Shelly received a Bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College, and a post-professional doctorate from Chatham University, majoring in Occupational Therapy (OT). She received her certification as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2003.
Shelly has an interest in education and research, has taught in local graduate OT programs, and continues to provide guest lectures, sharing knowledge of splinting and hand and wrist conditions commonly seen in clinical settings and foundational content. She has presented research at national conferences on interprofessional practice and education, clinician and academic roles, and written chapters in a hand and upper extremity review book. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association