjoys watching college basketball, cycling classes, and staying up to date on politics.
Mr. Tipton serves as the Director of Graduate Studies at Hanover College. He brings years of enrollment management and customer service experience from his previous roles as a Student Account Counselor, and most recently as an Assistant Registrar at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of North Florida and his Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. He previously worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in Amelia Island, FL, and the Langham Hospitality Group in Pasadena, CA, and is excited to leverage his service commitment to students, faculty, and staff at Hanover College.
Garnet lives in Hanover, Indiana, and enjoys music, competition barbeque, and weekend adventures with his wife and family.
Mr. Arbuckle serves as the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services. He brings over 10 years of experience in higher education program management, student support, academic affairs leadership, and teaching. He is a Hanover College alum with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Master of Science in Anthropology from Purdue University.
Jonathan lives with his wife in rural Indiana and enjoys gardening, foraging wild foods, archery, cutting firewood, cooking, bee keeping, and spending time with his dogs, cats, and chickens.
Ms. Ussin is the admissions adviser for the Hanover College Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media from the University of Arizona Global Campus. She brings years of general education experience and approaches advising with a desire to meet people at their level and ultimately help them achieve goals and reach their full potential.
She lives in Texas and enjoys spending time with her baby boy, French bulldog, and Boston Terrier.