Jennifer Tokash

Jennifer Tokash

Clinical Associate Professor
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
College of Health Professions
Occupational Therapy

Jennifer Tokash



Faculty Bio

Professor Tokash has been practicing occupational therapy for 26 years. She graduated from Touro University with a post professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Chatham University with a Master in Occupational Therapy and Bethany College with a BS in Biology. Her experience includes being the Director of Rehabilitation Services for Trinity Health System and serving as the Clinical Fieldwork Coordinator/Supervisor for Occupational Therapy at New York Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist. Her focus has been on occupation-based therapy and advocating for the Choosing Wisely campaign. She has presented at several conferences including AOTA, NYSOTA, WVBOT, and WFOT.

Awards and Honors

  • 2023, Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching

Licensures and Certificates

  • Brain Injury Association of America, Certified Brain Injury Specialist
  • PAMPCA, Certified in Physical Agents and Modalities
  • New York OT Association, New Jersey OT Association, Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist New York and New Jersey Past Licenses include: West Virginia and Ohio


OTD, Touro University, 2023
Occupation Therapy

MOT, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997
Master of Occupational Therapy

BS, Bethany college, Bethany, West Virginia, 1995

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

The affects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Healthcare workers.

Occupational Therapy's evolving role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with focus on the IADL of communication management

Best practice recommendations and use in curricula and clinic

Publications and Presentations


Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice ignited through a pediatric feeding project
Ganzfried, E., Kantor, A., Tosto, J., Raymond-Tolan, L. & Tokash, J. (2024). AOTA/ASHA Annual Conference. AOTA/ASHA

Choosing Wisely in Academia; Strategies for Classroom and Clinical Curricula
Tokash, J. (2023). 2023 AOTA Annual Conference and Expo. AOTA,

• Supporting the Clinical Level II experience. Let's talk strategies and tools to facilitate success when the fieldwork student struggles
Tokash, J. (2023). 2023 AOTA Annual Conference and Expo. AOTA,

The Impact of Cognition and Falls. An Initiative to Keep Patients Safe
Tokash, J. (2022). 2022 AOTA Annual Conference and Expo. AOTA ,

• Changing clinical practice amidst the pandemic: The critical role of Occupational Therapy in the management of inpatients with COVID-19 and stroke in the Unites States
Tokash, J. (2022). World Federation of Occupational Therapy Conference. WFOT,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Occupational Therapy Assoc.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association

Professional Service

NYSOTA [Committee Chair]