The 2015 ArizOTA Conference Committee is now accepting submissions for spring and fall conference presentations.

Submissions will be accepted through Friday, November 14th, 2014.

Download the Call for Papers via the Link Below: http://www.arizota.org/downloads/ArizOTA_2015_CallforPapers.docx

Thanks and we look forward to hearing back from you!

Sarah Sharp
ArizOTA Vice President and Conference Co-Chair




ArizOTA would like to welcome Lisa M. Walters as she takes on the leadership role of heading the ArizOTA Tucson Special Interest Section. Lisa may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ArizOTA would also like to thank Pat Trossman for her many dedicated years as the head of this SIS and for all that she has done to create and maintain such a valuable resource for OT practitioners in Southern Arizona. Thank you, Pat!




Dear Fellow Colleagues and ArizOTA Members:

It is with great enthusiasm and honor that we announce that the previously open position of Treasurer-Elect has been filled. This 1-year term will be served by Tamara Turner, MSOT, OTR/L, AAS-OTA.

The ArizOTA Executive Board reviewed Tamara’s bio, which is provided below, at the Executive Board Meeting on 09/17/2014. A unanimous vote was passed at that meeting to appoint Tamara to the vacant position.

"Tamara Turner, MSOT, OTR/L, AAS-OTA, is the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for Brown Mackie College (BMC). Additionally she works per diem in physical rehabilitation. As an educator she focuses on empowering her students with education, skills, and professional responsibility needed as an OT practitioner. Tamara advises students as they participate in volunteer opportunities, advocate for the profession, fundraise, and organize social events. Tamara Turner holds a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University (2010). Prior to returning to grad school, Tamara worked as an occupational therapy assistant for ten years. Her experience has been in the physical disabilities setting with a passion for neuro rehab. She is currently working on a Doctorate Degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education and is currently enrolled in a financial resource and decision-making course. Tamara’s strengths include good organization skills and detail oriented. When she is away from her students and her patients, she volunteers with a local girls club, is an active church member, enjoys traveling with her family, and is a master Yahtzee player."




The American Occupational Therapy Association is seeking motivated and experienced candidates, with a strong background in state policy issues, for the immediate opening of a State Policy Analyst position.

Interested in the position, or know a qualified applicant? Click the link below for a detailed job description, candidate requirements, benefit information, and application instructions.

http://www.aota.org/AboutAOTA/Work/State-Policy-Analyst.aspx

Thank you,
Jodi Lindstrom, OTR/L
ArizOTA President