Jessica works as a Recreational Therapist with Home & Community Recreation Therapy. Jessica is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Her experience on the MTRA Board of Directors started back in 2010 as the Student Member At Large and she continues to serve on the board as Secretary,
Grand Valley State University-2006 & California University of Pennsylvania
Jenny served as a RT in both assisted living and inpatient rehab settings for 12 years. Jenny has also served on the board of MTRA for nearly 10 years in various positions. Jenny now works as a professor at GVSU, serving health professions students. Jenny is passionate about research, leadership and ethics.
At home, Jenny has 4 boys who love to keep her busy! She enjoys fitness, family and spirituality.
Ron Coplin, MA. CTRS
Recreational Therapist at Pine Rest Mental Health Services, Activity Therapy Chairperson, Coordinator of the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program.
Ron received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Central Michigan University in Recreation and Parks Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic RecreationRon has worked as a Recreational Therapist for over 37 years. Ron is currently on the Advisory Boards for Central Michigan University and Grand Valley State University. Ron was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Central Michigan University. At Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Ron serves as Activity Therapy Chairperson, and Coordinator of Mercy Health Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. Ron has many years of experience and is very interested in serving on the board of MTRA and giving back to our profession.
Nick Wahl CTRS
Grand Valley State University- 2013
Brookcrest Rehabilitation and Life Center, Grandville, MI
Nick originally grew up in the Ann Arbor area, attending GVSU and graduating in 2013. Nick specializes in working in Geriatrics & Sub Acute Rehab, with an emphasis in physical fitness and community reintegration.
In his leisure time, Nick enjoys The great outdoors (fishing, camping, hiking, canoeing) reading, drawing, playing sports (soccer, disc golf and golf), and spoiling his new born niece.
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Central Michigan University
Graduation August 2019
This is Lexi's first semester in the TR community at CMU. She is currently working at Indian trails Camp in grand Rapids as a respite counselor. Lexi feels the TR community is so wonderful and is excited for her future in this field.
Lexi is also on E-Board for CMU's Recreation Therapy Club, as well as she plays rugby on the CMU club team. In her little free time that she has, Lexi enjoys doing puzzles and drinking coffee.
Grand Valley State University
Graduation April 2019
Ellie is a Junior at GVSU and just finished up her first semester in the Therapeutic recreation Program. Ellie feels she learned so much about the history and importance of TR in our society and is excited to be an advocate for TR. Ellie is thrilled to be the GVSU rep for our program and cannot wait to learn more about this amazing profession.
In her leisure time Ellie enjoys soccer, friends, beach volleyball and family