CFOT Awards at OTAC:

Many thanks to luncheon symposium presenter, Dr. Erna Blanche, OTR/L, FAOTA, for teaching us about the importance of play. Congratulations to the CFOT Humanitarian of the Year honoree Dr. Diane Mayfield, MA, OTR/L. You both inspire us!

CFOT Luncheon Symposium presenter Erna Imperatore Blanche, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
CFOT Humanitarian of the Year Diane Mayfield, MA, EdD, OTR/L


  • Janice Matsutsuyu Scholarship, Clarrisa Tu - University of Southern California
  • Jaffe Graduate Scholarship, Shanee Ben -Haim- Dominican University
  • Knox-Hirsch Scholarship, Maura Dell - San Jose State University
  • Ardith Breton Scholarship, Robyn Tofukuji - University of Saint Augustine
  • Fredlyn Berger Scholarship, Jaqueline Huerta - University of Southern California
  • Fred Sammons Scholarship, Sevenju Pepper - Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • North Coast Medical Scholarship, Caryn Roach - University of Southern California
  • Fred Sammons Scholarship, Juliana Wal - San Jose State University
  • Wilma West Scholarship, Loy Campbell - San Jose State University
  • Jan Matsutsuyu Scholarship, Anne Mathew - University of Southern California
  • Mary Reilly Scholarship, Sean Sullivan - University of Southern California
  • Bonita Kraft Scholarship, Tsai-Yen Lin - Loma Linda University



  • Janice Matsutsuyu Traineeship, Carlyn Stech - Grossmont College
  • Los Angeles Consultants Group Traineeships, Tanya Rowley - Sacramento City College College and Paula Baranek - Santa Ana College
Award winners are pictured, from top to bottom, below: Julianna Wall, Loy Campbell, Maura Dell Anne Mathew, Caryn Roach Jaqueline Huerta, Tanya Rowley


  • Jessica DeBrun, MA, OTR/L - "Perspectives and programming to support early childhood development for mother survivors residing at a domestic violence shelter".
  • Judy Hopkins, OT/L - "Infant and toddler short gut feeding outcome study".
Judy Hopkins


  • Colleen Norlander, Amy Schulkin, Lauren Granadino, Kirsten Howard, and Vanessa Rabatin - San Jose State University - "The effectiveness of an occupational therapy imaginative play intervention in increasing playfulness in pre-school aged children who are homeless".
  • Gina Barnes, Melissa Husband, Tina Nguyen, and Melanie Ramos - Samuel Merritt - "Improving variables of attention and social responsiveness in children with autism spectrum disorder pilot project".
  • Joseph Harrison, Daniel Pezel, Jessica Pham, and Chelsea Tavill - Samuel Merritt - “Computer assisted remediation for older adults: the virtual context: pilot study".