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  • Blog Post: The Importance of Timing

    Examples of the importance of timing are all around us. Consumers, health care providers and members of all political parties knew for years that the system of health care service delivery was broken. The challenge had been an inability to come together and agree on a solution. The 2009 health reform...
  • Blog Post: My Qualifications to Serve as your Next Vice President of the American Occupational Therapy Association

    When I reflect on my career in relation to my qualifications to fulfill the role of Vice President of AOTA, I have had the opportunity to ruminate on the experiences that have made me into the professional I am today. Those who are close to me know I do not often talk about things I have done or accomplished...
  • Blog Post: Health Care Reform, State Associations and AOTA’s Strategic Planning

    Health care reform is here. Whether you were in support of its passage or not, it is the law of the land. I hope we can agree we must be prepared for its implementation. What will health care reform mean for occupational therapy moving forward? What can we do as practitioners to shape the role of occupational...
  • Blog Post: The Value of Membership

    One of the presentations I gave this week was to students in the OT program at San Jose State University in California. I was grateful to receive feedback today that the students found my description of professional association membership valuable and thought I would share it. There are over 140,000...
  • Blog Post: I've learned to Tweet!

    As I shared a few days ago, on February 1st I rolled out the 28 Occupational Therapy Professionals I'm Prepared to Represent as the Next Vice President of AOTA on Twitter. I've posted a new "group" each day and will continue to do so until the elections close on February 28th. Twitter...