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The SFBOTC is the South Florida Chapter of the National Black Occupational Therapy Caucus.

The National Black Occupational Therapy Caucus (NBOTC) was founded in 1974 to provide professional support and networking opportunities for Black occupational therapy practitioners and students.

NBOTC is a recognized Multicultural, Diversity, and Inclusion (MDI) Network by AOTA.

The South Florida Black Occupational Therapy Caucus (SFBOTC) was officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 not for profit Charitable Organization on March 10, 2017.

Our Mission

The mission of the SFBOTC is to increase the Recruitment, Retention, and Registration rates of black occupational therapy practitioners and students in the profession of occupational therapy through financial, educational, and professional development efforts maintained via Scholarship Awards and Mentorship. 

 Our Purpose

The purpose of the SFBOTC is to serve as an advocate for occupational therapy practitioners and students of African descent to enhance and promote their contributions to the occupational therapy profession, national and state associations, and the public-at-large. The SFBOTC corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Founding Members

Nardia Aldridge, PhD, OTR/L

Sandra Dunbar-Smalley, PhD, OTR/L

Lainisha Turner, MOT, OTR/L

LaKeisha Sanders-Woods, OTR/L

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South Florida Black Occupational Therapy Caucus is a 501(c)3 public charities non-profit organization

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