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Hannah Kreider-Letterman, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Hannah Kreider-Letterman, OTD, OTR/L, joined the Roberts Wesleyan OTD faculty in the summer of 2021. Dr. Kreider-Letterman graduated from the University of Toledo OTD program with expertise in occupational justice and homelessness, publishing an article based on her capstone experience in March of 2021. During her clinical practice, Dr. Kreider-Letterman has worked in Skilled Nursing facilities and Home Health while furthering her interests in community practice. Dr. Kreider-Letterman enjoys reading, playing cello, video games, and time with family, including her two cats, Quimby and Triss.

Capstone Interests:

  • Community Practice
  • Addressing needs of families experiencing homelessness
  • Role of OT in addressing social justice


  • Interprofessional advocacy
  • Advocacy for OT perspective in policy writing


  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate, The University of Toledo 2020
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2017


  • Kreider-Letterman, H., & Schmelzer, L. (2021). Occupational Therapy and Health Promotion for Families Experiencing Homelessness: A Community-Wide Approach. The Open Journal of
    Occupational Therapy, 9(2), 1-7.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Ohio Occupational Therapy Association


  • CPR certified
  • Bridges Out of Poverty Certified
  • Mental Health First Aid USA Certified

Professional Presentations:

  • Kreider-Letterman & Schmelzer. Occupational Therapy and Family Homelessness, a
    Community-Wide Approach. Virtual Poster. 2020 OOTA Conference. October 13, 2020.
  • Occupational Therapist Panelist, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2020
    • Guest panelist advocating for the distinct value of an occupational
      therapy doctorate
  • Occupational Therapist Panelist, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2020
    • Guest panelist sharing professional experience of occupational therapy with potential students
  • Guest Speaker, University of Minnesota, 2020
    • During interview, shared experience of creating a scholarly project for occupational therapy and families experiencing homelessness
    • Advised on elements of project design, community networking, and professional presenting
  • Fieldwork Panelist, University of Toledo, 2020
    • Panelist who prepared students for success during fieldwork
  • University of Toledo OTD Research
    • Research Student, 2018-2020
    • “Exploring Psychological Well-Being, Meaningful Engagement, and Time-Use for People Experiencing Poverty” (Laura Schmelzer, PhD, Faculty Advisor)

Service Experience:

  • Community Care Clinics
  • Director of Rehabilitation Services, 2018 – 2019
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Assembly of Student Delegates Representative, 2018 – 2019


  • Ohio Occupational Therapy License
  • Michigan Occupational Therapy License