North Central District

Counties:  Ashland, Carroll, Harrison, Holmes, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne 

District Chair:  Jeri Jahn, OTR/L
Contact:  [email protected]


Upcoming Event

North Central District of OOTA is Proud to Host the Work & Industry OOTA Rehab SIS  Presentation

Date: July 18, 2019 6:00 -8:00 p.m.

Place:  Walsh University Francour Conference Center in the Barrette Business & Community Center

2020 East Maple St.   North Canton, Ohio 44720

Presenter: Amy Smith, OTR/L, CEAS, CWE

Title:  Injured Workers: Takin' Care of Business
Handout:  Takin' Care of Business.pdf

Industrial rehabilitation is an overlooked and often feared area of occupational therapy, but why? This presentation will address the exciting practice of occupational therapy in the return to work arena to help conquer those fears. The use of occupation is literally the basis for this hands-on approach to healing and safely returning injured workers back to the work site using modifications, ergonomics, and job analysis combined with specific evaluation techniques. Become familiar and comfortable with the tools of the trade, understand the process of return to work and how you can apply it in your setting, and dispel the myth and fears of this exciting area of practice.

All attendees will be awarded 2 CEUs.

Free to all OOTA Members. $20.00 fee for all non-members.

Please RSVP by July 14 to [email protected] or 330 933-8020



 I want to try again to introduce the new pediatric representative for our district. I had her last name incorrect in the last email. Amanda Poremba has graciously agreed to fill that role.  She currently works for Canton City Schools.  She graduated from West Virginia University and has been an OT for 6 years with 4 years experience in schools. Prior to OT she had been a teacher.   

Ashley Pinkerton is going to help Amanda with the pediatric SIS for the district.  She graduated from Tennessee State University with a masters in occupational therapy in 2011.  She has worked in early intervention before starting in the Nashville Public Schools for 4 years.  She moved back home to Ohio in the fall of 2017 where she contracted 1 year at Akron Public Schools. She is proud to be working for her alumni Canton City Schools.  

Amanda's email   [email protected]

Ashley's email    [email protected]