Temrah Okonski is the mother of an 18 year old son and a 19 year old daughter. She and her husband live in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Temrah, a physical therapist for 30 years, is most passionate about working with children with special needs and is working on developing a foot brace for certain children with brain damage. Temrah received her undergraduate degree from Simmons College, and held a post graduate fellowship positions at Hermann Hospital, TX and Georgetown University, DC. Temrah studied Ayurvedic medicine in India, and lived in Japan for three years where she was the pediatric physical therapist on a US military base. While in Japan, she also studied and performed Japanese dance.
Temrah is an avid traveler with a love for learning about other peoples’ traditions and cultures. She has traveled to 26 counties. She spends the balance of her time giving back to her community. She has held board PTA positions for 7 years, was a Girls on the Run coach for 5 years, and since 2012 has been supporting a medical mission that services a rural community in Haiti. She has visited the country 7 times. Temrah is the incoming president to The Ellicott City Rotary Club.
Temrah’s is also committed to her own health and wellness. She competes in sprint triathlons, has biked through Quebec, New Mexico, the Bahamas, and much of Western Europe. She has backpacked in the Shenandoahs, Colorado, and the Himalayas. She hopes to have many more outdoor adventures in the years to come.