Community Advisory Board Members

Community Advisory Members are stakeholders that partner with the Healthy Aging and Functioning Lab because of a shared passion for helping individuals aging in place. Community Advisory Members help determine the direction of the HAFA lab. Community Advisory Members also serve as liaisons between the HAFA lab and the communities they represent.

Sira Botes, OTR/L

Sira Botes is the creator and owner of Botes Memory Method LLC and Director of Occupational Therapy and Dementia Care Services for Concierge Home Care. Botes Memory Method can partner with multiple Senior Living and Healthcare entities through the home care platform. As an Occupational Therapist specializing in dementia care, Sira is passionate about helping persons living with dementia overcome barriers to meaningful activity related to aging in place. In addition, Sira is a public speaker and educator that frequently presents workshops and lectures for peers, students, and dementia stakeholders.

Ylgynne Uta, DPT

Ylgynne Uta is a home health physical therapist at Brooks Rehabilitation. She is the lead therapist in the 3-Step Workout for Life home health implementation project. She is motivated to integrate evidence into everyday practice for better therapy outcomes..