v About the Authors Elnora “Ellie” Gilfoyle, DSc(Hon), FAOTA For over 50 years, Ellie has served the profession of occupational therapy and Colo- rado State University (CSU), and she has been a strong advocate for women and leadership. She has many awards for her accomplishments: In 1996 she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame for her contributions to occupational ther- apy, higher education, and the advancement of women leaders. At CSU, she holds the rank of professor emeritus. There, she served as full professor and department head of occupational therapy and as a dean of the College of Applied Human Sci- ences. She was also named provost/academic vice president in 1991. CSU awarded her an honorary doctor of science degree for her scholarly contributions. Ellie served as president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) from 1985 to 1980. In 1984, AOTA honored her with its highest scholastic award, the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture in 1990, she received the Award of Merit, the highest award for meritorious service and she was named a Fellow with the fi rst group of inductees. Currently, Ellie is a consultant for leadership, mentoring, and organizational change. Ann Grady, PhD, FAOTA Ann most recently taught leadership and interdisciplinary teamwork at the Univer- sity of Colorado School of Medicine, consulted with the Colorado Department of Education on issues related to community inclusion, and directed the occupational therapy department at The Children’s Hospital in Denver. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the College of New Rochelle, a certificate in occupational therapy from Columbia University, a master’s degree from the University of Denver, and a doctoral degree in human communications from the University of Denver. Ann’s research interests include the development of leadership in women and the effectiveness of services delivered in context with children and families. Ann has served the profession in several capacities on state and national levels. She is a charter Fellow, former speaker of the Representative Assembly, and past president of AOTA. Ann previously served as vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) and chairperson of its Research Development Com- mittee. She has been recognized by numerous awards, most notably AOTA’s El- eanor Clarke Slagle Lecture, the Award of Merit, and AOTF’s Meritorious Service Award. Her passion from all her professional work focuses on the inclusion of all people in their community of choice for living, working, and playing.
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