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]


Upcoming Events

Hand Splinting for the OT Practitioner 
Presented by:   Dan Osten OTD, OTR/L CHT and Mark Ruhe OTR, MOT
Tuesday, January 28, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2 CEUs
Health Education Building  Room 105 (on the UTMC Health Science Campus).
FREE for members   $40 for non members
This event is full and no more registrations can be accommodated.



Presented by OTPTAT Licensure Board Representatives: 
Mary Beth Lavey, COTA/L and Missy Anthony, MPA, Executive Director
Monday, March 2, 2020   6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1 CEU 
Owens Community College (Toledo) Heritage Hall 123. Map:
FREE for members   $20 for non-members
Limit: 40
Register online: March 2 NW Ethics

Concussions Across the Lifespan: The Role of OT

Presented by: Talia Gibson, S/OT & Nicole Stotz, OTD, OTR/L 
March 17, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The University of Toledo (main campus); Health & Human Services Building HH1711 B&C
2 CEUs
FREE for members  $40 non members
Limit: 50
Register online: 
Mar 17 NW Concussions Across the Lifespan: The Role of OT


Bridges out of Poverty Training


Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Owens Community College
Health Technologies 102
:  8:30 am
9 am - 4 pm with 1 hour lunch/social
6 hours of continuing education

Registration required. Credit card only.  April 4 NW Bridges out of Poverty Training

Deadline: April 2 at 5:00 p.m.    MAX: 50

$30 Members
$90 Non-Members

OT/OTA Students
$15 OOTA Members
$45 Nonmembers

Purchase $5 lunch ticket from SOTA group
Purchase option $12 workbook from:
Implementing Evidence Based Practice
Owens Community College OTA class of 2021
June 18, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2 CEUs

FREE for members  $40 for non-members
Owens community college (Toledo campus) HT 102.
Limit: 50
Register online:  June 18 NW Implementing Evidence Based Practice

 Questions: Sarah Heldmann ([email protected])  or Jodie Steiner ([email protected]


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.
See you soon!
Sarah Heldmann, BS, COTA/L
Jodie Steiner, COTA/L
Northwest District Co-Chairs


Co-Chairs - Sarah Heldmann and Jodie Steiner 

Secretary - Sara Balsmeyer
Treasurer and Membership - Rania Mourad
OTA Liaison –  Letty Hatt
Student Rep -  Gargie Pathak


Special Interest Sections


Pediatrics - Kelly Gelske
Rehabilitation - OPEN
Older Adults – Kristin Roberts
Mental Health - Connie Burcin
OT Education - Nicole Stotz