Ruth Ford
Associate Dean of Health Sciences | OTD Director

Dr. Ruth Ford, OTD Program Director, is the developing founder of the Occupational Therapy Program at Huntington University. She joined the university in 2013.

Nate Short
Assistant Director | Assistant Professor

Nate Short, OTD, OTR/L, CHT came to HU in 2014 as part of the inaugural OTD program faculty.

Beth O’Rourke
Assistant Director | Assistant Professor | Residency Coordinator

Dr. Beth O'Rourke, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR joined Huntington University in 2014 as an assistant professor. In 2016, Dr. O'Rourke was promoted to the Assistant Director of Academics and is currently serving as the Residency Coordinator.

Sara Best
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator | Assistant Professor

Dr. Sara Best joined the faculty in 2015 with a teaching focus on pediatric occupational therapy. Dr. Best has seven years’ experience in early childhood education and early intervention, working with children ages birth-5 years.

Patricia Henton
Assistant Professor

Patricia Ann Henton, OTD, OTR/L, ICA, has over 25 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist and joined HU's OTD faculty in 2017.

Reagan Bergstresser-Simpson
Assistant Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Dr. Reagan Bergstresser-Simpson holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University. She is a registered and licensed occupational therapist and…

Jill Trosper
Program Assistant

Jill Trosper joined Huntington University in 2015 as the occupational therapy program assistant. From Gas City, Indiana, Jill is a 2002 graduate of the Regional College of Massage Therapy Modalities and holds a certificate in massage…

Sara Diehl
Occupational Therapy Program Recruiter

Sara Diehl began working at Huntington University in 2008. She now serves as the Occupational Therapy Program Recruiter.

Peggy Treece-Myles
Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Peggy Treece-Myles, Adjunct Faculty, earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Toledo; M.ED in Library and Educational Media from Bowling Green State University; MA in American Studies from Bowling Green State…

Joel Vilensky
Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Joel Vilensky, Adjunct Faculty for Anatomy, has a PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin; a MA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Chicago; and a BS in Anthropology from Michigan State University.

Jeanne Sowers
Associate Professor

Dr. Sowers came to Huntington University in 2018 as an associate professor. She has extensive academic experience teaching occupational therapy at the doctorate and masters level. In 1993 she started teaching as an adjunct faculty member at…