ALOTA encourages YOU to recognize individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the profession of occupational therapy in our state of Alabama. Awards will be presented via a virtual awards ceremony with details coming soon! Applications for nominations for both awards and student scholarships will be accepted via submission of the award nomination form and will close October 9th. 


Remembering Jeffrey P. Vinzant 

February 13, 1961 - July 28, 2020

Jeffrey P Vinzant

Jeff served most recently as the Executive Director of the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy.  He is survived by his wife, Ann Vinzant, who has dedicated her service to the profession of occupational therapy and serves on the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy.  Please join us in remembering and honoring Jeff.   Obituary can be found here and is included below as well. 

JEFFREY PAT VINZANT, 59, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Jeff was born at March AFB in Riverside, California on February 13, 1961.  After many moves, the family settled in Montgomery in 1971.  Jeff graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1979.  He attended Auburn University of Montgomery, was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, graduating in 1983.  Jeff’s last position was Executive Director of the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy.  An avid runner, Jeff had many friends among the running community.  Jeff was race director for many races over the years, in particular, Ryan’s Run and CCAP 5K.  Jeff loved New Orleans and its culture and was always ready to show off his adopted city. 
Jeff is survived by his wife, Ann Jordan Vinzant, stepson Zachary Cosby, Jeff’s mother, Leona Vinzant, sisters Joni Parvin (Andy), Cyndi Ford (Ken), and Kristi Stewart (Jim) and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Pat Vinzant.   For those of us who knew and loved Jeff, he touched our lives with his humor and love of life.  His special attachment to Zac was an inspiration to us all.  Jeff will be greatly missed by his family, coworkers and many, many friends.
Due to the current health crisis, the service will be a private family gathering at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zac’s day program which is near and dear to Jeff’s heart:
Children’s Center Adult Program
P.O. Box 3098
Montgomery AL 36109




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The Alabama Occupational Therapy Association (ALOTA) is a member organization. ALOTA is the state-based professional organization and public voice for the occupational therapy profession within Alabama. Members consist of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students, and corporate sponsors who employ occupational therapy personnel. ALOTA is a state affiliate of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), which is the national professional association. ALOTA and AOTA share the common goals of working to advance the profession of occupational therapy, the public’s awareness of and access to needed occupational therapy services, and the contributions of occupational therapy to health, wellness, productivity and quality of life.


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