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The Michigan Occupational Therapy Association welcomes all therapists, assistants, students, and educators in the profession of occupational therapy to explore and enjoy this website.

Patients and their family members and advocates will find information about how the OT practitioners across the state can help them to participate fully and perform at the highest level within their personal life roles...truly living life to it's fullest!

As you use this site you will note that some areas are for members only. We wish to thank those members who have demonstrated their support for their profession and this association, which is the Voice of OT within the state of Michigan.

We hope that those who have not yet joined will take this opportunity to become a member of MiOTA. MiOTA is a voluntary professional association of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to supporting the profession through advocacy and communication.


MiOTA Member Spotlight

Amber Midena MS, OTR/L

Amber graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2015 and recently completed their Leadership Certificate Program. Amber started her career working in Skilled nursing (SNF), assisted living (ALF) and independent living facilities (ILF), and Outpatient Home Care. Since then, she has taken on a non-traditional role as a Care Coordinator, completing SNF utilization review/management for multiple health plans; recently transitioning into a leadership role.

She says, The senior population is near and dear to my heart and I feel in my current role I can advocate for the patient, provider, and also represent the health plan to help bridge the gaps in care across the care continuum.

Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband have two busy boys. Amber also enjoys baking with her kids, crafting, gardening, event planning/decorating, being outdoors, and staying active.
Amber chose Occupational Therapy as her career pathway in high school after seeing immediate family members work with Occupational Therapists to regain their independence. She has always been passionate about caring for others and helping individuals explore opportunities to live their best quality of life.   
Amber has volunteered her time as a member of the MiOTA Advocacy Committee since 2021. She decided to join the Advocacy Committee to support the profession she loves and grow as a professional. Her work on the Advocacy Committee has assisted with creating Lobby Day/advocacy infographics, hosting live webinars for MiOTA, and advocacy sessions at conference. Amber has enjoyed volunteering for MiOTA and the networking opportunities it has provided. She has appreciated learning from fellow Advocacy Committee members and encourages anyone interested to volunteer.
Happy Occupational Therapy Month to all our members and to all Occupational Therapists.                                                          

If you would like to be highlighted or would like to nominate a MiOTA member, please email us at website@miota.org.  

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