Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Feretti is an occupational therapist and a certified hand therapist with experience working in a variety of clinical settings, with early years in acute rehab, home healthcare and school-based occupational therapy.  For most of her clinical career, she has been focused on the specialty of upper extremity rehab, specializing in orthotic fabrication and design, management of complex traumatic injuries and pediatric hand therapy.  Dr. Feretti has a focus on healthcare management and leadership across many settings, managing a large OT program in a teaching institution, owning a private outpatient practice and using her leadership skills in management of a large, corporate, multi-specialty rehabilitation company.  She is Chair of the Practice Division for the American Society of Hand Therapists and serves on the Roster of Fellowship Reviewers and on the Quality Advisor Group for the American Occupational Therapy Association.


Research and/or Creative Works

  • Feretti, A.M, & Jacobson Petrov, J. (2022). Clinical Reasoning for the Stiff Hand Workshop. Presented June 2022 at: IFSHT (International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy) Triennial meeting, London, United Kingdom.
  • Feretti, A.M, & Jacobson Petrov, J. (2021). Clinical Reasoning for the Stiff Hand Workshop. Presented October 2021 at: American Society of Hand Therapy Annual Meeting- pre conference institute, St. Louis, MO.
  • Feretti, A. M., Kupczynski, L. & Groff, S. L. (2020). Face-to-face and videoconference mentoring success among outpatient physical and occupational therapists. Presented at the 18th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI. January.
  • Feretti, AM, Kupczynski, L. & Groff, S. (2019). Face to Face compared to Videoconference Mentoring in Outpatient Physical & Occupational Therapy. At:  American Society of Hand Therapy Annual Meeting- Scientific Papers Session, Washington, DC, October.
  • Scheidler, B. & Feretti, AM.  Help Me Choose Which Post-Professional Degree. At:  AOTA Annual Conference- Poster Session, New Orleans, LA, April, 2019.


  • Feretti, A. M, Kupczynski, L., & Groff, S. L. (2020). A comparison of face-to-face and videoconference mentoring among outpatient physical and occupational therapists. Journal of Education and Social Policy, 7(1), 149-157doi:10.30845/jesp.v7n1p17
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. (2018). Physical Agent Modalities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72 (Suppl. 2).  Authors:  Salvador Bondoc & Ann Marie Feretti
  • Foster, CB., Gorga, D., Padial, C., Feretti, AM., Berenson, D., et al. (2004). The development and validation of a screening instrument to identify hospitalized medical patients in need of early functional rehabilitation assessment. Quality of Life Research 13, 1099-1108.
  • Torres-Gray,D., Feretti, AM., & Stubin-Amelio, L. (2000). Postoperative therapy after skin grafts and flaps to the hand. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Society of Hand Therapists


Ann Marie Feretti, UVM OTD faculty

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), orthotic fabrication and design, traumatic injuries of the upper extremity, rehabilitation for brachial plexus reconstruction, mentoring and professional clinical education, healthcare leadership and management


  • Ed.D., University of St. Augustine
  • M.S., Occupational Therapy, Boston University
  • B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta