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Cindi Petito Recognized by Marquis Who's Who

Cindi Petito is a trailblazer in occupational therapy and serves as a disability advocate in the health care and home accessibility industry

Most recently, she was honored with the 2023 Pay It Forward Award by VGM and Associates Live at Home group.

    JACKSONVILLE, FL, April 24, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Cindi Petito, OTR/L, MBA, ATP, CAPS, CEAC, CLIPP, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Petito is a distinguished occupational therapist with an impressive career spanning nearly three decades. Currently, she serves as the business owner of CHAS Consulting LLC, a role she has held since 2023. In this capacity, she has leveraged her experience to develop programs, write educational materials, and establish educational programs, including webinars and conferences. Furthermore, she applies her expertise to conduct telehealth evaluations and attend to patients in person, thereby ensuring they receive the comprehensive care and support they need.

Prior to her current venture, Ms. Petito worked as an occupational therapist and wheelchair specialist at River Garden Hebrew Home from 1993 to 2004. Concurrently, from 1995 to 2001, she practiced at Brooks Rehabilitation and went on to join Apex Home Health Care (Almost Family), where she cared for patients for nearly 15 years. Alongside her work as an occupational therapist, she also pursued her first entrepreneurial venture.

In 1999, Ms. Petito leveraged her knowledge as an occupational therapist to establish Seating Solutions Inc., which focused on developing accessible and functional seating solutions for those with disabilities. In 2014, her entrepreneurial interest led her to evolve and rebrand her enterprise to become CHAS Group, which she owned for another five years, until 2019. Simultaneously, between 2015 and 2017, Ms. Petito specialized as a wheelchair seating and durable medical equipment specialist at HSC Pediatric Clinic and went on to serve as the director of clinical solutions at Paradigm from 2022 to 2023.

Alongside her aforementioned endeavors, Ms. Petito managed workers' compensation programs and operations for National Seating and Mobility from 2019 to 2022 before her entrepreneurial spirit led her to once more establish her own consulting business, CHAS Consulting LLC. After two decades of community-based occupational therapy and evaluating homes for accessibility and appropriate equipment, she has developed a deep expertise in her field that encompasses knowledge regarding wheeled and seated mobility, home accessibility, and assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities. Furthermore, Ms. Petito is adept in education and mentorship, teaching other therapists, professionals, and businesses to encourage professional development and education surrounding disabilities and accessibility.

Along with her work experience, Ms. Petito's academic background has proved pivotal to her professional success. Recently, she earned a Master of Business Administration, with an emphasis in health care administration, from the Jack Welch Management Institute in 2020. Prior to that, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1995. Overall, the knowledge Ms. Petito gained through these programs, along with the various certifications she holds, has undoubtedly contributed to her ability to lead her business effectively and provide exceptional care to her clients.

Additionally, throughout her career, Ms. Petito has been fortunate to have mentors who have helped her achieve success. Just as she recognizes their guidance and support in as being instrumental in her success, she is committed to mentoring young professionals in the field to pay it forward and ensure they have the skills, confidence, and expertise they require to provide the best possible care to their patients. With this impact in mind, she advocates for her fellow, experienced occupational and physical therapists to serve as mentors to those just starting out in their careers.

Alongside the mentorship she receives and offers to others, Ms. Petito's adaptability and perseverance have played a significant role in her accomplishments. Most recently, she was honored with the 2023 Pay It Forward Award by VGM and Associates Live at Home group. As an active occupational therapist and advocate, Ms. Petito holds membership with the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy, the American Occupational Therapy Association, the National Association of Home Builders, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society, and Living in Place Institute, among others.

Outside of her successful therapy practice and business, Ms. Petito enjoys engaging with the outdoors through activities like mountain biking, fishing, and adaptive sports. In the coming years, her goal is to extend her support to various individuals and organizations in an effort to help as many individuals as possible and provide them with the necessary assistance and guidance they need to overcome challenges and achieve their life goals. Such a mission is a testament to Ms. Petito's expertise, dedication, and commitment to being a positive influence on countless individuals.

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