Board Nominee Bios

Executive VP Katherine (Katie) Frampton MS OTR/L

Katie is an occupational therapist with over 10 years experience. She serves as the current secretary for MOTA, and is also a member of the MOTA History Committee. Katie has a passion for working in the fast paced acute care setting and is the Safety Patient Handling and Mobility Clinical Specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown Campus. She is pursuing a certification in Safe Patient Handling and Mobility. During her time in acute care, Katie has worked with a variety of adult populations, including medicine, oncology, neurotrauma and surgery. She has presented lectures and posters at MOTA, and is also a member of AOTA.

Secretary– Michele Bartlett OTR/L

Hello Everyone, My name is Michele Bartlett and I am running to be your secretary for MOTA. My clinical practice spans from school-based pediatrics, acute care, and geriatrics. My career started 27 years ago as a COTA/L. After working for several years in Adult and Geriatric Rehab I decided to return to Dominican College to obtain a Bachelors in OT. After 19 years, a change of pace was needed and I began working in the Baltimore County Public School System. A year in the school setting working with students with Autism, I wanted to increase my knowledge base in pediatrics and Autism. I obtained a Post Professional Masters specializing in pediatrics in 2016 and graduated with a post professional doctorate in 2018, both from Misericordia University. I am a member of both MOTA and AOTA. I have presented at both MOTA and AOTA, research and program development carried out in the school setting for both my masters and doctorate degrees. Throughout my career I have supervised many Level I and II students during their fieldwork experience and found it mutually rewarding to assist students in gaining real world knowledge and to promote clinically confident and competent colleagues. Most recently I accepted a position at Towson University’s Institute for Well Being as a Clinical Supervisor. During my time at Misericordia University, I had the privilege of having Amy Lamb, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA as my Public Policy Professor. Dr. Lamb sparked an interest in the role health care professionals play in advocacy of our profession. I look forward to working collaboratively to ensure occupational therapy continues to grow and flourish. Currently I serve on the Autism Focus Group for BCPS as well as on a school based PBIS committee promoting occupational therapy’s role in supporting positive school behaviors. In my free time I enjoy boating, traveling, exercising, and spending time with my 19 year old daughter Alexandra, when she is home from college.