Director of Rehabilitation Services
Belinda Needham-Shropshire came to Mt. Ascutney in 1997 and has held the position of Director of Rehabilitation Services since 2002. Prior to that time she was the Rehabilitation Program Manager for Mt. Ascutney and the VNA/VNH. Belinda held a position with HealthSOUTH at Horton Medical Center, in Middletown NY, as the Outpatient Site Director in 1996. From 1988 to 1996 Belinda was a Research Associate at the University of Miami and held an adjunct faculty position working with the Miami Project. Belinda was author and co-author of many research articles as a result of her work in Miami. From 1985-1987 Belinda was a staff Occupational Therapist at New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, Mass. During her last year with New England Rehab Belinda became a corporate Float, traveling to new locations and helping develop their rehabilitation programs.
Belinda received her BS degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1985 and her MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 1995. Belinda is a long time member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Outside of her work and home obligations Belinda serves on the Board of the Upper Valley Aquatics Center.
Belinda and her husband David have two children and live in Quechee, VT. Belinda and her husband enjoy participating in Masters Swimming, sailing and outdoor activities.