Suzanne E. Holm, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR is a licensed occupational therapist, board certified in Physical Rehabilitation, and educator with more than twenty-five years of clinical experience in adult rehabilitation and acute care settings. She is the Occupational Therapy Academic Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Regis University in Denver, Colorado and oversees Creighton University’s entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program-Regis pathway. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, her master’s degree at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, and her doctorate at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
Formally, she was a senior Occupational Therapist at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas, Texas and specialized in brain injury and dysphagia management. Her clinical practice also included the University of Colorado Health Care System in Northern Colorado where she had a special focus in the intensive care units. She has been actively involved with the American Occupational Therapy Association for over twenty years, including serving as the liaison for Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing and Physical Rehabilitation Specialty and Board Certification development and as a reviewer on the Fellowship Program Committee. She has presented at local and national conferences and published on dysphagia, acute care practice, discharge planning for the elderly, and interprofessional education. She is the co-editor of the textbook, Occupational Therapy in Acute Care.
She is the recipient of the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado’s Marjorie Ball Award of Merit and Poudre Valley Health System’s Employee of the Year. Outside of occupational therapy, Suzanne enjoys traveling and exploring with her husband and their German Shorthaired Pointer, Butters.