AOTA Award Winners

AOTA Award Winners

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
2017 Awards & Recognitions Winners

 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 AOTA Awards & Recognitions winners. Alabama was well-represented, with many of the recipients being from our state! The awards ceremony was held at the 2017 AOTA Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration on Saturday April 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

AOTA Roster of Fellows

Dr. Gwendolyn Gray, MA, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Pioneering Pediatric Practices in Rural School Systems

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Dr. Angela Thomas-Davis, EdD, MPA, OTR/L, FAOTA
Academic Leadership, Professional Advocacy and Collaboration

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AOTA Roster of Honor

Tara Franks Bailey, BS, COTA
Passionate Role Model Inspiring Action & Commitment

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Emerging & Innovative Practice Award

Dr. Jan Rowe, DrOT, OTR/L, FAOTA
Advancement of Innovative Treatment by Occupational Therapists

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2017 AOTA Service Commendations

Valley Osborne McCurry, MBA, OTR/L

ASAP Representative, Representative Assembly, 2014 – 2017
Vice-Chairperson, Affiliated State Association Presidents (ASAP), 2014 – 2017

 

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Awards and Scholarships!

2017 Awards & Scholarships

 

 

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application

STUDENTS!!

We award a total of four $500.00 scholarships throughout the year, two at our fall conference and two at our spring conference. We would like to encourage all student members to apply by downloading the ALOTA Student Scholarship 2016 application and submitting it to our Recognition Chairperson, Tracy O’Connor at toconnor@health.southalabama.edu.

Application deadline is February 15, 2017!!

http://alota.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-ALOTA-Student-Scholarship.pdf.pdf

 

Elsie Holmes McKibbin Award

Honors an occupational therapist who has made considerable contributions to the body of knowledge of the profession. The award receives agency sponsorship to assist in the research expenses of the award recipient. The Elsie Holmes McKibbin Lecture (EHML) will be presented by the previous year’s recipient at the ALOTA Fall Conference.

Nominees for the EHML must have a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience. The recipient must have shared their knowledge through written and oral presentations. Nominees must be members of ALOTA.

Ann Cosby Service Award

Recognizes an advocate, member or non-member, who has made contributions to the advancement of occupational therapy and/or health care over a period of time.

OTR Award of Excellence

Demonstrates excellence in professional skills through a range of experience and depth of knowledge in OT theory, practice and association involvement. The award recipient must have demonstrated excellence in professional skills through a range of experience and depth of knowledge in OT theory, practice and association involvement. All nominees must be members of the ALOTA and have a minimum of five years’ experience.

OTA Award of Excellence

Recognizes COTAs who have contributed to the education and professional development of the members of the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association, particularly fellow COTAs. The award recipient must have demonstrated excellence in professional skills through a range of experience and depth of knowledge in OT theory, practice and association involvement. All nominees must be members of ALOTA and have a minimum of five years’ experience.

 

PRACTITIONERS!!

Please nominate your peers for the awards that are presented annually at Fall Conference. This is a great way to recognize professionals in our state who are making a difference every day. Please submit the nomination form to our Recognition Chairperson, Tracy O’Connor at toconnor@health.southalabama.edu no later than August 26, 2017.

Application deadline TBA!!

ALOTA Awards Application 2016

 

2016 RA Meeting Chicago

Representative Assembly (RA) Meeting in Chicago, IL April 6-7, 2016

An AOTA Update from YOUR Alabama Representative!

Dear Colleagues,

Representative Assembly (RA) Meeting in Chicago, IL – April 6-7, 2016

The RA Spring Meeting is rapidly approaching. Be sure to check out the AOTA Web site to read the reports and motions/action items.

Go to . . . About AOTA – Volunteer Leadership – Representative Assembly – RA Spring Meeting 2016

http://www.aota.org/aboutaota/get-involved/ra/meeting.aspx

I encourage you to read the reports by your AOTA leaders to learn about the excellent work they are doing to support and advance our profession. Also, I want your feedback – let me know what you think about the motions and issues by contacting me (see below for my contact information).

AOTA members can provide feedback on the RA motions at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S83Z8KB

THANK YOU for being a member of AOTA and for your continued support of our profession.

Hope to see you in Chicago!
Best regards,

Angela Thomas-Davis
Dr. Angela Thomas-Davis, MPA, OTR/L
Professor of Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy
Alabama State University
P. O. Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
334.229-5883 (office)
334.229-5882 (FAX)
adavis@alasu.edu

 

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Fall Conference 2014: Over But Not Forgotten!

If you made it down, you already know that it was another stellar conference this year at the beach.  The event was well attended, the speakers did a phenomenal job, the vendors were of excellent quality and quantity, and the price of the event was virtually unbeatable.  Oh, and the beach wasn’t too bad either 🙂

If you were not able to make it, there is always next year, but even before that, our Spring Conference is going to be held in Birmingham this year.  It is a one day event, and we will have more details about this soon, so please check back.

 

 

ALOTA in Washington, DC in 2014

ALOTA Goes to Washington!

ALOTA Vice-President, Amy Woodward, recently attended the AOTA Affiliated State Association Presidents (ASAP) Meeting in Baltimore, MD, where she had the opportunity to advocate for occupational therapy with lawmakers and staff during Hill Day.   Kudos to Amy for spreading the word about our great profession.

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RA Message to Alabama OT Practitioners!

Greetings! My name is Angela Thomas Davis and I am the State of Alabama Representative to the Representative Assembly (RA) of the American Occupational Therapy Association. It is a privilege and honor to represent us as occupational therapy practitioners in our great state.

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Fall Conference Registration Deadlines!

With over 200 already registered, this is shaping up to be a huge fall conference!  We look forward to seeing all of you.

Online registration will be closed effective Monday, 9/9/13 at 12:00 p.m.

Mail-in registration is closed immediately (9/6/2013), but you can register on-site if your seat is reserved by contacting membership@alota.org

Thank you for helping us to plan and make this an excellent conference for everyone.

Reserve your Room at Orange Beach!

Reserve your room for Fall Conference at Hampton Inn and Suites, Orange Beach, AL by August 22!  After that time, the block of rooms will be released to the public and you will not be guaranteed a room at the facility.  Make sure you use the group code AOT to get the group rate. You may call  251-923-4400 to make reservations or visit the online reservation page at http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/index.html

See you there!