Honors and Awards

Community Awards and Honors

  • United Way Certificate of Appreciation. Nominated for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati – Eastern Area Marty MacVeigh Leadership Award for 2004 by YWCA East House of Peace. Received notice of nominated March 25, 2005 (03/2005)
  • Establishment of the annual Dr. Hamid Javaherian Memorial Award for students in the MOT and OTD programs at Loma Linda University. April 2009 (04/2009 - Present)

Professional Awards and Honors

  • Roster of Fellows for the National American Occupational Therapy Association.       The AOTA Roster of Fellows recognizes occupational therapist members of AOTA who through their knowledge, expertise, leadership, advocacy, and/or guidance have made a significant contribution over time to the profession with a measured impact on consumers of occupational therapy services and/or members of the Association. In recognition of your contributions, the following statement will appear on your award: "Advocacy and Leadership in Practice and Education". (04/2019)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Valuable Contribution. 2018 Annual Conference. OTAC. October 24, 2018. (10/2018 - 11/2018)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Valuable Contributions to Occupational Therapy Assocition of California. (2018). (06/2018)
  • AOTA Service Commendation. (2008). Author for Occupational Therapy Services for Indiviuals who have Experienced Domestic Violence. 2008 Awards and Recognitions Ceremony. April 12, 2008. (07/2007 - 04/2008)
  • American Occupational Therapy Service Commendation, presented by AOTA. Quarterly Editor, Education Special Interest Section, 2004-2007, Presented on April 21, 2007. (07/2004 - 04/2007)
  •  Service Award, presented by the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, Columbus, OH, October 7, 2005 (10/2005)
  • Heather Gallew Achievement Award, by the Cincinnati District Occupational Therapy Association, April 21, 2005 (04/2005)
  • AOTA Service Commendation. (2018). Author for Occupational Therapy Services for Individuals who have Experienced Domestic Violence. (04/2018 - Present)
  • American Occupational Therapy Roster of Fellows. (2019). Awarded at the Annual AOTA conference in New Orleans April. (04/2019 - Present)

University Awards and Honors

  • Promotion to Full Professor (08/2023)
  • Faculty of the Year. School of Allied Health Professions. Loma Linda University. May 29, 2009 (05/2009 - 05/2010)
  • Young Investigator’s Research Award, Loma Linda University, School of Allied Health Profession, May 16, 2007. (05/2007)