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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 

Phone: (971)266-4328 
Email: info@otao.com or otaopresident@gmail.com

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OTAO has many historical documents (back to our licensure in 1947) in boxes stored in many closets in Oregon, and at least one in California.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 

Phone: (971)266-4328 
Email: info@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 & Lisa Bodry, OTR/L 

Phone: (971)266-4328 
Email: info@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 

Phone: (971)266-4328 
Email: info@otao.com or OTAOLegislativeCommittee@gmail.com

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