2020-2021 Call for Candidates

Applications are now being accepted
OTAC is seeking to fill positions for the 2020-2021 term, unless otherwise noted: 
  • President-Elect
    • (2020 term, then preside as President 2021-2022)
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Board Chair for Communication (2020 term)
  • Board Chair for Conference (2020 term)
  • Board Chair for Public Policy
  • Board Chair for Member Services
  • OT Representative (2020 term)
  • OTA Representative 

 

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

Important Dates: 
Call for candidates closes: September 30, 2019
Interviews of selected candidates: Between September 30 - October 11, 2019
Notification of selected candidates: October 12, 2019
Voting at the Business meeting: October 19, 2019
Notification of newly elected individual: October 19, 2019

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 or Associate Representative position

 OTAC is run by volunteers who serve 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 in our field, and serve a valuable role in the development of occupational therapy in Colorado! Volunteers are eligible for the receipt of contact hours for their volunteer contribution. 

 

Below is a list of the Board and Associate Representative positions and who is currently presiding in those positions. Applications are currently be accepted for the highlighted positions. 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 presides over all Executive Board Meetings, Executive Committee Meetings, Annual Business Meetings, and other special assignments as requested by the Executive 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. Pam DiPasquale, MS, OTR/L
President-elect The President-Elect serves in an apprentice-type capacity in preparation for assuming the duties of the President. The President-Elect serves as a non-voting member of the Board and Executive Committee and will perform other assignments as requested by the President. OPEN
Vice President The Vice President supports the mission of the Association serves as a member of the Board and 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 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. Amy Solomon, OTD, MS, OTR/L
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 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 will maintain a copy of the current Standard Operating Procedures for the Association. 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.  Ravi Hunjan, OTR/L
Treasurer The Treasurer supports the mission of the Association. Under the direction 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 bonded; the expense of said bond is borne by the Association. The Treasurer will prepare and submit a financial statement which indicates the current status of budget for Bylaws 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. Lucy Bosio, MAT, OTR/L
Treasurer-elect The Treasurer-Elect serves in an apprentice-type capacity in preparation for the assuming the duties of the Treasurer. The Treasurer-Elect serves as a non-voting member of the Board and Executive Committee and will perform other assignments as requested by the President and Treasurer. OPEN


Board Chairs:

POSITION DUTIES CURRENTLY PRESIDING
Board Chair for Communication Is responsible for various methods of Association communications and public relations management. This may include website, social media, and newsletter Amber Sand, BS, COTA/L (interim)
Board Chair 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 (interim)
Board Chair for Fundraising Plans and implements fundraising activities in cooperation with the Board and membership for the purpose of financially supporting the Association. Marian Nielson, COTA/L
Board Chair 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. Amber Sand, BS, COTA/L
Board Chair 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. Carmen Aguirre, MS, OTR/L
Board Chair 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


 Associate Representatives:

POSITION DUTIES CURRENTLY PRESIDING
OT Representative Will support the mission of the Association, function as a member at-large, and serve as a communication link between OT/OTR members and the Board. OPEN
OTA Representative Will support the mission of the Association, function as a member at-large, and serve as a communication link between OTA/COTA members and the Board.  OPEN
Student Representative: Elected by the student body of the Student Occupational Therapy Association of each school 

 

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