Phone:
810-424-5390
Email:
nanmilli@umich.edu
Occupational Therapy

Nancy Vandewiele Milligan, PhD, OTRL, FAOTA

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Occupational Therapy Department

Education: Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University; MS, University of Michigan Ann Arbor; PhD in Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University

Nancy Vandewiele Milligan is the founding director of the entry-level Doctor Occupational Therapy (OTD) program at the University of Michigan- Flint. Dr. Milligan received her bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Science from the School of Education at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and a PHD from Nova Southeastern University in Occupational Therapy. Dr. Milligan’s career in Occupational Therapy includes clinical practice, teaching and research.  Dr. Milligan has been very involved in Occupational Therapy professional associations on a state and national level. In 2015, she received an award for 35 years of Service from the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association.  In 2012, she was inducted into the American Occupational Therapy Roster of Fellows for her work and research in promoting Community Practice and advocating for Social Justice. She currently serves as the founding chair of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association Flint Chapter.

Clinical Interests: 

  • Hospital and community practice
  • Specialization in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries

Teaching Interests:

  • Occupational Therapy academia from associate degree through doctoral degree

Research Interests:

  • Neuro-rehab interventions for individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Community Participation for Individuals with Disabilities with Ann Arbor CIL
  • Interprofessional Education for Health Profession Students and Community Education for Individuals with Diabetes
  • Wheelchair Cushion Safety Study
  • Perceptions of Incivility of OT and PT students

CURRICULM VITAE

 

Email:
wtremain@umich.edu
Occupational Therapy

Wendy Tremaine, Ph.D., OTRL

Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Education: Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from University of Georgia M.A. in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Medical College of Georgia

Dr. Tremaine is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the OTD program at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Pediatric interprofessional practice (specialty areas include sensory processing, oral-motor and feeding skill advancement)
  • Interprofessional collaboration in education and practice
  • Influence of interprofessional collaboration on intervention trends and intervention outcomes
  • Innovative and efficacious fieldwork methods

Teaching Interests:

  • Pediatrics
  • Fieldwork education (Level I and II)

Curriculum Vitae

 

Email:
casedon@umich.edu
Occupational Therapy

Donna Case, PhD, OTL

Assistant Professor

Education: PhD in Industrial Engineering and Occupational Therapy, Wayne State University, 2003; MLS in Interdisciplinary Technology 1993 & BS in Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan, 1985

Dr. Case has over 35 years of clinical practice working with individuals with severe disabilities in schools and the community. She provided occupational therapy services to individuals requiring home health care services for adults with a variety of disabling conditions. She concurrently taught for 25 years in a variety of colleges within Wayne State University in the areas of assistive and enabling technology, developmental assessment and sensory and movement for individuals with ASD.

Research Interests:

  • Assistive Technology/Technology and its impact on the meaningfulness of life for persons with disabilities including work, learning and leisure
  • The efficacy of occupational therapy intervention in preventing re-hospitalization for individuals receiving home health care services

Clinical Interests:

  • Individuals with Severe Impairments, accessible to work, leisure and meaningful occupations

Teaching Interests:

  • Assistive Technology Development Across the Life Span
  • Cultural Competencies
Phone:
810-424-5390
Email:
jillwood@umich.edu
Occupational Therapy

Jillian Woodworth, DrOT, OTRL

Clinical Assistant Professor

Education: Bachelor of Arts (BA) from University of New York–Albany in 2005; Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) from Wayne State University in 2011; Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) from Nova Southeastern University in 2016

Dr. Woodworth is a National Board Certified Occupational Therapist and licensed practitioner in the state of Michigan that joined the UM-Flint faculty as a clinical assistant professor after serving the pediatric population in multiple hospital-based, school-based, and home-based settings.  She continues to be involved in clinical practice to supplement her teaching.  Dr. Woodworth is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Michigan Occupational Therapy Association.

 

Research Interests

  • Transition services and planning for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities
  • Play therapy in the pediatric population
  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) among students in health science professional programs

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatrics – Maintains clinical practice at the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD), providing interventions and services to young children ages 2 ½ - 7 ½ in the Early Childhood Programs and Services (ECPS) center-based program for Genesee County. 

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy & Fundamentals of Collaborative Care
  • Pediatric Conditions & Occupations
  • Pediatric Assessments & Interventions
  • Level I Pediatric Experiences

Curriculum Vitae

Email:
tsavich@umich.edu
Occupational Therapy

Tatjana Savich, DHA, OTRL

Doctoral Capstone Coordinator

Education: Doctor of Health Administration, Central Michigan University (2014); Master of Health Administration, Central Michigan University (2003); Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Wayne State University (1996); Honors Bachelor of Arts in Social Science

Dr. Savich is a health care services entrepreneur (outpatient therapy, home health care and assisted living communities) with a passion for developing exceptional healthcare teams in multidisciplinary settings.  She has been a Level II Fieldwork Educator and looks forward to sharing her hands-on knowledge to facilitate successful capstone and research opportunities with OTD students.

Clinical Interests:

  • Pediatrics
  • Geratrics (across multiple settings)
  • Interdisciplinary Outcomes 

Research Interests:

  • Healthcare Administration and Business Management
  • Healthcare Compliance and Audits

Teaching Interests:

  • Capstone Project Design I, II, III
  • Doctoral Certification and Introduction to Residency 
  • Adult Conditions

Curriculum Vitae

Spring 2020 Lecturers

Name Title Contact Information
Elizabeth Yost Lecturer I elizarob@umich.edu
Amy Jo De Maagd Lecturer I demaagd@umich.edu