Advocacy Leadership

Kallie Moy is the Government Affairs Committee Chair. She has been an occupational therapist since 2021, graduating from Pacific University in Oregon with her OTD, and is currently working in acute care. She has a strong belief in advocacy and the need to advocate for the occupational therapy profession in Minnesota. She became involved with MOTA's Government Affairs Committee as a student completing her capstone project which was focused on identifying how to include occupational therapy in Minnesota's Adult Mental Health Act. She continues to advocate for ways to increase access to occupational therapy services for individuals experiencing mental health challenges. 

Special thanks to Karen Sames as the previous Chair for the Government Affairs Committee, all she has done to build and advocate for occupational therapy in Minnesota, and her continued guidance on all things legislative.  
Clarissa (Claire) Mireau serves on the MOTA board as vice president of advocacy. She has been in practice since 2011, is a therapeutic pain specialist, and received her Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University. After practicing in physical rehabilitation for a year, she went on to work in mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and outpatient chronic pain treatment. Along with providing direct patient care, she worked extensively in program development and advocacy for occupational therapy’s role in mental health and SUD treatment services. She has also contributed to the profession through adjunct teaching and guest lecturing in OTA and OT programs. Currently, she is the Rehabilitation Therapies Director for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services in the Department of Human Services, where she has grown OT services through program development, leadership, advocacy, and research. In this capacity, Claire has also mentored several fieldwork and capstone students. She has dedicated her practice to program development, advocacy, and advancement of occupational therapy’s role in mental health and substance use disorder treatment.