Ohlashia Cowley, CTRS

Recreational Therapist

I am originally from Lubbock, Texas, but I lived in Michigan almost my entire life. I graduated Cum Laude from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors of Applied Arts in Therapeutic Recreation December 13th, 2014. Most of my experience is in Long Term Care and I have had 2 internships in Long Term Care. My first internship was at Masonic Pathways in Alma, Michigan and my second internship was at The Laurels in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. I have also done lots of volunteer work especially with the Special Olympics. I am very excited to be working with Meaningful Day Services because I love helping people and I want to help improve people’s quality of life.


  • Central Michigan University, Bachelors of Applied Arts
  • (CTRS) Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist through NCTRC

  • Michigan Therapeutic Recreation Association

  • Geriatrics
  • Dementia

I love watching sports especially Central Michigan Football and Basketball (Fire Up Chips!!) I enjoy playing with my Bunny Ralphie and listening to music. I like to go to the movies, spend time with friends, spend time with my fiancé James. I also am very family oriented and I love being around my mom, step dad Don, sister Itoro, and brother Ehkemini.