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Important Dates

2022 Exams
April 25 - May 14
October 24 - November 12



Application Deadlines: April 15th for the May exam and October 15th for the November exam.
Board of directors and staff

Nancy M. Cannon, OTR, CHT

Vice President and Founding Member

Nancy Cannon is a founding member and the Vice President of HTCC. She is a well-known educator and published author, served as the Director of the Hand to Shoulder Therapy Center (a division of the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center) for over 35 years. In 2017 she transitioned to treating patients on a part-time basis. A strong advocate of medical education, Nancy has been the meeting coordinator for a national hand therapy meeting “Hand Care” since 1984 and has served as editor and co-author of the Diagnosis & Treatment Manual for Physicians and Therapists. 

An active charter member of the American Society of Hand Therapists since 1981, Nancy has served in leadership positions for the society for over ten years. Nancy was the 1989 president of the American Society of Hand Therapists, the 1992 recipient of the Natalie Barr Lectureship Award for outstanding contributions to the field of hand therapy and has received the distinguished ASHT Lifetime Fellowship Award for career-long contributions to the Society and to the field of hand rehabilitation. In complement to this, she served on the board of the American Hand Therapy Foundation for many years, including four years as chairman.

Nancy has been drawn to hand therapy ever since she was a student and had one of her first clinical experiences at the Indiana Hand Center. She likes nothing better than working closely with her patients and networking with other therapists to problem-solve challenging upper extremity cases.   

Nancy has been active with the Hand Therapy credentialing program since its infancy. She was elected Secretary in 1989 when the commission was incorporated and in April 2000 was elected Vice President. In 2017 Nancy stepped down as Vice President, yet continues to serve on the HTCC board.