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

Executive Board Members

Catherine Hoyt, OTD, OTR/L


Vice Chair

Arameh Anzarivareh, OTD, OTR/L


Lauren Clayton, MS, OTR/L


Lauren Jones, MS, OTR/L

Website & Social Media Coordinator; Co-chair of COTAD-ED

Stephanie Lancaster, MS, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS

Interprofessional Coordinator

Adam Pearson, OTD, OTR/L

Community Outreach Committee Chair

Jordan Skowronski, MS, OTR/L

Academic Engagement Coordinator; 

Co-chair of COTAD-ED

Cristina Reyes-Smith, OTD, OTR/L

Treasurer; Public Awareness Coordinator

Stacy Wilson, MSOT, OTR/L

COTAD Members

Anjana Aluri Boyanapalli, OTS

Anjana is a graduate student of occupational therapy from Stanbridge University, Irvine.  Her clinical practice interests include geriatrics and mental health with special interest in women health. Her main interest in COTAD is to connect potential OT students, practitioners, and leaders from diverse backgrounds to promote the needs of occupational therapy through meaningful outreach programs that promote diversity within minority groups such as LGBTQIA, refugees and underrepresented groups in the health community.

Alexia Rebne, MS, OTR/L

Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the Occupational Therapy Program Admissions Coordinator, Lexi has been a registered Occupational Therapist since 2008. Since graduating from the MS-Occupational Therapy Program at UW-Madison, Lexi has primarily worked with clients in post-acute rehabilitation settings that also offered outpatient, and home health services. Since joining the academic setting at UW-Madison in 2010, in addition to her role as the Occupational Therapy Program Admissions Coordinator, Lexi has also been employed as a Lecturer for the Occupational Therapy Program. She is currently enrolled in the post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at UW-Madison, with a capstone plan to create an online course, designed especially for pre-occupational therapy students from underrepresented backgrounds, that will provide an opportunity for students to further develop skills and strategies that will positively impact their success with the occupational therapy admissions process.

Meegan D. Lambert, OTD, OTR/L

Meegan earned her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree at Pacific University. She received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Tennessee State University, and a Bachelors of Arts in Health Promotion at Purdue University. She has nine years of experience as an occupational therapist in various settings including acute care, skilled nursing, long-term acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, community-based settings, and home health. Meegan is also a licensed massage therapist, certified lymphedema therapist, and certified brain injury specialist.  She is currently a traveling occupational therapist with active licenses in Illinois Tennessee, Florida and Arkansas.  Dr. Lambert joined COTAD in 2018 and serves and the Minority Mentoring Program Coordinator.  She is passionate about the recruitment and retention of racial minorities in the OT profession.

Previous COTAD Members

  • Natasha Smet, OTD

  • Adrianne Smiley, MSOT 

  • Carrienne Matthews, OTD

  • Diamond Rashad, MSOT 

  • De'Andre Holland, OTD

  • Camille Stirdivant, MSOT