Mary Jo McGuire
Clinical Assistant Professor
B.S., The Ohio State University; M.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
Mary Jo McGuire has been an occupational therapist for 40 years as both a practitioner and educator; her role as Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at Walsh University offers her the best of both worlds. Most of her career has been devoted to serving the “Adult Rehab” population, but she has also enjoyed working with children. Mary Jo’s work has included the roles of Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Education Specialist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, full-time faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and President of Rehab Educators, LLC, a group of private practice occupational therapists serving the Greater Akron area. More information about the home and community based practice is available on the practice website.
Mary Jo enjoys writing and has published works on a variety of topics. In 1987 she was awarded the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Cordelia Myers Writer’s Award for her first article published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. She has been invited to do presentations at state and national conferences across the country. Mary Jo currently serves as AOTA’s representative to the American Medical Association’s Health Care Professional Advisory Committee on Current Procedural Terminology, and is a founding member and the Vice President of the Northeast Ohio Brain Injury Foundation (NEOBIF), a local 501c(3) organization serving survivors of brain injury.
Mary Jo and her husband, Jim, are active members of St. Hilary parish in Fairlawn, Ohio; their four children are now young adults. Mary Jo works daily to live for and love our Lord Jesus Christ by following the words of our Blessed Mother: “Do whatever He tells you.” (John 5:2)