Voting ended on June 30th.  
Election Results

 

2023 Positions Up for Election
State Board: District Positions:
  Alamo South Capital Centex Great Plains West Gulf Coast East Rio Grande Trinity North

President Elect
Vice President
Secretary

Vice Chair
Secretary
Chair
 
Vice Chair
Secretary
Chair

Vice Chair
Secretary

 Chair

 

2023 Elected State and District Officers


 
 
STATE BOARD
♦ PRESIDENT ELECT 

 

 


John Luna, OTR, OTD

Position Statement:  TOTA is transforming the profession through the unique opportunities and resources it offers students and practitioners at every stage of their careers. This transformational power is so extraordinary as it enables us as a profession to transform the lives of our clients, groups, and populations through the power of occupation. I am running to serve and preside over a team that continues to build on existing initiatives while exploring solutions to increase knowledge of the profession as a health solution, support members' professional growth, and advocate for policies that support practice. 


 VICE PRESIDENT 
 
Keegan McKay, OTR, OTD

Position StatementI have grown and learned so much in my role as a District Chair for the Trinity North District. The past few years of leadership experience with the TOTA, and my 10 years of experience as a Rehab Director, have really prepared me to take on a bigger role within the TOTA. I would be honored to represent TOTA as Vice President, and will utilize my leadership skills and many years of experience working with students for several OT/OTA programs in the area, to help continue to build relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 STATE SECRETARY 
 
 
Laurie Stelter, OTR, PhD

Position Statement: I believe that TOTA involvement is an essential component to professionalism. I seek to use my organization and leadership skills to serve the profession of occupational therapy and occupational therapy practitioners as the state board secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALAMO SOUTH DISTRICT
 
♦ VICE CHAIR 

Marcie Campbell, OTR, OTD

Position Statement: I would like to be the Alamo South Vice Chair to serve the Alamo South District and Chair.


 

 

 

 


♦ SECRETARY 

Alyssa Laurel, OTR, MOT

Position Statement: I greatly enjoy giving back to the profession of occupational therapy through service endeavors, including staying active within TOTA and promoting its importance to the profession at large. I have been so fortunate to have served as Alamo South District Secretary since 2017; such a position requires reliable attendance, participation, and note-taking of local matters. It would be an honor to continue to serve the needs of Texas OTs, OTAs, and students in this capacity to the best of my ability.


 

 

CAPITAL CENTEX DISTRICT     

♦ CHAIR 
Angela Renee Shepherd
Lacey Spark, OTR, MOT, OTD

Position Statement:  My name is Lacey Spark and I am running for Chair for the TOTA Capital CenTex District. I am currently in the position and I am so excited about all of the things we have planned to better serve the district and advocate for occupational therapy. It has been such an honor and privilege so far to serve in this capacity and I hope to be able to continue to grow our opportunities for professional growth, service, and networking throughout the district. I believe in the powers of occupation and community- both of which I promise to promote for the benefit of the people we serve and our profession!

 

 

 

 

GREAT PLAINS WEST DISTRICT     

 VICE CHAIR 

Jerilyn Callen, OTR, MSOT, OTD

Position Statement: As a working clinician and academician in one of the largest but more rural districts in Texas, the challenges we face in Great Plains West are unique. Our geographic area, settings, and opportunities are vast. I feel the vice-chair has a unique opportunity to work with our chair and all members of our district to amplify the voice of OT in our region. Additionally, as vice-chair, I would like to use my skills and connections within our region and state to provide new avenues and opportunities to promote our district activities and engage all OTs with our region and as part of TOTA as a whole.


 

 


♦ SECRETARY 

Donna Walls, OTR,  OTD, CHT

Position Statement: I value TOTA as an advocate and supporter of our profession. I have the desire to serve our organization on the district level. Currently, I serve as the secretary and have enjoyed that role and am excited about the work happening in our district.

 

 

 

 

 


GULF COAST EAST DISTRICT     
 
♦ CHAIR 

Chanae' Jones OTR, MOT

Position Statement: As the Education Chair for the district , I have learned more about TOTA and would like to assist with the goals and objective of the district, state, and nation as district chair. I am currently the president of the Lambda Omega Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc in Spring , TX.I also hold a board position on the Mind Works Collaborative Foundation. As an occupational therapist , I am committed to my families and have built lifelong relationships based on my dedication to the profession. I am organized, dedicated, hard working, determined, and empathetic.

 

 

 

 

 


RIO GRANDE DISTRICT
 
♦ VICE CHAIR 

Grisel Contreras, OTR, OTD

Position Statement: Grisel Contreras graduated with her master’s in occupational therapy in 2007 from the University of Texas in El Paso and with her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Baylor University in 2022. Grisel is bilingual in English and Spanish and uses this skill in her role as Clinical Assistant faculty at UTEP to prepare culturally sensitive OT practitioners. Grisel would be a great candidate for the Vice-Chair position and hopes to promote the diversification of the occupational therapy field and advocate for providing quality healthcare services among underrepresented minority groups.


 

 

♦ SECRETARY 

Clarissa Medrano, OTR, MOT

Position Statement: I would love to continue my role as Rio Grande Secretary to continue our efforts to advocate for OT within our community.

 

 

 

 


TRINITY NORTH DISTRICT     
 
♦  CHAIR 

Angela Duell, OTR, OTD

Position Statement: My experience 23 years of experience in the OT profession (OTA and OT) makes me the ideal candidate for this position. My experience as an administrator, educator, and clinical director has required strong leadership, professional collaboration, effective interpersonal skills and communication, innovation, and strategic, evidence-based decision-making in ever-changing healthcare and education environments. All of these characteristics and skills are essential for success as the Trinity North District Chair. I am leader who is committed to achieving success in any platform.