MiOTA seeks Chapter Leaders
MiOTA Chapter Leaders provide occupational therapy practitioners with a local connection to the association at large. The chapter leader coordinates and hosts in-person or virtual meetings to provide members with information on current topics relevant to the profession, promote professional networking among peers, and disseminate information from the MiOTA governing structure.
Detroit Chapter: Andrea Washington
Flint Chapter: VACANT
Huron Valley Chapter: Adrienna Bartnicki
Lansing Chapter: VACANT
Northwest Chapter: VACANT
Southwest Chapter: Deb Lindstrom
Western Chapter: VACANT
Upper Peninsula: Kirsten Matthews
Current chapter leader vacancies include the Flint, Lansing, Northwest, and Western regions. If you are interested in volunteering to lead a regional chapter, please contact Holly Grieves.
Looking for volunteers to participate in the Ad Hoc Committee for Home Modifications
The Home Modification Ad Hoc committee will have two goals:
- Promoting OTs as leaders in the home modification field.
- Advocating for funding for OTs and COTAs for home modifications from insurance companies as well as state and federal home modification programs.
As many of you have noticed, occupational therapy is not leading the field of home modifications. Builders are being paid to design and recommend modifications for accessibility by the VA and many Medicaid programs.
In order to promote occupational therapy as leaders in the field of home modifications and to get funding for OT’s in home mods we need to work together. There are many federal and state programs with funding for home modifications and occupational therapy is not included in the funding.
The ad hoc committee for home modification occupational therapists needs home modification OTs including OTs thinking of going into home modifications to work together to get OT funded and to grow our market.
If interested in volunteering or for the Home Mods Ad Hoc Committee, please complete the online registration form.