Occupational Therapy Association of Californa

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2019-2020 Officers/Board of Directors

Heather Kitching

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

Bryant Edwards

President-Elect
Bryant Edwards, OTD, MA, OTR/L, BCP, MPH
preselect (at) otaconline.org

Gigi Smith

Vice President
Jerylin "Gigi" Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
vpres (at) otaconline.org

Heather Javaherian

Secretary
Heather Javaherian, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
secty (at) otaconline.org

Lisa Hiestand

Treasurer
Lisa Hiestand, OTD, MS, OTR/L
treas (at) otaconline.org

Karen Polastri

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


2019-2020 Regional Directors/Board of Directors

Susan MacDermott

Region 1 Director
Susan MacDermott, OTD, OTR/L
reg1dir (at) otaconline.org

Lauren Heflin

Region 3 Director-Elect
Lauren Heflin, MS, OTR/L
reg3direlect (at) otaconline.org

Rani Waterman

Region 2 Director
Rani Waterman, OTD, OTR/L, AMPS
reg2dir (at) otaconline.org

Erin Dolin

Region 4 Director
Erin Dolin, EdD, OTR/L
reg4dir (at) otaconline.org

Brittney Weinerth

Region 3 Director
Brittney Weinerth, MS, OTR/L
reg3dir (at) otaconline.org

Carlin Daley

Region 5 Director
Carlin Daley Reaume, OTD, MA/Ed, OTR/L
reg5dir (at) otaconline.org

2019-20 Committee Chairs

Lauren Lopez

Chair
Advocacy & Government Affairs

Lauren Lopez, OTD, OTR/L
gachr (at) otaconline.org

Valerie Adams

Chair
Bylaws and Policy & Procedures
Valerie Adams, MA, OTR/L
bylawschr (at) otaconline.org

Terri Roberts

Chair
Communications

Terri Roberts, OTD, OTR/L, CLT
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

Chair
Professional Development & Leadership

OPEN
educchr (at) otaconline.org

Julie Kugel

Chair
Subcomittee Committee for 2019 Conference

Julie Kugel, OTR/L
confchr (at) otaconline.org

Lora Woo

Chair
Subcomittee for 2020 Western Regional Occupational Therapy Spring Symposium (WROTSS)

Lora Woo, OTD, OTR/L
wrotss (at) otaconline.org

Alison George

Co-Chair
Student Leadership

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

Erwin Borja

Co-Chair
Student Leadership

Erwin Borja, OTD, OTR/L
studentchr1 (at) otaconline.org

Cara Hirsch

Co-Chair
Ad Hoc Committee on Membership

Cara Hirsch, MS, OTR/L
membchr (at) otaconline.org

Position Open

Chair
Ad Hoc Committee for Awards
OPEN
awardschr (at) otaconline.org

Carnie Lewis

Chair
OTAC Political Action Committee

Carnie Lewis, MA, OTR/L
otacpac (at) otaconline.org

Noey Brisbane

Co-Chair
Ad Hoc Committee on Membership

Noelani "Noey" Brisbane, MS, OTR/L
membchr (at) otaconline.org