Cynthia Charles Sears, MA, OTR/L, recently became a full-time faculty member for Lenoir-Rhyne's occupational therapy (OT) program in Columbia, South Carolina.
Sears has over 30 years of clinical experience in a variety of practice settings including private practice, school systems, outpatient therapy, acute care, skilled nursing, and administration among others. She became an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) board certification pediatric specialist in 1999 and has held specialty certifications in personal training, nutrition, and yoga with the American Fitness Professionals & Associates.
"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to connect with future occupational therapists through my role at Lenoir-Rhyne," Sears said. "I hope that by sharing my passion for occupational therapy and the experiences gained along my journey in the field, I can inspire students to appreciate their future careers as much as I have mine."