502-376-2536

Cindy Donner, OTR/L, CAPS

Experience:

Independence at Heart, LLC- 7/2014-Present

Contract Occupational Therapist

Comprehensive treatment planning and implementation for adults with acquired brain injuries, mental and/or developmental disabilities in residential, home and adult day program settings; strong collaboration with a variety of multi-disciplinary teams to coordinate efforts amongst a variety of agencies to optimize independence for these adult populations

NeuroRestorative- 12/2010 to 7/2014
Formerly Radical Rehab Solutions, LLC
Staff Therapist and Program Manager

Managed multi-disciplinary residential and community based reintegration teams for adults with acquired brain injuries; assisted with program development and preparation for CARF Accreditation; planned, coordinated and taught annual training courses; provided internal case management services; provided skilled OT services for adults with acquired brain injuries and served on each individual’s multidisciplinary team; coordinated OT Student Fieldwork Program and supervised OT fieldwork students

Amedysis Home Health Agency-5/2010 to 12/2010
Staff Occupational Therapist
Performed evaluations and implemented Occupational Therapy services for the adult population with a variety of medical diagnosis;
provided assessment and treatment, with specialty training in balance and dizziness disorders; served as a member of an interdisciplinary team, coordinating visits and services with other disciplines including Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, medical nurses, mental health nurses, CNA’s and social services.

Center for Comprehensive Services- 11/2002 to 5/2010
Formerly Stepping Stones Brain Injury Program
Staff Therapist and Program Manager
Managed multi-disciplinary residential and community based reintegration teams for adults with acquired brain injuries; assisted with Program Development, growing from an annual number of persons served of 18 in 2003 to 75+ in 2009; attended CARF Training and assisted program in achieving CARF Accreditation; provided Occupational Therapy services for adults with acquired brain injuries and supervised Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Fieldwork Students

CareTenders-  12/2000 to 11/2002
Staff occupational therapist
Performed evaluations and implemented Occupational Therapy services for pediatric through adult populations, with a variety of diagnoses; served as a member of an interdisciplinary team, coordinating visits and services with other disciplines, including Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, nursing, CNA’s and social workers

Frazier Rehab Institute- 09/1998 to 11/2000
Clinical supervisor

Supervised Occupational Therapy Staff and coordinated Occupational Therapy services for Downtown Occupational Therapy Department, Acute Care services at Jewish Hospital and assisted with Occupational Therapy coverage for CORF’s; supervised and coordinated Recreational Therapy services for inpatient and day treatment programs; provided Occupational Therapy services for pediatric through adult populations  with a variety of diagnoses and supervised Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Fieldwork Students
Tri-County Baptist Hospital- 01/1998 to 09/1998
Staff occupational therapist
Performed Occupational Therapy evaluations and implement Occupational Therapy Services for acute care, long term care, outpatient and school based populations with a variety of diagnoses;
assisted with the development of an Occupational Therapy Student Fieldwork Program and train other Occupational Therapy Staff in supervision of Occupational Therapy Fieldwork students; trained in assisting with modified barium swallow studies for the adult population

Frazier Rehab Center- 04/1992 to 12/1997
Associate director, occupational therapy
Assisted Director with day to day operations, supervision, and program development for 95 bed in-patient rehabilitation program, hospital based outpatient and day treatment program and acute care services at Jewish Hospital; provided Occupational Therapy services for pediatric through adult populations with a variety of neurologic diagnoses, orthopedic diagnoses, cardiopulmonary disorders and upper extremity injuries; supervised Occupational Therapy Fieldwork students; coordinated departmental training and inservices; served on a variety of facility committees; attend Management Training Program Series

Frazier Rehab Center- 03/1990 to 04/1992
Clinical supervisor, occupational therapy
Supervised Occupational Therapy staff and coordinated Occupational Therapy services for Spinal Cord Injury and Pulmonary Rehab Programs; provided Occupational Therapy services for pediatric through adult populations with a variety of spinal cord injury diagnoses, adults with a variety of cardiopulmonary disorders as well as pediatric through adult burn survivors; supervised Occupational Therapy Fieldwork students; assisted with Resident Education/Training Series for Medical Residency Program

Frazier Rehab Center-01/1989 to 03/1990
Staff occupational therapist
Performed Occupational Therapy evaluations and provided Occupational Therapy services for pediatric through adult populations, rotating units every 3 to 6 months; participated in Supervision Training Program for Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Students; including shadowing  another Occupational Therapy Staff member during Fieldwork Supervision
Education
Graduated 12/1988
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY
B.s. Degree in Occupational Therapy
• Minor in Psychology
Professional Memberships and contributions
• 20+ Professional Presentations, topics including: Therapy Services in the Community Reintegration Setting for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury;  OT Student Supervision and Fieldwork Collaboration; OT Assessment Tools; Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Terminology; Visual Training for Neurologic Impaired Patients; OT’s Role with the Pulmonary Population
• Attendance at numerous CEU Courses
• 1 Professional Publication
• Member of the Brain injury Association of Kentucky; Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association and American Occupational Therapy Association
Interests
• Attending  and assisting with children’s events -baseball and wrestling; spectator sports; Sudoku Puzzles
Credentials
– National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
– Kentucky Occupational Therapy License
– CAPS (Certified Aging In Place Specialist)