Meet the Faculty


Kelly RohrbachKelly Rohrbach, OTR/L

Program Director of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Office: (660) 248-6652
Fax: (660)248-6377
Email: krohrbach@centralmethodist.edu

Employee since 2016

Education

B.S. in Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri-Columbia
M.S. in Leadership and Organizational Development (MS LOD), Lakeland University

Biography

Kelly Rohrbach serves as the Program Director for Central Methodist University's Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Her teaching responsibilities include Foundations in Therapeutic Media and Design, Fundamentals and Practice in Adult Development and Physical Dysfunction as well as OT practice in Variety of settings and Professional skills and transitions. She performs administrative duties required for program accreditation and compliance, advises students in the program, and assesses curriculum effectiveness.

Prior to entering Occupational Therapy professional education Kelly practiced for 13 years in a variety of settings working mostly with the older population. She has experience working with multiple diagnoses such as, stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, orthopedic, hand therapy, and trauma. Kelly has experience in the ICU/Acute setting, rehab setting, skilled nursing and home health. She remains an active clinician and participant in wellness activities in the community.

Professional Memberships

AOTA, MOTA, GOTEC, BTEC advisory member


James GavelJames Gavel

Visiting OTA Faculty

Office: (660) 248-6636
Fax: (660)248-6377
Email: jgavel@centralmethodist.edu

 

Education

A.A.S in Occupational Therapy Assistant, East Central College

B.S. in Business, Missouri State University

Biography

James Gavel serves as the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for Central Methodist University's Occupational Therapy Assistant program. His responsibilities include the coordination and supervision of all fieldwork experiences for Level I and Level II students.

James has practiced in a variety of settings since 2014. His primary area of experience is in the long-term acute care setting working with a range of medical diagnoses. He also has worked in the ICU/Acute setting, inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing environments and remains an active clinician.

Professional Memberships

AOTA, MOTA