Board Members

President (2019-2020)

Name: Pamela DiPasquale-Lehnerz , MS, OTR/L 
Years with OTAC and on the board: She has been on the OTAC Board as Secretary, Recognitions, Public Policy Chair, Vice-President, and now President. 
Why did you join OTAC and the board? Pam has a contributed to OTAC Board since 1982 and has enjoyed the networking opportunities and the friendships throughout the years.
Brief work history and current work setting: Has practiced for over 30 years, graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in OT and then attending and graduating from CSU with a Master’s Degree. OT experience has been in adult rehab for about 25 years and for the past 15 years has worked in the schools. She has done inpatient rehab, outpatient work hardening, home health, management and school based pediatrics. 
A couple fun facts: Pam has been married for 25 years and has 2 children who are both in college.  Her hobbies are gardening, golf, quilting and “Memories” scrapbooking.  

 


Vice President (2019)

Name: Amy Solomon

 

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 Secretary (2019-2021)

Name: Ravi Hunjan, OTR/L
Years with OTAC and on the board: I have been an OTAC member since 2012 and this is my first year serving on the OTAC board.
Why did you join OTAC and the board? I joined OTAC in order to remain up to date and engaged with our professional activities in the state. I then decided I wanted to be of more service directly to our profession and had the opportunity to serve on the board.
Brief work history and current work setting: I have been an OTR since 2000 when I graduated from Colorado State University. Since that time I have worked primarily in skilled nursing facilities, but now serve older adults in a regional clinical position across multiple sites and types of settings.
A couple fun facts: I live in the metro-Denver area with my wife and daughter and two dogs. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking and listening to music (preferably live) .

Treasurer (2018-2020)

Name: Lucy Bosio, MAT, OTR/L
Years with OTAC and on board: Member since 2007. Board member 2012-13, Conference Chair, Conference mentor 2014,15,16
Why did you join OTAC and the board? I joined OTAC to support licensure and professional education
Brief work history and current work setting: Most of my career has been in school based settings serving infants to high school
A couple fun facts: Currently retired to have play dates with our grandson, take motorcycle trips with my husband and enjoy needle work in between times 

 


Member Services Chair (2018-2020)

Name: Amber Sand, COTA/L
Years with OTAC and on board: I have been an OTAC member since 2013 and I have serviced on the OTAC Board as Conference Chair in 2014
Why did you join OTAC and the board? To advocate for the profession of occupational therapy and it’s an opportunity to meet other occupational therapy practitioners for networking and build friendships. 
Brief work history and current work setting: Since 2013, I have worked at subacute rehabilitation and long term care facilities. 
A couple fun facts: My husband and I are from the upper midwest and we moved to Colorado for job opportunities and skiing. We enjoy sharing our interests of midwest card games, food, and sense of living with friends we meet. 

 

 


Conference Chair (2017-2019) 


Professional Development & Education Chair (2019-2020)

Name: Carmen Aguirre, OTR/L, MA Gero
Years with OTAC: Since 2013
Why did you join OTAC and the board? I want to learn from and contribute to the strength of our association and our profession in Colorado. I am excited to be in Professional Development role and help explore opportunities to grow as clinicians and OTAC members.
Brief work history and current work setting: I have been a practitioner for 25 after earning a B.S degree from Kean University in Union, N.J. My career path began in pediatrics, hand therapy and evolved to older adult rehabilitation which motivated me to pursue a M.A in Gerontology from Concordia University in Chicago IL. My roles in administration and management, home health and clinical research have informed my practice in LTC where I’m excited and committed to serve to serve our clients.
A couple fun facts: I love everything OT related. Love everything about gardening, baking and cooking for my restaurant where husband and daughter collaborate as a family.

 


Occupational Therapy Assistant Representative (2018-2020)

Name: Dennis Nuding, COTA/L
Years with OTAC and on board:

 I have been a member of OTAC since October 2013, when I was a first year OTA student. This is my 1st year on the OTAC board.
Why did you join OTAC and the board? I believe volunteering is critical in our profession as well as our society. Joining OTAC is a necessity, as more accomplishments are made as a group, and becoming part of the group is the first step to contributing. Joining the OTAC board is the next step to contribute/give back and has opportunities to pay it forward. Occupational therapy would not even exist if not for the founders voluntarily contributing to the creation and preservation of our profession. It is up to all practitioners to continue to advocate for occupational therapy.
Brief work history and current work setting:  I have spent most of my working years involved in agriculture. At age 52, after graduating from PCC OTA program, I started working in the hospital acute care setting. I transitioned to short-term rehab setting and have remained for over 2 years.
A couple fun facts: I enjoy hiking in the mountains, playing in the ocean, and relaxing on a beach. Fun at work is always a must.


 

Public Policy (2018-2020)

Name: Bailey LeBoeuf
Years with OTAC and on the board: 4 years with OTAC and this is my first board position
Why did you join OTAC and the board? I have volunteered on the Legislative Committee for a few years and have enjoyed learning about Colorado legislation, advocating for OT issues, and organizing OTAC Capitol Hill Day. When the position for Public Policy Chair opened I volunteered to fill the position in order to create a more seamless transition for the committee. It is important to me to represent Colorado OT practitioners through advocating for legislation that supports us, and I look forward to continuing to do as the Public Policy Chair. 
Brief work history and current work setting: I have worked in community mental health and currently work for a PACE  program with the senior population. I also work part time serving adults in the community who have developmental disabilities through the mentoring of students who provide care. I love the community setting, and enjoy meeting my clients at work, home, or wherever they are needing me. I also enjoy volunteering at the DAWN clinic, a free, student-run, interdisciplinary clinic serving vulnerable adults in Aurora. 
A couple fun facts:  I have a cat named Killer Mike after the Run the Jewels rapper. I love to ski and hula hoop, but not at the same time. I live in Idledale, Colorado with my fiance, Joe. 


 

Pueblo Community College Student Representative 

Name: Danielle Wilson, OTAS and Jeanette Burke, OTAS

 


Creighton University Student Representative

Name:  Sarah Gerken, OTS
Years with OTAC and on board: This is my first year serving as the student representative for the Creighton-Regis OTD program.
Why did you join OTAC and the board? I  joined because I believe it is important for students to be represented on the OTAC board and for students to take an interest in the current events happening within our profession in Colorado. I also joined the OTAC board to advocate for our profession and to increase the number of students who are members of OTAC in my program.
Brief work history and current work setting: I am currently a second-year OTD student and will graduate in May of 2020.
A couple fun facts: I have a twin brother and one of my favorite things to do is to take my dog on hikes and runs!


Colorado State University Student Representative

Name: Kristina Ihrig, OTS


Pima Medical Institute Student Representative

photograph of Meghan Weber wearing glasses against a blue backgroundName: Meghan Weber, OTAS
Years with OTAC and on the board: This is my first year as the student representative for the Pima OTA program.
Why did you join OTAC and the board?: I joined to be the liaison between OTAC and my cohort. My goal is to increase the number of student OTAC members and to increase student participation in events.
What setting are you interested in working: My interests are in pediatrics, mental health & brain injuries.
A couple fun facts: I’ve lived in Denver area for 4 years with my fiancé and our dog. We love to travel, hike and camp.

 

 

 


National American University Student Representative

photograph of Mason Brammer against a white backgroundName: Mason Brammer
Years with OTAC and on the board: 2019 is my first year!
Why did you join OTAC and the board?: I decided to join to broaden my networking circle and help bring awareness to what Occupational Therapy is and what we do! OT is often overlooked or never really talked about. Seeing the Xbox Controller commercial during the Super Bowl is a huge accomplishment for what we do as OT's and OTA's. I am very excited to see what being an OTAC Member is all about! 
Brief work history and current work setting: N/A
What setting are you interested in working: I have always been interested in specializing in hand rehabilitation. Secondly, I have worked with the intellectual and developmentally disabled population for nearly 10 years and could absolutely see myself staying true in this field.
A couple fun facts: I am originally from California and spent 25 years in my hometown. I enjoy cooking and exploring all of what mother nature offers us in Colorado. I took a leap of faith and ended up in Colorado to pursue a career in occupational therapy. I can credit my experience with the special needs population as the reasoning why I have decided to pursue occupational therapy