Title: Occupational Therapist
Company: Consonus Health Care
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon United States
Carol A. Stormer, OT, NBCOT, Occupational Therapist at Consonus Healthcare, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in occupational therapy.
Driven to pursue a career in health care, Ms. Stormer earned a BS in occupational therapy from Colorado State University, graduating with distinction, in February 1987. Now licensed to practice in the states of Washington and Oregon and Idaho.
She started her clinical internships at the Northwest Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle and at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Fort Logan and Denver, Colorado to bring her to her current professional status. Backed by a more than 34-year career in occupational therapy, which she describes as “a holistic perspective on how your mind, body and spirit are genuinely connecting,” Ms. Stormer has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, including receiving the Woman of the Year Award from the National Association of Professional Women in 2012. She also has been granted the Shining Star Award from Infinity Rehab and the Volunteer of the Year Award from Dragonsports USA. Notably, Ms. Stormer has been spotlighted on CUTV News Radio for her noteworthy achievements in occupational therapy.
In her current venture, Ms. Stormer works for Consonus Healthcare in the Klamath Falls, OR area. From 2019 to 2020, she utilized her broad range of skills to serve as an occupational therapist for Consonus Healthcare and Industrial Therapy Solutions. In recent years, she has also practiced occupational therapy as well as an independent consultant via Golden Touch Home Health Care in 2013 and 2014.
Ms. Stormer commenced her career in 1987 as a developer and leader of the adolescent and child psychiatric units at CPC Fairfax Hospital, and went on to work in adult psychiatric units at Saint Cabrini Hospital and Everett General Hospital. Her years as an occupational therapist began in Oregon in 1989 with the Providence Health Systems, working her way to lead therapist by 1995 and serving as manager of regional worker rehabilitation services until 1996. From 1996 to 2013, Ms. Stormer has worked as an occupational therapist for clinics including, Progressive Rehabilitation Associates, PreCare Inc., Infinity Rehab, Innovative Senior Care/Brookdale Senior Living and Empres Health Care.
Ms. Stormer holds distinguished membership with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc., American Occupational Therapy Association, Sierra Club, & Nature Conservancy. Having served as Washington State Mental Health Liaison for Occupational Therapy early in her career and later the First Board Development Chairperson for the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon, Ms. Stormer attributes her career success to her parents and the lessons they taught her throughout her upbringing. She also recognizes her mentors, Elnora Gifoyle, Patricia Christ and Kevin Oltenbruns, for their guidance and support throughout the course of her illustrious career.