North Coast District

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

District Chairs:  Georgette Ireland, OTR/L; Monica Goetz, OTR/L
Contact: [email protected]; [email protected]



Upcoming Events


EHOVE/LCCC Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Presents:

 OTA Student Adaptive Equipment Presentations

 Tuesday October 15th, 2019

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

316 W. Mason Rd. (Room 929-930)

Milan, OH  44846

 Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how adaptive equipment can be used to enhance patient participation in daily occupations
  • Verbalize why custom made adaptive equipment may be needed to enhance patient participation in daily occupations
  • Describe differences in custom made adaptive equipment versus store bought options


This will also serve as a North Coast District Education SIS Meeting and 1.5 Contact Hours will be awarded.



Click here to register! If you have questions, please contact co-chairs Georgette Ireland and Monica Goetz at [email protected]. (You will NOT get a confirmation email after registering. If you fill out the form, you are registered.) 


*FREE to OOTA Members - $15 for Non-members



North Coast District Mental Health SIS 2 Contact Hour Event
"Yoga for Chronic Pain: A Holistic Approach to Pain Management and Associated Mental Health Disorders"
Presenter: Dana Hinebaugh, MOT, OTR/L
When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 6-8 pm
Where: UH Customer Service Center (CSC) 20800 Harvard Road  Highland Hills, Ohio 

"The body benefits from movement and the mind benefits from stillness." 

A considerable amount of health care dollars are spent on the treatment of lifestyle-related chronic health conditions, including chronic pain. Chronic pain is multidimensional and affects individuals physically, emotionally, and socially. Through the practice of yoga poses, paired with the rhythmic movement of the breath, a relaxation response of the body is elicited which leads to physiological as well as mental changes in the body. 

Yoga has been shown to decrease stress, relieve mild depression and anxiety, and increase focus. Additionally, Yoga has been shown to enhance awareness of self, emotional awareness, and spirituality.



  1.  Participant will identify at least 2 ways Yoga assists in decreasing stress, anxiety, and/or pain.
  2.  Attendee will demonstrate up to 3 Yoga poses to incorporate into everyday treatment to improve physical and emotional health.


 Please click here to register!  If you have questions, please contact co-chairs Georgette Ireland and Monica Goetz at [email protected]

 FREE for Members - $20 for Non-members


This is our North Coast District Board

Chairperson - Georgette Ireland & Monica Goetz
Vice Chair - Diane Ventura
Secretary - Kristin Hopkins
Treasurer - Rebecca Young
Membership - Soonaire Shepherd & Katie Giglia
COTA Liaisons - Sr. Regina Fierman & Gabe DeNigris
Public Relations/Historian - Georgette Ireland & Monica Goetz
Public Information - Karla Reese

Special Interest Sections:

Pediatrics - Bonnie Boenig & Erin Blake
Rehabiliation - Pamela Millar 
OT Education - Teri LaGuardia
Older Adults - Lindsay Kwasny 
Mental Health - 
Dotti Thompson