Origami Board of Directors
Mitchell Tomlinson – President
Marilyn Tarrant, CPA, CHC – Treasurer
Scott Derthick – Officer
Nate VanderLaan – Officer
Mark Notman, Ph.D. – Vice President
Greta Wu, MA, CRC – Secretary
James Sylvain, DO – Officer
Vincent Schimizzi, CPA – Officer
The relationship between Origami, Peckham and Michigan State University is unparalleled in the area of brain injury care, recovery, and rehabilitation. The expertise of all 3 organizations provides a mechanism for the most up-to-date services from medical expertise to community re-entry and return to work.
About MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Physical Medicine & Rehab
The mission of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is to provide excellent clinical care, education, and research in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, leading to optimum quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation focuses on restoration of the body and mind after trauma or disease has occurred. In some cases the restoration is ongoing and the goal is to teach the patient how to live and cope with the effects of pain, or lack of function, and lead a full and productive life to the greatest extent possible.
Clinically, restoration and rehabilitation can be accomplished in different ways. PM&R’s philosophy is to assess a patient's bio/psycho/social needs and determine which diagnostic and treatment methods will provide the patient with the highest level of functional outcome. The approach is often inter-disciplinary.
Academically, medical students are taught basic treatment and assessment techniques and methods used in rehabilitation, along with advanced knowledge of anatomy. Resident physicians are trained in the practice of physiatry and the diagnostic art of electromyography (EMG). One-year fellowship programs are offered to physicians desiring a refined knowledge of EMG and pain management.
Peckham, Inc., a nonprofit organization, provides job training and competitive employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Peckham has grown to be one of the largest vocational community rehabilitation programs in the state of Michigan. They specialize in creating positive change in the lives of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Peckham, Inc., a nonprofit community rehabilitation organization, is a unique business and human services agency that values quality, diversity and performance. Peckham’s mission is to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons striving for independence and self-sufficiency. They embrace collaboration, effective resource management and innovative approaches to achieve world-class excellence. Every client has a story of overcoming obstacles to become more successful. Peckham’s customers speak of exceeded expectations and high-quality performance. Whether providing vocational programs or globally competitive products, Peckham delivers on potential.