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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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)

 

Position

Name

ArizOTA E-mail Address

President

Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth

President@arizota.org

Vice-President

Tamara Turner

Vice.President@arizota.org

President Elect

Evelyn Andersson

President.Elect@arizota.org

Secretary

Sarah Anderson

Secretary@arizota.org

Treasurer

Katherine Schofield

Treasurer@arizota.org

Treasurer Elect

Heidi Carpenter

Treasurer.Elect@arizota.org

3 Year Board Member

Meagan Orban

3YearBoardMember@arizota.org

2 Year Board Member

Cuyler Romeo

2YearBoardMember@arizota.org

1 Year Board Members

Kharah Lombardi
Margie Maples

1YearBoardMember@arizota.org

COTA Liaison

Jeffrey “Jack” Turner

COTA.Liaison@arizota.org

ArizOTA Committees (2018-2019)

 

Committee Chairs

Name

ArizOTA E-mail Address

Finance

Katherine Schofield

Finance.Comm@arizota.org

Nominations and Recognitions

Meagan Orban

Nominations@arizota.org

Education

Debbie Hines

Programs@arizota.org

Marketing and Public Relations

Alyssa Concha-Chavez and Stephanie Ramirez

Marketing.PR@arizota.org

Publications

Amy Ogrin

Publications@arizota.org

Legislative Affairs

Donna Gilbert
Debbie Hines

LegAffair.State@arizota.org

ArizOTA Special Interest Section (2018-2019)

Vision SIS

Jan Menke

vision.group@arizota.org

Pediatric SIS

Meagan Orban
Aimee Piller

Pediatrics.Group@arizota.org

Neuo SIS

Sharon Buchanan

Neuro.Group@arizota.org

Tucson Group SIS

Chester “Chad” Spear

Tucson.Group@arizota.org

Postsecondary Transition SIS

Christopher Trujillo

PostSecondaryTransitionSIS@arizota.org

 

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

ArizOTA Bylaws
(include link to PDF)

ArizOTA SOPs
(include link to PDF)