The Texas Society for Hand Therapy has several ways for our members to get involved with our organization.  One such way is by volunteering on a committee.  These committees work to advance the field of hand therapy through education, research, communication, and legislative advocacy.  If you are interested in getting involved, please email the committee chair for more information.


Advocacy Committee

Committee Chair: VACANT

The advocacy committee is responsible for educating and promoting the value of hand therapy to others throughout Texas.  This committee is responsible for communicating with educators, philanthropic businesses, and legislators to share the message of the Texas Society for Hand Therapy.  Each year, the advocacy committee helps coordinate "Day at the Capitol" in conjunction with the Texas Occupational Therapy Association.


Awareness Committee

Committee Chair: Carina Hill, OTR, MOT

Email: [email protected]

The awareness committee is responsible for promoting the hand therapy profession for both our members and the general public.  Each year, this committee plans events during Hand Therapy Week held the first week in June. 




Education/Conference Committee

Committee Chair: Kay Youngblood, MOT, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA

Email: [email protected]

The education/conference committee works alongside the Education Coordinator(s) to plan and host the annual education conference.  Members of this committee help formalize the conference agenda, acquire speakers, coordinate breakout sessions, solicit sponsors/vendors, and help with tasks during the conference to ensure attendees have a successful experience.



Communications Committee

Committee Co-Chair: Alex Hussey, OTR/L, MOT

Email: [email protected]

The communications committee is responsible for promoting TSHT by creating content and sharing it across all of TSHT's social media platforms.  They communicate



Committee Co-Chair: Kelsey Tzobanakis, OTR, CHT

Email: [email protected]