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Helen Marie Grothem

Helen Marie Grothem, American occupational therapist, educator. Achievements include development of first occupational therapy assistant program in the state of Ky. Member of Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association (executive board member 1999—2003), American Occupational Therapy Association.

Background

Grothem, Helen Marie was born on September 15, 1938 in Moorhead, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Marvin E. and Hilda Corrine Bystol.

Education

Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy, Milwaukee-Downer College, 1956—1961. Master of Science, Murray State University, 1998—2001.

Career

Occupational therapist Milwaukee Children's Rehabilitation center, 1961—1962, Minneapolis Curative Workshop, 1962—1964. Occupational therapy supervisor Minneapolis Veterans Administration Hospital, 1964—1966. Program coordinator St. Paul Association for Retarded Children, 1966—1968.

Chief occupational therapist St. Paul Ramsey Hospital, 1968—1970. Director of occupational therapy Community Memorial Hospital, Winona, 1970—1980. Cirector of occupational therapy St. Francis Medical Center, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 1980—1989.

Lead occupational therapist Restorative Services, Inc., Hobart, Indiana, 1990—1995. Occupational therapy assistant program director Madisonville Community College, Kentucky, since 1995. President, board of directors Winona Day Activity Center, Winona, Minnesota, 1987—1989.

Western district chair Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association, 1999—2002, education chair, since 2002.

Membership

Member of Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association (executive board member 1999—2003), American Occupational Therapy Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sewing, quilting, reading, bowling.

Connections

Married Frederick II Waldeman Bystol, September 3, 1962 (divorced June 6, 1968). Children: Cynthia Bystol Lawson, Stacy Louise Poli, Frederick III Waldemar.