Did you know that April is Occupational Therapy Month? To celebrate, we’ll introduce you to a different Gillette occupational therapist (OT) every Meet Us Monday this month. Today, meet Nancy Mitchell, an OT at Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare, our clinic for adults with disabilities. As an OT, Nancy helps patients 16 and older improve their functional skills and hand and arm movements. This might include anything from strength-building exercises to practicing independent living skills, like using a stove or microwave, in the Gillette Lifetime therapy kitchen. Keep reading to learn more about Nancy!
Q. What are some of your hobbies outside work?
A. I enjoy hiking, biking, getting together with friends and walking with my husband and my dog.
Q. Do you have any kids or pets?
A. Two kids: Ben and Courtney (Courtney is an OT too working in LA). Pet: Henry is a dog that was rescued a year ago
Q. As a child, which superhero did you admire? OR If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
A. Superman was about it when I was a kid. Does eating anything I want and not gaining weight count as a superpower?? If so, I would love that.
Q. What is your favorite book or food?
A. No real favorite book. I do love most kinds of candy (see #3…this is a problem)
Q. If you could travel anywhere where would you go?
A. Have been thinking a lot about wanting to go to India.
Q. Favorite subject in school?
A. Really enjoyed most subjects in school.
Q. Who did you admire when you were a kid?
A. My parents.
Q. Do you have a favorite story/memory from Gillette?
A. I was less than impressed when I first saw the physical space at Gillette 20 years ago. I am so pleased that Gillette has become not only a great place to work but a beautiful and welcoming place as well.
Q. What do you enjoy most about your job at Gillette?
A. I have worn numerous hats at Gillette in my 20 years of employment. I like my current job the most. I am passionate about Lifetime and the work we do. What we have learned working with our adult patients has so much to teach our pediatric providers.