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!

The following Executive Board positions are up for election in 2021 to serve a 2 year term from 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer

The following Committee Chairperson positions are open for applications for appointments to serve a 2 year term from 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023:

  • Communications Chairperson
  • Legislative Chairperson

The following UNFILLED Committee Chairperson position is open for application for appointment to complete the current term through 12/31/2022.

  • Fundraising Chairperson 

The following Representative position is open for application for appointment to serve a 2 year term from 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023:

  • OT Representative
To be eligible to apply, you must be an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant whose membership with OTAC is in good standing.

Application Deadlines: You can apply at any time!

If you know of someone who would be a great fit for one of these positions, please email your nomination to [email protected] 

 Apply for a Board position

Below is a list of the Board positions and who is currently presiding in those positions. Applications are currently be accepted for positions listed above. To be eligible to apply, you must be an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant whose membership with OTAC is in good standing. 

Executive Committee of the Board:

POSITION DUTIES CURRENTLY PRESIDING
President

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

Vice President

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


Secretary

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.

Amanda Hoffman, MS, OTR/L, BCPR


Treasurer

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.

Megan Wadley, MOT, OTR/L



Board Chairpersons:

POSITION DUTIES CURRENTLY PRESIDING
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. 

Meghan Weber, BS, COTA/L 

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.

Amy Solomon, OTD, MS, OTR/L 

Board Chairperson for Fundraising

Plans and implements fundraising activities in cooperation with the Board and membership for the purpose of financially supporting the Association.

OPEN
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

Board 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. Julie Yaroni, 

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.  Bailey Johnson, MS, OTR/L



 Representatives:

POSITION DUTIES CURRENTLY PRESIDING
OT Representative

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.

Chelsea Prater, MS, OTR/L

OTA Representative

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. 

Marquesa Felker, COTA/L
Student Representatives: Elected by the student body of the Student Occupational Therapy Association of each school 

  

Apply for a Board position

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about a position.