The Board


Welcome Board Members!

Are you a current or new board member? Helpful resources and information pertinent to your position are available on the new Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) board member website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, the site contains material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role. To view the site, please visit http://flhealthsource.gov/board-members.

The Florida Board of Occupational Therapy‘s members and staff play an important role in health care regulation through interaction with prospective applicants, licensees, education providers and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

The Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice consists of 7 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The membership is composed of four licensed occupational therapists, one licensed occupational therapy assistant and two consumer members not affiliated with the practice of the profession. The occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistant are required to be licensed in good standing in Florida and engaged in the practice of the profession for at least 4 years immediately prior to appointment. All board members must be Florida residents.

Members of the Board

James F. Spafford
MBA Chair
Loxahatchee

Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Caylee J. Banta
OTD, OTR Vice-Chair
Rockledge, FL

Term Ends:
August 31, 2019
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Tameka German
OTR/L
Tallahassee

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Paul B. Arthur
PhD, OTR/L
High Springs

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Daniel Calvo
OTD, OTR
Lakeland

Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Vacant Consumer

Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Vacant
OTA

Term Ends:

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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the board. The board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. Members of the board can serve two four-year terms. Despite the expiration of a term, board members can continue to serve until they have been either replaced or reappointed. To learn more about becoming a member of the board, visit the Governor’s Appointment Office website or email their office at appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Staff

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Allen Hall
Board Executive Director
Responsibilities: Handles the administration of the Medical therapies/Psychology office and legislative and budget Issues.
Anna Hart-King
Program Operations Administrator
Section: Medical Therapies/Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Responsibilities: Supervisor of OT staff. Answers all specific questions regarding laws and rules, reactivations and licensure renewals, and is available when other staff members are out of the office.
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Deborah Boutwell
Regulatory Specialist II
Section: Medical Therapies/Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Responsibilities: Handles initial licensure application reviews and determines eligibility for OT/OTA licensure applications, Exemption from Disqualification applications and license renewals. Assists with general to specific concerns regarding licensure, reactivations, renewals, continuing education requirements, laws and rules questions, and public feedback response. Processes Continuing Education Provider applications. Responsible for Board meeting agendas and minutes. Contact person for the Board, assists the Program Operations Administrator.
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Giselle Horton
Regulatory Specialist II
Section: Medical Therapies/Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Responsibilities: Regulatory Specialist II - Handles initial licensure application reviews and determines eligibility for OT/OTA licensure applications, Exemption from Disqualification applications and license renewals. Assists with general to specific concerns regarding licensure, reactivations, renewals, continuing education requirements, laws and rules questions, and public feedback response.
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Legal Counsel

Donna McNulty
Assistant Attorney General
donna.mcnulty@myfloridalegal.com
(850) 414-3300