Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon Regions
Each regional director’s primary job is to act as a liaison between OTAO, the membership, and their region. Each regional representative will be responsible for organizing regional meetings which may be for educational, advocacy, or networking purposes. They are your resource for building and growing your local OT community! We encourage and welcome you and be involved in your local region(s).
Northwest Oregon Regional Director
Kristin Johnson, COTA/L
Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, Washington, & Yamhill Counties
Kristin is a COTA/L and Assistant Rehab Director working for Consonus Healthcare. Practicing since 2000, she has experience in skilled nursing, home health and mental health. Kristin has served on the OTAO board since 2017. A native Oregonian, she enjoys gardening, backpacking, international travel, cooking and lingering over a good cup of coffee.
Mid-Willamette Valley Regional Director
Katie Smith, OTD, OTR/L, MHA
Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, & Polk Counties
Katie practices occupational therapy with Samaritan Health Services in
Corvalis and also owns and operates a local mental health practice.
Katie has been involved with OTAO since 2015, and is a founding member
of the Oregon Occupational Therapy Emerging Practice Task Force. Katie
plays several instruments poorly, but she sings rather well.
South Willamette Valley Regional Director
Lynden Scahill, OTD, OTR/L
Coos, Douglas, & Lane Counties
Lynden obtained her OTD from Creighton University in Omaha where she is originally from. She moved to the southern Oregon coast 5 years ago with her husband Tim. She has recently been a Director of Rehab in a SNF and is moving to home health through the local hospital. She enjoys spending time with her son Julian and dog Hayes. Lynden and her family enjoy traveling and exploring new places.
Central Oregon Regional Director
Fiona Mains, OTR/L, MS
Crook, Deschutes, Hood River, Jefferson, Sherman, & Wasco Counties
Fiona graduated as an occupational therapist in 1989 in Scotland where she practiced in various clinical settings before immigrating to New Zealand in 1996, and then relocating to the USA in 2012 with her husband’s job relocation. Fiona has worked within a wide range of populations; in hospitals, community services, medical research, and taught occupational therapy students at college for a number of years. Since moving to the USA, Fiona has upgraded her occupational therapy knowledge to fit the American healthcare culture and is now working in a specialist consulting role within the High Desert Education Service District, and as an independent practitioner for Treehouse Therapies. Fiona has past experience in NZ where she was elected, by her peers, to hold the professional portfolio as part of the Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa executive; working on position papers in response to proposed government law changes. Fiona was later appointed as a professional board member to The Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand, working hard to ensure that best practice was in compliance with New Zealand health law. Fiona and her family love their new home in Bend and are taking advantage of all the fun outdoor activities available so close to home.
Eastern Oregon Regional Director
Angela Mart, MOTR/L
Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, & Wheeler Counties
Angela Mart is the Regional Director for Eastern Oregon. She works at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Oregon where she assisted the hospital in starting an Occupational Therapy program in January, 2016. She is treating patients in the inpatient, swing bed, and outpatient settings. She enjoys biking, trail running, XC skiing, and other outdoor adventures with her dogs, Kotter and Tilda Jane. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to live, work, and play in such a beautiful and special part of Oregon.