Jerzie-Ann Coppola, PhD, MS, OTR/L Program Committee
Jerzie-Ann Coppola is the founder and director of Live Love Grow Therapy, an occupational therapy private practice in central New Jersey that specializes in The Masgutova Method®. As an occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience, she is committed to supporting, children, families, and adults in reaching their highest potential. In addition to her role as the director of Live Love Grow Therapy, Jerzie-Ann is an MNRI® Core Specialist and instructor of the Masgutova Method®. She currently serves as a Board Trustee for the North East Regional Early Interventional Collaborative and was awarded the “Community Member Honoree” award in 2014 for her contribution to Helpful Hands®.
Jerzie-Ann received her master’s degree from the University of Scranton in Occupational Therapy where she was awarded the “2002 Outstanding Graduate Award in Occupational Therapy.” Motivated by the understanding that research is the driving force behind best clinical practice, she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in health science at Seton Hall University. Her research is focused on expanding evidence-based practice of The Masgutova Method® to help facilitate a more robust awareness and acceptance of this method in healthcare and educational systems.
Previous experience includes serving as an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of Scranton, vision therapist, school-based therapist, therapist in early intervention, and private practice therapist specializing in sensory integration. Additionally, Jerzie-Ann has served on the curriculum advisory board for both the occupational therapy department at the University of Scranton and the Masgutova Graduate School of Neurodevelopmental Sciences. Outside of work, Jerzie is a wife and proud mom of two boys. She enjoys collecting artwork, traveling, and furniture restoration. In the future, Jerzie-Ann hopes to dedicate more time to research and grant writing.
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