Beth Ann

Beth Ann’s Story

Beth Ann Hatkevich’s expertise is vital to Venture Bound, where she volunteers on the program-development committee. She has been instrumental in creating Venture Bound’s curriculum.

As an Occupational Therapist, Dr. Hatkevich has explored, developed, and participated in programming that focuses on the transitional needs of adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her extensive clinical background includes invaluable experience working with individuals in both rehabilitation and mental health settings.

Seeing another opportunity to apply her knowledge while helping young people in transitions drew Beth Ann to Venture Bound.

“I choose to dedicate my time to Venture Bound because I strongly believe in the foundational concepts of the program,” says Beth Ann.

“By giving these youth just the right challenge, we can encourage them to explore and discover their abilities.”

A recognized leader in community-based practice models for occupational therapy, Dr. Hatkevich is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical and Educational Programming in the Occupational Therapy Doctoral program at The University of Toledo. She oversees that program’s capstone portion, and she teaches classes related to program and coursework development and the instructing/learning process.

Beth Ann’s clinical and research interests include studying aging individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as at-risk adolescents and adults. Her academic background provides a unique perspective to helping young people with cognitive issues transition from school to work.

“By giving these youth just the right challenge, we can encourage them to explore and discover their abilities, and to find their true meaning and purpose in life,” she explains.

When she’s not teaching, researching, or volunteering, Beth Ann likes to concentrate on family memory making. Her hobbies include crafts such as scrapbooking and card making, and she enjoys walking and yoga.