Stacey Doyon OTR/L, CHT
Stacey Doyon has been employed as a hand therapist with OA Center for Orthopaedics in Portland Maine, since 1989 where she works with both Orthopaedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine physicians. One of the founding partners of the practice, a hand surgeon by the name of Dr. Donald Booth, recognized the benefits of having a therapist that specialized in the treatment of hand related injuries for his patients. He made that vision a reality when he hired Stacey. He was her mentor and took the time to teach her anatomy, surgical procedures and current therapy principles. Within two years of working for OA, Stacey earned her CHT credential.
Stacey graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Occupational therapy. Her first 5 years of employment were split between a 200 bed rehabilitation hospital in Woburn MA and a large medical center in Portland Maine. Stacey was drawn to hand therapy because it satisfied her creative instincts (through orthotic fabrication) and allowed her to utilize her mechanical skills as it applied to the forces and movements of the bones, muscles and joints of the hand and arm.
Stacey has always had a passion for sharing her knowledge with others. Over the years Stacey has taught classes at a local university and at conferences. This passion led her to become involved with the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) as a volunteer. Stacey’s involvement with ASHT began in 1994 Stacey when she helped to plan and organize local hand therapy meetings for the organization. Over the years Stacey has served as a board member for ASHT, a committee chairperson and in 2007 she was elected to be president. Her service to ASHT culminated as chairperson for the 2010 International Federation of Societies of Hand Therapy Triennial meeting.
Stacey has served on HTCC’s Recertification committee since 2006 and the Disciplinary Review Committee since 2011. She was appointed to HTCC’s Board of Directors in 2011.