FAQ

Q: How do I obtain my license to work in the state of Alabama?

A: The Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (ASBOT) handles licensing issues, not ALOTA. Please visit their website at ot.alabama.gov for more information.

 

Q: What if I have questions about scope of practice for occupational therapy in the state of Alabama?

A: The Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (ASBOT) has copies of the rules and regulation and the administrative code (i.e., the law) pertaining to scope of practice. Please visit their website at www.ot.alabama.gov for more information.

 

Q: What do I do if I have lost a continuing education certificate from an ALOTA conference?

A: Please check CE Broker first – ALOTA uploads all CE records shortly after every ALOTA sponsored event.  Otherwise, if you need to replace a lost certificate, please contact our Vice President, Jason Vice. There is a replacement fee.

 

Q: How do I get involved with ALOTA?

A: You can be involved in a number of ways, including being on a committee, being a board member, or volunteering for an event. Please email the current president for opportunities.  Contact information can be found here.

 

Q: What do I do if I lose my membership card?

A: It is not necessary for you to have a card to attend ALOTA events. Please contact membership@alota.org if you need a replacement.

 

Q: How can I get involved with advocacy for our profession at the policy level?

A: A good first step, and probably the easiest thing to do, would be to join ALOTA – your membership dues help support political advocacy at the state level. You can join by clicking here. An even better thing to do would be to also make a contribution specifically for political activities.

 

Q: How can I make a contribution specifically for political activities?

A: You can make a contribution to the Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (OTPAC) by emailing our Government Affairs Chairs, Valley McCurry or Rachel Ashcraft.

 

Q: How do I post a job on the website?

A: Please email our webmaster for more information

 

Q: How do I post a continuing education course on the website?

A: Please email our webmaster for more information

 

 

Please remit all checks payable to ALOTA at:

Alabama Occupational Therapy Association
1116 20th Street South #315
Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact ALOTA

Mailing address:

Alabama Occupational Therapy Association
1116 20th Street South# 315
Birmingham, AL 35205

 

President (Interim)
Jason Vice
(205) 325-8671
jasonvice@uabmc.edu

President-Elect
Chris Eidson
Chris.Eidson@alota.org

Secretary
Megan Sortino
meganrose07@gmail.com

Treasurer
Alyssa Reiter
alyssareiter@gmail.com

Government Affairs
Valley McCurry
(205) 934-7284 work
valley.mccurry@alota.org

Rachel Ashcraft
rachel.ashcraft@alota.org

Membership Chairs
Robin Deacy
rdeacy@southalabama.edu

Tara Thompson
tarathompson@southalabama.edu

Recognitions Chair
Tracy O’Connor
(251) 621-7959 home
tracy.oconnor@alota.org

Website Chair
Alyssa Terry

Media Chair
Jenny Daily
jennydaily728@gmail.com

Continuing Education Chair
Lyndsey Baxley
lmw1116@uab.edu

AOTA RA Representative
Angela Davis
(334) 229-5612 work

Student Representatives

Alabama State University –Mary Revell, OTS
Tuskegee University —
University of Alabama at Birmingham — Loran Hooie, OTS
University of South Alabama — Taylor Albert, OTS
Wallace State University —

ALOTA Districts

ALOTA DistrictsALOTA is divided into six geographical districts to provide better service to our members.

  • North
  • North Central
  • Central
  • East Central
  • South
  • Wiregrass

Each district provides educational and information exchange with other members in the district. The district chairpersons are members of the ALOTA Executive Board, which gives each district statewide representation in issues affecting your district.

As a member, you are not required to restrict yourself to the district in which you live and/or work if you would prefer to participate in another district.

When joining ALOTA, select the district with which you wish to affiliate as an active member. Identify a second district to receive notice about meetings in that district as well.

District Chairs

North District
Andrea Hunter & Laura Schertz
lauraschertz.ot@gmail.com

North Central District
R.J. Higginbotham
(205)221-7953
rj.higginbotham@alota.org

East Central
Mia Tigue
334-272-4670 ext 4706 work
mia.rocker@alota.org

Central District
Dewayne Hamilton
dewayne.hamilton@alota.org

South District

Candra Taylor & Lindsey Dana
csselene@hotmail.com

Wiregrass District
Lynley Corley
lgcorley@samc.org