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2017-2018 Officers/Board of Directors

Heather Kitching

President
Heather J. Kitching, OTD, OTR/L
pres(at)otaconline.org

Bryant Edwards

Vice President
Bryant Edwards, OTD, MA, OTR/L, MPH
vpres(at)otaconline.org

Gigi Smith

Secretary
Jerylin "Gigi" Smith, PhD, OTR/L, SWC
secty(at)otaconline.org

Akemi Davies

Treasurer
Akemi Davies, MA, OTR/L
treas(at)otaconline.org

Lisa Hiestand

Treasurer-Elect
Lisa Hiestand, MS, OTR/L
treselect(at)otaconline.org

Karen Polastri

Executive Director
Karen C. Polastri, IOM
execdir(at)otaconline.org


2017-2018 Regional Directors/Board of Directors

Cindy Garcia

Cindy Garcia, COTA/L
reg1dir(at)otaconline.org

Ingrid Leu

Ingrid Leu, OTD, OTR/L
reg2dir(at)otaconline.org

Brittney Weinerth

Brittney Weinerth, MS, OTR/L
reg3dir(at)otaconline.org

Becky Crouch

Becky Crouch, OTR/L
reg4dir(at)otaconline.org

Erin Dolin

Erin Dolin, EdD, OTR/L
reg4direlect(at)otaconline.org

Marlene Steele

Marlene Steele, COTA/L, MHA/Ed, CBIS
reg5dir(at)otaconline.org

2017-18 Committee Chairs

Sabrena McCarley

Chair
Advocacy & Government Affairs

Sabrena McCarley, MBA-SL, OTR/L
gachr(at)otaconline.org

Jacalyn MardirossianChair
Bylaws and Policy & Procedures
Jackie Mardirossian, MA, COTA/L, ROH
bylawschr(at)otaconline.org

Arameh Anvarizadeh

Chair
Communications

Arameh Anvarizadeh, OTD, OTR/L
commchr(at)otaconline.org

Katie Jordan

Co-Chair
Practice, Ethics, & Reimbursement
Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L
practicechr1(at)otaconline.org

Phuong Nguyen

Co-Chair
Practice, Ethics, Reimbursement

Phuong Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, Neuro-IFRAH Certified
practicechr1(at)otaconline.org

Judy Hopkins

Chair
Professional Development & Leadership

Judy Hopkins, OTD, OT/L, SWC, CLE
educchr(at)otaconline.org

Alison George

Co-Chair
Student Leadership

Alison George, MS, OTR/L
studentchr1(at)otaconline.org

Lina Awshee

Co-Chair
Student Leadership

Lina Awshee, COTA/L
studentchr1(at)otaconline.org

Lisa Hiestand

Chair
Ad Hoc Committee for Conference

Lisa Hiestand, MS, OTR/L
confchr(at)otaconline.org

Lauren Heflin

Chair
Ad Hoc Committee on Membership

Lauren Heflin, OTR/L
membchr(at)otaconline.org

Michele Berro

Chair
Ad Hoc Committee for OT Centennial Celebration

Michele Berro, MA, OTR/L
100yearsofot(at)otaconline.org

Deborah Pitts

Chair
Ad Hoc Committee for OTs as LMHPs

Deborah B. Pitts, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH. CPRP
otlmhp(at)otaconline.org

Jerry Jordan

Chair
OTAC Political Action Committee

Jerry Jordan, OTD, OTR/L
otacpac(at)otaconline.org