Editorial  |   November 2014
Attitude, Authenticity, and Action: Building Capacity
Author Affiliations
  • Virginia C. (Ginny) Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA, is President, American Occupational Therapy Association, and Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Technology, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201; stoffelv@uwm.edu
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Centennial Vision / Health and Wellness / Education of OTs and OTAs / Mental Health / Professional Issues
Editorial   |   November 2014
Attitude, Authenticity, and Action: Building Capacity
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, 628-635. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.686002
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, 628-635. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.686002
I am honored and humbled to stand before you as the 29th president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). It has been 9 months since July 1, 2013, when I assumed this role, and I am so proud to be able to share the incredible accomplishments our association has made in the past year. I also want to recognize the talents and support shared by the AOTA Board of Directors and the AOTA Staff Senior Leadership Team. Their contributions to the team spirit under which we operate fully characterize the essence of heartfelt leadership and compassionate care that I spoke about last year (Stoffel, 2013). I truly believe that we are committed to a core set of values around having a can-do attitude, demonstrating authentic respect, and acting to support our profession not only today but for many generations to come. We are continually building our capacity as a leadership team and mindful of building organizational capacity, efforts embodied in today’s presentation “Attitude, Authenticity, and Action: Building Capacity.”
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