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Serious Play: A Recreation Therapist's Journey through Teaching People the Importance of Fun after a Catastrophic Injury

Joanne Finegan ’83 RC PK
CEO, ReMed

Lecture Details

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building

The event is free and open to the public.

About Joanne Finegan

Joanne Finegan received her bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Parks from Penn State in 1983 and a master’s degree in administration from West Chester University in 1990. She now serves as CEO and managing partner of ReMed Recovery Care Centers, a rehabilitation and long-term care provider for people with acquired brain injury. Finegan has worked continuously on educating others on the impact and lifelong effects of brain injury. She is a well-known presenter and publisher on key issues related to brain injury, such as funding and resources, long-term supports, adjustment, socialization, sexuality, recreation, and leisure.

Finegan has served on the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a board member, trustee, and chairman of the board in 2004. She has also served as the chairman of the board of the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) and has been honored by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) as a Distinguished Fellow, the organization’s highest distinction, in 2005.

Currently, Finegan is an advisory board member at Penn State’s Brandywine campus. In 2007, she received the Alumni Recognition Award from Penn State’s Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management. She is the 2010 recipient of the Alumni Service Award from the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society.

Distinguished Speaker Series

The Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series was established by the Board of Directors of the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society in order to feature prominent graduates of the college who are leaders in their fields. The board's mission is to facilitate and promote the participation of alumni in activities that support the college's pursuit of excellence.