Dr. Jana Cason is the founder and CEO of TelehealthShare, professor in the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy at Spalding University in Louisville, KY and a pediatric occupational therapist. Dr. Cason is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and past chair of the AOTA Technology Special Interest Section and the American Telemedicine Association’s Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group. Dr. Cason co-authored the World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ Position Statement on Telehealth, the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Position Paper on Telehealth, and the American Telemedicine Association’s Blueprint for Telerehabilitation Guidelines and Principles for Delivering Telerehabilitation Services. She has published numerous book chapters, monographs, and articles and is widely cited by authors across disciplines. Dr. Cason serves as Senior Associate Editor of the International Journal of Telerehabilitation, a peer-reviewed, PubMed indexed journal.
Dr. Melanie Criss is the founder and CFO of TelehealthShare and a pediatric occupational therapist. Dr. Criss is also founder and CEO of Community Therapy Services, a company that has specialized in telehealth occupational therapy services for school-aged children since 2009. Melanie received her Bachelor of Business Administration in 1998 from Campbell University in North Carolina and then went on to receive her Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2000 from the University of Toledo (formerly Medical College of Ohio). She also received her occupational therapy doctorate from Chatham University in 2011. The majority of her clinical experience has been in the pediatric setting, particularly in school settings, outpatient rehabilitation, and early intervention.
Together, we have over 23 years of combined telehealth experience. With frequent calls and emails from practitioners, we recognized there was a need for an online marketplace with telehealth-related therapy resources and professional development. Combining our expertise, we created TelehealthShare, an online marketplace for occupational therapy practitioners, physical therapy practitioners and speech-language pathologists to quickly buy, sell, and share telehealth-compatible assessment and intervention resources. We look forward to becoming the premier company for telehealth-related therapy materials and professional development.
Thanks for joining us on this journey!
-Jana Cason, DHSc, OTR/L, FAOTA
-Melanie Criss, OTD, OTR/L
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller