Who We Are
A Member-driven, Not-for-profit Professional Association
The Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) was incorporated in 1976 as the result of a merger of the southern and northern California groups. It is a not-for-profit, 501-c-6 professional society designed to be the collective voice that serves, promotes, and supports the more than 15,000 occupational therapists (OTs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) throughout California. We are membership driven -- a professional association by our members and for our members. Your dues ensures the strength and sustainability of this collective voice.
We Are Governed by Elected Members
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 work of the Association is further guided by the Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Leadership Motto. Check out the current roster of Officers/Board of Directors.
Committees Work on Your Behalf
The Association has standing committees as well as ad hoc committees. OTAC committees are listed below. They invest hundreds of hours annually to work for you. Click on any committee to learn more about the work and responsibilities of the committee.
- Advisory Council
- Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee
- Autism Ad Hoc Committee
- Bylaws, Policies and Procedures Committee
- Communications Committee
- Conference Ad Hoc Committee
- Membership Ad Hoc Committee
- Nominations Ad Hoc Committee
- Practice, Ethics, and Reimbursement Committee
- Professional Development and Leadership Committee
- Strategic Planning Committee
- Student Leadership Committee
Leadership Training Power Point
If you are interested in volunteering for OTAC, complete the Volunteer Form and submit as indicated on the form.