About IOTA

The Iowa Occupational Therapy Association is a non-profit corporation established in 1977.  

Mission Statement

The objectives of the IOTA shall be to build the capacity of its members through education, research and communication. The IOTA will act as a public advocate for Occupational Therapy to promote viability of the profession and access to services.

Current IOTA Goals:

  1. Develop meaningful “buy-in” for members to maintain membership through
    1. Create CEU options throughout the state or virtually
    2. Connect to other professional organizations
    3. Garner feedback from members relating to membership
    4. Connect to students and new graduates
    5. Encourage member participation in recruitment efforts
  2. Support occupational therapy practice and fieldwork in Iowa by
    1. Advocating for appropriate reimbursement models
    2. Increasing professional development opportunities with collaboration with IPTA and ISHA
    3. Focusing on evidence based research, promotion of OT articles for ‘members only’ CEU’s
    4. Increasing presence in communities/social media.
    5. Engaging in legislative initiatives to promote scope of practice integrity

IOTA Contacts:

Administrative Assistant
Shelly Plough
PO Box 57221
Des Moines, IA 50317
[email protected]

Steve S. Bowen, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS
[email protected]

For a list of Officers & Committees click here.