Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon Regions

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Purpose

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). 

Table of Contents

West NW Oregon (Washington, Yamhill, Tillamook, & Clatsop Counties)

Kristin Johnson, COTA/L

Kristin Johnson, COTA/L

director_westnworegon@otao.com

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.

East NW Oregon (Multnomah, Clackamas, & Columbia Counties)

Andrea Betts, OTR/L

Andrea Betts, OTR/L

director_eastnworegon@otao.com

Andrea Betts, OTR/L, is a graduate if Seattle Pacific University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and the University of Washington with her Master of Occupational Therapy. She currently works as an OT and Director of Rehabilitation with Infinity Rehab. Andrea has a passion for the geriatric population, particularly in the long-term care setting. Outside of work, Andrea enjoys stand up paddle boarding and spending time with her husband and son.

Mid-Willamette Valley (Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, & Polk Counties)​

Katie Smith, OTD, OTR/L, MHA

Katie Smith, OTD, OTR/L, MHA

director_midwillamettevalley@otao.com

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 (Coos, Douglas & Lane Counties)​

OPEN POSITION

OPEN POSITION

director_southwillamettevalley@otao.com

Southern Oregon (Curry, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, & Lake Counties)

Rachel Wolfe, OTR/L

Rachel Wolfe, OTR/L

director_southernoregon@otao.com

Rachel graduated with her Masters in occupational therapy from Idaho State University in 2006. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and is currently working in acute orthopedics at Providence Medford Medical Center. Her professional interests include acute and chronic pain, concussions, and working with interdisciplinary teams. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children traveling, camping and backpacking. She also enjoys cooking, baking and learning to play the ukulele.

Central Oregon (Crook, Deschutes, Hood River, Jefferson, Sherman, & Wasco Counties)

Fiona Mains, MS, OTR/L

Fiona Mains, MS, OTR/L

director_centraloregon@otao.com

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 (Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa & Wheeler Counties)

Jeannise Nichols, OTR/L, MOT

Jeannise Nichols, OTR/L, MOT

director_easternoregon@otao.com

Jeannise, OTR/L is an Eastern Oregon native, raised in the small town of Athena. Jeannise graduated with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia located in Vancouver, BC in 2017. Jeannise has since returned home and begun working at Providence St. Mary’s Home Health based out of Walla Walla, WA. Jeannise is the OT that serves the communities of Milton-Freewater, Weston, Athena, and Adams in Eastern Oregon. In her free time you will find Jeannise singing with the local choir, playing in the local jazz and concert bands, travelling, or playing with her German Shepherd, Sage.