The AOTA 95th Annual Business MeetingApril 18, 2015Nashville, Tennessee. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_3):6913420030p1-6913420030p2. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.696S11.
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The President introduced those sitting on the dais: Fred Somers, Executive Director; Nicholas Hantzes, Legal Counsel; Pamela Toto, Director; Mollie Verdier, Director; Kristina Finnel, Consumer Advisor; Susan Parker, Public Advisor; Shawn Phipps, Director; Kimberly Hartmann, Director; Timothy Wolf, Director; Mary Frances Baxter, Speaker, Representative Assembly; Diana Ramsay, President, American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF); Wendy Hildenbrand, Director; Patrick Bloom, Treasurer; Amy Lamb, Vice President; and Brent Braveman, Secretary.
President Stoffel welcomed the audience and honored guests.
Secretary Braveman called the roll of the states and announced that a quorum was reached. Forty-four election areas were represented at the meeting.
Secretary Braveman announced the volunteer members of the Minutes Review Committee. The Committee consisted of the following individuals: Ashley Fecht (NV), Dianne Simons (VA), Kathy Foley (GA), Jaclyn Schwartz (WI), and Laurel Cargill Radley (NC).
Secretary Braveman moved for adoption of the agenda. President Stoffel asked for any changes or additions to the agenda; there being no opposition, the motion was adopted.
Secretary Braveman announced that the minutes from the 2014 Annual Business Meeting were published in the November/December 2014 issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT). He moved that the minutes be adopted. President Stoffel asked for any changes to the minutes; there being no opposition, the minutes of the 2014 Annual Business meeting were approved.
Written reports from the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Commission on Practice, Commission on Education (COE), Ethics Commission, Commission on Continuing Competence and Professional Development (CCCPD), Special Interest Section Council (SISC), Affiliated State Association Presidents, Assembly of Student Delegates, American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee Chair, Accreditation Council on Occupational Therapy Education Chair, World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Delegate, Speaker of the Representative Assembly, and AOTF were submitted and included in the Annual Business Meeting Report Booklet. There were no questions from the floor.
The following individuals gave brief verbal reports:
President Stoffel called on Debi Hinerfeld, Chairperson of the Volunteer Leadership Development Committee (VLDC), to give the results of the 2015 general election. Results were as follows: Amy Lamb, President-Elect; Shawn Phipps, Vice President; Denise Chisholm, Board Director; Debra Young, Board Director; Moses Ikiugu, WFOT Delegate. Chairperson Hinerfeld announced the 2016 Call for Nominations, which include the positions of Secretary, Board Director (2), WFOT Alternate Delegate, COE Chairperson, CCCPD Chairperson-Elect, OTA Representative to the Representative Assembly, VLDC Chairperson, SISC Chairperson-Elect, Education SIS Chairperson, Gerontology SIS Chairperson, Physical Disabilities SIS Chairperson, and Technology SIS Chairperson. Representatives from the following election areas will also be elected: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York #1, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania #1, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.
President Stoffel opened the floor to new business. No new business was presented. The following comments and questions were presented:
President Stoffel called the newly elected board members to the stage and administered the oath of office to them.
Mary Ellen East of Michigan won a drawing for free membership.
President Stoffel adjourned the meeting at 1:49 p.m.
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