Dr. Smith earned her OTD at the University of St. Augustine, a master's in Education from Frostburg State University, a bachelor's in Occupational Therapy from Towson University, and a bachelor's in Social Work from Frostburg State University. She has worked in inpatient rehabilitation at Western MD Health System and Johns Hopkins Hospital, and in skilled nursing for Flagship and Genesis. Dr. Smith was the director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Allegany College of MD for 16 years. She is a member of the Board of Directors for NBCOT and serves on the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for the state of MD. She and her husband live in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland. Between them, they have 5 grown children and 5 wonderful grandchildren.