We want you to know the results of AMTA's 2012 national election, conducted electronically among our Professional members. Nancy Porambo of Pennsylvania was voted President-Elect. She will serve in that position from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014 when she will assume the position of President. On March 1, 2013 current President-Elect, Winona Bontrager of Pennsylvania, will become AMTA President.
Nathan Nordstrom of Georgia was elected as a Vice President and will serve a two-year term beginning March 1, 2013. Three Members-at-Large of the Board of Directors also were elected: Christopher Deery (PA), S. Pualani Gillespie (HI) and Maureen Hoock (MO).
Pat Collins (NY) and Barbara Ann Lis (IN) were elected to the Commission on Candidacy and will coordinate the candidate search for the 2013 national AMTA election.
Read the statement from the Commissioner of Elections and the report on election results. (Login to view the report)
Thank you for electing these new national volunteers to help lead the association!
House of Delegates Update
BY:Bary W. Terry ON: October 8, 2012
Thank you to the Missouri Chapter Delegates attendng the AMTA House of Delegates Business Meeting on October 4th, to help pass the following Position Statements and Recommendations. Also, a big thank you to you the members for voicing opinions on the Statements and Recommendations. The Position Statements that passed were:
1)It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that massage therapy can be effective in reducing low back pain.
2)It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that massage therapy can help improve sleep.
3)It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that massage therapy can be a beneficial part of an integrative treatment plan for those who suffer with fibromyalgia syndrome.
The Recommendations that passed the HOD for National Board of Directors consideration were the Resolution of the Delegate Service, and that Chapters may be reimbursed by National for school visits. The National Board of Directors still have to discuss and vote on the Recommendations that Passed the HOD.