Welcome to our NEW Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon website. We are an organization dedicated to supporting OTs, OTAs, OT/OTA students and our community through advocacy, education and networking.
Whether you are looking for information regarding OT in the state of Oregon, joining us in quarterly continuing education events, participating in our annual conference, seeking leadership and advocacy opportunities, connecting with fellow practitioners at OT Night Out, identifying a career opportunity on our job board, or exploring DEI self-reflections, you are in the right place! We welcome you and hope that you will enjoy our website.
My name is Lori and I am the current OTAO Board President. I started my career as an Occupational Therapist back in 2000 working in a hospital setting and later transitioning into outpatient Hand Therapy before finally landing in the Post-Acute Care Sector where my passions for OT and senior care are able to thrive.
I value advocacy, occupational justice, education, belonging, collaboration, access, equity, curiosity, and connection. These values are the foundation of not only our profession but of our board. I am committed to creating a long term board vision, implementing the DEI Taskforce recommendations for inclusivity, as well as supporting our OT community with legislation for our workforce. Volunteerism is an emerging part of who I am and I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to serve you, our profession, and our community!
OTAO is made up of dedicated, passionate, and forward thinking OTs, OTAs, OT/OTA students and retirees. We would love to have you join us, so please don’t wait, get involved, and JOIN TODAY!
I am honored to be your President and look forward to our future together!
OTAO's Lobbyist, Niki Terzieff, is the key asset to our advocacy work. Niki identifies key legislation that OTAO should consider and develops relationships with leaders who will mirror our values for healthcare delivery at the Legislative level. Please consider donating directly toward to our Legislative/Lobbyist now thru 4/1/2023. Thank you in advance.