2019 Special Events




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Preconference Friday Saturday
Special Events Keynote Speakers Registration


Registration Deadline:  October 3, 2019


Hotel Reservation Deadline:  September 30, 2019

 2019 Special Events


Friday, October 18, 2019

Practice Roundtables & Box Lunch

The Roundtables offer conference attendees the opportunity to hear updates, ask questions and discuss issues with others who work in the same practice areas.

Older Adults - Marc Schaffer, OTR/L
Mental  Health - Miranda Tippie, MOT, OTR/L
OT Education - Heather Coalt, OTD, MOT, OTR/L
Pediatrics - Becky Finni, DHS, OTR/L & Danny Hurley
Rehabilitation - Dotti Thompson, OTR/L
Work and and Industry - Amy Smith, OTR/L, CEAS, CWE
OTAs - Sarah Heldmann, BS, COTA/L

Cash Bar Reception

Not enough time to visit the exhibits during the day? Take an hour to unwind after a busy day and browse the exhibit tables. A cash bar will be offered Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy - Relax - Create

Join us for an evening of fun and networking.  This is your time to play some games, try a new craft, shop at specialty vendors’ booths and just relax and network with new and old friends!  There will be a variety of big and small games such as Jenga, Corn Hole, Yahtzee, Large Pick Up Sticks, Checkers and more.  We will have “Make It Take It” projects, specialty product booths (Grace & Heart, doTerra, LulaRue, Norwex, Creative memories, Stampin’Up, MaryKay etc.), a large work table with plenty of room to spread out and even bring your own project to work on.  We will even have a massage therapist available.  Cost is $25 which includes a light supper, give-away drawings and access to the evening’s classes/activities.  A cash bar will also be available.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Breakfast with Evan Delahanty

Join us at 7:30 a.m. for a plated breakfast and speaker Evan Delahanty, CEO and Founder of Peaceful Fruits LLC.

OOTA Award Presentations

Breakfast will be followed by the presentation of OOTA awards. This is your opportunity to learn about and celebrate the achievements of outstanding occupational therapy professionals in Ohio. 

Annual Meeting of the Members

OOTA President Becky Finni and Treasurer Beth Salisbury will present the an overview of the work of the state association and discuss future plans to advance the mission of OOTA.

Town Hall Meeting

The annual Town Hall Meeting will feature panelists who will discuss current issues in occupational therapy and answer questions from the audience. The panelists include:

Becky Finni, DHS, OTR/L
President, OOTA

Jennifer Bogenrief, JD
Assistant Director of AOTA's Regulatory Affairs Department

Barbara Williams, DrOT, MS, OTR
Assistant Director of External and Regulatory Affairs for NBCOT

Ohio OT  Licensure Board Members
Missy Anthony, Director
Melissa Van Allen, OTR/L
Anissa Siefert, MOT OTR/L
Mary Beth Lavey, COTA/L
Beth Ann Ball, MS, OTR/L

Dan Hurley
Legislative consultant from Capitol Consulting Group