Lela Llorens, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is well known for her rich history of contributions as a clinician, scholar, educator, and administrator in occupational therapy. In her 1969 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture, she presented a theory of occupational therapy based on human development, noting its influence on the neurophysiological, physical, psychosocial, and psychodynamic aspects of development. Llorens chaired AOTA’s Research Advisory Council in the mid-1980s, where she advocated for establishing doctoral-level degrees and the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She received the A. Jean Ayres Award, the AOTF Meritorious Service Award, and the AOTA and AOTF Presidents’ Commendation in honor of Wilma L. West. Read an article by Llorens on function.