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 


OOTA North Coast District Journal Club
1 Contact Hour

Co-leaders: Erin Ramsey, OTR/L and Monica Goetz, OTR/L

When: Monday, February 3, 2020 from 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: Panera Bread (meeting room inside restaurant)

 26086 Brookpark Road North Olmsted, OH 44070

 Join us for the 1st OOTA North Coast District Journal Club! Since this is our first journal club, here’s a quick rundown of how the journal club will work:

  • Register below if you plan to attend
  • Read the journal article listed below
  • Review the critical appraisal questions and be prepared to discuss them at the journal club meeting (these will be emailed to you after you register for the course; these will be emailed between January 20th to 30th depending on date of registration)
  • The journal club discussion will take place from 6-7 pm. You are welcome to eat while we discuss, however if you are ordering food, please make sure you arrive early to get your food before 6 pm!

 Article: Occupational Therapy Practice in Sleep Management: A Review of Conceptual Models and Research Evidence (Click Here to Access Article)


Participant will critically appraise and interpret results from a journal article.
Participant will discuss how evidence from article can be implemented into their practice setting.

REGISTRATION: Please click here to register. Please register by Wednesday, January 29, 2020 so that you have time to read the article and review the critical appraisal questions prior to attending.

If you have questions, please contact co-chairs Georgette Ireland and Monica Goetz at [email protected]

FREE for Members – $20 for non-members (payable in cash or check at the event)


2019 North Coast District Annual Workshop
“Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone”
7 Contact Hours, Including 1 hour of ethics
When: Saturday, March 14, 2020  8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Where: Castele Learning Center at Lutheran Hospital
1730 West 25th Street  
Cleveland, OH 44113


8:00 – 8:30 Sign-In

8:30-10:00 “Sex is an ADL: Addressing Sex & Intimacy Across the Lifespan” - Karla D Reese, MSHS, OTR/L and Jenn Soros, MOT, OTR/L

10:10-11:40 “Take Care of Yourself! Creating a Positive Mental Health Plan.” – David Weiss, OTR/L

11:40-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:00 “Clients’ Perspectives of Spirituality in OT Practice” – Barbara Milliken, EdD, OTR/L, CVW

2:10-3:40 “OT and Human Trafficking: Next Steps in Our Journey” – Kim Kohl, MAOL, OTR/L, OTPP

3:45-4:45 “Recognizing Our Own Biases in Ethical Decision Making” – Monica Goetz, OTR/L

 Online Registration:   Stepping Outside your Comfort Zone

OOTA Member Pricing: (Cost includes lunch)  OT/OTA Member: $85  Student Member: $15
Non-Member Pricing: (Cost includes lunch + 1 year OOTA membership)  OT: $145  OTA: $135  Student: $40

 Deadline to register is March 7, 2020There will be no onsite registration for this event.

This is our North Coast District Board

Chairpersons - 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