Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

Northwest Chapter

The Northwest Chapter of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association provides clinicians with a local connection to the association at large. The chapter hosts quarterly local meetings to provide members with current topics relevant to the profession as well as disseminate information from the MiOTA governing structure.

One (1) professional development unit (PDU) will be awarded to active MiOTA members in attendance. The certificate will be emailed to all attendees.

Guests are always welcome to see what MiOTA is about at the local level; however, after one free visit we request that you become a member in order to continue attending the chapter meetings. We hope that you like what you see and want to join. Membership forms will be available at the meeting.

Jessie Fredell COTA/L has worked her entire career since 2011 with the geriatric population in the Northwest Michigan region between the skilled nursing facility setting and home care setting. She has been in the home care setting for the majority of her career and takes pride in being able to assist local residents in overcoming challenges whether temporary or chronic within their own environment. In her free time, Jessie enjoys spending time with friends and family. She is married, they have a dog and enjoy riding the trails in their Jeep, kayaking down the river, and going on camping trips. Jessie attended her first MIOTA conference in 2021 and is looking forward to serving the Northwest Chapter with co-leader Katrina Carrigan, MS OTRL.

Katrina Carrigan, MS, OTRL started her career in occupational therapy as a COTA in 2011, then progressed to getting her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Saginaw Valley State University in 2019. Katrina has spent 12 years of her career working with the geriatric population in skilled nursing facilities. After graduating with her Masters, she accepted the role as director of rehab in a skilled nursing facility which she held for three years. Since February of 2023, she has been working with the geriatric population in the home health care setting within Northern Michigan.

Outside of work, Katrina has been married for 16 years and has 2 children, ages 11 and 14. She enjoys traveling with her family and spending time crafting. Katrina first became a member of MIOTA in 2018 and is looking forward to serving the Northwest Chapter as co-leader.