Virginia Occupational Therapy Association

2020 VOTA Annual Conference


More information on the program will be coming soon.



We are in the process of creating some resources and providing some supportive measures to both our VOTA members as well as non-members! Please read below and help spread the word to your Virginia colleagues!

  • Until June 30th,  we will be offering FREE VOTA MEMBERSHIP for a limited time to any OT, OTA or OTS who are not currently members. During this time of temporary membership, practitioners will have access to our resources and other supports through the members-only section of our website. Please click here to join and choose the membership category Mem2020 for your complimentary membership which will be activated upon verification and will expire on June 30th.
  • Also, until June 30th we will be offering FREE JOB POSTINGS to our members-only section in an effort to help those who have been affected by layoffs and reduced hours during this pandemic. Please share this with your workplace if they are hiring during this time. If you/or your employer are interested in posting a job during this time please contact the VOTA staff at

Stay well, and know that we are working diligently behind the scenes for our OT practitioners! 


Erin Clemens, VOTA President

New group discussions on Zoom covering the following topics

These sessions are available to VOTA Members only. If you are a VOTA Member and are interested in one of these sessions, click here for more information.  If you are not a member see the first bulleted item below. Click here to join VOTA!

Tuesday, June 30th: The OT Practice Framework & Social Activism 

2 Virginia OTs Earn QMHP Designation

Savanah Howe

Savanah works in acute care at UVA Medical Center, including acute inpatient psychiatry. As an OT in a mental health setting, Savanah works with patients experiencing mental health crises to develop coping and life skills to promote successful return to the community. She is proud of obtaining her QMHP-A designation as it facilitates recognition of the role of OT in promoting mental health in our communities and provides a platform for further advocacy.

Lindsey Sawyer

Lindsey works in pediatric inpatient psychiatry at Virginia Treatment Center for Children with patients who are having acute mental health crises. As an OT in a mental health setting, Lindsey works with patients to develop stress and anger management skills, build assertive communication, and improve self-esteem. She is passionate about and proud of obtaining her QMHP-C designation because mental health is the foundation for our daily success. By addressing mental health at a young age, we can teach crucial skills that will be important for their future."

Congratulations Savanah and Lindsey!!!

Upcoming events

2019 VOTA Award Winners - click here to learn more about

  • OT Winner
  • Centennial Award Winner
  • Barbara Howard Memorial Scholarship
  • OTA Winner
  • Award of Merit Educator
  • Award of Merit Clinician

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