The last two months of campaigning to be the next AOTA Vice-President has been an invigorating, inspirational and illuminating adventure! What a ride! When I decided to run for VP I decided that I was leaning in hard and going all out! I truly believe that I am the right leader for the right time at AOTA and I want to have zero regrets about anything I should have done to get my message out to AOTA members.
So over the last two months I have:
and a couple just to show my FUN side (https://www.facebook.com/brent.braveman/videos/10213094218608093/ and https://www.facebook.com/brent.braveman/videos/10213014488774897/) and https://www.facebook.com/brent.braveman/videos/10213004301720227/)
So what I have I learned? Here are some of the key points:
I am excited that we have a slate of highly qualified, committed and skilled candidates running for AOTA offices this year. I am pleased that the level of engagement of the candidates has been raised to a meet a new bar; and I hope that I have been instrumental in making that happen.
I have 33 years of experience as a direct care clinician, manager, educator, researcher, scholar, and a consultant to community-based agencies. My experience as a State Association President, in SIS leadership, as Speaker of the Representative Assembly and as Secretary of AOTA have provided me with broad knowledge, skills and experience to be a highly engaged and effective Vice-President. I am passionate and committed to service to AOTA as a servant leader.
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