Board Position Openings
OTAC is a 100% volunteer organization serving the community of occupational therapy practitioners and students in the state of Colorado.
Serving on the board is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, network with other professionals, and serve a valuable role in support of occupational therapy in Colorado! Volunteers are eligible for the receipt of contact hours for their volunteer contribution.
OTAC welcomes your application for the open leadership and advocacy positions listed below. Share your talents and passion for occupational therapy!
Applications for 2022 Board Positions are now open!!! Deadline to submit your application is September 1st!!!
The executive body of OTAC is known as the Board. The Board consists of the Executive Committee, the Board Chairpersons, and the OTAC Association Representatives.
The Executive Committee is made up of four elected officers who serve two-year terms: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These officers are elected by OTAC membership statewide. In circumstances where there are not qualified applicants or the applicants are not selected by at least 10% of statewide OTAC membership, an individual can be appointed to these positions instead of elected.
For the Fall 2022 election cycle, the status of the Executive Committee election positions are:
If you are interested in applying in Fall of 2022 for any of the three Executive Committee positions (President, Vice President, or Secretary), please follow this link to apply for an Executive Board elected position! Applications are due by September 1, 2022.
The Board Chairpersons are a group of six appointed positions that lead six different permanent OTAC committees. These six committees are: Communication; Conference; Fundraising; Member Services; Professional Development; and Public Policy. These positions are appointed by approval of the OTAC Board (not elected by OTAC statewide membership like the Executive Committee is).
For the Fall 2022 election cycle, the status of the Board Chairperson appointments are:
Board Chairperson for Communication Committee
Board Chairperson for Conference Committee
Board Chairperson for Fundraising Committee
Board Chairperson for Member Services Committee
Board Chairperson for Professional Development Committee
Board Chairperson for Public Policy Committee
If you are interested in applying in Fall of 2023 for appointment to the Board Chairperson of the Communication, Conference, or Fundraising committees, please follow this link to apply for Committee Chairperson appointed position! Applications are due by September 1, 2022.
OTAC ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES:
The OTAC Association Representatives are two appointed positions—one as an OT representative and one as an OTA representative—that serve as “members at large” to communicate the needs of the OTAC community to the Board as needed. Additionally, each of the OT and OTA educational programs in the state appoints a student association representative.
For the Fall 2022 election cycle, the status of the OTAC Association Representatives appointments are:
OT OTAC Representative
OTA OTAC Representative
If you know of someone who would be a great fit for one of these positions, please email your nomination to email@example.com.
Executive Committee of the Board:
The President will be the primary executive officer of the Association and supports the mission of the Association. The President’s major responsibility will be to facilitate and coordinate management functions and activities of the Association in accordance with the purposes and Bylaws of the Association and AOTA’s current code of ethics.
The President will have the power to sign all written obligations of the Association deemed by the State of Colorado and the Internal Revenue Service along with the responsibilities attributable to such power, including the submission of an annual report. The President will be bonded; the expense of said bond is borne by the Association.
The President presides over all Board Meetings, elected officers of the Executive Committee Meetings, Annual Business Meetings, and other special assignments as requested by the Board. The President will be a member of all committees except the Nominations Committee. The President will represent the Association in contacts and relationships that are made to carry out functions of OTAC.
The President will assure the advocacy of occupational therapy in all functions and activities of the AOTA. The President will facilitate communication and sharing of resources with the AOTA and other state associations, including participation at the annual meetings of the Affiliated State Association Presidents (ASAP) and AOTA. A designated representative may attend and respond to requests from the AOTA in the event the President is unable to do so.
Linda Crawford, OTR/L, CDWF
The Vice President supports the mission of the Association and serves as a member of the Board and the elected officers of the Executive Committee. The Vice President supports the activities of designated Board Chairs, Association Representatives, and committees as requested by the President. The Vice President is the Chairperson of the Recognitions Committee. The Vice President also serves as the Chairperson of the Nominations Committee for both elected officers of the Executive Committee of the Board positions as well as the Board Chairperson positions. The Vice President interfaces with other professional organizations and agencies on the Association’s behalf as requested by the President. In the absence of the President, the Vice President will preside over any or all meetings. The Vice President will be bonded; the expense of said bond is borne by the Association.
Mathew Dodson, OTD, OTR/L, CBIST (2021-2022 until filled)
The Secretary supports the mission of the Association and is responsible for recording minutes of the meetings and other correspondence of the Association, the Board, and the elected officers of the Executive Committee. The Secretary tracks the motions and charges of meetings for continuity and follow-up of actions identified. The Secretary is the custodian of the corporate documents of the Association.
The Secretary will maintain a copy of the current Bylaws and file them with the AOTA as indicated. The Secretary is responsible for maintaining and updating the Bylaws and will assign an ad hoc Bylaws Committee on an as needed basis. The Board, in consultation with the ad hoc Bylaws Committee members, will function as the body responsible for upholding the Bylaws as related to the issues and strategies of the Association.
The Secretary will maintain a copy of the current Standard Operating Procedures for the Association. The Secretary will be bonded; the expense of said bond is borne by the Association.
|Emily Tull, OTR/L, MSOT, EP-C
The Treasurer supports the mission of the Association. Under the direction of the elected officers of the Executive Committee, the Treasurer is responsible for the deposit of dues and other monies paid into or belonging to the Association, keeping Association accounts, disbursing funds, and signing the checks for the Association. The Treasurer will be a signatory on the Association’s accounts. The Treasurer will prepare and submit a financial statement which indicates the current status of budget for routine OTAC Board meetings, at the annual meeting, and periodically as requested by the President. The Treasurer will submit records for a periodic review for fiduciary purposes. The Treasurer serves as a member of any committee concerned with the Association’s finances. As appropriate, the Treasurer will oversee assigned fiduciary duties in coordination with a third party (i.e., external accounting contractors). The Treasurer will be bonded; the expense of said bond is borne by the Association.
Karen Freed Jackson, COTA (2022-2023)
|Board Chairperson for Communication||
Is responsible for various methods of Association communications and public relations management. This may include website, social media, and email communications. In a case where an official statement is solicited from OTAC, the Board Chairperson for Communication will coordinate with the Board, with the President being the single representative voice of the Association.
|Board Chairperson for Conference||
Provides leadership, coordination, and support for conference(s). This includes leading the Conference Committee to plan and implement all conference activities.
Kaily Wood, OTD OTR/L RD/LD
|Board Chairperson for Fundraising||
Plans and implements fundraising activities in cooperation with the Board and membership for the purpose of financially supporting the Association.
|Board Chairperson for Member Services||Provides leadership, coordination, and support for membership recruitment and retention. This may include designing and developing member benefits in response to needs and satisfaction.||
Julie Silver Siedle OTR/L
|(2022Board Chairperson for Professional Development||Leads, coordinates, and supports professional development opportunities including functions of District Coordinators and/or Special Interest Sections and student representatives. Other potential educational areas of interest and/or need of the membership may include monitoring trends in healthcare, academic education, clinical practice and research.||
MS, OTD, OTR/L
|Board Chairperson for Public Policy||Chairs the Legislative Committee and provides leadership and support for state and national issues that impact Association members and the Occupational Therapy profession in Colorado. This may include guiding the state lobbyists, spearheading legislative activities, monitoring trends in healthcare and regulations, and disseminating information to membership.||
Heidi Kunugi, OTD, OTR/L
Supports the mission of the Association, functions as a member at-large, and serves as a communication link between OT/OTR members and the Board.
Hannah Pfeifer, OTR/L, CTRP-C
Supports the mission of the Association, functions as a member-at-large, and serves as a communication link between OTA/COTA members and the Board.
|Student Representatives: Elected by the student body of the Student Occupational Therapy Association of each school|
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about a position.