about the OTs…
Jennifer Morgan lives in Portland, Oregon where she is an occupational therapist with Providence Children’s Development Institute. Jennifer has been practicing OT since 1997, specializing in pediatrics throughout her career. Working extensively in multi-disciplinary teams across a variety of patient care settings, her clinical experience spans a wide range of ages and conditions. Jennifer’s work in both a neonatal intensive care unit and a large neurodevelopmental outpatient clinic gives her a unique perspective on disability along a continuum of developmental stages. Developmental delay, autism, cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorders, and medically fragile infants and children are just a few of the conditions her diverse caseload may contain.
She is committed to supporting and empowering children and their families as they work to achieve their greatest potential. Helping them to break away from physical, emotional and social barriers that limit independence and community integration. She is honored and excited to bring this passion to the collaboration with Adarsh and their mission.
Asha Asher, MA, OTR/L, SCSS, FAOTA, has provided school-based occupational therapy services for 38 years in four countries (United States, Canada, Belgium, and India), worked as a part-time lecturer, and is currently in private practice in Redlands, California. She has several publications and has presented internationally, nationally and locally on topics pertaining to school-based therapy. Ms. Asher received a Fulbright fellowship as a visiting lecturer to South Asia, and is currently planning another project in India as a Fulbright specialist.
She serves on the editorial board of The American Journal of Occupational Therapy and the Journal of Occupational Therapy in Schools & Early Intervention. Ms. Asher has volunteered for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) with the Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section, the Autism task force, and the School System specialty certification panel. She is currently on the Roster of Evaluators, Accreditation Council for Occupational therapy education, AOTA. In 2010, Ms. Asher was recognized as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association for her leadership, scholarship, and culturally sensitive practice.
about the organizer…
Justin Loveland is currently Development & Program Associate at WaterWatch of Oregon and an assistant/clerk in the Law Office of Karl G. Anuta. From childhood, he has had an interest in fairness and equality, and this has extended to professional interests in understanding and spreading awareness of foreign languages and cultures, the legal relationship between human rights and international relations, and international sustainable development.
Justin has enjoyed working with Adarsh Charitable Trust on multiple projects since 2014. He graduated in 2015 from Western Washington University with a B.A. in French/Spanish, and intends to complete law school with a focus in international human rights.