Dr. Melissa Kimmerling is a graduate of College of Saint Mary, obtaining her BS in 2006, her Master’s in occupational Therapy in 2007, and her Doctorate in Education in 2014. She currently serves as the founding program director and associate professor for the occupational therapy programs at Nebraska Methodist College. She also serves as the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association. In this role, she supports the legislative endeavors of the state professional association, working closely with the lobbyist and chairing the policy committee. Dr. Kimmerling also serves as the Nebraska Ambassador to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, which is the organization that administers the occupational therapy licensure examination. In addition, she serves on the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education where she reviews accreditation compliance of occupational therapy programs. Dr. Kimmerling lives in Papillion with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and two cats.
Financial: Melissa Kimmerling has employment relationships with Nebraska Methodist College and Snyder Charleson Therapy Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Melissa Kimmerling is the Nebraska Ambassador to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.