North Coast District

Counties: Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina  

District Chair:  Georgette Ireland, OTR/L



 Upcoming Events



North Coast Mental Health SIS 2 Contact Hour Event

Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders:  What you need to know in your Physical Disability setting!  Including information on Narcan training and treatment approaches in the physical disability setting.

Speaker:   Miranda Tippie, MOT, OTR/L - OOTA Mental Health SIS Coordinator

Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017                   
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Place:  UH Home Health Office  4510 Richmond  Warrensville Hts., OH  44128

Learning Objectives:

 Participants will...

  1. Identify signs and signals of mental health and/or substance use disorder concerns in physical disability settings
  2. Identify ways to increase/enhance mental health and/or substance use disorder treatment in physical disability treatments and settings
  3. Identify resources to assist in guiding a person with mental health and/or substance use disorders in recovery

Registration:  Free to OOTA Members - $20 for non-members

North Coast District Education SIS 1.5 Contact Hours - Adaptive Equipment Presentations
Where:  EHOVE/Lorain County College - 316 W. Mason Rd.  Milan, OH  44846 (room #929/930)

When:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017  6:00pm-7:30pm
Presented by:  2nd Year Students - Occupational Therapy Assistant Program                                                                                     

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how adaptive equipment/assistive technology can be used to enhance client participation in daily occupations for various populations.
  2. Explain why custom made adaptive equipment/assistive technology may be needed to enhance client participation in daily occupations for various populations.
  3. Recognize differences in custom made adaptive equipment versus store bought options for various populations.

 Registration:  Free for members - $15 for non-members

Please contact:

Georgette Ireland at / (440) 746-1864 or
Monica Goetz at or  (440) 554-0043



This is our North Coast District Board: 

Chairperson - Georgette Ireland
Vice Chair - Diane Ventura
Secretary - Monica Goetz
Treasurer - Rebecca Young
Membership - Sharon McDonald
COTA Liaisons - Sr. Regina Fierman & Gabe DeNigris
Public Relations/Historian - Georgette Ireland & Monica Goetz
Public Information - Karla Reese

Special Interest Sections:

Pediatrics - Bonnie Boenig
Rehabiliation - Pamela Millar & Janice Hsu
OT Education -Kelly Garcia & Kathleen Bearfield
Older Adults - Lindsay Kwasny & Allison Evans
Mental Health - 
Dotti Thompson