Secretary Election Results

Congratulations to Valery Hanks on winning the 2019 TNOTA Secretary election!


Open TNOTA Board Positions

TNOTA is searching for a West District Chair!  This is a great opportunity to get more involved with TNOTA. If you are interested in this position, contact [email protected]


Congratulations to our outgoing lobbyist, John Williams!

TNOTA would like to congratulate John Williams, who served as our lobbyist from 2006-2019, on his retirement. During his tenure, John has been an invaluable resource to TNOTA members. His knowledge, dedication, and passion for the advancement of occupational therapy is appreciated and will be missed. Congratulations, John!


Meet TNOTA's new lobbying firm, Capitol & 5th Public Strategies

Beginning in 2020, TNOTA will be represented by Capitol & 5th Public Strategies. Capitol and 5th Public Strategies is an independent government relations firm that has over a decade of experience at the legislature working in the field of healthcare and human services. Their team consults with clients to develop and execute strategies to advance their legislative goals at every level of government in Tennessee. They facilitate direct engagement with policymakers, establish a network of allies for clients, and position resources to maximize the most favorable result on existing and emerging policy. Their exceptional relationships with key decision makers in the industry allow them to engage quickly with the right people when a legislative issue arises. Capitol & 5th values transparency and consistent communication with their clients to give them real-time information on their project. 
The firm was founded by three partners, Courtney Atnip, J.A. Bucy, and Dustin Goforth. In 2018, two additional support staff members, Heather Meshell and Erika Thomas, were hired to assist with the firm’s growth. Capitol & 5th offers an integrated approach to meet their clients’ needs and advocate for their positions. 


TSU's Pro Bono Clinic

Tennessee State University has launched a student-run pro-bono community rehab clinic! The clinic launched August 26, 2019 and is still seeking occupational and physical therapy practitioners to serve as supervising therapists and act as mentors for student volunteers. 

Benefits of serving as a Supervising Therapist include: 

  • Attending an AOTA Fieldwork Educators credentialing course
  • Complimentary attendance to any TSU OT/PT-sponsored continuing education courses
  • Mentorship opportunities with TSU OT/PT faculty and students
  • Continuing education credit for Clinical Instructor responsibilities
  • One contact hour CEU for every 16 hours served (maximum of 10 contact hours in one calendar year. Clinic contact hours are separate from CEU’s earned from TSU-sponsored opportunities)
  • Involvement in volunteering at Middle Tennessee’s first pro-bono physical rehabilitation clinic looks great on a resume!
For more information, click here or email Cassie Oliver at [email protected]



Gigi's Playhouse Volunteer Opportunities for 2020Image result for gigi's playhouse logo

GiGi's Playhouse workouts are back starting Thursday, January 23, 2020 and will be hosted every other Thursday night at Pro Vita gym in Nashville’s Germantown. This is a modified Crossfit workout with GiGi’s members, and volunteers will help coach and may even workout with GiGi’s members during the 1 hour session! See the TNOTA calendar for all available volunteer dates and email Morgan Webb at [email protected] to sign up!


Attention Students!

Check out our Student Section, where you can find information on upcoming events and student involvement initiatives.



Discounted CEU Benefits

As an additional member benefit, we have partnered with to offer discounted CEUs! Please click the link below to take advantage of this great deal. 

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TNOTA Research Opportunities

TNOTA has created a page to support ongoing efforts to further our profession by students, educators, and clinicians.  You can visit the page by clicking here.  Please support your colleagues in their attempts to provide evidence based practice for all OTs and OTAs.