Election 2018 Results 

The Elections Committee is pleased to announce that Douglene Jackson PhD, OTR/L, LMT, ATP was elected FOTA President-Elect!

  Douglene has been active in the AOTA, served as the national representative to the Commission on Education as the Clinical Fieldwork Educator, a guest speaker at the School     Specialty Conference, and volunteers on several workgroups. Her background, national and global experiences, and leadership training will be a great resource for FOTA in her role as    President.


 To ensure a smooth transition in leadership, Douglene will work with our current President Brent Cheyne until his terms ends in June 2019.


 The Elections Committee is pleased to announce that Elise Bloch, Ed.D., OT/L was re-elected as Secretary!

 Elise will return in her role as Board Secretary. She has done an amazing job in this role and we are excited to have her on the team another term.

 The FOTA Officers and Leadership team offer congratulations to Douglene and Elise and extend our heartfelt thank you to candidates: Nardia Aldridge, MS, OTR/LKayla Collins, OT/L and André Johnson, COTA/L, BHS. We hope that these candidates will be joining our leadership team in some capacity in the very near future.

Thank you for your participation in this democratic process.


Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT and and Pauline Kelly MS, OTR/L
Nominating Committee 


FOTA Members Tammy McKenzie, and Jian Jones Stewart testify in more










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Membership fees support the FOTA Government Affairs Committee, which is active in advocating for occupational therapy practitioners and the clients we serve through:

  • Working with our state legislators and our lobbyist to promote and protect occupational therapy services

  • Protecting the OT scope of practice to ensure that practitioners have the right to practice true occupational therapy in Florida

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Government Affairs News

We are closely watching for ways OT will both be impacted and for opportunities for OT to be included, perhaps in ways we have not been included in the past. While the ACA is a Federal program, FOTA is working closely with AOTA to follow the trends and keep you informed.

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