AOTA 2017 Annual Business MeetingApril 1, 2017Philadelphia, PA. Am J Occup Ther 2017;71(Supplement_2):7112420020p1-7112420020p3. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.716S19.
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The President introduced those seated on the dais: Fred Somers, Executive Director; Nicholas Hantzes, Legal Counsel; Debra Young, Director; Melissa Tilton, Director; Kimberly Hartmann, Director; Keren Brown Wilson, Consumer Advisor; Denise Chisholm, Director; Wendy Hildenbrand, Director; Gloria Frolek Clark, Director; Wendy Coster, Chair, American Occupational Therapy Foundation; Debi Hinerfeld, Speaker, Representative Assembly; Patrick Bloom, Treasurer; Shawn Phipps, Vice President; and Kathleen Foley, Secretary.
Secretary Kathleen Foley called the roll of the states and announced that a quorum was reached. Forty-four election areas were represented.
Secretary Foley announced the volunteer members of the Minutes Review Committee: Dianne Simons (VA), Ashley Fecht (NV), Jaclyn Schwartz (FL), Laurel Cargill Radley (NC), and Jessica Bolduc (ME).
Secretary Foley moved for adoption of the Agenda and Standing Rules for the meeting. President Lamb asked for changes and/or additions to the agenda; there being none, the motion was adopted.
President Lamb announced that written reports from the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer were submitted and included in the Annual Business Meeting Report booklet. The following written reports were submitted and posted on the Association website: Commission on Practice (COP); Commission on Education (COE); Ethics Commission (EC); Commission on Continuing Competence and Professional Development (CCCPD); Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures Committee (BPPC); Volunteer Leadership Development Committee (VLDC); Special Interest Sections Council (SISC); Affiliated State Association Presidents (ASAP); Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD); American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC); Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE); Delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT); Representative Assembly (RA); and American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). The floor was opened for questions and comments; there were none. The reports will be filed.
The following individuals gave brief verbal reports:
President Lamb called on Tim Wolf, Chairperson of the VLDC, to give the results of the 2017 general election. Results were as follows: Karen Sames, Treasurer; Donna Costa, Board Director; Sheri Montgomery, Board Director; Julie Dorsey, Commission on Practice Chairperson-Elect; Anne McDonald, Ethics Commission Chairperson-Elect; Kelly Crawford, Administration and Management SIS Chairperson; Anne Cronin, Developmental Disabilities SIS Chairperson; and Lisa Jaegers, Work and Industry SIS Chairperson.
VLDC Chairperson Wolf announced the call for nominations for the 2018 general election; positions available are President-Elect, Vice President, Board Director (2), Commission on Education Chairperson-Elect, OTA Representative-Elect, Early Intervention & School SIS Chairperson, Home and Community Health SIS Chairperson, and Mental Health SIS Chairperson.
President Lamb led the newly elected Board members in the ceremonial oath of office.
President Lamb opened the floor to new business, comments, and questions:
Brittany Robertson (NC) won the drawing for 1 year of free AOTA membership.
President Lamb adjourned the meeting at 1:02 p.m.
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