College of Sciences and Health Professions
Missi graduated from CSU with her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy and returned for her Masters in Health Sciences.
During her time at CSU she was instrumental in creating and performing as the first mascot for the CSU Vikings, Hagar the Horrible. She served as the student rep for the building of the Wolstein Center, was involved in student council, and was an RA in Fenn Tower and Viking Hall.
After graduation, she and her husband David, also a graduate of CSU and two-time All-American wrestler, started Integrity Home Health Care, a Medicare and Medicaid certified home care agency. Integrity held the honor of being the first therapist owned Medicare agency in the US. Missi and her husband also started Total Rehabilitation Specialists, a therapy contract company, and created the TRS research scholarship for the OT department at CSU as well as the Dick Bonacci endowment fund in the athletic department.
As a proud graduate, Missi has also committed her time to CSU. She has served as the chair and member for the College of Sciences visiting committee, interim Masters of OT program director and is an adjunct faculty member.
Professionally, Missi is recognized at the national level for her knowledge on health care policy, home health care and reimbursement, she serves on several national boards and is a consultant in the field of health care. Missi is asked to present at the national, state and local level both as an OT and as an administrator. She has received Ohio OT Association highest honor, the Award of Merit, as well as numerous national awards. She has published multiple articles and chapters on home care, health care policy and ethics in the health care arena. She and her husband live in Hinckley with their four children, Sydni, Jordyn, Baylei and Trysten.