Award recipients receive their respective award, a featured spotlight in NBCOT publications and social media, a press release to share the news, and their next certification renewal is free.
OTR’s Vision and Action Help Build a Skilled and Agile VHA Workforce, Providing Quality Occupational Therapy Services to Veterans
For the past 11 years, OTR Deborah Voydetich worked to build a foundation for telehealth as a service delivery tool within the VHA. Her forward thinking made it possible for continuity of essential care, even as we faced a global pandemic.
COTA’s Contributions to Education, Diversity and Inclusion Efforts, and Practice Standards Make an Impact
Krysta Rives is a COTA who has devoted herself to ensuring that future COTAs, and the patients they serve, are heard, prepared, and ready for the next phase of their lives.
An OTR With Specialization in Hand Trauma Prioritizes Mental Health With Clinical Care Protocols to Ensure Treatment of the Whole Person
Dr. Jennifer Dodson is an OTR specializing in the care of individuals undergoing serious hand injuries following complex major trauma. Her clients value her therapeutic use of self, coaching, and wellness approaches that uniquely address their needs.
Natalie Rolle, an OTR, is the lead occupational therapist specializing in treating sleep disorders at the CCP at Colorado State University. Her pioneering work recognizes that sleep is integral to a person’s performance of daily tasks and overall quality of life.
Impact Award winner and OTR Panos Rekoutis sets high expectations when working with his pediatric clients, looking to accentuate every child’s strengths and empower them to work hard on improving weaknesses.
COTAs are making a difference every day in their work and we want to recognize the COTAs whose work supports NBCOT’s mission by making an outstanding impact on the clients they serve.
An OTR’s Interventions Fill a Significant and Vital Gap in Primary Health Care for the Most Vulnerable Clients
Dr. Vanessa Dazio, an OTR at the CARES Claude Pepper Senior Health Clinic, developed and expanded the clinic’s first occupational therapy program as a way for the clinic to fill a gap in primary care.
The Innovation and Impact Award winners have demonstrated actions that truly support NBCOT’s mission of serving the public interest by advancing client care and professional practice.
OTR Helps Elevate the Importance of Occupational Therapy While Promoting a High Level of Competency Among Therapists
OTR Kelsey Watters is the clinical practice leader for occupational therapy and a senior occupational therapist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Through her leadership and mentorship, Kelsey has an impact not only with her direct clients, but also with clients receiving services from OTs across the organization.