Dexter Resident Elected to National Leadership Post
Amy Lamb to serve as Vice President of the American Occupational Therapy Association
BETHESDA, MD — The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announces that Amy Lamb, OTD, BS, OTR/L, has been elected by a vote of its membership as vice president of the national professional organization.
“I am honored to have been elected by my colleagues to serve in this capacity,” Lamb said. “I look forward to doing my part in positioning occupational therapy for the future. As the health care system is changing and educational reforms are emerging, it is vital that occupational therapy practitioners articulate their value in these arenas. Promotion and advocacy will be key in our strategic planning process. I look forward to leading the strategic planning of the Association and mobilizing my professional network to move occupational therapy forward.”
Lamb is an assistant professor at Eastern Michigan University and owner of A.J. Lamb Consulting in Ann Arbor.
An AOTA member since 1996, Lamb earned an OTD in 2000 and a BSOT in 1998 from Creighton University. She is the immediate past president of AOTPAC.
Lamb will be sworn in at AOTA’s 92nd Annual Conference & Expo in April. She will serve through 2015 as an ambassador for occupational therapy across the United States; foster the development of the profession and members; and provide leadership to members to enhance practice, education, and the body of knowledge to insure that occupational therapy services are recognized, included in policy, and serving the needs of society.
To schedule an interview with Amy Lamb, call AOTA Media Relations Manager Katie Riley, 301-652-6611, ext. 2963 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 140,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide. The Association educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting standards including accreditations, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in Bethesda, Md., AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential. For more information, go to http://www.aota.org/.