The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has shared an announcement from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) that the association’s former president, Mary Foto, OT, CCM, died last week at her home in Colorado. Foto was an alumna of USC’s occupational therapy class of 1966 and maintained her relationship with the division by serving on its board of councilors since 1997.

Few people have had such a significant impact on the practice and profession of occupational therapy as Foto. For half a century she worked to ensure occupational therapy was considered a key health profession, both nationally and throughout the third-party payor industry. On top of her service as AOTA’s president, her contributions to the association included active participation in work groups and committees, serving as a fellow, as well as supporting many colleagues in their careers to ensure a solid place for occupational therapy in federal and state policy.

To read USC Chan’s announcement, click here.