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 32 years. She is a therapist with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, historically working in acute inpatient psychiatric care and currently at Ohio State's Talbot Hall. 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. 

President Elect

Stephanie Bowling, CTRS

Stephanie Bowling works for Regency Hospital/Select Medical in Toledo Ohio. Her career began in finance where she worked in accounting and as a bank manager. She decided to go back to school to pursue a degree. She has a Bachelors in Science, is a CTRS, and is also working towards a masters in hospital administration. Stephanie worked at University of Toledo Medical Center for 12 years as a CTRS on the inpatient Geriatric Psych unit, the pediatric psych unit, and the detox unit along with PRN work at Arrowhead behavioral health and worked part time at an organization called PEAC where she worked for 15 years with individuals with disabilities training and teaching them independence and cycling as well as adaptive cycling.

Stephanie left UTMC when her husband was injured in an accident 8/8/21 where he became and instant quadriplegic and 24/7 vent to trach. They fought for 15 months to rehab, but 11/9/22 she was by his side when he passed. She left UTMC to become a clinical liaison for Regency Hospital/Select Medical since they cared for her husband and now became her passion to now work between the hospitals in the area and their hospital helping families and patients that were in the same situation she was with my husband and transition them from STACH to LTACH where they can continue their recovery. She works with many doctors and case managers and families and Stephanie loves helping these families in a tough transition.

Stephanie is a mother of Two sons Skyler 23 and Joshua 19. She thank you for the opportunity to be on the board, her passion is to continue to grow the field of Recreational Therapy.


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 Recreation Therapy team at Nationwide Children's Hospital in 2019 where she works primarily in the outpatient clinic and cardiopulmonary rehab.  She also assists with a variety of other populations/diagnoses including physical rehab, behavioral health, oncology,  orthopedics. 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 continuing her work role on the board of directors with ORTA!


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, a Recreation 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.

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 Member at Large

Lydia Miller

Lydia is a senior in the Recreational Therapy program at the University of Toledo. She is honored to hold the position of Student Member at Large. 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! 

Past Presidents

Mike Sutherland (2017-2019)

Jenn Fultz (2019-2020)

Valerie Lazzara Mould (2020-2021)

Morgan Jack (2021-2022)

Randi McLeod (2022-2023)

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