Brooke Cappa works as an occupational therapist at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in Both Burn Center in San Francisco. She had been working with a 5-year-old patient in which she dressed the patient up in costume and was throwing glitter down the hall in order to encourage the patient to walk when she was approached by Daniel Chacon, AARBF’s Assistant ED at the time. Daniel immediately recruited her to come to Champ Camp, AARBF’s summer camp for child burn survivors, and informed her of AARBF services. Brooke volunteered that following year as a camp counselor and fell in love with camp and the AARBF community. She has since been volunteering for camp for the last 6 years where she attends Champ Camp annually and has volunteered for other survivor events such as the surf trip, outdoor trip and women’s retreat. In addition to volunteering, Brooke served as a Survivor Services Committee Advisory Council member in the years of 2020-2022 and is honored to now serve as the now Co-Chair of the Survivor Services Committee.
Brooke graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Dominican University in 2012 and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology at Sonoma State university in 2005. She has worked in various settings. She started out her career working with children and adolescents in a psychiatric residential program. Then worked with an adult psychiatric homeless outreach program. As an Occupational Therapist, she first worked in a pediatric clinic and school-based program. She has since explored various settings and landed in a 7-year career on a burn unit which has become her biggest passion!
Brooke currently lives in San Anselmo, Ca. She spends her free time hiking, running and exploring nature. She has a huge passion for gardening, research and nutrition.