Clinician Spotlight

The spotlight this summer is on our new Board Members.  They are .....

Erica Reeves, OTR/L, MS, CHT 

Erica is the cur-rent Secretary/Treasurer for MSOTA and was re-cently elected to the Vice President position. Erica will serve MSOTA in these dual roles until her Secretary/Treasurer term is expired in January.  Erica is a native of South Africa who relocated to the United States in 1996. She graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2011 and has been employed at St. Dominic - Jackson Memorial Hospital since June of 2011. She received her certification in hand therapy in November of 2016. She is a long-standing member of MSOTA as well as AOTA. Erica resides in Jackson, MS with her husband, Conner, and their one-year old daughter, Margot.

Connie Ferguson, OTR/L 

Connie is a native of Quitman, MS. As an undergraduate, she attended Mississippi State University. She was accepted into the 1992 OT class at University of Mississippi Medical Center. Upon graduation, she was employed at Meth-odist Rehab Center, serving as staff OT in both in-patient and home health settings. Since departing MRC, Connie has been employed at St. Dominic - Jackson Memorial Hospital, working in acute care. At. St. Dominic's, Connie serves as the Clinical Coordinator for Occupational Therapy and as Coordi-nator for Clinical Education. For the past 5 years, Connie has been part of a panel of clinical staff assisting with interviews for prospective OT students. She has been an active mem-ber of both AOTA and MSOTA and is excited for the opportunity to serve as MSOTA Secretary/Treasurer Elect and bring some new and exciting ideas to the Board!

Kenley Smith, MOT/L

Kenley recently joined the MSOTA Board as our Central District Co-Chair. She will be working closely with Jen-nifer Donahue to represent members from one of our larger Districts in the state. Kenley graduated from Mississippi State University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiol-ogy. She then graduated from UMMC with her Mas-ter’s of Occupational Therapy in 2012. Kenley has been practicing in pediatrics since her graduation in various settings, including private schools, acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient clinics. She currently works at Beyond Therapy for Kids where she enjoys working with children of all ages. Kenley lives in Brandon with her husband, Tyler, and their twin girls, Allie and Callum.

Cade Montague, MOT/L

Cade has been employed at Holmes Com-munity College since January 2018 and is currently the academic fieldwork coordinator. He is the HCC MSOTA board liaison. Cade was raised in McAdams, MS by his parents Frank and Teresa Montague along with his three sisters, Julie, MacKenzie, and Casey. He attended Kosciusko High School in from 1998-2002 where he played the saxophone and keyboard. He began his college education at Holmes Community College in Goodman, MS where he studied vocal performance and music. Upon graduation from HCC, Cade then transferred to Mississippi College in Clinton, MS where he studied Kinesiology and Exercise Science. In 2008, he was accepted to the University of Mississippi Medical Cen-ter’s Occupational Therapy program, and completed his Master’s de-gree in occupational therapy in 2011. Cade has worked in a variety of settings and cities including Orlando and New Orleans; he has experi-ence in the home health, outpatient, acute, inpatient, pediatric, and skilled nursing settings.