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2022-2023 Officers/Board of Directors

If you would like to contact members of the OTAC Board of Directors, please send an email to the OTAC office and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate Board member. If you wish your message to be forwarded to a specific Board member, such as president, treasurer, etc., please include that in your message salutation.

Bryant Edwards

President
Bryant Edwards, OTD, MA, OTR/L, BCP, MPH

Gigi Smith

Vice President
Jerylin "Gigi" Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Heather Javaherian

Secretary
Heather Javaherian, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Alison George

Treasurer
Alison George, MS, OTR/L

Karen Polastri

Executive Director
Karen C. Polastri, IOM

2022-2023 Regional Directors/Board of Directors

Renee Makin

Region 1 Director
Renee Boivin Makin, OTD, OTR/L

Stephanie Kokesh

Region 2 Director
Stephanie Kokesh, OTD, OTR/L, CSRS

Bianca Callier

Region 2 Director-Elect
Bianca Callier, OTD, OTR/L

Hiral Khatri

Region 3 Director
Hiral Khatri, OTD, OTR/L

Danny Pavlovich

Region 4 Director
Danny Pavlovich, OTR/L

Nirali Maru

Region 5 Director
Nirali, Maru, OTR/L, CAS

2022-2023 Committee Chairs

Lauren Lopez

Co-Chair
Advocacy & Government Affairs

Lauren Lopez, OTD, OTR/L

Carlin Daley Reaume

Co-Chair
Advocacy & Government Affairs

Carlin Daley Reaume, OTD, OTR/L, MAEd, PMH-C

Jackie Meagher

Chair
Bylaws and Policy & Procedures
Jackie Meagher, OTR/L

Karen Park

Chair
Communications

Karen Park, OTD, OTR/L, CLE

Karrie Kingsley

Chair
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Karrie Kingsley, OTD, OTR/L

Ingrid Leu

Co-Chair
Practice, Ethics, & Reimbursement
Ingrid Leu, OTD, OTR/L

Carnie Lewis

Co-Chair
Practice, Ethics, & Reimbursement

Carnie Lewis, MA, OTR/L

Sherry Hite

Chair
Professional Development & Leadership

Sherry Hite, MOT, OTR/L

Winifred Schultz-Krohn

Chair
Subcomittee Committee for 2022 Conference

Winifred Schultz-Krohn, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA

Candace Chatman

Co-Chair
Student Leadership

Candace Chatman, OTD, OTR/L

Rob Russow
Co-Chair
Student Leadership
Rob Russow, OTD, OTR/L

Fitria Ignatowski

Co-Chair
Membership

Fitria Ignatowski, MOT, OTR/L

Jhennylyn Rivera

Co-Chair
Membership

Jhennylyn Rivera, MOT, OTR/L

Erin Schwier

Chair
Ad Hoc Committee for Awards
Erin Schwier, EdD,OTD, OTR/L

Jessica De Brun

Chair
Ad Hoc Committee for Nominations

Jessica De Brun, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Samia Rafeedie

Chair
OTAC-PAC

Samia Rafeedie, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS