Quinnipiac University
Erica A. Defrancesco

Part-Time Faculty


  • BS, University of Florida
  • MS, The Fletcher School At Tufts UniversityýThe Fletcher School Tufts University


  • Occupational Therapy

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


Drive Consulting National Co.

Independent Contractor : •Consulted with 10 skilled nursing homes to date, educating up to 180 staff members at each organization on topics such as Communicating with Individuals with Dementia, Thinking Outside the Box, and Person Centered Fall Prevention.

2014 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Clinical Assistant Professor

Hamden, CT

2012 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Adjunct Instructor. 4 semesters, non-consecutive, prior to full time faculty appointment.

Hamden, CT

2009 - 2011

Alzheimer’s Resource Center

Director of Community Service

Southington, CT

2008 - 2012

Institute of Living

Occupational Therapy Clinical Coordinator

Hartford, CT

2006 - 2008

Masonicare Health Center

Occupational Therapist.: Administered functional evaluations and cognitive assessments •Assessed clients’ ambulation and ADL status, prescribing them to assisted ambulation and ADL retraining programs as necessary • Collaborated with nursing homes and assisted living facilities to establish clients’ prior level of functioning and to ensure continuity of care for discharge planning •Supervised Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Interns •Participated in Speakers Bureau

Wallingford, CT

2004 - 2006

Institute of Living

Occupational Therapist

Hartford, CT

2000 - 2004