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Physical Therapy Continuing Education eProfessor Profile

Interprofessional Education: Mary Thelander Hill, Margie Mudri, and Janet Popp

Mary Thelander Hill MS, OTR/L
A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Ms. Hill's clinical practice includes adult rehabilitation in acute and outpatient settings, as well as school-based occupational therapy. She is a faculty member at UNM, offering instruction on Management and Administration of OT, Neuroscience Lab and Problem-Based Learning. Ms. Hill is an active fieldwork educator, working with Planting Hope: OT in Matagalpa, Nicaragua; her research interests include the occupational needs of families who home-school.

Examples of Ms. Hill's accomplishments include:

  • Secretary of the New Mexico Occupational Therapy Association, and committee chair for the NMOTA Student Scholarship Silent Auction.
  • Former President, Board of Directors, Best Buddies, New Mexico. The organization establishes a global volunteer movement creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Margie Mudri MS, CCC/SLP
Ms. Mudri has practiced as a speech-language pathologist for more than 25 years. She has extensive experience in the effective management, development and enhancement of profitable rehabilitation departments in LTC facilities, including fourteen years of interdisciplinary program and staff management in the for-profit nursing home industry. Ms. Mudri has become a specialist in working with patients with dementia and has presented a variety of courses on the topic for staff ranging from rehabilitation therapists to nurses and administration.

Examples of Ms. Mudri's accomplishments include:

  • Earned her Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology, and has a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Is also certified to administer neuromuscular electrical stimulation (a Vital Stim Certification).
  • During her tenure as the Corporate Director of Rehabilitation Training and Program Development at Harborside Healthcare, a leading nursing and long-term care facility in Boston, MA, Ms. Mudri developed and presented a plethora of courses on a large variety of topics, including reimbursement from Medicare, understanding dementia, leadership in the healthcare community, and managing dysphagia.

Ms. Mudri also teaches a second course for EDUCATA on her own: Dementia Essentials: Strategies for Success When Working With Patients With Dementia.

Janet Popp PT, MS
Ms. Popp is a geriatric home health physical therapist and gerontologist. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico Division of Physical Therapy and has contributed to successful legislative activities to advance fall prevention, as well as direct access to physical therapy. Her clinical and research interests include rural-based fall prevention, dementia capable care, and fall prevention strategies linking healthcare and public health, on which she frequently presents across the state of New Mexico.

Examples of Ms. Popp's accomplishments include:

  • Chair, New Mexico Adult Falls Prevention Coalition.
  • Member, Legislative Committee, New Mexico chapter, American Physical Therapy Association.


Interprofessional Fall Risk Management (3.00 hours)

Interprofessional Education: Mary Thelander Hill, Margie Mudri, and Janet Popp

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  • Popp J. Utilizing a fall prevention program during post-disaster reconstruction to expand the accessibility of U.S. housing stock. In: Awontona A, ed. Rebuilding Sustainable Communities with Vulnerable Populations after the Cameras Have Gone: A Worldwide Study. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; 2012.

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