Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon website! We are an organization dedicated to supporting occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and the community at large through advocacy, education and networking.

Whether you are looking for information regarding OT in the state of Oregon, joining us in quarterly continuing education events, participating in our annual conference, seeking leadership and advocacy opportunities, connecting with fellow practitioners at OT Night Out (or our Virtual OT Night In), identifying a career opportunity on our job board, or exploring DEI self-reflections, you are in the right place! We welcome you and hope that you will enjoy our website.

My name is Lori and I am the current OTAO Board President. I started my career as an Occupational Therapist back in 2000 working in a hospital setting and later transitioning into outpatient Hand Therapy before finally landing in the Post-Acute Care Sector where my passions for OT and senior care are able to thrive. I value advocacy, occupational justice, education, belonging, collaboration, access, equity, self-care, and connection. These values are the foundation of not only our profession but of our board. I am committed to creating a long term board vision, implementing the DEI Taskforce recommendations for inclusivity, as well as supporting OTLB in maintaining an autonomous entity. Volunteerism is an emerging part of who I am and I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to serve you, our profession, and our community!

OTAO is made up of an dedicated, passionate, and forward thinking group of OTs, OTAs, OT/OTA students and retirees. We would love to have you join us, so please don’t wait, get involved, and JOIN TODAY!

I am honored to be your President and look forward to our future together!

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Bulletin Board

November 2
OTAO Board Meeting

October 22 (+90 days Virtually)
OTAO Virtual Conference

OT Night Out Regional Socials


Live Membership Count

Active Members: 209

Occupational Therapists: 113

Occupational Therapy Assistants: 10

Occupational Therapy Students: 79

Retirees (Honorary): 6

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