OSOT achieves its tremendous volume of activity through the generosity of committed members and volunteers who lend time and expertise to serve on OSOT Teams or as representatives to inter-organizational collaboratives or working groups.

Team or Representative work can be a rewarding and enjoyable way to contribute to the profession and enhance one's own perspective and experience base. If interested in engaging in Team work or to enquire about Team or Representative activities contact the appropriate Team Chair or Representative by clicking on their email address below or contact the OSOT office.

Here are OSOT volunteers from 2016 - 2017 that are working for you and the occupational therapy profession!

Click on the Team name to view their Terms of Reference.


Team Chair Email
Auto Insurance Sector Team
[Terms of Reference PDF]
Karen Rucas

Sarah Macrae-Blakeley

Hospital Sector Team
[Terms of Reference PDF]
Kelly Stewart 
Long-Term Care Homes Team
[Terms of Reference PDF]
Joanne Kular  
Mental Health Sector Team
[Terms of Reference PDF]
Anna Yarmon and Heather McDonald
OSOTRF Review Team
[Terms of Reference PDF]
Karen Rebeiro Gruhl 
Low Vision Rehabilitation Task Force Julia Foster 
Primary Health Care
[Terms of Reference PDF]
Anne Murphy-Turliuk 
School-Based OT Team
[Terms of Reference PDF]
Debra Kennedy 
Seating & Mobility Team 
[Terms of Reference PDF]
 Marlene Adams 

OSOT Representatives

Organization  Representative  Email
Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario   OT Practice Lead         Catherine Donnelly 

Association of Professional Associations of Community Therapy Services – APACTS

Barbara Cawley 

Alliance of Canadian OT Professional Associations (ACOTPA) Christie Brenchley

Beth Linkewich

Auto Insurance Coalition of Regulated Health Professional Associations in Auto Insurance 

Karen Rucas  

Coalition of Ontario Regulated Health Professional Association (CORHPA)

Christie Brenchley 

Eye Health Council of Ontario - Low Vision Rehab Working Group Julia Foster 
HealthForce Ontario Allied Health Professional Development Fund Steering Committee   Christie Brenchley
Ontario Autism Program Provincial Advisory Committee Debra Kennedy 
OT Ontario Collaborative (OSOT, COTO, OT Programs) Beth Linkewich

Christie Brenchley 
Rehabilitative Care Alliance Working Group Representative  Christie Brenchley 
Strategic Advocacy Committee
Beth Linkewich

Seniors Advisory Group
Barry Trentham 

WSIB Fee Setting Advisory Committee

Teresa Riverso 

WSIB MTBI Program of Care Review Committee Reema Shafi