Teresa Shartar MS, OTR/L
Teresa received her OT certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and studied Art as Therapy at Oberlin College. As an OT in the U.S. Peace Corps, Teresa helped set up a pediatric program in the Seychelle Islands. Upon returning to Washington D.C., she established an OT program at The Washington Home and earned her M.S. in the Education of the Severe and Profound from Johns Hopkins University. She later joined the U.S. Public Health Service as an OT at the Clinical Center of National Institutes of Health and, after moving to Boston, worked as an OT at Tufts Medical Center. Most recently, Teresa was an OT with Gwinnett County Public Schools. Teresa and Edward have four sons and were parents of a special needs child. Teresa also has taught pre-school for 18 months to two year olds and worked as an OT at PlayWorks Pediatric Clinic. She has been a mentor for Parent to Parent and a parent participant, volunteer and member of the advisory board for Lekotek of Georgia.