Medical Advisory Panel

Monique Chabot, OTD, OTR/L, CLIPP, CAPS
Philadelphia University

Monique has worked in home health for over 6 years, during which time, she developed a passion for home design for seniors. Dr. Chabot currently works as an assistant professor of Occupational Therapy at Philadelphia University, where she often works on interprofessional design projects with architecture and interior design. She was chosen to be part of the American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging Leaders program, during which time she worked on increasing the knowledge base of Occupational Therapists on home modifications.
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 Dr. J. Robert Clark, M.D.

Board Certified Doctor in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, J. Robert Clark, M.D. is a retired neurologist who practiced general neurology in Spokane, Washington for 31 years and currently serves as a senior member of the American Academy of Neurology. He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Chemistry and received his Medical Degree from the University of Washington. He had a residency in Internal Medicine at the Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island followed by a residency in Neurology at the University of Oregon in Portland.
During his years of practice in Spokane, he had a special interest in medical ethics and served as chair of the ethics committee at Holy Family Hospital for over 15 years. At Holy Family, he also served as medical staff president, was on the board of the Providence Services of Eastern Washington and was a member of the Sponsorship and Mission Committee of the board for many years. He was a member of the Washington State Medical Association and the Spokane County Medical Society, serving as an SCMA board member and chair of the credentials committee for several years.
Dr. Clark currently lives in Bellevue, Washington with his wife Barbara. They have three children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys home improvement, gardening and traveling to visit his children and grandchildren scattered around the world in Alaska, Hawaii and western Australia.

Judy Delaware, CLIPP, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

Judy is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist and President of Positive Therapeutic Beginnings since 2005. Judy is a practicing therapist specializing in home assessments, home modifications and family education, and has helped people (including children) of all ages with Activities of Daily Living and with home accessibility and safety. She is also the Co-Founder of Feeding Littles, an on-line training program for parents and therapists since 2011.

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Brian J. Isetts, RPh, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA

Brian Isetts is a Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and a pharmacist with over 25 years of experience working as a nursing home consultant, and in community and institutional practice. Dr. Isetts has distinguished himself as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist to improve medication effectiveness and safety for patients of all ages. Brian received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin, and his PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota.  Read More

Melissa LydeckerMelissa Lydecker, MPT, CLIPP

Melissa graduated from Marquette University with a Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2003.  She has worked as a PT in both IL and WI, primarily treating the geriatric population and those who have suffered a neurologic insult.

Melissa currently works as a PT in the clinical setting, rehabbing patients in the inpatient rehab and acute care setting.  Melissa has a passion for home modification and accessibility, to keep individuals in their homes throughout their disease process and aging.  To feed this passion, she also works as an Accessibility Consultant with Bridgeway Independent Living Designs (BILD) in Milwaukee.  BILD is an accessible remodeling company with a medical supply store called the Home Safety and Comfort Center.
In her role with BILD, Melissa completes home safety assessments, educates clients and their families/caregivers on the proper use of lift equipment, and meets with vendors about new products for maintaining the client's independence and safety.  She values the importance of maintaining an individuals’ dignity and allowing them to remain mobile in an accessible and aesthetically pleasing environment. 
Melissa also leads Stepping On workshops in Milwaukee; an evidence-based program that focuses on fall prevention and improving the confidence of community-dwelling individuals. 
Melissa is committed to building a strong relationship with her clients and understanding the physical and emotional needs that people develop in creating their home.

Sabrena McCarleySabrena McCarley, MBA-SL, OTR/L, CLIPP, RAC-CT
OTAC Chair Advocacy & Government Affairs

Sabrena, MBA-SL, OTR/L, earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and her Master’s in Business Administration-Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California. Sabrena obtained her CarFit Instructor Certification in April 2013 and has been a leader for CarFit Technician Trainings, CarFit Event Coordinator Trainings and CarFit events.
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