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The Board’s mission is to protect the public through effective licensure and enforcement of the statutes and rules governing the practice of occupational therapy to ensure a reasonable standard of competent and ethical practice.

In 2017, the legislature passed a bill to transition all occupational therapy licensing from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to the Minnesota Board of Occupational Therapy Practice (BOTP). The Minnesota Board of Occupational Therapy Practice began operating January 1, 2018. A Board was appointed and an executive director was hired. As of April 19, 2018, the Board assumed responsibility for all aspects of occupational therapy licensing and enforcement. 
Board Member Name Appointed Term Ending Board Member Role City
Ann Forrest Clark 01/01/2018 01/06/2020 Occupational Therapist Duluth, MN
Donna Coughlin 01/01/2018 01/06/2020 Occupational Therapy Assistant Rochester, MN
Laura Ann McGrath 01/01/2018 01/06/2020 Public Member Rochester, MN
Erin Kathleen Staum 01/01/2018 01/04/2021 Treasurer/Secretary, Occupational Therapy Assistant Oakdale, MN
Samantha Jo Olsen 01/01/2018 01/04/2021 Occupational Therapist Cleveland, MN
Chris Harbaugh 01/01/2018 01/03/2022 Board Chair, Occupational Therapist Big Lake, MN
Lynnette Buckley 07/03/2019 01/02/2023 Vice Chair, Occupational Therapy Assistant Bloomington, MN
Mary Penelope Bartzen 07/03/2019 01/02/2023 Occupational Therapist Wayzata, MN
Jessica Engman 07/03/2019 01/02/2023 Occupational Therapist White Bear Lake, MN
Jeffrey Leroy Malikowski 07/03/2019 01/02/2023 Public Member Saint Cloud, MN
Stephen Jobe 07/03/2019 01/02/2023 Public Member Brainerd, MN
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