This 90 minute course was presented at the OOTA North Coast District Spring Workshop on April 27, 2019. Three members of the Ohio OT Licensure Board discuss updates, license renewal and ethics. This course meets the 1 hour of ethics, jurisprudence or cultural competence requirement for license renewal in the state of Ohio.
About the Instructors
Missy Anthony, MPA
Missy Anthony is proud to serve as the 8th Executive Director of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board. Prior to her service with the Board, Ms. Anthony worked as a caucus policy advisor for health and human services in the office of the Speaker of the Ohio House, Director of Government Relations for a non-profit association in the developmental disabilities field, Deputy Director for Public Affairs in the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and as a policy advisor for Governor John R. Kasich. A native of Akron, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a degree in political science and certificate in Applied Politics from the Ray Bliss Institute. She received her Master’s in Public Administration from Ohio University.
Melissa Van Allen, OTR/L
Melissa Van Allen received occupational therapy degrees from both Muskingum Area Technical College and the University of Findlay. She has a combined 27 years of experience as a COTA and OTR. She has experience in acute care, home health, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy. However, the majority of her career has been in skilled nursing facilities with the last 19 years at Mayfair Village in Columbus as the Director of Rehabilitation. Melissa was appointed to the Ohio licensure board in November of 2017 and currently facilitates the continuing education and licensure duties.
Beth Ann Ball, OTR/L, MS
Beth Ann Ball has been a member of the OT Section of the OTPTAT Board since 2012. She is currently serving as the Chair of the Joint Board. Most of her 50-year experience as an OT was in school-based practice in Columbus City Schools. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at The Ohio State University and is currently completing a research grant in the pediatric practice area. She has served on the ODE Motor Task force, the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board, and as a Parent Advocate for the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities.