ASTRA Leadership

The governance of ASTRA rests with the ASTRA Board of Directors(BOD). The BOD consists of the following positions: President, President-Elect, Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, Members-at-Large: Marketing, Membership-at-Large: Membership, Legislative Chair, Student Liaison, and ASTRA Student Club President. The President-Elect serves for three years, one as President-Elect, one as President and one as Past President. All other positions are for a three year term. Each year a variety of positions are up for election. Board terms begin at the annual membership meeting held during the Fall Meeting.

Elections are typically held in late spring and all active members who are qualified, are invited to run. Please visit the nominations and elections page for more information about these open positions.

Members are permitted at any time to attend board meetings as a guest and view past minutes of ASTRA board meetings.


Current Board of Directors

 

PRESIDENT

Kelly Walsh, CTRS

Phoenix VA Healthcare System

Email: kellyelizawalsh@gmail.com

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Joshua Parks, CTRS

Phoenix VA Healthcare System

Email: parksjosh85@gmail.com


PAST PRESIDENT

Delinda Carr

HonorHealth Rehabilitation Hospital

Email: pndcarr@gmail.com



MEMBER AT LARGE/
MEMBERSHIP

Mollie Heiden

Beatitudes Campus

Email: heiden.mollie@gmail.com 




MEMBER AT LARGE/MARKETING

Meagan Durazo, CTRS

Arizona State Hospital

Email: meagan.durazo@gmail.com




Questions or interested in getting involved?

Email us at AZtherapeuticrecreation@gmail.com 

 

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Shavaughn Elkins, CTRS

Phoenix VA Healthcare System

Email: shavaughn.brathwaite@yahoo.com



LEGISLATIVE CHAIR

Patricia Jones, CTRS

Foundation for Senior Living

Email: pjones@fsl.org


HIGHER EDUCATION LIAISON


Kelly J. Ramella, M.A. CTRS

Clinical Associate Professor

Arizona State University

School of Community Resources & Development

Phone: 602-496-0158

Email:
 kelly.ramella@asu.edu

 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE 

Rachel Fisher

Graduate Student

President, Association of Recreational Therapy at ASU

Arizona State University

School of Community Resources & Development

Email:  Rachel Fisher rdfishe4@asu.edu


 Mailing to ASTRA

Any written correspondence, please send to:

ASTRA
P.O. Box 67707
Phoenix, AZ 85082

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