2018 IOTA Board Nominations

A Message from the President

In March of 2015, having just accepted a position teaching for the OTA program at Brown Mackie College, I attended a meeting  of local OT professionals where the absence of a state association was discussed. It had been several years since the Idaho Occupational Therapy Association was a functioning entity and outside the state licensure board, OT practitioners in the state of Idaho were without representation or voice. That night marked the beginning of what was to be the rebirth of IOTA and, while we have suffered setbacks, struggles, and heartaches, we have been a viable organization representing Idaho OT practitioners.

In the last few years, we have worked tirelessly to build our membership from 2 members to over 200 members spread throughout the state. We have worked with the licensure board and the Idaho legislature to update rules and correct statute,  We have worked with the state board of education to ensure protection of our OTPs who practice in school settings. We have hosted quality and cost-effective continuing education events, and we have given voice to the interests of the1080 OT practitioners who live and practice in Idaho.

Now it is time for many of us to step away and move on to other personal and professional pursuits and we leave behind an organization in need of support and attention from its constituents.  More than ever, IOTA seeks passionate and dedicated OT practitioners who are willing to step up and continue the work that has been started. We have a long way to go and we have many things to accomplish. Won’t you consider volunteering your time, your energy, and your passion?

Rule regarding continuing education units recognized by the Idaho State Board of OT Licensure :

Serving on a professional board, committee, disciplinary panel, or association. The required documentation for this activity is a letter or other documentation from the organization. A maximum of ten (10) hours is allowed per reporting period for this category.

APPLY NOW – Nominations close Sept 22

  • Shall attend the annual ASAP (Affiliation of State Association Presidents) training for the office of President.
  • Shall shadow the President to become familiar with IOTA standard operating procedures, legislative issues, and education and awareness programs and provide counsel as needed.
  • In conjunction with the President, shall prioritize, initiate and oversee the Strategic Plan in an effort ensure a smooth transition process.
  • Shall gain background information about IOTA, its members and issues by attending District and SIS meetings, promoting IOTA, and identifying and grooming future leaders.
  • Shall be a member of the Nominations Committee and Continuing Education Committee.
    Shall be a voting member of the Executive Board.
  • Shall discharge the duties of the President in his/her absence.
  • Shall succeed to the Presidency for the remaining portion of the term upon death, resignation, removal or disqualification of the President.
  • Shall serve as the SIS Coordinator and provide Semi-annual reports to the Executive Board regarding SIS activity in the state.
  • Shall be the Chair of the Nominations Committee.
  • Shall be a voting member of the Executive Board.
  • Shall be responsible for coordination of continuing education and annual conference for IOTA.
  • Shall provide semi-annual reports to the Executive Board.
  • Shall be a voting member of the Executive Board.
  • Shall be responsible for coordinating efforts to address reimbursement and legislative issues pertinent to IOTA.
  • Shall provide semiannual reports to the IOTA Executive Board.
  • Shall be a voting member of the Executive Board.
  • Shall represent the interest of student membership to the Executive Board.
  • Shall encourage student participation within the organization.
  • Shall be a voting member of the Executive Board.
  • Shall represent the interest of student membership to the Executive Board.
  • Shall encourage student participation within the organization.
  • Shall be a voting member of the Executive Board.

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