OTA Students Attend Hill Day in Nation’s Capital
The Kent State East Liverpool occupational therapy assistant class of 2020 traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual Hill Day, sponsored by The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This event provides OT practitioners and students a chance to take messages straight to the offices of their state representatives to lobby about healthcare issues related to their field.
This year, 16 students helped represent Kent State East Liverpool. They were accompanied by Kathy Swoboda, program director, as well as faculty member Brandy Britenbaugh.
Cutline A: OTA students attended Hill Day 2019, including (front, from left) Lydia Larson, Brittany Hoops, Melissa Queen, Caitlynne Devore, Megan Hyde, Baily Gortney, Katelyn McKinney, Bethany Kholos, Cassandra Lipari, Brandy Britenbaugh, faculty; and (back, from left): Madeline Swickard; Kathy Swoboda, program director; Amy Pangio, Cassidy Wint, Lauren Wilson, Ryan Bost, Haley Kirkbride, Isaac Reese
Cutline B: OTA student Baily Gortney and Melissa Queen (far right) met with Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, 16th District, and his staff member.
Cutline C: A staff member from the office U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan from Ohio’s 13th District (second from left) met with OTA students Amy Pangio , Katelyn McKinney, Ryan Bost and Cassidy Wint.