Frank Gainer '76, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, CMP, CAE
Frank Gainer is the Director of Conferences at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in Bethesda, Maryland. He has been an occupational therapy practitioner since 1976. He served for 24 years in the US Army/US Amry Reserves with clinical assignments in West Germany, Washington, DC and the Republic of Panama. He retired from the United States Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2003. Since leaving Active Duty, he was Director of Rehabilitation Services for 5 facilities in Washington, DC and has been employed at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) since 2001. He is currently the Director of Conferences at AOTA. In addition, he is an adjunct instructor at Howard University, the Chairperson of the District of Columbia Board of Occupational Therapy, and a long-time surveyor for CARF – the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission. He became the first occupational therapy practitioner to earn the Certified Association Executive and Certified Meeting Professional credentials. He and his partner have built their dream home on the Delaware shore and enjoy spending time with family and friends on the beach.