Gulf Coast East District

Officers

Chair: Anna Haertling
Vice Chair: Diane Collins
Secretary: Adele Brunson
Treasurer: Kelly Parmet
Council on Development/Public Relations: Sirley Marin
Council on Education: Catherine Graves
Council on Membership Services: OPEN
Council on Standards and Practice: Joanne Ripple
Council on Legislative and Political Affairs: Haley Smith
OTA Representative: OPEN
Members-At-Large: Len Sobel
Student Representative (UTMB): Roberta Schoenmakers
Student Representative (HCC): Amber Oke
Student Representative (TWU): Jade Sanchez
Student Representative (Lone Star College): OPEN
Student Representative (PMI): Brandye Porter

Upcoming District Meetings

  • All regular district meetings will be held the third Wednesday of the month (except for the months of March and August which will be the last Wednesday). Networking begins at 5:45 p.m., with the meetings starting at 6:15 pm. A light meal will be provided at the meetings if sponsor is available.
  • Receive 1 to 1.5 CE credits at all district and cluster group meetings. All meetings are free to TOTA members, $20 for OTR and COTA non-members and $10.00 for student non-members. TOTA membership applications are available at meetings.
  • For general information TOTA or district meetings, contact district chair Anna Haertling.
  • If you are a member of TOTA and would like to be added to the Gulf Coast East District email tree for updates regarding continuing education, job postings, etc., please send an email from the address you would like added to District Chair Anna Haertling.
  • Interested in hosting a cluster group Virtual Meeting? Contact Eileen Garza at 281-356-7559 for details.

Save On Travel With Virtual Meetings
Gulf Coast East District Meetings are also broadcast at outlying locations throughout the state via Virtual Meeting. Cut your travel while receiving quality continuing education credits and participating in the activities of TOTA. Check the GCED schedule for location details.

GCED Meeting Schedule for 2017-18
Date: October 18, 2017
Topic: “Introduction to Kinesio Taping Techniques”
Speaker: Tori Daugherty, OTR, MSOT, CBIS, CKTP
CE Hours: 1.5 hours
Locations: Shriner's Hospital for Children 

5th Floor Auditorium
6977 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
(Free parking in the attached garage)
Contact: Anna Haertling
573-587-2757
GCEDchair@gmail.com


University of Texas Medical Branch @ Galveston
School of Health Professions
301 University Blvd., Room 2.304
Galveston, TX 77555
(corner of 13th St. & Mechanic St.)
Contact: Sophie Rydin
713-201-1270
sophie.rydin@hcss.com

Lonestar-Tomball Health Sciences Building
700 Graham Drive
Tomball, Texas 77375
Contact: Terra Ruppert
281-826-5394
terra.ruppert@lonestar.edu

Memorial Hermann Southeast
11800 Astoria Blvd.
3rd floor classroom
Houston, TX 77089
Contact: Jodi Jung
281-451-5712
clara.jung@memorialhermann.org

Pima Medical Institute
10201 Katy Freeway
Suite C, Room 139
Houston, TX 77024
Contact: Barbara Palmer
713-778-0778, Ext. 5428
bpalmer@pmi.edu

Texas Children’s Hospital-West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
2nd Floor Conference Room (WA.290.10)
Contact: Kim Granhaug
281-650-1054
kimmyg83@gmail.com

   
Date: November 17-19, 2017
Event: TOTA Mountain Central Conference 2017
Location:

Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd.
Austin, TX 78757

 
 Date: January 17, 2018
Topic: “Health Coaching: A Promising OT App with Occupational Synergy”
Speaker: Dr. Maryellen Kuhlmann
CE Hours: TBD
Locations: Shriner's Hospital for Children 

5th Floor Auditorium
6977 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
(Free parking in the attached garage)
Contact: Anna Haertling
573-587-2757
GCEDchair@gmail.com

University of Texas Medical Branch @ Galveston
School of Health Professions
301 University Blvd., Room 2.304
Galveston, TX 77555
(corner of 13th St. & Mechanic St.)
Contact: Sophie Rydin
713-201-1270
sophie.rydin@hcss.com

Lonestar-Tomball Library
30555 TX-249, Room 211E
Tomball, TX 77375
Contact: Eileen Garza
713-805-5147
egarzaot@gmail.com

Memorial Hermann Southeast
11800 Astoria Blvd.
3rd floor classroom
Houston, TX 77089
Contact: Jodi Jung
281-451-5712
clara.jung@memorialhermann.org

Pima Medical Institute
10201 Katy Freeway
Suite C, Room 139
Houston, TX 77024
Contact: Barbara Palmer
713-778-0778, Ext. 5428
bpalmer@pmi.edu

Texas Children’s Hospital-West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
2nd Floor Conference Room (WA.290.10)
Contact: Kim Granhaug
281-650-1054
kimmyg83@gmail.com

   
Date: February 21, 2018
Topic: “Lymphedema Management”
Speaker: Missy Baylor
CE Hours: TBD
Locations:  Shriner's Hospital for Children 

5th Floor Auditorium
6977 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
(Free parking in the attached garage)
Contact: Anna Haertling
573-587-2757
GCEDchair@gmail.com


University of Texas Medical Branch @ Galveston
School of Health Professions
301 University Blvd., Room 2.304
Galveston, TX 77555
(corner of 13th St. & Mechanic St.)
Contact: Sophie Rydin
713-201-1270
sophie.rydin@hcss.com

Lonestar-Tomball Health Sciences Building
700 Graham Drive
Tomball, Texas 77375
Contact: Terra Ruppert
281-826-5394
terra.ruppert@lonestar.edu

Memorial Hermann Southeast
11800 Astoria Blvd.
3rd floor classroom
Houston, TX 77089
Contact: Jodi Jung
281-451-5712
clara.jung@memorialhermann.org

Pima Medical Institute
10201 Katy Freeway
Suite C, Room 139
Houston, TX 77024
Contact: Barbara Palmer
713-778-0778, Ext. 5428
bpalmer@pmi.edu

Texas Children’s Hospital-West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
2nd Floor Conference Room (WA.290.10)
Contact: Kim Granhaug
281-650-1054
kimmyg83@gmail.com

   
Date: March 28, 2018
Topic: RA Update
Speaker: Judy Skarbek
CE Hours: TBD
Locations: Shriner's Hospital for Children 

5th Floor Auditorium
6977 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
(Free parking in the attached garage)
Contact: Anna Haertling
573-587-2757
GCEDchair@gmail.com


University of Texas Medical Branch @ Galveston
School of Health Professions
301 University Blvd., Room 2.304
Galveston, TX 77555
(corner of 13th St. & Mechanic St.)
Contact: Sophie Rydin
713-201-1270
sophie.rydin@hcss.com

Lonestar-Tomball Health Sciences Building
700 Graham Drive
Tomball, Texas 77375
Contact: Terra Ruppert
281-826-5394
terra.ruppert@lonestar.edu

Memorial Hermann Southeast
11800 Astoria Blvd.
3rd floor classroom
Houston, TX 77089
Contact: Jodi Jung
281-451-5712
clara.jung@memorialhermann.org

Pima Medical Institute
10201 Katy Freeway
Suite C, Room 139
Houston, TX 77024
Contact: Barbara Palmer
713-778-0778, Ext. 5428
bpalmer@pmi.edu

Texas Children’s Hospital-West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
2nd Floor Conference Room (WA.290.10)
Contact: Kim Granhaug
281-650-1054
kimmyg83@gmail.com

   
Date: April 25, 2018
Topic: Electrical Modalities
Speaker: Tera Stevens, OTR, CSRS
CE Hours: TBD
Locations:  Shriner's Hospital for Children 

5th Floor Auditorium
6977 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
(Free parking in the attached garage)
Contact: Anna Haertling
573-587-2757
GCEDchair@gmail.com

University of Texas Medical Branch @ Galveston
School of Health Professions
301 University Blvd., Room 2.304
Galveston, TX 77555
(corner of 13th St. & Mechanic St.)
Contact: Sophie Rydin
713-201-1270
sophie.rydin@hcss.com

Lonestar-Tomball Library
30555 TX-249, Room 211E
Tomball, TX 77375
Contact: Eileen Garza
713-805-5147
egarzaot@gmail.com

Memorial Hermann Southeast
11800 Astoria Blvd.
3rd floor classroom
Houston, TX 77089
Contact: Jodi Jung
281-451-5712
clara.jung@memorialhermann.org

Pima Medical Institute
10201 Katy Freeway
Suite C, Room 139
Houston, TX 77024
Contact: Barbara Palmer
713-778-0778, Ext. 5428
bpalmer@pmi.edu

Texas Children’s Hospital-West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
2nd Floor Conference Room (WA.290.10)
Contact: Kim Granhaug
281-650-1054
kimmyg83@gmail.com

   
Date: May 16, 2018
Topic: “Ergonomics in the Office Setting”
Speaker Jackie Lawrence, OTR, PhD
CE Hours: TBD
Locations: Shriner's Hospital for Children 

5th Floor Auditorium
6977 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
(Free parking in the attached garage)
Contact: Anna Haertling
573-587-2757
GCEDchair@gmail.com

University of Texas Medical Branch @ Galveston
School of Health Professions
301 University Blvd., Room 2.304
Galveston, TX 77555
(corner of 13th St. & Mechanic St.)
Contact: Sophie Rydin
713-201-1270
sophie.rydin@hcss.com

Lonestar-Tomball Library
30555 TX-249, Room 211E
Tomball, TX 77375
Contact: Eileen Garza
713-805-5147
egarzaot@gmail.com

Memorial Hermann Southeast
11800 Astoria Blvd.
3rd floor classroom
Houston, TX 77089
Contact: Jodi Jung
281-451-5712
clara.jung@memorialhermann.org

Pima Medical Institute
10201 Katy Freeway
Suite C, Room 139
Houston, TX 77024
Contact: Barbara Palmer
713-778-0778, Ext. 5428
bpalmer@pmi.edu

Texas Children’s Hospital-West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
2nd Floor Conference Room (WA.290.10)
Contact: Kim Granhaug
281-650-1054
kimmyg83@gmail.com

 

Emergency Numbers
Gulf Coast East District Meetings  

The following numbers are provided to the members of Gulf Coast East District in the event that the evening of a scheduled meeting is accompanied by severe weather or some other emergency.

Name District Position Phone Number / Email
Anna Haertling Chair (573) 587-2757 C
GCEDchair@gmail.com
Eileen Garza Mega Meeting (713) 805-5147 C
(281) 356-7559 H
egarzaot@gmail.com
If the weather is inclement, we will make a determination by 4:00 PM whether to cancel the meeting or not.  If there are weather warnings (severe storms, flash flood, tornado, hurricane, etc) chances are high that we will cancel the meeting. Please call before driving to your meeting site.

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