Occupational Therapy Assistant Advisory Board
Purpose and Action
The general purpose of the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Advisory Board is to advise the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. The members do this by sharing their pertinent expertise and unique practice perspectives at Advisory Board meetings and when called upon. This process assures growth and development of the OTA program which is congruent with current best practice.
The members assess state and community OT service and review current status of OT service delivery in various practice environments. The members provide insightful guidance to the program through regular participation in AY meetings. The Board helps the OTA Faculty to: assess program strengths, weaknesses and needs, formulate recommendations and advises faculty regarding necessary program revisions. The Board evaluates program processes (summative and cumulative evaluation) of academics, students and FW for program development and ACOTE compliance. They collectively review outcomes, assist in planning, developing and reviewing new ventures, and promote the role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant and the OTA program in the community.
OTA Advisory Board Member Roster (2013-2014)
Michelle McVay, COTA/L, CAPS
Lillian Tabitha Bronson, COTA/L
Amy Arms, OTR/L
Emily Theriault, COTA/L (OTS 101 Open Lab Instructor)
Jarrod Widor, COTA/L
Rachel M. Weymouth OTR/L
Mary Miller COTA/L
Laura Elwell Student Representative
Barbara Larsson, M Ed, RRT Allied Health Department Chair
Karen White, MSN Vice President/Academic Dean