Current Joint Accreditation Committee Members

The Joint Accreditation Committee (JAC) of the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) is responsible to:
  • make recommendations regarding the accreditation status of occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapist assistant education programs;
  • review and make recommendations for revisions to OTA & PTA EAP accreditation standards; and
  • review and make recommendations for revisions to OTA & PTA EAP Policies & Procedures
The JAC recommendations are forwarded to the Board of Directors of Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) for approval.

The current JAC members are:
PEAC Lesley Bainbridge, Chair PT
PEAC Dianne Millette PT
CAOT Sandra Hobson OT
CAOT Sandra Bressler OT
COPEC, Educator Brenda Heffernan PT
COPEC, Educator Karen Koseck, Chair-Elect OT

Private, Educator

Leta Stegne OT
Recent Graduate Angelena Gartner OTA/PTA
Public Janis Leonard Teacher/ accreditor



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