News and Information

A special message from our outgoing President Meredith Gronski: 

"As I reflect on the past two years of leading this wonderful organization, I recall how much we have accomplished through the unwavering support of one another and passion for our profession. It has been through the dedication of our members, the energy of our board, and the expertise of our legislative liaison that we have had so many successes!  We maintained our commitment to high quality continuing education in a virtual format, kept you informed on telehealth coverage and best practices, offered resources to help you navigate COVID-19 across settings, and successfully advocated for a variety of legislative actions - including the OT Interstate Licensure Compact! As I "pass the baton" to Valerie, I am thrilled to see where our new strategic plan takes us in the next two years!"

Best, Meredith Gronski, OTD, OTR/L, CLA


Thank you to the following board members who are completing their service on the NCOTA board:



Our new President, Valerie Fox, would like to share her thoughts as we transition to our new board. 

"Fellow OT and OTA practitioners, I am beyond excited to be serving as your NCOTA President. It is truly an honor. It is also a responsibility I do not take lightly. I appreciate the continued wisdom of our past Presidents and Board members as we start our new year. We have a phenomenal Board with great ideas and energy. We will work diligently to ensure you have the educational resources needed to continue to grow your knowledge and practice. We will continue to monitor legislative changes and advocate with stakeholders to ensure the OT profession remains a highly valued and accessible discipline for our clients. We will be responsive to your requests and ideas with the goal of building strong occupational therapy networks and supportive communities of practice. 
As OT practitioners we have a responsibility to our profession and our clients to be informed about changes that may affect our practice and make our voices heard. NCOTA will work hard to ensure this happens. And though you have a very strong board of experienced practitioners and educators committed to this work, we also need you!  As H.E. Luccock stated, "No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it." I challenge each of you to think about your place in our profession. What motivates you? What would you want to change? What is needed? Join us in NCOTA as we as a community of OT practitioners work together to further the OT profession in NC. "
Valerie Fox,


We are still looking to fill a few positions.  Please consider joining the team and share your passion for the profession with others. 

Bylaws Chair, Awards Chair, Physical Disabilities Co-chair, Children & Youth Co-chair, Home health Co-chair, Leadership Co-chair, Technology Co-chair, Membership Services Co-chair, and SIS Coordinator.  If you would like more information on any of these positions, please reach out to [email protected]