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USM represents Maine in health legislation talks

AOTA centennial hill day

Three individuals from USM represented Maine at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Centennial Hill Day in Washington D.C. on Monday, Sept. 25, joining practitioners and students from 45 states to discuss the impact of the proposed Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill.

Tammy Bickmore, program director of and lecturer in USM’s Master’s of Occupational Therapy program, and MOT students Melinda Blais and Jen Caswell met with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to discuss the legislation.

They were joined by two others: Kate Loukas of University of New England, and Lauren Beaudoin, a student of University of New Hampshire.

Pictured (from left) are: Kate Loukas, University of New England; Melinda Blais, USM; Jen Caswell, USM; Tammy Bickmore, USM; and Lauren Beaudoin, University of New Hampshire.