Sabrina Jacobs Shumans, COTA/L, joined the Occupational Therapy department at Vereen Rehabilitation Center in January 2014 as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She is a 2006 graduate of Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA. Sabrina received her Georgia Occupational Therapy Assistant license in 2006 and most recently earned her Physical Agent Modalities certification in 2013.
Sabrina began her career as a was COTA/L at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, GA where she worked 2 years in the inpatient rehab unit providing skilled services to patients with conditions including CVA, upper and lower orthopedics, and cardiac conditions. Prior to joining the Colquitt Regional team, she was employed with Select Medical at Cobblestone Nursing Center in Moultrie, GA for 5 years providing Occupational Therapy services to patients in a skilled nursing setting with conditions including upper and lower orthopedics, cardiac, CVA, and generalized deconditioning following recent hospitalization.
A native of Moultrie, Sabrina graduated from Colquitt County High School in 2003. She is an active member of Autreyville Baptist Church and member of the Hamilton Elementary School PTO. She is married to Neil Shumans, a local bank manager. They have two daughters, Abbie and Allie.
Sabrina Shumans is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at the Vereen Center, where she works with Occupational Therapists to help patients who have difficulties performing daily tasks due to illness or injury. She grew up in Colquitt County and graduated from Colquitt County High School in 2003. After graduation, she decided to obtain a license for Occupational Therapy Assistance at Middle Georgia State University. She completed her studies in 2006.
“I decided to just get the associate’s degree because I was not really interested in nursing,” Shumans said. “I still wanted to primarily focus on patient care, though, so I stuck with science and getting the certificate.”
Shumans worked her first COTA/L job at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Georgia, where she worked at the rehab clinic. She held that position for two years.
She then went to work for the Cobblestone Nursing Center in Moultrie, Georgia, from 2008 to 2013. She helped patients with orthopedics and deconditioning (from hospitalization). In 2013, Shumans decided to get another certificate, this time for Physical Agent Modalities.
Shumans heard about the Vereen Center in 2014 when an assistant position opened up. Shumans decided to apply, and she has called it home ever since.
“I am glad I joined the team back in 2014,” she said. “The best part about the job is the family atmosphere. Everyone’s close. It’s also local.”
Shumans made it clear she plans on staying with Vereen for the long haul.
“I am very comfortable with my position as the Occupational Therapy Assistant,” she said. “I have no future plans to do anything else at this time.”
When she is not working, Shumans describes herself as family-oriented, as she enjoys attending Autreyville Baptist Church every week alongside her husband and two daughters. She also likes to be active in her children’s academics and extra curriculars, as she is a member of the Parent-Teacher Organization for Hamilton Elementary School.