Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado

OTAC President’s Annual Letter

January 9, 2021

Dear OTAC members, Colorado Occupational Therapy practitioners, and Occupational Therapy students,

On behalf of the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado (OTAC), I want to express my deepest gratitude for your continued pursuit of excellence and advocacy for the practice of the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Colorado.

In the face of the unprecedented adversity, uncertainty, and professional and personal challenges of this past year, you demonstrated your resilience, compassion, and creativity, and made a difference every day in the lives of the people you cared for.

I am honored to have been elected to serve as the president of OTAC for the next two years and would like to thank our past president, Pam DiPasquale, for her leadership and her untiring passion in advocating for our profession over many years of service to OTAC.

2020 was a tough year. 2021 holds promise to be a better year, yet our need to adapt to the changes and uncertainty ahead will continue to challenge us. Three values that help guide me, both professionally and personally, are courage, compassion, and creativity.

With the uncertainty and elements of chaos in the world of healthcare, and the world around us, we need these three virtues now more than ever. We need the innovation, exploration, research, and inspired advocacy of the occupational therapy practitioners and students who will improve the lives and environments of the people we serve and shape the future of our profession.

As occupational therapy practitioners and students, we see possibilities and we believe in the resilience and potential of every person. OTAC exists to support you in achieving those possibilities and potentials. We have a mission for 2021 and we invite you to join us in support of this mission by becoming a new member or renewing membership, volunteering for a project or committee, attending or presenting continuing education sessions offered throughout the year and at conference, participating in town hall and panel discussions, joining a study or special interest group, and sharing your ideas and feedback so we can continue to improve our service to you.

Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, feedback, or ideas. I look forward to working together to further develop an association that is responsive and supportive to the needs of OT practitioners and students in the state of Colorado!

Sincerely,

Linda Crawford, OTR/L, CDWF

OTAC President 2021-2022

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