In Memorial
GOTA is sad to learn of the passing of our past president and GOTA supporter Linda Stephens. 
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Linda Stephens Scholarship Fund.



Linda Stephens was an Occupational Therapist for over 40 years. She served as an active leader in GOTA and AOTA. Linda presided as the GOTA president from 1990-1996 and again from 2009-2012. She was a leader within the OT community on a local level in private practice, and at the regional, state and national level. Remembering Linda for her tireless work for GOTA and AOTA Political Action Group (PAG).  Her passion and drive for the profession led to the development of the Linda Stephens Scholarship fund in 2012.

The Linda Stephens Scholarship fund is awarded annually to a student matriculating through an OT or OTA program in Georgia who demonstrates a commitment to service within the profession of Occupational Therapy. 


All donations made in honor of Linda Stephens will be used to support her scholarship.


Find Linda's obituary at

Memorial service held at St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta

Saturday, October 21st 2017 at 3pm






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