The South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association exists to support occupational therapy practitioners and students within the state of South Carolina through advocacy, education, and opportunities for collaboration.


The vision of the South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association is to meet society’s occupational needs of everyday life by maximizing the development and potential of every occupational therapy practitioner and student within South Carolina.


The South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association upholds the following core values:

Professional Growth and Development

Leadership and Mentorship

Research to support Evidence-based practice




President:                                                                     Mariah Woody                                     

President-elect :                                                         Rachel Roberts      

Vice President:  Gwen Morris                            

Secretary:                                                                     Tony Egan                                             

Treasurer:                                                                     Mary Holland Regenovich                 

Past-President:                                                           Melissa Sweetman                                  

COTA Liasion:                                                              Susan Conklin                                                    

Public Relations Chair:                                                                                                   

Nominating/Awards Chair:                                    Neki Richardson

Lowcountry District Chair:                                     Nancy Carson                                                   

Piedmont District Chair:                                         Kacy Pearman                                                    

Midlands District Chair:                                                                                         

Pee Dee District Chair:                                            Katie Lewis

SIS- School systems/ Developmental 

Disabilities/ SI:                                                           Randi Neideffer                                                  

SIS- Mental Health/ Wellness:                               Brad Egan                                                          

SIS- Administration/ Management:                                                                              

SIS- Education/ Research:                                      Jesse Ausec                                                  

SIS- Technology/ Accessibility:                              Julie Herbig                                                          

SIS- Home & Community Health/

Gerontology/ Physical Disabilities:                     

SIS- Hand Therapy/Work Programs:

  Legislative Chair:                                                     Sarah Gassman Wilbanks                                                 


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SCOTA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. 

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