Angie Scott MS, OTR/L
BS: Centre College, Danville KY
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health;
Why I serve as a mentor with the UNC Health Mental Health Fellowship: I enjoy participating in the education and development of occupational therapy professionals who are passionate about advancing our profession and mental health practice. Being a mentor in the fellowship program provides the opportunity to regularly reflect on my skills and practice while helping to guide others on their professional journey.
Darren Peters, MOTR/L, BCMH
BS: Canterbury Christ Church University
University of Brighton
Community mental health
Why I serve as a mentor with the UNC Health Mental Health Fellowship: I appreciate opportunities to advocate for mental health through teaching, training and mentorship to enhance the scope and impact occupational therapy can and should have in mental health. Being a mentor in the fellowship program enables me to support the development of systems, programs and therapists to support occupational therapy in mental health, especially at a community level.
MaryBeth Gallagher PhD, OTR/L
BA: Elmira College, Elmira NY
PhD: University of Limerick, Limerick Ireland
MA: Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Medford MA
Critical Occupational Therapy Practice in Mental Health, Professional Reasoning and Reflexivity
Why I serve as a mentor with the UNC Health Mental Health Fellowship: I love working with people who want to make the world better through occupation! The fellowship offers me the opportunity to cultivate a perspective in others that directly influences occupational therapy practice in mental health. This motivates me to be a better occupational scientist and therapist.
Antoine Bailliard, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor
BA: Peace, War, Defense, UNC Chapel Hill
PhD: Occupational Science, UNC Chapel Hill
MA: Occupational Therapy, UNC Chapel Hill
My research and clinical practice focus on improving the quality of life and community integration of marginalized populations such as adults with mental illness and migrant groups. Using participatory research methods, I have studied the relationship between the embodiment of sensory experiences and mental health. I have also studied the relationship between participation in occupation and theories of social/occupational justice. Although my clinical experience is predominantly in adult inpatient psychiatric settings, I have also worked with children and in community-based health settings. Currently, I am a research fellow at the Community Outcomes Research and Evaluation Center (COREC) within the North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center (NCPRC). I am also a consultant and trainer for the Institute of Best Practices at the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Why I serve as a mentor with the UNC Health Mental Health Fellowship: Training the next generation of researchers and clinicians is of primary importance to support our collective efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of adults with serious mental illness. In addition to its unquestionable value, I thoroughly enjoy mentoring OT fellows and guiding them on a personal journey of inquiry and discovery.
Shelley Ashcroft, OTD, OTR/L, BCMH
BS: Lenoir-Rhyne College
OTD: Creighton University
Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management, Political and Legal, Education, Research and Leadership
Why I serve as a mentor with the UNC Health Mental Health Fellowship:
Serving as a mentor is a great opportunity to highlight the distinct value of occupational therapy and mental health.