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Ms. Deborah Budash PhD, MA, OTR/L

Deborah Budash

Title: MMS/MHS Program Director
School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Health Science
Academic Department: Medical Science
Phone: 814-472-3919
E-mail: dbudash@francis.edu
Office Location: 3rd Floor, Library and Learning Commons


Ms. Budash has been an occupational therapist for 20 years, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 with a BS in OT. She has worked in numerous clinical settings in varied capacities from clinician to multi-site manager. Her clinical specialties include stroke, spinal cord injury, burns, and general rehabilitation. She has also served as an administrator of an assisted living facility and as the program director of both the BSOT and OTA Programs at Mount Aloysius College in Pennsylvania. She reviews books for OT Advance and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy as a manuscript reviewer. Ms. Budash's master's degree is in Adult Education and she is currently enrolled in a PhD Program in Education with a specialty in educational technology and e-learning. She resides in Indiana, PA with her husband and three sons. In her free time, she enjoys exercising (walking, running, and yoga) and scrapbooking.

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