Lori Hoener is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1986 from University of Wisconsin-Madison, received her MBA in 2004 at Loyola University-Chicago, and became a Certified Professional Ergonomist in 2008. Lori has specialized in Ergonomics, Patient Movement and Handling, Prevention and Wellness and Return to Work Programs.
Lori started her career as an Occupational Therapist in a Rehabilitation facility, specialized in Hand Therapy, Work Hardening and managed outpatient clinics at Rush University Hospital and Hand Therapy Limited. She then began consulting nationally for the National Loss Control Services Company (NATLSCO – A Division of Kemper Insurance) where she provided ergonomic services including: worksite analysis, prevention and control, worksite design, training and education and program development. Lori continued her focus on ergonomics and brought those skills to Northwestern Healthcare where she worked for 20 years as an Orthopedic and Hand Therapy Resource Coordinator, Rehabilitation Services Manager, and Ergonomic Program Manager which she created and managed. Currently, she is the owner of LZH Consulting, a firm that specializes in Office, General Industry and Healthcare Ergonomics. She has over 30 years of Ergonomic experience and enjoys working with all levels of the organization to create work environments that are comfortable and encourage safe work practices.