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January 2021


Staff Changes and Recognition

Woman in bright blue hooded coat holding a white container of red berries and standing against a backdrop of yellow fall leavesThe Alaska AgrAbility program is excited to add Erin Main, OTD, OTR/L, as the AgrAbility service administrator to our team. Erin will work part-time and assist with program development to include work with partnerships and community stakeholders. She will be developing the relationship with the AgrAbility program and UAA students in the professional doctor of occupational therapy (OTD) program. She will also be working with the team to continue to expand outreach to build understanding around occupations, health, disabilities and agriculture.

Erin is a pediatric occupational therapist at Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage in the child and family developmental services department. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business management from Johnson & Wales University and a doctorate of occupational therapy from Creighton University. Erin has a strong interest in rural health, relationship-based care, autism, sensory processing disorders, childhood trauma, and the impact of the natural world on human growth and development. Previously, she taught leadership, outdoor education, and wilderness skills. She was born and raised on a family farm in rural Nebraska and is a former 4-H'er.

Submitted by DeShana York