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Issue Date: December 2019
Published Online: December 20, 2019
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AOTA 2019 Annual Business Meeting Minutes
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AOTA 2019 Annual Business Meeting Minutes
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2019, Vol. 73, 7312420020. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S213
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2019, Vol. 73, 7312420020. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S213
President Amy Lamb welcomed the audience.
  • President Lamb acknowledged the Board of Directors seated on the dais.

  • Secretary Kathleen Foley announced the volunteer members of the Minutes Review Committee: Ashley Fecht (NV), Winifred Schultz-Krohn (CA), Jaclyn Schwartz (FL), and Laurel Radley (NC).

  • Secretary Kathleen Foley called the roll of the states. A quorum of more than 100 members was reached to allow conduct of business for the duration of the meeting. Forty-four election areas were represented.

  • President Lamb called the meeting to order.

  • 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 were no changes; therefore, the Agenda was adopted by unanimous consent.

  • In advance of the meeting, all written reports were posted on the website. President Lamb opened the floor for questions and comments; there were none.

  • The following individuals gave brief verbal reports:

    • – Debra Young, Vice President, led the audience in a recitation of the revised Vision 2025. She reviewed the additional pillar—Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity—and discussed future challenges to our professional roles. She emphasized the goals of AOTA to be responsive, agile, and supportive as practitioners as they transform the profession.
    • – President Lamb opened the floor for questions and comments.
    • – Sherry Keramidas, Executive Director, highlighted some of the national office initiatives. President Lamb opened the floor for questions and comments.
    • – Karen Sames, Treasurer, provided an overview of the financial status of the Association through fiscal year 2018. The floor was opened for questions and comments.
    • – Debi Hinerfeld, Speaker of the Representative Assembly (RA), provided a summary of the activities of the RA and the results of the most recent meeting. President Lamb opened the floor for questions and comments.