Anne G. Fisher, ScD, OT, FAOTA
President & Founder
Professor Fisher is President and Founder of the Center for Innovative OT Solutions (CIOTS). Anne is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University and holds an honorary doctorate from Umeå University, Sweden. She has published more than 100 articles in refereed professional journals and more than 40 books or book chapters. She is a member of the Academy of Research of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, and she was the 1997 recipient of the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship. Most recently, she was the American Occupational Therapy Association honored her as one of 100 people who influenced occupational therapy’s 100-year history.
Anne has a passion for puzzles. Some of her other passions include traveling, enjoying good food and wine, and socializing with others. When dining with her occupational therapy colleagues around the world, the conversations often turn to solving the puzzles related to everyday occupational therapy practice. These conversations and her 50 years of experience as an occupational therapist, occupational scientist, and educator inspired her to develop innovative assessments of quality of occupational performance and the Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model (OTIPM) text. Like her earlier work, the OTIPM emerged as a solution to a puzzle — how to harness the full power of occupation in practice.