Meet our Bloggers

Meet our bloggers and editors of WORK.

Kaitlin Olivieri at WORK

Kaitlin Olivieri - Bringing you App to Speed

Kailtin Olivieri is the upper school occupational therapy supervisor at Manhattan Childrens Center, a private school specializing in autism spectrum disorder in New York City.

With over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and graduating with an MS in occupational therapy from Columbia University, Kaitlin is now finishing her OTD from Boston University. Kaitlin is interested in how mainstream technology, specifically mobile devices and apps, can assist individuals with disabilities and how this ever-changing domain impacts the professionals that work in this field. 



Jennifer Long at WORK

Dr. Jennifer Long - Vision@WORK+play

Jennifer Long is an optometrist and a Certified Professional Ergonomist, based in Katoomba, Australia.

Jennifer is the founding director of Jennifer Long Visual Ergonomics, and since 2006 has provided visual ergonomics consultancy services related to vision and digital displays, lighting and glare. She also holds a visiting appointment (Conjoint Senior Lecturer) at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW, Sydney, and is an Editorial Board member of WORK.

In this monthly blog, Jennifer explores the myriad ways vision is important for people at work and play. Readers are invited to contribute to the conversation by commenting on the blog posts.



Valerie Rice WORK

Dr. Valerie Rice - Mindful Moments

I hope you will join me in this new series on mindfulness, where we will examine what mindfulness is, what it does, and what research is revealing. I have confidence that you, as readers, will ask questions or suggest a focus within the topic of mindfulness that you are particularly interested in. Finally, I trust you will read with an open mind, not necessarily condemning, and not automatically jumping onboard, until you’ve heard more or practiced on your own.


Amy Wagenfeld

Dr. Amy Wagenfeld

Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA, Affil.ASLA is Principal of Amy Wagenfeld | Design, whose mission is to enhance life experiences through collaborative design, programming, and evidence-based research of universally designed environments and Lecturer in the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program at Boston University. Her work focuses on collaborative design, programming, and research of outdoor environments for underserved groups. A Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A&M University, Amy presents and publishes widely on topics relating access to nature. She is co-author of the award-winning book, Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces published by Timber Press.