VOTA is Virginia's leading organization for occupational therapy practitioners and students. VOTA is committed to advocating for and further developing the profession of occupational therapy in our state.

Past Practitioner Award Winners:

VOTA OT AWARD OF MERIT

1980   Nancy Larson

1992   Jan Emerick-Brothers         

2005   Rebecca Argabrite Grove

 

1981   Judy Hanshaw

1993   Carol Clerico

2006   Judith Schoonover  

 

1982   Dorothy Saxton

1994   Ann Moody Ashe

2007   Not Awarded

 

1983   Gary Kielhofner        

1996   Carolyn Velletri

2008   Shelly Lane  

 

1984   Christina Brollier      

1997   Sandra Cash                                    

2009   Paula Naudziunas  

 

1985   Jayne Shepherd

1998   Maggie Antoine

2010   Grace Williams

 

1986   Barbara Howard       

1999   Jeff Loveland            

2011   Cynthia Normandia

 

1987   Jane Case-Smith     

2000   Jean Hearst              

2012   Dianne Simons

 

1988   Nancy Dawe

2001   Holly Brown

2013   Tony Gentry

 

1989   Fran Olsen    

2002   Not Awarded

2014   Ynez Peterson

 

1990   Sharon Brandenburger      

2003   Mary Bridle    

2015   Amanda Leo

 

1991   David Haynes
2017   Dr. Gwen Morris          

2004   Leslie Baruch

2019   Lauren Carter Smith

2016   Deborah Schwind

2020   Paula K. Martin

 


*Award of Merit not awarded in 1995, 2002, 2007, 2018, 2021

VOTA AWARD OF MERIT- EDUCATOR

2016 Jayne Shepherd
2017 Twylla Kirchen
2018 Pamela Stephenson
2019 Albert Copolillo

2020 Carole Ivey


VOTA OTA AWARD OF MERIT

1998 Mary Ellen Chesney
2001 Michele Stoll
2009 Sharon Hooks


VOTA OTA/OT PARTNERSHIP AWARD


2021 Heather Daniels & Margaret Denvir

2015  Ave Mitta


VOTA HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBER


Sue Hurt Gibbs
Nancy Larson
Margery Peple
2012 - Dottie & Lauren Akehurst
2013 - Fred Sammons

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