About the Occupational Therapy Association of California
The Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) was incorporated in 1976 as the result of a merge of the southern and northern California groups. It is a not-for-profit, 501-c-6 professional society designed to represent the more than 14,000 occupational therapists (OTs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) throughout California. We are membership driven -- a professional association by our members and for our members. Our goal is to help assure the highest competency for the profession so that consumers may expect the highest level of service.
OTAC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of elected officers and regional directors. Officers are elected by the members across the state while regional directors are elected by the members from their regions. The Board of Directors approves appointment of committee chairs who in conjunction with the Board of Directors work to accomplish the Association's Strategic Plan. The Association has standing committees as well as ad hoc committees. OTAC committees are listed below. Click on any committee to learn more about the work and responsibilities of the committee.
Advocacy and Government Affairs Commmittee
Bylaws, Policies and Procedures Committee
Conference Ad Hoc Committee
Membership Ad Hoc Committee
Nominations Ad Hoc Committee
Practice, Ethics, and Reimbursement Committee
Professional Development and Leadership Committee
Student Leadership Committee
In addition, the OTAC Vice President is responsible for providing direction and monitoring the activities of the Committee Chairs Council.
Leadership Training Power Point
Learn more about leadership in OTAC. Click here to view the OTAC Leadership Training Presentation. Click here for expanded information on the How We Work section of the Leadership Training Power Point.
If you are interested in volunteering for OTAC, complete the Volunteer Form and submit as indicated on the form.