Welcome, from the President
Thank you for visiting our website and welcome to Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon! We are an organization dedicated to supporting occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants via strengthening the occupational therapy profession 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 and our annual conference, leadership and advocacy opportunities, social get-togethers with other OT’s (OT Night Out), or a career opportunity on our job board, you are in the right place! We welcome you and hope that you will enjoy our website.
My name is Liz and I am the current President of OTAO. I have been working as an OT in Oregon for 10 years and a part of OTAO’s Board of Directors for the past 4. I am passionate about the occupational therapy profession, and being a part of OTAO is the absolute best way I have found to express this excitement and commitment. I am proud to work within an organization that believes in upholding the foundation of our profession, promoting professional growth and leadership opportunities, is committed to delivering a strong voice for the occupational therapy profession at a state and national level. Serving occupational therapists through OTAO has been an invaluable experience, both in growing my skills as a leader and my knowledge base as an occupational therapist.
OTAO is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. We came into being June 25, 1947 when we were admitted into AOTA. Dedicated volunteers led the drive for licensure. In 1977, Governor Bob Straub signed our State Licensure Practice Act (creating the Oregon OT Licensing Board). From then until now, occupational therapy has grown from a few therapists around the state to over 2,600 licensed OT and OTA practitioners in many different specialty fields
OTAO is made up of an encouraging, passionate and well-rounded group of OTs, OTAs, OT 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!
2nd Annual Pain Summit
January 24-26, 2020
Boulder Falls Center, Lebanon, OR
CE Event: The Role & Relationship of OT/OTA Supervision
February 19, 2020
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR
Save the Date: OTAO Advocacy Day
March 3, 2020
Oregon State Capital, Salem, OR
Active Members: 270
Occupational Therapists: 170
Occupational Therapy Assistants: 30
Occupational Therapy Students: 52
Retirees (Honorary): 14
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