UOTA Bonnie Held Award of Service
Purpose: To give recognition to an Occupational Therapy professional that has demonstrated excellence in service to- OT practice, the UOTA organization and the community.
2020 Recipient: Krisanne Lewis
Throughout her career, Krisanne has been actively involved in autism awareness. Krisanne has been instrumental in developing and growing innovative programs at the Spectrum Academy. When seeing the need, Krisanne organized a state-wide school-based therapist collaborative group that meets quarterly. This year, she reached out to collaborate with the UOTA, and organized a very well attended workshop on common sense strategies for working with individuals with autism. This workshop brought in interprofessional personnel, attended by OTs, OTAs, OT and OTA students, PTs, PTAs, Speech, and educators. Krisanne also serves on the UOTA Government Affairs Committee with a focus on legislative autism issues and needs. She is supportive of higher education, encouraging job shadows and fieldwork placements for OT and OTA students. Thank you Krisanne, for your service to your profession, students, and to further best practices for those with autism.
Past Award Recipients