Nancy Schneidenbach Green, MHA, OTR/L, RYT200, CIMI, HTP/A
Program Chair and Associate Professor
Ms. Green has practiced as a clinician, administrator, and instructor for over 40 years. She joined the faculty of Cabarrus College in the fall of 2001. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan and completed a Master of Health Administration from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ms. Green has received several awards honoring her teaching and leadership. In 2015, she was awarded the Anita A. Brown Leadership in Education Award, and was chosen as a Carolinas HealthCare System Pinnacle Award Finalist. In 2002, she was awarded the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Education Excellence Award.
Prior to her academic appointment, she held a variety of leadership positions in addition to working as an occupational therapist in acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, medical and surgical units, long-term care, homebound, and school settings. She is certified in Infant Massage Instruction and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She also has completed Levels 1, 2, and 3 in Healing Touch.
She enjoys spending time with her children and extended family, gardening, painting, biking, and antiquing.
Christa Gallie-Weiss, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, RYT 200, CA
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Ms. Gallie-Weiss received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1992. After graduation, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she started her career working with clients in cardio-pulmonary, orthopedic, and chemical dependency rehabilitation.
After moving to Charlotte in 1994, Ms. Gallie-Weiss continued to gather her skills as a generalist occupational therapist by working with clients in school systems, industrial rehabilitation, home health, long-term care, and memory care settings. In 2006, she completed her post-professional Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Boston University where her research emphasis was on improving housing outcomes for homeless persons with persistent mental illness. Her understanding that a safe and accessible physical environment is essential to successful participating in occupations, coupled with her desire to aid at-risk community members in retaining housing, led her to earn her designation as a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist with the National Association of Homebuilders in 2009. Recognizing the therapeutic benefits of yoga practice and aromatherapy – for herself and her clients with varied diagnoses – led her to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour) with Yoga Alliance, and a Certified Aromatherapist with the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, in 2015.
Ms. Gallie-Weiss has always enjoyed great benefit from the mentor/mentee relationship, and from exchange of ideas. So, during her graduate studies, she decided to eventually pursue a career in academia, and joined the OTA program at Cabarrus College as an Adjunct Faculty member in 2012, and transitioned to the role of Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in 2013. She has since co-presented annually at the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association’s Fall Conference regarding success strategies for OT fieldwork.
Ms. Gallie-Weiss considers herself a lifelong learner who enjoys asking questions, spending time with her family and friends, knitting and crocheting, yoga, and long walks with her dog.
Molly Shannon, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Ms. Shannon has practiced as a clinician for over 30 years. She joined the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in March of 2015 as an Adjunct Instructor in the MOT program and concurrently joined the OTA program as an instructor in December 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas in 1982 where she received the Most Outstanding OT student award from her professors (an honor she still holds dear to this day). She completed her post-professional OT Master's program through Mount Mary University in May 2016.
Ms. Shannon has worked in a wide variety of settings including the public schools, the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, and outpatient settings serving as a clinician or administrator. She is a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) by the Rehabilitation, Engineering, and Assistive Technology of North America (RESNA). Ms. Shannon has been a frequent speaker at state and national level conferences regarding the use of AT and OT, such as AOTA, ATIA, Closing the Gap, CSUN, NCOTA, the NC Great Rehabilitation Conference, and the NC Augmentative Communication Association Conference.
She is active in social media promoting OT and/or AT including blogging via her website AT and OT (www.atandot.com) and on the Go-To-For-OT site (www.gotoforot.com). She is also active through her "AT and OT" Facebook page, Twitter account (@mshanot2000), and Pinterest boards (@mshanot). She greatly enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 children, and 4 grandchildren as well as researching genealogy, reading, cooking and enjoying music.