Northwest District

Counties: Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton,
Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa,
Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca,
Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot

District Co-Chairs:  Sarah Heldmann, COTA/L; Jodie Steiner, COTA/L

Contact: [email protected]; [email protected]




Registration is now closed for this event.

 Why Am I So... ? (What You Didn't Know About Compassion Fatigue)

Presenter: Kim Kohl, MAOL, OTR/L
Location: The University of Findlay, Brewer Center for Health Sciences Room 121
Date: Sept 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. registration Training 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
4 Contact Hours

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Distinguish between burn out, secondary trauma and compassion fatigue
2. Identify areas of compassion fatigue that need addressed in personal and professional life
3. Identify a minimum of three areas of focus to implement self-treatment strategies
4. Create a personal resiliency plan to ameliorate and/or prevent symptoms of compassion fatigue

OOTA Members $40 Non-members $80 Students $20



Hello Occupational Therapy Practitioners –

We hope that this email finds you well and staying cool! We are excited to take on the task of Northwest District co-chairs and look forward to serving you! We have several district and state events coming up soon. Be sure to mark your calendars and encourage your co-workers to attend by sharing the attached flyers.

Thursday, September 20th, Dr. Alexia Metz will present on Sensory Processing. This event will be from 6-8pm at Owens Community College (Health Technologies Room 505). Owens Campus map:

October 11-13th, the North Coast District is hosting our annual state conference in Cleveland. Registration is open at:

November NW District Meeting: Information Coming Soon!

Tuesday, December 11th district meeting will include a short presentation, “Selecting Therapeutic Media” followed by opportunities to make and take treatment interventions. This event will be from 6-8pm at Owens Community College (Health Technologies Room 505). Owens Campus map:

Follow the district on Facebook at:

If you have an idea for a CEU event, are interested in presenting, or, have ideas for our district please contact us so that we can serve you best.

See you soon!

Sarah Heldmann, BS, COTA/L Jodie Steiner, COTA/L Northwest District Co-Chairs


Co-Chairs - Sarah Heldmann and Jodie Steiner

Secretary - Rebecca Everson
Treasurer - Deb Tenny
Membership - Jodie Steiner
OTA Liaison - Sarah Heldmann
CEU Coordinator - Tammy Williams
Social Chair - Cristina Nickle
Student OTA Rep -  Gargie Pathak

Special Interest Sections
Pediatrics - Kelly Gelske
Rehabilitation - Vaishali Pathak
Older Adults - Richelle Gray
Mental Health - Connie Burcin
OT Education - Nicole Stotz, Sarah Roe