OTAO Board of Directors & Leadership Group

       If you are interested in knowing more about any of the open positions, please contact Elizabeth Miller

President - Liz Marie Miller, OTR/L, CHT               
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Liz is an occupational therapist at Providence Sports Care Center.  
She grew up in Minnesota and enjoys biking, yoga, skiing, and exploring the Pacific NW with her friends, husband and dog.  Areas of expertise: hand and upper extremity, concussion/mTBI
President Elect - OPEN
Past President - Nicole' Pavenick
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Nicolé Pavenick is a native Oregonian and has been practicing occupational therapy for 5 years. Nicolé currently works at Providence Portland Medical Center at the inpatient rehabilitation facility. Prior to finding OT, she worked in a school district as an educational assistant and at a summer camp with children with special needs for 7 years. She has served on the board for 4 years beginning as one of the Viewpoint newsletter editors, 2 years as a Continuing Education Co-chair and a year as president-elect, prior to accepting the role of OTAO president. In her free time she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, hiking, razor clamming and crabbing.
Treasurer - Connie Liu, OTD, OTR/L 
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Connie is a native Oregonian and attended Pacific University.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, and salsa/bachata dancing.  She is a big Timbers and Blazers fan as well!  She practices at Providence Sports Center and Providence Tanasbourne.  Areas of expertise:  hand and upper extremity, concussion/mTBI.
SecretaryJackie Fullerton, OTR/L               
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Continuing Ed Co-Chair - Jasmine Choquette, OTD
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Continuing Ed Co-Chair - Ryan Farwell, MOTR/L
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Continuing Ed C-Chair - Connie Liu, OTD, OTR/L 
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Continuing Ed Co-Chair - Sara Pilorget, OTD
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Legislative Co-Chair - Brooke Gentle, OTR/L
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Legislative Co-Chair - Michael FalconOTD, OTR/L, MHA, BS
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Legislative Co-Chair - Lori Taylor, OTR/L, MBA
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Marketing Chair - Brianne Salvati, OTR/L, MOT
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Membership Co-Chair - Daniel Canchola, OTR/L,  
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Daniel currently works as an Area Director for Consonus Healthcare. Although, from California (graduating from San Jose State University), he has embraced being an Oregonian (while remaining a huge San Francisco Giants fan). His professional experience includes mental health, acute rehab, home health, director roles in industrial rehab and skilled nursing. His passion is working with geriatrics.
Membership Co-Chair - Kristy Fleming, OTR/L
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Membership Co-Chair - Jeff Lango, OTR/L, CDRS
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Pacific Faculty Rep - Steve Park, OTR/L
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Linn-Benton Faculty Rep - Beth Moyer, MS, OTR, FAOTA, 
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Beth is the OTA Program Director at Linn-Benton Community College.
She grew up on the Oregon/California border. She loves to garden and quilt.
Areas of expertise: neurological disorders, ergonomics, community programs.

Director - NW Oregon (Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, Washington & Yamhill Counties)
Kristin Johnson, MOTR/L
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Director - NW Oregon (Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, Washington & Yamhill Counties)
Director - Mid Willamette Valley (Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion & Polk Counties)
Katie Smith, OTR/L
Director - South Williamette Valley (Coos, Douglas & Lane Counties)
Lynden Scahill, OTR/L, OTD
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Lynden obtained her OTD from Creighton University in Omaha where she is originally from. She moved to the southern Oregon coast 5 years ago with her husband Tim. She has recently been a Director of Rehab in a SNF and is moving to home health through the local hospital. She enjoys spending time with her son Julian and dog Hayes. Lynden and her family love traveling and exploring new places.
Director - Southern Oregon (Curry, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath & Lake Counties)
Rachel Wolfe, OT
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Director - Central Oregon (Crook, Deschutes, Hood River, Jefferson, Sherman & Wasco Counties)
Fiona Mains, MS, OTR/L
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Fiona graduated as an occupational therapist in 1989 in Scotland where she practiced in many clinical settings before immigrating to New Zealand in 1996, and then relocating to the USA in 2012 with her husband's job relocation. Fiona has worked within a wide range of populations; in hospitals, community services, medical research studies, and taught occupational therapy students at college for a number of years. Since moving to the USA, Fiona has upgraded her occupational therapy knowledge, and is now working in a specialist consulting role within the High Desert Education Service District, and as an independent practitioner for Treehouse Therapies. Fiona has past experience in NZ where she was elected, by her peers, to hold the professional portfolio as part of the Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa executive; working on position papers in response to proposed government law changes.


Director - Eastern Oregon (Baker, Gilliam,Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa & Wheeler Counties)
Angela Mart, MOTR/L
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Angela Mart is the Regional Director for Eastern Oregon. She works at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Oregon where she assisted the hospital in starting an Occupational Therapy program in January, 2016. She is treating patients in the hospital, home health, and outpatient settings.  Angela is a bike nerd in her spare time. She likes riding all types of bikes, but is a mtn biker at heart. She also enjoys any outdoor adventure with her dog, Kotter. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to live, work, and play in such a beautiful and special part of Oregon.
Associate Director - Margaret Brown
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Margaret coordinates motor services for Northwest Regional ESD and supervises occupational therapists serving 20 school districts in northwest Oregon.  She is a vegetable gardener and an enthusiastic yoga practitioner.  Areas of expertise: practicing OT in schools, the IEP process, disabilities that affect educational experiences, equitable access.



SIS Liaisons
   Work and Industry - Open Position
Productive Aging - Paul Zulak, OTR/L, QMHP
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Paul is an occupational therapist at Providence St Vincent Hospital.
He grew up in Upstate NY, is a Navy Vet and enjoys grandkids, gardening, running, biking, lions, tigers and bears, and exploring the Pacific NW with family & friends. Areas of expertise: Old folks, Aging in Place, Behavioural Health / Cognition
  Mental Health - Jackie Fullerton,

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  Sensory Integration and Processing  - Open Position
  Children and Youth - Open Position
  Pediatrics - Open Position
  Rehabilitation and Disability - Open Position
  Home and Community  - Open Position
  Developmental Disabilities - Open Position
  Academic Education - Open Position
  Retirees - Charlotte Maloney, BS
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Historian - Open Position