North Coast District

Counties: Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina

District Chairs:  Georgette Ireland, OTR/L; Monica Goetz, OTR/L
Contact: [email protected]; [email protected]



Upcoming Events 



2019 North Coast District Annual Workshop
“Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone”
7 Contact Hours, Including 1 hour of ethics
When: Saturday, March 14, 2020  8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Where: Castele Learning Center at Lutheran Hospital
1730 West 25th Street  
Cleveland, OH 44113


8:00 – 8:30 Sign-In

8:30-10:00 “Sex is an ADL: Addressing Sex & Intimacy Across the Lifespan” - Karla D Reese, MSHS, OTR/L and Jenn Soros, MOT, OTR/L

10:10-11:40 “Take Care of Yourself! Creating a Positive Mental Health Plan.” – David Weiss, OTR/L

11:40-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:00 “Clients’ Perspectives of Spirituality in OT Practice” – Barbara Milliken, EdD, OTR/L, CVW

2:10-3:40 “OT and Human Trafficking: Next Steps in Our Journey” – Kim Kohl, MAOL, OTR/L, OTPP

3:45-4:45 “Recognizing Our Own Biases in Ethical Decision Making” – Monica Goetz, OTR/L

 Online Registration:   Stepping Outside your Comfort Zone

OOTA Member Pricing: (Cost includes lunch)  OT/OTA Member: $85  Student Member: $15
Non-Member Pricing: (Cost includes lunch + 1 year OOTA membership)  OT: $145  OTA: $135  Student: $40

 Deadline to register is March 7, 2020There will be no onsite registration for this event.

This is our North Coast District Board

Chairpersons - Georgette Ireland & Monica Goetz
Vice Chair - Diane Ventura
Secretary - Kristin Hopkins
Treasurer - Rebecca Young
Membership - Soonaire Shepherd & Katie Giglia
COTA Liaisons - Sr. Regina Fierman & Gabe DeNigris
Public Relations/Historian - Georgette Ireland & Monica Goetz
Public Information - Karla Reese

Special Interest Sections:

Pediatrics - Bonnie Boenig & Erin Blake
Rehabiliation - Pamela Millar 
OT Education - Teri LaGuardia
Older Adults - Lindsay Kwasny 
Mental Health - 
Dotti Thompson