Nancy Vandewiele Milligan, PhD, OTRL, FAOTA
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.
- Hospital and community practice
- Specialization in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries
- Occupational Therapy academia from associate degree through doctoral degree
- 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
Wendy Tremaine, Ph.D., OTRL
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
- Fieldwork education (Level I and II)
Donna Case, PhD, OTL
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.
- 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
- Individuals with Severe Impairments, accessible to work, leisure and meaningful occupations
- Assistive Technology Development Across the Life Span
- Cultural Competencies
Jillian Woodworth, DrOT, OTRL
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Introduction to Occupational Therapy & Fundamentals of Collaborative Care
- Pediatric Conditions & Occupations
- Pediatric Assessments & Interventions
- Level I Pediatric Experiences
Tatjana Savich, DHA, OTRL
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.
- Geratrics (across multiple settings)
- Interdisciplinary Outcomes
- Healthcare Administration and Business Management
- Healthcare Compliance and Audits
- Capstone Project Design I, II, III
- Doctoral Certification and Introduction to Residency
- Adult Conditions