By Interactive Metronome - January 18, 2018
Dr. Cheryl Miller-Scott, Vice President of Therapy Operations for HealthSouth/Encompass Health and member of Interactive Metronome Clinical Advisory Board, has had the prestigious honor of being nominated for a position on the AOTA Board of Directors. Sixteen years ago, Dr. Miller brought the Interactive Metronome technology to HealthSouth Sunrise, showing positive outcomes amongst geriatric and pediatric patients. Today, 83 HealthSouth Hospitals use IM in their OT, SLP and PT departments. We are enthusiastic to support Dr. Miller in obtaining a position with the AOTA Board of Directors and encourage our network to cast their vote and do the same.
About Dr. Cheryl Miller
Dr. Miller is a licensed occupational therapist in the state of Florida, with more than 30 years of experience working with physically impaired adults and children. Dr. Miller-Scott is NDTA and Sensory Integration certified, and specializes in neurological rehabilitation. She currently oversees physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for Encompass Health’s 121 hospitals, which are distributed over 37 states. She received her doctoral degree in 2014 from Nova Southeastern University, and has most recently trained in six sigma and Lean management leadership principals. She completed her dissertation with a specialty in patient education and health literacy. Cheryl has also served as adjunct faculty for Nova Southeastern University, Florida International University, and Barry University.
A letter from Cheryl:
“In 2018, it is with great honor that I announce that I have been nominated for a position on the AOTA Board of Directors. In the past I have had the privilege to serve on several AOTA workgroups and ad hoc committees, helping to promote leadership in the field of occupational therapy, the centennial vision of OT, and the role of occupational therapy in the constantly changing healthcare environment.
During my near 35 year career as an OT I have held many leadership roles, remaining committed to mentoring future clinicians and leaders. In my role on the Board of Directors I would be afforded the opportunity to leverage my leadership experience to help position the OT profession to use our unique approach to healthcare as a key element to the future health and wellness of all those we serve. I am committed to continue to support the mission of those who have served before me towards the AOTA’s Vision 2025, and seek new opportunities for OT to use our distinct value to advance our profession.
I have also served on several Center for Medicare Services Technical Expert Panels to help define the future of healthcare reimbursement. My experience with different payment models offer me a unique insight to OTs role in future healthcare reform. Finally, serving as the treasurer and on the board of trustees for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation has offered me insight to the inner workings and responsibilities of volunteering and service. An election forum may be viewed at
For any eligible voting OT professionals that would be willing to support my efforts in the election in January 2018, the election will be conducted online beginning on January 9, 2018, and will conclude on January 30, 2018. Occupational therapy professionals may cast their vote from January 9th to 30th at https://www.aota.org/AboutAOTA/Get-Involved/elections.aspx
Also, please feel free to share this information with any of your OT professionals as you see fit.
Cheryl Miller, DrOT, OTR/L
Vice President, Therapy Operations