Industry Veteran to Direct Sunrise’s Clinical Education

Dr. Jessica Presperin Pedersen will develop and execute the wheelchair manufacturer’s clinical education strategy in North America.

Sunrise Medical has appointed Dr. Jessica Presperin Pedersen as its Director of Clinical Education for North America.

With more than 40 years of clinical practice as an OT, Pedersen has worked in all sectors of the wheelchair and seating industry as a master clinician, supplier, manufacturing consultant, design representative and educator.

Pedersen was a pioneer in the development of the profession of wheelchairs and seating in the 1980s and has spent the last two decades contributing to the research world to demonstrate evidence for knowledge translation in the clinic, advocacy, and product development. She is a RESNA and AOTA Fellow, serves on the Clinician Task Force, the Seating and Wheeled Mobility Committee for AOTA, and has shared her experiences internationally through publications and presentations.

In her new role at Sunrise, Pedersen’s primary responsibility will be developing and executing the clinical education strategy in North America.

“I am thrilled to join the innovative team at Sunrise Medical and look forward to partnering as we share our knowledge and expertise in our education endeavors,” said Pedersen.

“We are so excited to have Jessica join the Sunrise Medical family,” said Larry Jackson, president of Sunrise Medical Americas. “The further development of our clinical education team is a critical part in our success and Jessica brings an unparalleled amount of clinical experience and industry knowledge.

“Beyond clinical education, we fully expect Jessica to contribute to the development of exciting new products that exceed our customers’ expectations and create better clinical outcomes,” Jackson continued. “She provides us with so many opportunities to both further our products and collaborate with others to create supporting research that proves their value to payers.”

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