University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Jackie Hurt
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Program Director Beckley and Charleston

  • Masters of Arts in Gerontology, USC
  • Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies, MSU
  • Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting, MSU

WVOTA President, 2020 – 2022

  • Provided leadership on WVOTA legislative efforts for WV’s inclusion to the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact.
  • Built and updated WVOTA website for all licensed practitioners in WV to engage and stay informed.
  • Collaborate with WVOTA Legislative committee and WV congress to draft and pass a bill to open additional opportunities for OTA practitioners in WV.
  • Initiated student leadership committee.


WVOTA Vice President, 2018 – 2020

WVOTA Secretary, Elected 2006 – 2014

  • Created first online membership application and renewal.
  • Initiated an online database to store all WVOTA meeting minutes for transparency.
WVOTA Conference Chair, Appointment 2011 – 2014
  • Organized the annual state WVOTA conference for all WVOTA members in WV.



  • 2023
    • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Roster of Honor (ROH) Award
  • 2018
    • WVOTA Hager Legislative Award, WVOTA State Conference, Morgantown, WV
  • 2011
    • Elizabeth Deveraux Occupational Therapy Award of Excellence, WVOTA State Conference, Charleston, WV