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]


Happy New Year!  We have lots of CEU offerings coming up and hope to see you soon.

Thursday, January 10th, 2019, Jen Wakefield from the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition will present on suicide facts and prevention strategies.  This event will be from 6-8pm at Owens Community College (Health Technologies Room 505).  See attached flyer.  Owens Campus map:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 University of Toledo Capstone student, Hayley Poland, S/OT will present on "Understanding the Unique Culture of Every Client". This event will be from 6-8pm at The University of Toledo HH1711 B&C. 

Monday, March 4th, 2019 district meeting with be presented by Mary Beth Lavey who serves on the OTPTAT board and Missy Anthony, MPA, Executive Director of the OTPTAT board.  She will present on Ethics from 6-8:00 at Owens Community College (Room to be determined).

Save the date for our midyear conference: April 13th, 2019 at Owens Community College (Toledo campus). You can register until April 9th at April 13 Northwest Midyear

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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.

The district board has several openings.  If you are interested as serving as: OTA advisor or, CEU coordinator please let Sarah and Jodie know.

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 – Rania Mourad
OTA Liaison – OPEN 
CEU Coordinator - OPEN
Social Chair – Jocelyn Bongorno
Student OTA Rep -  Gargie Pathak


Special Interest Sections
Pediatrics - Kelly Gelske
Rehabilitation - Vaishali Pathak/Kristin Roberts
Older Adults - OPEN
Mental Health - Connie Burcin
OT Education - Nicole Stotz, Sarah Roe