Ann Custer, MPH, OTR/L, CHES, QMHP

Manager of Workforce Development and Corporate Relations for the Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation

Office: 541-737-0821

Hallie E. Ford Center

Hallie E. Ford Center 227

2631 SW Campus Way

2631 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Ann is supporting the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in building capacity of the current and future public health and human sciences workforce to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities.  Her work focuses on managing a portfolio of professional development offerings related to public health and human sciences.  It involves collaboration with a variety of internal and external partners, including faculty, industry, and governmental agencies.


Ann comes to Oregon State University from Linn-Benton Community College where she served as faculty from 2004 to 2016, most recently as Department Chair for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, and previously as Program Chair for the Health Occupations/Services Education Center.

She held positions as a Healthcare Educator, a Rehabilitation Manager, and an Occupational Therapist in a variety of practice settings in the Southwest and Midwest.

She earned a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Broadly speaking, her professional interests involve collaborative partnerships and innovative programming to improve population and individual health, with particular emphasis on facilitating linkages between academia and industry, research and practice.  Additional and related interests include workforce development and healthy aging.