Director of Occupational Therapy programs at Nebraska Methodist College, VP of Policy and Advocacy for the NOTA, and NE Ambassador to NBCOT.
Dr. Melissa Kimmerling EdD, MOT, OTR/L is the Program Director for the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at NMC. Dr. Kimmerling has clinical experience in acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, outpatient, and home health. She is the elected Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association (NBCOT). Dr. Kimmerling serves as the Ambassador from the State of Nebraska to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Dr. Kimmerling has presented her practice research locally, regionally, and nationally and has also been a speaker for community-based organizations. Dr. Kimmerling holds her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and her Doctorate in Health Professions Education from the College of Saint Mary. Dr. Kimmerling spent three years in full time academic appointment for College of Saint Mary prior to moving into the consulting role and then Program Director role for NMC, where she has been since 2014. Dr. Kimmerling is also certified in LSVT-BIG Parkinson’s Protocol, certified and licensed in Physical Agent Modalities, and Certified in Kinesiotaping. She is the mother to a child with autism.