Fota Election NominationsFOTA Elections 2020: Call for Nominations

The  Nominating Committee is pleased to call for nominations from FOTA's membership to fill the available FOTA Board positions of President Elect & Secretary. Nominations should be submitted as early as possible so that the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee can fully consider proposed candidates.

Official nominations accepted January 21, 2020 through February 18, 2020
Nomination Form - Click to self nominate

  • Nominations committee vets all nominees February 19, 2020 through March 4, 2020
  • Online ballot is reviewed and approved by nominations committee by March 6, 2020
  • Voting Period open March 9, 2020 through April 3, 2020
  • Candidates and FOTA board notified of election results April 4, 2020
  • Election results posted on FOTA website April 6, 2020

Position Descriptions | Eligibility | Terms of Office | DutiesSelf-Nomination Form (active - Jan 21-Feb 18)

 Positions Up for Election:

  • President Elect   President-Elect term begins July 2020 and with the Presidency Term beginning 2021.
  • Secretary  term begins July 2020

Officers and Eligibility

  • The officers of this Association shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • The President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be chosen from the roster of occupational therapists, who have been in good standing with the AOTA and FOTA for a year prior to nomination.  The Secretary and Treasurer shall be either OTs or OTAs in good standing with AOTA and FOTA for a year prior to nomination. 

Elections and Terms of Office

  • Nominees shall be voted into office by electronic or non-electronic ballots of voting members and seated on July 1.
  • The President, Vice President and Secretary shall serve for terms of two years and shall not hold the office for more than two consecutive terms.
  • The Treasurer shall serve for a term of three years and shall not hold the office for more than two consecutive terms.
  • No individual may hold more than one simultaneous voting position on the Board

Elected Officer's Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare for their elected duties.
  • Assume office in the absence of the officer.
  • Perform duties as assigned.
  • Discharge the duties of the President in case of absence or during a vacancy in the office of President.
  • Be chairperson of the Educational committee
  • Provide oversight for the work of the Conference Convener.
  • Discharge other duties as designated by the President

Self-Nomination Form: Click on this link to nominate yourself for the open positions.

FOTA Nominating Committee - Please contact with any questions

Pauline Kelly  OTD, OTR/L [email protected]
Pamela Kasyan-Howe, OTD, OTR/L  [email protected]


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