Wimberly Edwards, MS, OTR, who was born and raised in Harlem, studied occupational therapy at New York University and Boston University. She helped to develop the Black Occupational Therapy Caucus in 1974, a support system that encouraged recruitment, retention, equal opportunity, and leadership of occupational therapy practitioners and students of African-American descent, which still exists today. Edwards worked as a clinician, supervisor, and administrator, including Chief of Occupational Therapy at Montefiore Hospital. She then turned her career toward education, co-founding the occupational therapy program at York College in the City University system, where she was a professor for 25 years. Learn more about AOTA’s Multicultural Networking groups.