Kristine Haertl, PhD, ACE, OTR/L, FAOTA, received a Leadership Commendation at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Annual Conference. Established in 1999, the award recognizes outstanding service of those contributing time, energy and support to the fulfillment of the AOTF’s mission, goals, and objectives.
AOTF’s mission is to advance the science of occupational therapy to support people’s full participation in meaningful life activities. To qualify for the award, nominees had to have at least three years of active membership on the AOTF Board of Trustees, attend a minimum of 80 percent of board meetings during their term, complete all assigned and voluntary duties and responsibilities, and provide support for the mission of AOTF. Haertl was one of five award recipients.
Kristine Haertl (left) with Karen Sames (right) before the AOTF National Awards Ceremony. Photo provided by Kristine Haertl.
"It is an honor to receive the AOTF Leadership Commendation Award," said Haertl. "The American Occupational Therapy Foundation does significant work in advancing research in occupational therapy."
Kristine Haertl has been a professor at St. Kate’s since 1997. In the Occupational Therapy department (MAOT),