Marnie Renda MEd OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Marnie Renda OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, is the founder of Destination Home LLC, which provides OT Home Assessments, product and home modification consultations, as well as, care coordination services for elders and persons with disabilities living at home.

Marnie graduated from Lafayette College and Springfield College with a B.A. in Psychobiology and a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and in the community. Additionally, Marnie is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and earned an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications.

Marnie is a nationally recognized expert in home modifications. She has authored several articles on home modifications and assistive technology which were published in professional journals. Marnie was recently appointed the American Occupational Therapy Association, Home Modification Network Coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating the occupational therapists across the country providing home modifications. Additionally, she is co-authoring the American Occupational Therapy Association official document entitled “The Role of Occupational Therapy in Complex Home Modifications”.

Marnie is also a nationally recognized educator and speaker on the topics of Home Modifications, Aging in Place, Universal Design and Community Resources. She has created and implemented continuing education courses for healthcare workers and other professionals including therapists, nurses, social workers and general contractors across the country.

Finally, Marnie is an adjunct professor at Xavier University and Cincinnati State Technical College educating future occupational therapy practitioners on home modifications and assistive devices available to keep people of all ages at home.

Education

Lafayette College-BA Psychobiology
Springfield College- Masters of Education of Occupational Therapy

Credentials

Licensed Occupational Therapist in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Florida
Registered Occupational Therapist with the National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy
Certified Aging In Place Specialist
Executive Certificate in Home Modification
Matter of Balance Master Trainer

Affiliations/ Memberships

Clinical Advisory Committee for the SouthWestern Chapter of the National MS Society
Board Member of the TriState Parkinson’s Association
Founder and board member of HEARTH: Professionals for Independent Living
World Federation Of Occupational Therapists
American Occupational Therapy Association
Ohio Occupational Therapy Association
Healthcare Friends Network
Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force
Everything Eldercare
Association of Professionals in Aging
Cincinnati Senior Connection