Assembly Square and CHA Everett Hospital
Denise B., OTR/L, CHT
Denise graduated from Boston University and has practiced Occupational Therapy since 1982. While Denise has experience in Pediatrics/School Systems, Inpatient, Home Care, Ergonomics, and Administration, she has specialized in hand therapy throughout her career. With the exception of 2 years, Denise’s 30 year career has been in this organization as an outpatient hand therapist. Denise participates in extensive continuing education in advanced hand therapy practice and is an active member of the Baystate Hand Group and AOTA. Denise is the proud mother of two sons, Dave and Dan. Her youngest son, Dan, has special needs and participates in Special Olympic sports, horseback riding, dances, and Best Buddies events. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, Denise loves music, cooking, and traveling.
Nicole N., OTR/L
Nicole has been a per diem Occupational Therapist at the Assembly Square Campus since 2016. She obtained her Bachelors in Health Science and Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida. Nicole has practiced occupational therapy since 2012. Her prior experience includes acute and long-term acute care inpatient rehabilitation. In these settings she has worked with individuals with various neurological disorders including brain injuries, strokes, MS and ALS, as well as other conditions such as spinal cord injuries, respiratory disorders, cardiac disorders, amputations and traumatic fractures. She has and continues to participate in extensive continuing education for hand therapy practice.
Joanne P., MHS, BScOT, CHT
Joanne has been practicing in the field of upper extremity rehabilitation for most of her career. She has worked in a variety of care settings, including the role as a private practitioner in Brooklyn, NY for ten years. She comes to Cambridge Health Alliance after moving to the Boston area from New Jersey one year ago. In New Jersey, Joanne maintained a busy caseload in hand therapy and had an active teaching position as an Adjunct professor at Seton Hall University. Joanne graduated from the University of Alberta (Canada) in 1985 with a BScOT. While working in a regional rehabilitation center she was placed in the hand clinic and never looked back. Formal hand therapy mentorship and training experience was through Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC. Joanne was awarded board certification in hand therapy in 1993 and has kept current credentials through her work, continuing education, and student supervision. She received her Masters in Health Science with a focus in upper extremity rehabilitation in 2010 and hopes to continue a career that is full of new learning and experiences. In New England Joanne hopes to enjoy the beautiful coast and mountains of the area!
Hilary B, MS, M.Ed, OTR/L, CHT
Hilary has been an Occupational Therapist at the Everett Hospital Campus since 1998, specializing in treatment of the hand and upper extremity. She obtained an M.S. from Tufts University/BSOT in 1994, and an M.Ed in casework and counseling from Springfield College. Hilary has also been a Certified Hand Therapist since 2007. Her prior experience includes acute inpatient rehabilitation, working in Traumatic Brain Injury/Neurology, Orthopaedics, Cardiac and Amputee rehabilitation.