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Need to get in touch with us? Information on how to join us and contact information for council members is below.

How to Join

Membership in the council consists of dues paying accredited or ACOTE approved developing programs as listed in the November/December AJOT. Programs are entitled to the first year of membership at no cost. At the beginning of the Fall Semester, Program chairs will receive an invoice from the treasurer of NEOTEC for $250 for OTA and OT programs.

Steering Committee members include one Experiential Coordinator from each Program with at least one year of experience in supervising fieldwork students from each member program as designated by the Program. Meetings are a minimum of 4 times per year at rotating locations throughout the New England area. At the present time, our membership consists of over 25 OTA and OT programs from the New England area, including Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Any practitioner who accepts students from a member school is also welcome to be part of NEOTEC meetings and activities.

For more information about membership, please contact the membership chair:

Michelle Forfa
University of Hartford
(860) 768-5378

Council Members

  • Co-Chair
    Rebecca L Simon, EdD, OTR /L, FAOTA
    Associate Professor & Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
    Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program
    Johnson & Wales University
    8 Abbott Park Place
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 598-4583
  • Co-Chair
    Erin Connor OT, MA OTR
    Professor, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
    Quinsigamond Community College
    Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
    670 West Boylston St
    Worcester, MA 01606
    (508) 854-2719
  • Secretary
    Carey Leckie, OT, OTD, OTR, CHT
    Assistant Professor/Associate Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
    Department of Occupational Therapy
    263 Alden St
    Springfield, MA 01109-3797
    (413) 747-3948
  • Treasurer
    Julie K. Hamlin, OT, MS, OTR
    Academic Fieldwork Coordinator & Faculty Instructor, OTA Program
    North Shore Community College
    1 Ferncroft Rd
    Danvers, MA 01923-0840
    (978) 762-4174
  • Awards Co-Chair
    Jean Maclachlan, MBA, OTR/L
    Salem State University
    352 Lafayette St
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 542-7009
  • Awards Co-Chair
  • Membership Chair
    Michelle Forfa, OTD, OTR/L
    University of Hartford
    200 Bloomfield Ave
    West Hartford, CT 06117
    (860) 768-5378
  • Website Chair
    Michael Salemi, OT, OTD, OTR
    Western New England University
    1215 Wilbraham Rd
    Springfield, MA 01119
    (413) 782-1425