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People in Business: Paul A. Fontana - Named to Board of Examiners

May 07, 2018 03:56PM ● By Camille Mosley

Paul A. Fontana, OTRL, FAOTA has accepted an appointment by Gov. John Bel Edwards to serve a five year term on the Louisiana Professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Board of Examiners. Mr. Fontana, an Abbeville, LA native and LSU graduate, is owner and President of The Center for Work Rehabilitation, Inc. at The Fontana Center in Lafayette and the CWR Clinic in Houston.

Throughout his 40 year career in occupational therapy Paul has served on many local, state, and national boards and associations in the fields of rehabilitation and political advocacy. He is past recipient of The American Occupational Therapy Association's Lindy Boggs Award. Paul's work at The Center for Work Rehabilitation leads his profession in the field of Work and Industry with his programs in injury prevention, return to work after injury, ergonomics, work hardening and rehabilitation. He is recognized in local, state and federal courts as an expert witness in his field. In 2017 Mr. Fontana was recognized and listed among The American Occupational Therapy’s Top 100 Occupational Therapists in the profession’s 100 year history. Fontana and his wife, Rose raised their four children in Lafayette and when not working, enjoy spending time with their five grandchildren.