Deanna Lynn Proulx-Sepelak
Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy
Deanna Proulx-Sepelak, MHA, OTR/L is a Clinical Professor and Director of the Dual-Degree Bachelor of Science/Master of Occupational Therapy program at Quinnipiac University. She has been affiliated with Quinnipiac for the last 30 years in roles including: undergraduate and graduate student, part time instructor, clinical coordinator, full time faculty, and Assistant Dean for the School of Health Sciences. Her teaching expertise includes clinical anatomy and kinesiology, cadaveric dissection, biomechanical assessment and analysis from an occupation-based perspective, as well as clinical management of polytrauma and chronic health conditions across the continuum of care. She was instrumental in developing emerging practice models for clinical education at Quinnipiac dating back to 2000. This included developing curricula in community-based, post-secondary transitional educational settings working among young adults with a variety of developmental disabilities. These local programs included Vista Vocational and Life Skills Center, SARAH, Inc., Chapel Haven, and the Cheshire Secondary Transition Collaborative at QU. Her innovation and dedication to clinical education was formally recognized by the New England Occupational Therapy Education Council’s with its’ Irene Allard Award, distinguishing exceptional contribution to fieldwork education in Occupational Therapy.
Professor Proulx-Sepelak is a contributing author in both Occupational Therapy Interventions and Ryan’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (SLACK Incorporated, NJ). She is an active leader and member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) having served two terms as the elected Connecticut State Representative to the Representative Assembly (RA) of AOTA. She is currently serving her second appointed term as the Sergeant at Arms also for the RA at AOTA.