Happy New Year NBOTC Members !!

45 YEARS in existence.

Still Going Strong!!


NBOTC Members 2019 is HERE !

AOTA conference is just around the corner. This year it will be in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) on April 4-7, 2019.  How many will be joining me at conference and the annual NBOTC meeting? The Caucus will call to order- the 45th Annual meeting on Friday evening at 7:00PM (see below for details).

As the Associations' oldest and first recognized Multi-cultural group, we have so many wonderful students, educators and providers within NBOTC membership. We continue to welcome and create new chapters across the country. Please send in your news so that we can share it with the membership.


We need your energy, ideas, and dedication. It is time to step up and be a part of the movement.

Ask yourself- what can you do to help out???


The NBOTC provides support, encouragement, networking, recognition, scholarship and leadership opportunities to its members. Your contribution and expertise is welcomed and expected as a member. Contact nbotcpres@gmail.com or visit the NBOTC Facebook page to sign up and offer your talents :).

Let's make 2019 productive and memorable. This is my last meeting as your president. I want to thank the hard working executive board, members and friends of NBOTC for allowing me to serve you. The past 5 years have been an experience that I will treasure forever. I have met many wonderful, energetic, students, practitioners, and educators that I call "forever friends in the profession".   I am confident that the new leadership will continue to work hard to advocate on your behalf, support the mission and bring forth new ideas. NBOTC will always be in my heart and it has been a pleasure and honor.

I look forward to meeting and seeing you all in New Orleans.

-Tara C. Alexander

NBOTC Outgoing President



President - Duana Russell-Thomas, OTD, OTR/L

Vice-President - Candice Freeman, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Secretary - Riqiea Kitchens, OTR, PhD, BCPR, CSRS

Student Representative to the Board - Alexis Morton, BS

They will  be sworn in during the annual meeting.


Continue to support The Lela Llorens Endowed Scholarship 

Please give your support and contributions.

Visit the AOTF webpage here for information on how to apply:


Francis Swift Memorial Scholarship

Deadline   -  March 15, 2019 - ENDED

Congratulations to our Scholarship Winner - To be announced

NBOTC local chapter updates are due by March 31, 2019 for acknowledgement and special recognition of the Yvonne Flowers Service Award. Submit reports to nbotcpres@gmail.com.


NBOTC Annual Meeting

45th Annual NBOTC Meeting

Friday, April 5, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Napoleon A Room

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


NBOTC Kente Cloth Stoles are IN !!!

Cost $35.00 each plus shipping costs.

Quantities are LIMITED. Hurry and Act now !

Great graduation gifts

(There will be some available at conference during the meeting)

Visit the NBOTC Store to purchase or contact nbotcpres@gmail.com