GUESTS FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH AT 7:30PM – BARRIE GALVIN AND KARA BROGAN WITH GALVIN THERAPY CENTER
Barrie Galvin is the founder and owner of Galvin Therapy Center. Since 1964, beginning as an occupational therapist (OT) working in mental health for a unique federally funded day project, Barrie has continued to develop occupational therapy services in public and private schools. She established the first multidisciplinary private practice in Ohio leading to opening the Galvin Therapy Center, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary pediatric private practice. She is also the founder of The Galvin Education and Resource Center for Families, a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to bring new information to families of children with special needs.
Barrie has many advanced certifications and continues to attend continuing education training in a wide variety of areas of practice always with special interests in mental health and sensory processing disorders. She has served as president of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association (OOTA), was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the OOTA and was interim director and clinical supervisor for the OT Program at Cleveland State University. She has edited several manuscripts, is an invited lecturer on a wide range of topics and co-authored a national occupational therapy pediatric research project focusing on fine motor performance in preschool aged children. In 2014, The Ohio State University Occupational Therapy Program presented Barrie with a distinguished alumni award.
Kara Brogan, OTR/L is the Clinical Director at the Galvin Therapy Center. She completed a Bachelors in Occupational Therapy at Xavier University and is currently completing a Masters in Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders at Nova Southeastern University. Kara has experience working in schools – from preschool through high school – and in clinic-based outpatient environments. She also spent a year working for the Midland Health Board in Ireland as a pediatric therapist.