New ACOTE Members and Officers
The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTEâ) is pleased to announce the appointment of the following new ACOTE members who recently began their first term on ACOTE:
- Velvet L. Hewett, OT/L, MPA
Director of Rehabilitation
UC San Diego Health
La Jolla, CA
- Kristi McLeod, MS, BBA, COTA, DCS
- Earl “Gip” Seaver, PhD, CCC-SLP
- Dotti A. Thompson, MOT, OTR/L
Rehabilitation Manager and Occupational Therapist
University Hospitals Geauga, Geneva, and Conneaut Medical Center
- Kristy Worrell, MHA, OTR/L, CLT
Vidant Chowan Hospital
Patricia Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, was selected to serve as the new Vice-Chairperson of ACOTE. Dr. Coker-Bolt is a Professor at the occupational therapy program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.
As a result of an election held in July, ACOTE elected Laura Rea, OTD, OTR, MBA, to the position of ACOTE Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Rea is the academic fieldwork coordinator at the occupational therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences-Dallas Campus in Irving, TX.
A complete list of ACOTE members may be found on the Members section of ACOTE’s web site (https://acoteonline.org/about/members/).