NOTA Lobbyist

NOTA's Lobbyist

Cheryl Frickel- [email protected]

NOTA welcomes Cheryl Frickel as the NOTA Registered Lobbyist.

Cheryl Frickel started as Lobbyist and Chair of Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Policy and Advocacy Committee (NOTAPAC) in January 2017. NOTAPAC was created to expand the occupational therapy presence in Nebraska and increase the occupational therapy students’ involvement in policy and advocacy. Cheryl attends the Board of OT meetings in Lincoln, communicates with the state Senators, and is part of a coalition committee to ensure the occupational therapy practice is protected. She aims to advocate for the people in Nebraska to receive health care and occupational therapy skilled services needed by following bills, contacting Senators, and reaching out to practitioners through NOTAPAC and social media. Supporting Cheryl’s efforts are OT students and practitioners on the committee that also play integral roles in assisting her with lobbying. Outside of lobbyist, Cheryl is an occupational therapist at Madonna Rehabilitation in Omaha, NE and specializes in home assessments.