Adjunct Faculty

Holly Cohen

Holly A. Cohen, OTR/L, ATP, SCEM, has been an Occupational Therapist at NYU Langone Medical Center since the end of 2000. She is the clinical specialist in assistive technology and driving rehabilitation. She provides assistive technology services to adult and pediatric populations in all areas of the medical center, focusing on computer access, alternative and augmentative communication, and home automation. Holly has clinical experience in inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, acute care, long term care, home care, and pediatrics. She is also a co-founder of DIYAbility, LLC, an organization that focuses on the education of health care providers and community members in the area of assistive technology and disability. She has been an adjunct professor since 2006.

Madge Dargan

Madge Dargan, M.A., OTR/L, CHT, assists in teaching Orthopedic Evaluation and Intervention and Kinesiology. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Scranton and a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from NYU. She is a partner in a private hand therapy practice and is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.

Julia Doty

Julia Doty, OTR/L, CHT, assists in teaching Human Anatomy Laboratory (OT-GE 2003). She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University at Buffalo. She is a manager at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. She specializes in upper extremity orthopedic care and has received certification in ergonomics.

Patricia Gentile

Patricia Gentile, DPS, OTR/L, teaches Health Advocacy and Administration (OT-GE 2750). She completed her Doctor of Professional Studies degree at NYU, has a Master's Degree in Health Administration from CUNY-Hunter and is a graduate of the OT program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  Dr.  Gentile has extensive clinical and administrative experience in adult rehabilitation and home health care. She is currently the Administrator of Surgery and the Trauma Division at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.  Dr. Gentile has been a frequent presenter at conferences on issues related to OT management/administration and adult neurological rehabilitation. She has taught in both professional and post-professional OT programs at NYU.

Laurie Goeringer

Laurie Goeringer, MA, OTR/L, graduated from the NYU Occupational Therapy Master’s Program in 2004 and was the recipient of the prestigious E. George Payne Memorial Award for academic and humanitarian achievement. She has been a lab instructor at NYU in Mental Health Interventions and Evaluations (OT-GE 2745) since 2008 and has practiced, lectured and served as a clinical supervisor in Mental Health for several years. Since 2010, she is a senior occupational therapist in the Department of Education working with elementary school-aged children who have various learning abilities, motor delays and psychiatric conditions.

Judith Grossman

Judy Grossman, Dr.PH, OTR, FAOTA, teaches Reframing the Meaning of Disability to Families (OT-GE 2338). She is the Director of the Resilient Families: Children with Special Needs project and Associate Director of the Center for the Developing Child and Family at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She has a Doctor of Public Health degree from Columbia University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Family Therapy from the Ackerman Institute. Some of her former academic appointments include Chairperson at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center and Associate Research Scientist at Yale School of Medicine. She has conducted research, published and presented in the areas of prevention, family resilience, early intervention and special education policy, program development and evaluation and mental health consultation. She also has a private practice in couples and family therapy.

Henry Hanif

Henry Hanif, M.A., OTR/L, assists in teaching Mental Health Evaluation and Intervention (OT-GE 2745). His primary occupational therapy practice focuses on an adult and geriatric population in an inpatient psychiatric unit at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Mr. Hanif routinely supervises NYU Steinhardt Occupational Therapy Level I and Level II Fieldwork students and student volunteers. He has completed several research studies with other clinicians in various disciplines in mental health and continues to actively participate in ongoing studies. In 1999, he earned his Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy at NYU.

Lorene Janowski
Ginelle John

Ginelle John is the Associate Director of Enrollment and Student Services for the Department of Occupational Therapy at New York University and she teaches Research Seminar (OT-GE 2725). Ginelle has worked in student affairs for over 11 years at Columbia University, Hofstra University, LaGuardia Community College, Florida International University, and NYU. Ginelle received her PhD in Higher Education Administration from New York University. Her research interests include college access and retention and college athletics. Ginelle’s recent publications focused on underrepresented student majoring and persisting in STEM majors and community college athletes. She is currently working on several projects related to college athletics at two and four year institutions.

George McDermott
Janine Kahan-McLear

Janine Kahan-McLear, M.A., OTR/L, assists in teaching Neurological Evaluation and Intervention (OT-GE 2743). She graduated from the NYU OT Master's Program in 1990. She is currently working as supervisor of OT at Westchester Medical Center (WMC) in Valhalla, New York, where she has been since 1997. She received NDT Certification in 1996 for the treatment of adult hemiplegia and received certification for A-ONE in 2000. Her experience and interests are in NICU and early intervention populations in addition to neuro rehabilitation and hand therapy.

Ruth Metzger

Ruth Metzger, MS OTR/L, CHT, assists in teaching Foundations of Occupational Therapy (OT-GE 2701). Ruth graduated from NYU's Professional (M.S.) Program in OT and received her B.A. from Colgate University. Her focus is on hand and upper extremity orthopedic rehabilitation, and she currently works for Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ.

Renee Ortega

Renee Ortega is a certified occupational therapy practitioner. In addition she is a registered dance/movement therapist and licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT). Over the course of the past several years she has worked with the adult and pediatric population in both occupational therapy (OT) and dance/movement therapy (DMT). Ms. Ortega has specialized and trained in the areas of SIPT certification, applied behavioral analysis, interactive metronome, Wilbarger protocol and Stanley Greenspan's Floortime in addition to other therapeutic techniques and approaches. She has educated, trained, and supervised students and treated clients pairing techniques and tools from both professions. Her area of research is how culture impacts the social/emotional development of children. She is currently pursuing a Phd in International Psychology with a trauma concentration and strives to apply these principles and philosophy in her private and community practice and research.

Alison M. Rangel

Alison M. Rangel, MS, OTR/L, is the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for Department of Occupational Therapy at New York University. She graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Scranton in 2004 with a focus on Counseling and Human Services. She has worked in various mental health and acute care settings such as Bellevue Hospital Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her interests are in mental health and in the development of professional behavior in occupational therapy students. She has taught Activity and Group Process (OT-GE 2707) since 2011 and will be teaching Professional Issues I (OT-GE 2040) in the Spring 2013. She has also been an adjunct professor at Long Island University since 2009.

Panagiotis Rekoutis
Gregory Roth

Gregory Roth, M.A., OTR/L, CHT, assists in teaching Orthopedic Evaluation and Intervention (OT-GE 2741) and Kinesiology (OT-GE 2710). He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University's Cook College. He received his Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from NYU. He is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists. He works at the University Orthopedic Group of Robert Wood Johnson.

Monica Seu
Mary Shea
Yun Shi
Jeffrey Tomlinson

Jeff Tomlinson, OTR, MSW, FAOTA, teaches Mental Health Evaluation and Intervention (OT-GE 2745) and co-teaches Activity Group Process (OT-GE 2707). He is the Legislative and Government Relations Coordinator for the New York State Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA). In 2001, he received the Lindy Boggs Award from the AOTA for his public advocacy work. He holds a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from the State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and a Master's in Social Work (MSW) from the City University of New York at Hunter College in New York City. He is a senior occupational therapist at Washington Heights Community Service, where he provides treatment for mentally ill adults. In addition to this, he works for VNS of Westchester.

Michael Tranquilli

Michael Tranquilli, MA, OTR/L, graduated from the NYU Occupational Therapy Post-Professional Program in 2000 and has been an adjunct faculty member since 2001. Michael currently performs guest lectures and assists the department in teaching Rehabilitation Evaluation and Intervention (OT-GE 2742) and Analysis of Human Activity and Occupational Performance (OT-GE 2736). He is the principal owner of Trans-Continental Healthcare, a private rehabilitation and consulting company specializing in adult neurological rehabilitation and occupational safety. He is also the founder of the Ergonomic Tool workers of American Labor (ETAL).

Sheri Wadler

Sheri Wadler, M.S., OTR/L, teaches Activity Group Process Lab (OT-GE 2707). She has been an occupational therapist for more than twenty-five years. She is a graduate of Columbia University's master's program. She has worked in a variety of mental health and school-based settings. She has taught as an adjunct instructor in programs at both NYU and Long Island University. In addition, from 2003 to 2006, she was the Admissions Director for NYU's Professional Master's Program. She is also an editorial board member for the Journal of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health.

Chaye Lamm Warburg
Margaret A. Waskiewicz

Margaret A. Waskiewicz, OTR/L, has been an Occupational Therapist at NYU Langone Medical Center since the end of 2006 and is currently the Unit Supervisor of their Outpatient Department. She earned her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Scranton. Her clinical experience includes adult acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation with special interest in treating adults with concussion and visual impairment as a result of neurological injury.

Kelly Webster
Diana Chen Wong

Diana Chen Wong, OTR/L, currently assists in teaching Neurological Evaluation and Intervention (OT-GE 2743). In the spring, she teaches the Analysis of Human Activity course (OT-GE 2035). She has been an adjunct clinical instructor in the NYU Department of Occupational Therapy since 1996. She is Director of Occupational Therapy at Park Terrace Care Center in Rego Park, New York, in addition to her work as a contract therapist with Therapeutic Resources, Inc. She has a B.S. in Occupational Therapy (1990) and a Certificate in Healthcare Management from NYU. She has taken graduate coursework in motor learning and control at Columbia University.

She graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from New York University in 1990. She has worked with adults and pediatrics in the in/outpatient settings, with particular interests in brain injury rehab. She has performed research and given seminars on Brain Injury, both locally and at AOTA. She is currently the Director of Rehab at Manorcare in NJ in addition to being a certified Life and Career Coach. She also provides consultation to the NYC Board of Education.