Membership Committee Chair

Khalilah Robinson Johnson, PhD, MS, OTR/L

Professional Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, UNC Chapel Hill; Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Position Statement: I have been an active and dedicated member of the Membership Committee since 2014. I regard the Committee as essential to preserving the longevity of SSO:USA through committed recruitment of faculty, practitioners, students and others whose work complements occupational science, as well as the intentional engagement of members in Society activities.

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Angela M. Cecil, Ph.D., MBA, OTR/L

Professional Affiliations:Associate Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, Denton Campus

Position Statement:I became an occupational therapist in 1997 and recently earned my PhD in May 2021. I am a relatively new member of the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, and despite my recent membership, I have already enjoyed serving as a conference abstract reviewer, as well as participating in SSO:USA’s webinars. I enjoy professional networking, advocacy, and leadership and am very active in intra- and interprofessional communities. While earning my PhD, I became very passionate about developing my new research skills, as well as learning from and partnering with seasoned occupational scientists. Because I am a new researcher and young in SSO:USA, I strive to make professional connections with others like me, as well as with those who have contributed to the knowledge from which I have learned. My hope is that I will create and disseminate knowledge that future generations of occupational scientists and therapists will use during their development. Additionally, my hope is to help grow SSO:USA and its influence by recruiting new members and retaining current members in the role of Membership Committee Chair-Elect. I have enjoyed participating on the Membership Committee for American Interprofessional Health Collaborative as its co-chair and on the Membership and Mentorship Committee for InterprofessionalResearch.Global as one of its members. Additionally, I was the Therapy Recruiter for two years at a hospital after earning my MBA in 2005. If awarded the honor of being the Chair-Elect for SSO:USA’s Membership Committee, I will bring the experience of a clinician, educator, collaborator, and leader and the perspectives of a new researcher and advocate for interprofessional membership.

Past Board Membership Chairs

2018-2019: Ricardo Carrasco, Nova Southeastern University

2016-2018: Anne Fleischer, Eastern Kentucky University

2014-2016: John White, Pacific University