Rachel Read, OTD, OTR/L

Hometown:  Voorhees, NJ
Joined Chatham: 2019

ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST

Evidence-based practice, geriatrics, technology, business intelligence & analytics

PERSONAL AREAS OF INTEREST

Exercising, reading, DIY home projects, refinishing furniture and spending time with her husband, two children and two dogs.

BIOGRAPHY

Rachel has been an Occupational Therapist since 2008. She graduated from The Richard Stockton College of NJ in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, from Thomas Jefferson University in 2008 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, and from Chatham University with a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy in 2018.  She has earned her Board Certification in Gerontology (BCG) from AOTA and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist.  

Rachel started her career as a treating occupational therapist providing house calls for the older adult population.  Her clinical experience has evolved to her current role as the Director of Enterprise Systems for a large private practice.  Her experience has helped to develop and enhance an electronic health record system and a business intelligence tool that is used to run the private practice. She also leads the implementation and maintenance of enterprise-wide system tools that span both clinical and operations in order to ensure successful user adoption.  She has also had the opportunity to teach and train clinicians on best practice guidelines and the delivery of clinical care for the older adult population both local to New Jersey and in new territory acquisitions.

EDUCATION
  • Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Chatham University, 2018
  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, Public Health, Richard Stockton College of NJ, 2005
ORGANIZATIONS
CERTIFICATIONS
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (2008-Present)
  • Certified AOTA Fieldwork Educator (2010-Present)
  • Skills 2 Care Certified Therapist (2011-2013)
  • Certified Aging in Place Specialist (2013-Present)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Big Certified (2013- Present)
  • Board Certification in Gerontology by AOTA (2017-Present)
  • Functional Standards for Optimal Aging Expert Certified (2018-Present)
PRESENTATIONS
  • Brown (Read), R. (2011, Fall Semester). Older Adults: Enabling Participation. Adjunct Professor.
  • Cheney, P., Ruoff, J., Trivinia, B., & Brown (Read), R. (2011, Oct). Enhancing Communication for Persons with Dementia. Professional Presentation, New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association Conference.
  • Brown (Read), R., & Ruoff, J. (2012, Oct). Go Live: The Implementation of an Electronic Health Record System. Professional Presentation, New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association Conference.
  • Brown (Read), R., & Lawson, M. (2012, Oct). The Use of Behavioral Interventions in the Treatment of Incontinence: Translating Evidence into Clinical Practice. Professional Presentation, New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association Conference.
  • Read, R., & Ruoff, J. (2017, March). Documenting Evidence Based Practice in an Electronic Health Record System. Professional Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference.
  • Read, R., & Ruoff, J. (2017, March). Advocating for OT in a Medicare Environment. Professional Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference.
  • Read, R., & Ruoff, J. (2018, April). Board Certification in Gerontology: It Can be Done. Professional Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference.
  • Read, R. (2020, Oct). Bridging the Employee Skill Gap and Driving Enterprise Tech Adoption: Executive Roundtable, Whatfix.