New Hampshire
Occupational Therapy Association
NHOTA's Mission

The mission of the New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. is to promote and advance occupational therapy practice and address professional issues in the State of New Hampshire. NHOTA accomplishes this mission through education, legislation, and collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association, consumers, community organizations, and other professional groups. NHOTA further supports the interests of its members and their efforts to expand their knowledge and skills by providing networking opportunities, continuing education, resources, and the promotion of occupational therapy. We further meet the needs of the consumers through advocacy and the delivery of professional and evidenced-based practice.


 NHOTA & Occupational Therapy

The New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association (NHOTA) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of self-care, work/productive activities, and play/leisure activities to increase independent function, enhance development, and prevent disability. It includes adapting tasks and the environment to maximize independence and quality of life. The term occupational refers to activities that are meaningful to the individual within the environments in which the person lives and functions.

For more information go to AOTA's website: www.aota.org


NHOTA Membership Benefits

1. Ongoing networking opportunities through membership meetings, forum blogs, task groups, continuing education opportunities and more.

2.  Special Interest Sections on Physical Dysfunction, Mental Health and Children & Youth which provide online discussion forums and evening continuing education sessions.

3.  Fall Annual Conference and membership meeting representing all areas of practice and changes in health care and service delivery.

4.  Spring Event for one-day continuing education and networking at reasonable cost to NHOTA members held in NH.

5.  Legislative updates on related state and national bills related to health, education and practice.

6.  Access to an updated online membership directory for New Hampshire occupational therapy practitioners.

7.  Public Relations updates of events in NH.

8.  Yearly recognition awards for outstanding member and citizen contributions to the growth of our practice.

9.  Scholarship support for both students in occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs.

10.  Innovative fieldwork projects, practitioner support and faculty development.

11.  Increased understanding on the scope of practice, quality services, and innovative service delivery.

12.  NHOTA promotes skilled NHOTA practitioners to offer community education on a broad range of topics related to wellness and prevention and evidence-based practice.

Meet NHOTA's Board
President
Ann Kline, OTD, OTR/L

Vice President
Vacant

Treasurer
Alexa Trolley-Hanson, MS, OTR/L

Secretary
Joan Kurr

Public Relations Chair
Jessica Fournier, OT/L

Legislative Chair
vacant

Physical Disabilities & Gerontology SIS Chair
Beth Liakos, OTR/L

Mental Health SIS Chair
N. Jane Seekamp, OTR/L

Children and Youth SIS Tri-Chairs
Sandy Olin OTR/L, Lisa Freeman OTR/L, and Lisa Knott OTR/L

Website Chair
Linda Thyne, COTA/L

AOTA Representative
Vacant

Executive Administrator
Rick Szilagyi

New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association   

1 Simons Lane, Newmarket, NH 03857
P.O. Box 842, Durham, NH 03824 
NHOTA Office: (603) 868-7475


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