Kayleen B, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2021


Bachelors of Health Science in Occupational Therapy,
University of Missouri – Columbia

Masters of Occupational Therapy,
University of Missouri – Columbia

Credentials and Certification 

  • CPR Certified
  • Mary Alice Woods Occupational Therapy Scholarship for Outstanding Clinical Performance in Mental Health

Clinical Expertise

  • Neurological Diagnoses


Not published, did present a poster at AOTA in 2018: Brady K, Ely L, Mittman B, Pieczko N, Janes WE (2018, April). Introducing an On-Demand Model for GoBabyGoEarly Childhood Power Mobility Provision. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Salt Lake City UT.

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My Story

I was always creative and social and was very involved with music in high school. I originally thought about music therapy as a profession, but my guidance counselor encouraged me to look into OT. I began shadowing in the hospitals and fell in love. It helped that at the time my dad was in a mid-life career change from an accountant to a PT, so hearing him talk about therapy fascinated me.

My Blue Bird Day

Not a lot, but my interview process gave me lots of hope/encouragement that this will be a wonderful and supportive working environment.

My Advocacy

My previous job was in an area that has been chronically underserved and we certainly saw effects of that in the community/in our clients. I recently became involved with the Center for Food Equity in Medicine (which is based near my previous work) and would like to find involvement in equity-related work near here.

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. I am excited to be transitioning to this role which is based in more longer-term relationships than any position I’ve had before. I’m not sure what this looks like yet, but I would love to establish long-lasting therapeutic relationships with clients and their families so that I can work with them through various phases of life.