Kari is an Occupational Therapist on our program services team. Kari is passionate about working with people affected by dementia and helping cultivate meaning, participation, engagement, and quality of life despite this diagnosis. Kari holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed an apprenticeship at the Alzheimer’s Association where she worked extensively in early stage programming and created a tool for the Alzheimer’s Association to use about when and why to engage occupational therapy. Kari comes to us from Barnes Jewish Hospital, where she worked with individuals and families navigating a wide variety of health conditions.
Kari is enthusiastic about providing hands-on training to help caregivers be confident and successful, and to help people with dementia remain engaged in important and meaningful activities.