Become a Regional Representatives

General Description: Regional Representatives represent a specific region of the state and shall be chosen from occupational therapy practitioners who have been in good standing with AOTA and FOTA for a year prior to appointment.   To find out more, please contact Cathy Peirce, Regional Representative Coordinator at [email protected].

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate communication between regional FOTA members and the Executive Board.
  2. Develop local strategies for encouraging and increasing member participation in FOTA..
  3. Attend established forum meeting(s) in their region whenever possible.
  4. Facilitate development of new forums in their region.
  5. Respond to member inquiries in a timely manner.
  6. Assist with the nominations process by identifying potential candidates for FOTA/AOTA elections and FOTA Awards.
  7. Regional Representatives will select a coordinator for the group and may choose to meet together or with members from their respective regions during FOTA events.
  8. Assign a record keeper to take minutes at each Regional Representatives meeting, maintain a copy of the minutes and submit minutes to the secretary, within 14 days of event.
  9. The Regional Representative will submit a written report to the Secretary at least 2 weeks prior to any Executive Board meeting.
  10. Discharge other duties as designated by the President and FOTA Board.
  11. The Member-at-Large will attend all Executive Board meetings as referenced by the attendance policy
  12. The Regional Representative or designee will contribute articles to Focus publication minimum of 2 times per year.

Each Regional Representative acts as a liaison between the local Forums and FOTA.  If you are interested in networking with OT’s at the local level, email your Regional Rep for more information.  Your regional rep can provide you information on established forums or guide you on beginning a forum in your area. 

For additional Forum information please click here:  OT Forums


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