Ohio Recreational Therapy Association


Randi McLeod, CTRS

Randi is a graduate of the University of Toledo where she was a member of the UT Recreational Therapy Club. She started her career at the Cleveland Clinic and currently works at University Hospitals Behavioral Health Institute in Cleveland. Randi has been the committee chair for the ORTA Awards Committee. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time at the local metroparks, and watching Cleveland sports.


Lynn Snyder

Lynn Snyder, CTRS

Lynn Snyder is an experienced Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) of 30 years. She is a therapist with The Ohio State University Harding Hospital working in acute inpatient psychiatric care. In her years of service, Lynn has functioned in a wide variety of roles from student to manager and is eternally an advocate for her profession and patients. She has created recreational therapy programs, developed documentation, and crafted patient resource/educational material in a variety of settings. Lynn enjoys using her skills to contribute to the exciting advances that are happening every day in health care and believes it is important to remain a lifelong learner. She recently completed training for Reiki and is now a second degree Usui Reiki practitioner. 


Morgan Jack, CTRS

Morgan is a graduate of the University of Toledo and former member of the UT Recreational Therapy Club. She worked as an Adjunctive Therapist for Columbus Springs, aRecreation Therapist for OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital, and currently works at Franklinton Farms as a Therapeutic Garden Educator. Morgan has been an active member of ORTA, most recently serving on the Awards Committee. She is an avid hiker, reader and gardener. She runs a small farmer's market with her family on the weekends where she makes floral bouquets and sells homegrown produce.


Christine Havach, MA, CTRS

Christine has been practicing as a certified therapeutic recreation therapist since 2008. She has worked extensively with adult and adolescent behavioral health but joined the Nationwide Children's Physical Rehab unit in November 2019. She also assists with a variety of other populations/diagnoses including behavioral health, oncology, and orthopedics, among others. She uses an extensive array of interventions to promote healthy leisure habits but particularly enjoys using creative expression activities, card and board games, and social/interactive activities. She is passionate about expanding her knowledge of therapeutic activities and providing education on community resources to her patients and families. She enjoys sharing ideas and collaborating with her peers and has presented at numerous TR conferences. She is looking forward to her role on the board of directors with ORTA!


Erin Dougherty, CTRS

Erin is a graduate of the University of Toledo. She started her career in RT at OhioHealth working contingent in both Mental Health and Physical Rehab. In 2019, Erin took a full time position at OSU Harding Hospital where she worked full time as a CTRS for three years. Currently, Erin works continently at OSU Harding Hospital and full time at CoverMyMeds. Since 2020, Erin has also worked at Greater Columbus Swim Team as the Level 3 Head Coach. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with her golden retriever, Lola, her boyfriend and his golden retriever, Bear. Erin also enjoys traveling with personal goals of visiting all the National Parks and eating ice cream in every state!

Member at Large

Heather Steiner, CTRS

Heather studied TR at Ashland University. She began her career as a contingent at Ohio State Harding hospital then a month later became full time at Columbus Springs Dublin hospital where she has been for 8 years. Heather facilitates quarterly calls with all 18 springstone TR departments and has helped assist in opening 6 new Springstone hospitals. She has a therapy dog named Meatball that goes to work with her for pet therapy. Heather enjoys knitting and playing sand volleyball in her free time along with traveling to Florida to visit her parents.

Member at Large

Rochelle Krouse, CTRS

Rochelle Krouse has been a CTRS for 18 years.  She graduated from Indiana University in 2004 and began working at Nationwide Children’s Hospital soon after graduation.  She has worked in the settings of outpatient therapy, including aquatic therapy, acute care and inpatient rehabilitation. She has been on the Nationwide Children's Hospital inpatient rehab unit since about 2005. Rochelle has a passion for helping others and being a part of her patients and families rehab journeys.  Watching patients get stronger, learning new skills and thriving is one of her favorite parts of being a therapist.  Rochelle is also the handler of one of the 3 facility dogs at Nationwide and has enjoyed incorporating this into her practice for the last 6 years. 

Student Members at Large

Lydia Miller

Lydia is a junior in the Recreational Therapy program at the University of Toledo. She is honored to hold the position of Student Member at Large along with Lily Hargrave Thomas. Throughout her courses, Lydia has fallen in love with Recreational Therapy. She hopes to expand her knowledge in the field and everything that it has to offer through this amazing opportunity. Lydia would like to use this position to draw other new and current students to the program and profession. In her free time, Lydia enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, reading, and going to the beach. She is ready to make an impact! 

Lily Hargrave-Thomas

Past Presidents

Mike Sutherland (2017-2019)

Jenn Fultz (2019-2020)

Valerie Lazzara Mould (2020-2021)

"Ohio Recreational Therapy Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 260 S. State Street, #1284, Westerville, OH 43086 Privacy Policy

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software