Role of the President
The MeOTA president must be a member of AOTA and serves for a two year term. During their term the president has a variety of roles. The president presides over the meeting of the Association in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order. The president is also responsible for guiding and conducting the activities of the Association in accordance with the general policies of AOTA and MEOTA. When requested, the president provides membership verificationn for the Representative and Alternate Representative, or notifies the Credentials Review and Accountability Committee of the Representative Assembly if no representation is possible. In addition, the president chairs the Executive Board of MEOTA, appoints committee chairs, and submits the MEOTA annual report to the membership. Annually, the president attends the AOTA conference as a member of the Association of State Association Presidents (ASAP) or appoints an alternate. The president is authorized to deposit and withdraw funds in the absence of the Treasurer as well a to perform any duties pertinent to the office The president is a voting member of the MeOTA Executive Board and remains as such for one year as past president.
Meet President Carrie Beals
Carrie is an Occupational Therapist in Southern Maine, working at Maine Medical Center in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department. Originally from Connecticut, her family moved to Maine just as she was entering high school. It was in high school that she first had the opportunity to see OT's in action while volunteering for a program geared towards children with autism, and knew that OT was going to be a lifelong career! She graduated from Mount Desert Island High School, and enjoys returning home to visit family and take advantage of Acadia National Park. Carrie is an alum of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, where she obtained her master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Carrie moved to Portland to complete her last fieldwork affiliation, and decided to make the move permanent when realizing Maine was the place to settle! She presented at AOTA in 2008 and 2010, as well as a few MeOTA conferences. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys playing the cello with the Southern Maine Symphony, playing in clay at pottery classes, and traveling to see family and friends from Maine to Pennsylvania.
Carrie can be reached via email at email@example.com