Jackie Hurt

Name and Contact

  • Jackie Hurt, M.A., B.S., COTA/L.

  • email: Jhughes4611@yahoo.com

Training and Advanced Certifications

  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting, Mountain State University, (2002)

  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, Mountain State University, (2008)

  • Master of Arts in Gerontology, University of Southern California, (2014)

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Academia

  • Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Advocacy

Awards and Honors

  • WVOTA Hager Legislative Award, 2018

  • WVOTA Elizabeth Deveraux Occupational Therapy Award of Excellence, 2011

Leadership Accomplishments and Passions

  • Elected as the first Occupational Therapy Assistant practitioner as WVOTA State Association President – 2020-present

  • OTA Program Director – 2019-present

  • ACOTE Roster of Accreditation Evaluators – 2017-present

  • WVOTA State Association Vice President – 2018-2020

  • WVOTA State Association Secretary – 2006–2014

  • WVOTA Conference Chair – 2011-2014

  • Spending quality time with family, including my 7 grandchildren

  • Advocating for resources in WV for unsheltered individuals

  • Advocating for resources in WV for substance abuse recovery programs

  • Advocating for occupational therapy for inclusion in mental health in WV

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