Northwest District

Counties: Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton,
Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa,
Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca,
Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot

District Co-Chairs:  Sarah Heldmann, COTA/L; Jodie Steiner, COTA/L

Contact: [email protected]; [email protected]



Hello Occupational Therapy Practitioners -

We hope that this email finds you well and enjoying the holiday season.  We have several district events coming up soon.  Be sure to mark your calendars and encourage your co-workers to attend by sharing the attached flyers.  District events are free for members and $10 for non-members.

Tuesday, December 11th district meeting will include a short presentation, "Selecting Therapeutic Media" followed by opportunities to make and take treatment interventions.  If you would like to provide a make and take please let Sarah and Jodie know.  This event will be from 6-8pm at Owens Community College (Health Technologies Room 505).  Owens Campus map:

Thursday, January 10th, 2019, Jen Wakefield from the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition will present on suicide facts and prevention strategies.  This event will be from 6-8pm at Owens Community College (Health Technologies Room 505).  Owens Campus map:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 University of Toledo Capstone student will present.  More details to come!

Monday, March 4th, 2019 district meeting with be presented by Mary Beth Lavey who serves on the OTPTAT board and Missy Anthony, MPA, Executive Director of the OTPTAT board.  She will present on Ethics from 6-8:00 at Owens Community College (Room to be determined). 

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If you have an idea for a CEU event, are interested in presenting, or, have ideas for our district please contact us so that we can serve you best.

The district board has several openings.  If you are interested as serving as: OTA advisor, CEU coordinator, or, Membership Chair, please let Sarah and Jodie know.

See you soon!

Sarah Heldmann, BS, COTA/L

Jodie Steiner, COTA/L

Northwest District Co-Chairs


Treasurer - Deb Tenny
Membership - Jodie Steiner
OTA Liaison - Sarah Heldmann
CEU Coordinator - Tammy Williams
Social Chair - Cristina Nickle
Student OTA Rep -  Gargie Pathak

Special Interest Sections
Pediatrics - Kelly Gelske
Rehabilitation - Vaishali Pathak
Older Adults - Richelle Gray
Mental Health - Connie Burcin
OT Education - Nicole Stotz, Sarah Roe