Spelbring Advisory Committee
Under the guidance of the Advisory Committee, the vision of the Lyla M. Spelbring Lectureship that began as a kernel of an idea in 2010 has grown into a nationally known endowed lectureship.
The Spelbring Advisory Committee consists of Alumnae and faculty from the EMU Occupational Therapy Program as well as the Foundation Officer for the College of Health and Human Services. Three of the founding members of the committee, Regina Michael Campbell, Carole Hays, and Leslie Kamil, worked closely with Dr. Spelbring at the University of Michigan Medical Center and considered her to be a mentor.
The committee meets quarterly to select the endowed lecturer, oversee financial activities that serve to support the mission of the Spelbring and sustain the lectureship, and collaborate with the Event Planning Committee to assure excellence.
Members of the Spelbring Advisory Committee include:
Committee Chair -
Regina Michael Campbell, MS, OTR, FAOTA, Emeritus Professor, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, Tx
EMU OT Alumna, 1969, Inaugural member
Committee Members -
Carole Hays, MA, OTR (retired), FAOTA, Baltimore, Maryland
EMU OT Alumna, 1960, 1970, Inaugural member
Valerie Howells, Ph.D., OT/L, FAOTA, Professor EMU OT Program
EMU OT Alumna, 1974, Inaugural member
Leslie Kamil, OTRL, MS, JD, University of Michigan Health System- Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mi.
EMU OT Alumna 1971, Inaugural member
Katie MacDonald, MA, OTRL, Willowbrook Rehabilitation, Brighton, Michigan
EMU OT alumna, 2006, Member since 2014
Gretchen Dahl Reeves, Ph.D., OT/L, FAOTA, Emeritus Professor, EMU OT program
Member since 2012
Penny Helfrich, MSEd, OTR/L , Saginaw Intermediate School District, Saginaw, Michigan
EMU OT Alumna 1984, Member since 2016
Jayne Yatczak, Ph.D., MS, OTRL, CWC, CWT, Assistant Professor, Program Director, EMU OT Program
EMU OT Alumna 1996, Member since 2016
Rae Anne Yuskowatz, MA, EMU College of Health and Human Services Foundation Officer