Lisa Raymond-tolan

Lisa Raymond-tolan

Clinical Associate Professor
College of Health Professions
Occupational Therapy


Faculty Bio

Dr. Raymond-Tolan received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center and her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She has been an adjunct professor at SUNY Downstate and Bank Street College of Education. Before coming to Pace, she spent 13 years at Community Roots Charter School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, a K-8 school devoted to racial justice work and inclusive practices. Not only did she build a diverse and collaborative school-based practice there, she was able to grow her scholarship interests of occupational justice, self-determination theory, universal design for learning and executive function within that vibrant community. Lisa is excited to join the Pace Occupational Therapy team and help foster new generations of OTs as they enter this exceptional field.

Awards and Honors

  • SUNY Downstate Occupational Therapy Department, 2007, Sigrid Hansen award
  • 2007, Pi Theta Epsilon, Alpha Kappa chapter

Licensures and Certificates

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), Certified Occupational Therapist
  • NY Education Department Office of the Professions, Licensed Occupational Therapist


, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT, 2016
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy

MS, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2007
Occupational Therapy

BA, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, 1994

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Occupational Justice, Universal Design for Learning, Self-Determination Theory, Executive Function, Loose Parts Play

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Occupational Therapy Association

College Service

  • CHP Culture Transformation Work Track CHP Culture Transformation Work Track [Committee Member]
  • CHP IPE&P CHP IPE&P [Committee Member]

Related News and Stories

Pace Magazine

Learning takes many forms. Thanks to the Office of Research’s Classroom-Based Research Award, Occupational Therapy Professor Lisa Raymond-Tolan is adding student-created podcasts to her curriculum.