Board

Marie-Antoinette
Marie-Antoinette Minis PhD., MScOT., Dip.COT

Role: President

What is the main achievement of your career in OT?

Taking on the role and responsibilities at the ENOTHE board.
Research on persons with Neuromuscular Diseases and Work Sustainability.
My endeavours in scientifically development of Occupational Therapy within Europe.
Founding an Occupational Therapy Bachelor Education Programme in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

What I have to offer to ENOTHE

Many years of management experience in occupational therapy both in clinical practice and higher education. My research background and political awareness.

What are your dreams concerning the future of ENOTHE?

Creating awareness of the importance to empower smaller Universities through larger OT institutions in all European Regions. Co-Creation of supportive partnerships and increase of the amount of members by doing so. As well as the continuation of our aim to make OT more visible in Europe and increase empowerment of members and student members involvement in the Network during the year between Annual Meetings.


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Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier

Role: Vice President and Project Coordinator
I am the link person for board and project groups keeping up contact and communication.

What is the main achievement of your career in OT?

My contribution during the big step into higher education by starting internationalisation and spreading ENOTHE inspiration into our programme which led to a new  field of responsibility: developing and coordinating internationalisation in the health department of our university. Through that I have found a new passion in inter-professional education.

What I have to offer to ENOTHE

My pleasure to work in international groups and my ENOTHE experiences with organising an annual meeting and coordinating the terminology project group.

What are your dreams concerning the future of ENOTHE?

Inspiration and Learning from each other, is what comes to my mind first when thinking of ENOTHE.

My wish is that the passion and commitment of ENOTHE members form a  network that enables learning from each other across all Europe and sharing ideas about developing the precious contribution of occupation to health in various contexts.


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Alma Cirtautas MA, PT/OT

Role: Annual Meeting Link Person

What is the main achievement of your career in OT?

Since 2002 I have been involved in developing the Occupational Therapy study program in Vilnius University, Lithuania. My first meeting with ENOTHE was in 2003 and I have been involved in projects such as: Teacher Training, Development of the Occupational Therapy Curricula and Activity and Occupational Analysis Teaching and Learning. I have participated in Annual meetings since 2004 and was also involved in hosting the 18th ENOTHE Annual Meeting in 2012 at Vilnius University, Lithuania.

I am also an Honoree member of the Lithuanian Occupational Therapy Association since 2013.

What I have to offer to ENOTHE

I have been in the higher education field for 15 years, taking varies responsibilities in the University, projects and association activities.

What are your dreams concerning the future of ENOTHE?

ENOTHE should promote openness to accept and develop innovative solutions to move forward with the dynamic world. 


Panagiotis Siaperas
Panagiotis Siaperas

Role: General Board Member (and representative to ROTOS)

What is the main achievement of your career in OT?

I have done my studies, research and clinical work both in Greece and in the United Kingdom. I have received a doctorate from the University of Cambridge with scholarship from the Greek Government with the main focus of my research on Autism Spectrum Disorders. My research interests are on Autism Sensory Processing Disorders, Developmental Disorders and school based Occupational Therapy.

I have teaching experience with undergraduate and postgraduate students both from UK and Greece, I am Programme Leader at the newly established  Bsc. (Hons) Occupational Therapy, which is delivered for first time in Greece by Metropolitan College and Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh.

What I have to offer to ENOTHE

My experience of working and collaborating with Occupational Therapists and other professionals both in Europe and the USA. In addition my involvement in practicing, researching and communicating inter-professionally will help to create bridges with other professional and educational organizations. My interest in Occupational Therapy research will contribute in research education.

What are your dreams concerning the future of ENOTHE?

To expand our network into different countries and educational institutes particularly those who for various reasons are not ENOTHE members. Promote the communication and partnerships between different institutions, increase involvement at ENOTHE activities with students and academics.  Elaborate on evidence based practice and the education of Occupational Therapists. Moreover, work towards the development of OT-Europe and participation of ENOTHE.


Ursula Gubler Thomann
Ursula Gubler Thomann

Role: Treasurer

What is the main achievement of your career in OT?

To manage and lead the transformation of academics, in order to enhance OT-education in the German part of Switzerland. One part was to create an up to date OT bachelor curriculum in collaboration with an engaged disciplinary and interdisciplinary team.

The other part was to involve the practice partners in the new education and support to bridge the gap between OT’s with a Bachelor Degree and OT’s without. And of course to be voted for the ENOTHE Board.

What I have to offer to ENOTHE

My experience in organization development, management and leadership and my energy to support OT in Europe in becoming one voice to take part in the important political discussions of the time (for example with WHO). Also, the passion I have for international cooperation within OT education.

What are your dreams concerning the future of ENOTHE?

ENOTHE could / should be a platform for sharing knowledge in the OT education in and outside of Europe. The success and quality of occupational therapy will be more and more known and will  influence in the medical health sector and in the community based areas and more.


Soemitro Poerbodipoero
Soemitro Poerbodipoero

Role: General Board Member

What is the main achievement of your career in OT?

My main achievement so far is realizing internationalization ‘at home’  and ‘abroad’ for OT students in our Faculty of Health by setting up sustainable international policy guiding and strengthening OT education, mobility weeks, international thesis projects,  internships and international partnerships.

What I have to offer to ENOTHE

I would like to use my international experience, my knowledge, my networking and strategic skills, and my open attitude towards OT to contribute to the future of ENOTHE. I am here to represent and advocate you: the members of ENOTHE. Bridging education to practice and research – the east to the west and the south to the north.

What are your dreams concerning the future of ENOTHE?

My challenge from a Board position would be to enhance students’ contributions to ENOTHE, foster discussion on diversity, social inclusion, transformation and intercultural competences within ENOTHE members’ education. Increasing -international mobility abroad and at home by supporting strategic and innovative methods and projects from within the ENOTHE/COTEC network. This is especially from Southern and Eastern Europe and the global South.

 


Office Coordinator (non-board role)

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Mandy Boaz MSc., Dip.COT., PCAP., FHEA. 

Role: ENOTHE Coordinator

What is the main achievement of your career in OT?

Taking on the role and responsibilities as the Coordinator of ENOTHE of course!

What I have to offer to ENOTHE

My many years of management experience in occupational therapy both in clinical practice and higher education. My enthusiasm and commitment to developing the profession of occupational therapy within Europe.

What are your dreams concerning the future of ENOTHE?

That ENOTHE will continue to flourish, be sustainable and have influence on the quality of future health and social care and by doing so, enable individuals and communities to have fulfilling and meaningful lives.


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Ben Atkin 

Role: Assistant ENOTHE Coordinator

Role Description: To support the Coordinator for the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE) with management of the ENOTHE Budget.

To provide comprehensive event management and administrative support with particular focus on Memberships, Board Meetings, Annual Conference, website maintenance and management of funded projects.