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February, 2010, Vol. 10, Issue 02

AMTA Elects New National Board

By Editorial Staff

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) recently elected its National Board. The 2009 national election was conducted electronically among its professional members. Glenath Moyle of Oregon was elected President-Elect.

She takes office on March 1, 2010, and will serve until February 28, 2011, when she assumes the role of President. Current President-Elect Kathleen Miller-Read will assume the Presidency on March 1, 2010.

Winona Bontrager (PA)and Cynthia Ribeiro (CA) were both re-elected as Vice Presidents and will serve two-year terms beginning March 1, 2010. The elections of Moyle and Bontrager as Vice Presidents, result in two unexpired positions on the Board; a Vice President and a Member-at-Large. These positions will be filled according to Board policy by March 1, 2010.

Rachel Mann (NC) and Julie Finn (MI) were elected Members-at-Large and will serve one-year terms. Maureen Moon (CO) and Jeff Smoot (OK) were also re-elected to serve one-year terms as Members-at-Large. Michael Blackmore (OR), Jennie Irving (IN) and Lucia Kaestner (VA) were elected to the 2010 Commission on Candidacy and will coordinate the candidate search for the 2010 National AMTA election.

Members can visit the AMTA Web site ( to view a report on the election. Additional information including photos of the newly elected Board will also be available soon.


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