ANNUAL Award recipients

RIOTA is announcing its annual Award and Recognition Program!


We are asking you to nominate yourself, or another individual, for one of the RIOTA ANNUAL AWARDS! 

Please review the award description and submit nominee NAME, EMAIL, PHONE, and a short paragraph (less than 250 words) about why the individual should receive the award to RIOTA@RIOTA.ORG . The RIOTA Board will review nominees and vote in each category in March. Winners will be announced at the RIOTA Spring Meeting (and will be notified in advance).

Award Categories:

Occupational Therapy Innovator of the Year: Awarded to one OTA or OT who is recognized for bringing attention to occupational therapy nationally, locally, or outside the profession. 


2021 Winner: Kristi Langslet

2022 Winner: Joanne Knowles

Community Impact Award: Awarded to an individual who is recognized for going above and beyond their role to bring awareness of occupational therapy or to serve individuals in need in the state of RI. This does not need to be an OT practitioner, open to any individual

2021 Winner: Carolyn Kosiba-Quiterio

2022 Winner: Lori Cillino

OT/OTA Excellence in Collaboration Award: Awarded to a OTA/OT team who exemplify the relationship and collaborative, intraprofessional values of the profession.

2021 Winner: Karen Morgenstein and Patricia McGee

2022 Winner: Kelly Lee and Arriana Silva

OT Practitioner of the Year: Awarded to one OTA and/or one OT who exemplify the values of occupational therapy.

2021 Winner OTA: Karen Morgenstein OT: Justin Oakley

2022 Winner: OTA: Courtney McElwany OT: Mary Bronson

Fieldwork Educator of the Year: Awarded to one OTA and one OT who has exemplified mentorship and willingness to assist in guiding students to completion of fieldwork. 

2021 Winner: Eliazbeth Remillard

2022 Winner: Erin Raimondi

**We also wish to recognize any RI licensed OT practitioner retiring this year. Please send us an email if you fit this category or know someone who does.

Please contact Rebecca Simon, Communications Chair, with questions.

For further information contact:

Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association