Michelle BridgePresident Elect
Michelle Bridge is an Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC)-trained Occupational Therapist, with Arthritis Society Canada’s Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program, covering Windsor-Essex county in Ontario. She is involved in the Arthritis Health Professions Association’s ACPAC Special Interest Group committee, having contributed as Chair of the education sub-committee as well as being the website liaison. She is a member, in good standing, of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario; the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists; and internationally, she is also a member of the Association of Rheumatology Professionals. Her career objectives focus on delivering optimal best-practice rheumatological healthcare; improving access to care for pediatric and adult patients with arthritis while embracing inclusion and diversity; and strengthening the healthcare capacity while enhancing inter-professional care with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes. She has been with the Arthritis Society Canada since 2014, coming from an occupational therapy background in chronic pain management, homecare, and return-to-work, and 8-years experience working in kinesiology.