Administration and Leadership

Designed for professionals working in managerial, leadership and administrative roles within OT.  
Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants who are employed in administrative and management positions within their organizations are often faced with unique challenges. This Special Interest Section provides a forum for networking and contacting other therapists who work in similar settings. Together we have the opportunity for brainstorming and problem-solving that strengthen our roles as leaders in the field of Occupational therapy and within our administrative roles. The following information and resources are for those who seek information related to administrative and management topics which may include recruitment, retention, time management, professional development, advocacy and reimbursement.



Chair: Shelley Sehorn Ashcroft, OTD, OTR/L, BCMH

*OT Education: Creighton University (2018), Lenoir Rhyne College (2003)
*Current Setting/Title: UNC Health Care Inpatient Mental Health/ Therapy Services Manager.  UNC Mental Health Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program Director.
*Previous Experience: SNF, Acute Care, Inpatient Rehab, Schools, Hospice, Group homes
*Clinical/Professional Interests: Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management, Education, Research, Leadership
*Meaningful Roles and Occupations: Wife, aunt, dog mom, teaching, learning and mental health advocate
*Additional Information : Admin and Management SIS Co-Chair, member of NCOTA and AOTA


*Chair Name/Credentials: Brittni Winslow MS, OTR/L
 *Email: [email protected]
 *OT Education: Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University
 *Current Setting/Title: Emerge Pediatric Therapy; Executive Director / Practice Owner 
 *Previous Experience: Pediatrics
*Clinical/Professional Interests: Sensory Processing, Autism, Handwriting, Social Skill development, sensory based feeding, executive function, parent coaching
 *Meaningful Roles and Occupations: mother of 3 amazing little girls, wife, church member, business owner, volunteer 
 *Additional Information: Admin and Management SIS Co-Chair, member of NCOTA and AOTA, BBB Spark Award Winner 2020