Jodi is a Licensed Occupational Therapist, and has been working at IVCH since October, 2010. She received her degree in OT from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in August 2010. Prior to her career in occupational therapy, Jodi received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Bradley University. She was also employed as a psychometrist for a Neuropsychology Clinic in Peoria and later in Richmond, Virginia.
Jodi’s background in Psychology and knowledge and experience involving administration of psychometric assessments served as a foundation to the field of occupational therapy.
Jodi completed her clinicals at UIC’s outpatient pediatric clinic, Jesse Brown VA Hospital, and Bonaventure House (mental health facility for individuals with HIV/AIDS that were homeless, or at the risk of homelessness, transitioning to independent living).
Jodi was born and raised in Peru, IL and returned to this area after receiving her college degrees. She enjoys boating on the Illinois River, fishing, water skiing, playing piano and bongo drums, scrapbooking, and has a great sense of humor. Jodi was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disease, Lupus, 10 years ago. Jodi feels her personal experience, as a patient, has led to a career that enables her to empathize with those that lost a form of independence.