Volunteer Opportunities

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson

Leadership/Board Volunteer Opportunities

We have many time commitments that may be either weekly, monthly, or annually. 

We are always looking for individuals to join our OTAO Board. If you are intrigued and want to see the back end/business side of OTAO by following/working closely with an OTAO Board Member, let us know. 

President – Elizabeth (Liz) Miller, OTR/L, CHT 

OTAO Archive Project

Individual/group availability

OTAO has many historical documents (back to our licensure in 1947) in boxes stored in many closets in Oregon, and at least one in California. Come, read through, organize, and help us put some order in our history!

Past-past President – Jan Cuciti, OTR/L 

Emailinfo@otao.com or jcuciti@cbmcs.com 

OTAO Conference Committee

Individual/group availability

The OTAO Annual Conference Committee plans each event. This is typically a year long planning process, and we value additional support to:

  • Finalize a venue location (2 in Portland, 1 away is current standard)
  • Find presentation speakers and posters 
  • Find exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors 
  • Obtain auction items for student scholarships, and maintain constant contact with the associate manager. 

 If you are great at event planning and want to work closely with the planning committee, please let us know!

Conference Co-Chair’s Connie Liu, OTD, OTR/L 

Emailinfo@otao.com or otaoconferencecommittee@gmail.com

OTAO Legislative Committee

Individual/group availability

Interested in working closely with OTAO’s lobbyist and Board of Directors? 
The Legislative Committee invites you to help with:
  • Creating and carrying out action plans to defend or assist OT practice in Oregon,
  • Collaborating with the Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board for both legislative and licensing issues,
  • Collaborating with AOTA on both state and federal legislative issues that affect OT practice in Oregon,
  • Planning and carrying out one occupational therapy legislative day in Salem each year, and
  • Submitting articles to newsletters and/or emails outlining current state and federal legislation that affects OT practice when in session.  
If occupational justice is your passion and you would like to be more involved, we welcome you to join our team!

Legislative Co-Chair’s Brooke Gentle, OTR/L; Michael Falcon, OTD, OTR/L, MHA, BS; and Lori Taylor,  OTR/L, MBA 


OOTEP (Oregon OT Emerging Practice)


Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in emerging practice areas of OT? Big on passion and short on time? 

OOTEP leadership involves a very minimal time commitment and a chance to enjoy and build a thriving community of OTs and OT champions who share ideas and take action to bring OT into the practice areas that will make the biggest difference for our profession, our patients, and our healthcare system. An ideal candidate is someone who cares about the future of OT, think outside of the box, is self-motivated, and celebrates the power of community. Current OOTEP leaders will provide mentorship to ensure a smooth transition and success for new leaders. 

Kristin Johnson, COTA/L and Paul Zulak, OTR/L, QMHP

Email: sis_emergingpractice@otao.com

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Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon
Phone: (971)266-4328 
Email: info@otao.com