ArizOTA is a non-profit corporation founded in 1966 to serve the membership in Arizona and surrounding states. ArizOTA is a volunteer-run agency, with officials elected on a rotating basis. Terms begin in July.


The mission of the ArizOTA is to promote and support excellence and professionalism among occupational therapy practitioners, and to collaborate with community members, healthcare providers, educators, legislators and reimbursement sources to facilitate activities and environments that enhance the occupational performance of patients and clients served.


The ArizOTA, as a proactive, dynamic and responsive organization, will be a driving force in advocating for:

  1. System change which supports creative member involvement through education, mentoring and resource provision;
  2. Legislative and reimbursement issues that effect quality of life and consumer ability to access occupational therapy services, and;
  3. Community involvement through marketing, consumer advocacy, support of emerging arenas and collaborating with healthcare systems, educational agencies, business and industry.

ArizOTA Board Of Directors (2018-2019)




ArizOTA E-mail Address


Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth


Tamara Turner

President Elect

Evelyn Andersson


Sarah Anderson


Katherine Schofield

Treasurer Elect

Heidi Carpenter

3 Year Board Member

Meagan Orban

2 Year Board Member

Cuyler Romeo

1 Year Board Members

Kharah Lombardi
Margie Maples

COTA Liaison

Jeffrey “Jack” Turner

ArizOTA Committees (2018-2019)


Committee Chairs


ArizOTA E-mail Address


Katherine Schofield

Nominations and Recognitions

Meagan Orban


Debbie Hines

Marketing and Public Relations

Alyssa Concha-Chavez and Stephanie Ramirez


Amy Ogrin

Legislative Affairs

Donna Gilbert
Debbie Hines

ArizOTA Special Interest Section (2018-2019)

Vision SIS

Jan Menke

Pediatric SIS

Meagan Orban
Aimee Piller

Neuo SIS

Sharon Buchanan

Tucson Group SIS

Chester “Chad” Spear

Postsecondary Transition SIS

Christopher Trujillo


For more information on ArizOTA click on the links below for our bylaws and Standard Operating Procedures

ArizOTA Bylaws
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