South Central District
South-Central District Representative
Rachael graduated in 2021 from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana with her doctorate in Occupational Therapy. At the start of 2022, Rachael made the move from Montana to Idaho to persue a job with the Infant Toddler Program in Twin Falls. Rachael has a passion for working with children and their families and plans to obtain her IBCLC in the next year to provide lactation support services in southern Idaho. Rachael grew up a military brat and lived in several places including Alaska, New Mexico, and Louisiana. This lifestyle instilled a passion for traveling, which Rachael does whenever she can. She has a goal to visit all 50 states. In her free time, Rachael enjoys baking and doing ridiculously hard puzzles. She looks forward to being part of the IOTA board and growing in professional knowledge, mentorship, and collaboration.
North District Representative
Christi graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eastern Washington University and with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 2016. She currently works in pediatric private practice in Hayden Idaho. Christi has specialized training in sensory processing and integration, complex developmental trauma, and use of assistive technology to support independence in every day life. As a Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner she believes that the most important part of clinical practice is providing felt safety and giving voice to children. Christi is very excited to join the IOTA team to continue to build relationships within the occupational therapy community, advocate for current needs within her region, and continue progressing in her own professional development. When she isn’t working she lives at home with her husband and dog and enjoys outdoor activities, reading, traveling, and board games with friends and family.
East District Representative
Meredith Chandler graduated from the University of Utah Master of Occupational Therapy program in 2013. She has worked in various settings in Utah and Idaho for the past 10 years with patients across the age span. Additionally, she has worked as a freelance content writer and researcher to develop continuing education courses, articles, and educational programs for OT practitioners, educators, researchers, and family members/caregivers. She currently works at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, ID and adjuncts as an instructor for the OT Master’s program at Idaho State University in Pocatello. She is a mother of 4 kids under the age of 9. She loves spending time with her husband and children, participating in the local fine arts and performing arts communities, doing yoga, and spending the evenings binge-watching her favorite shows from the comforts of her own bed.
Southwest District Representative
Central District Representative