AMTA House of Delegates – Nevada Delegation

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AMTA House of Delegates 2016 Business Meeting – Milwaukee, WI – October 26, 2016

Position Statements are the cornerstone professional beliefs of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) as decided by the membership population of over 60,000 professional massage therapists.

See all the currently Approved Position Statements.

the 2016 Agenda – each year the members are encouraged to formally propose Position Statements and Recommendations.  There are no proposed Recommendations (for the National Board of Directors) in 2016 and no proposed Position Statements that the Association has agendized for the 2016 House of Delegates Business Meeting and have considered singularly adopting or denying & publishing as core beliefs the Association represents.  Instead, the proposed Agenda (to be published) will include facilitated discussion that will be focused on the future role and responsibilities of the House of Delegates.

Read the entire 2015 Nevada Delegates’ report – by Brent Bornemeier & Paul Lofgreen

Questions? Comments?  Contact your Delegate via email

Member Voting vs. Delegate Representation: the function of the Delegate is to represent the member consensus on the National floor of the House of Delegates (HOD) each year.  Delegates poll the members, discuss the Position Statements and Recommendations with the members and take a Chapter vote to the HOD.  When in the HOD at the National Convention, representatives from all 51 Chapters have an opportunity to represent the support or concerns of their Chapter’s members and dialogue works toward a consensus of the state Chapters’ Delegates to vote for or against a proposed Position Statement/Recommendation. If needed, a Delegate may change his/her Delegate vote to reflect the best interest of the Chapter membership.

Who can be a Delegate?  Any Graduate or Professional AMTA member in good standing.  Terms are now starting at 2 years…your commitment helps the National association and profession move forward.  It’s hard work, so you’ll get to take a break for a year before you can run again.  No need to step out entirely, though!  Continue to be active by supporting/mentoring the incoming Delegate(s), writing a new document, commenting on officially proposed document, connecting with other members who are developing official processes – they need all the help they can get, too!

Who can write a Position Statement or Recommendation?  Any AMTA member.  Your current Delegate(s), Chapter Board of Directors, or fellow members can help you start and explore the process, edit, proofread, keep communication with the people that need to vet your document, and basically help you follow it all the way through the process. timeline

If you consider the impact that statements a professional association makes on behalf of its tens-of-thousands of members, to include empirical evidence and “by massage therapists, for massage therapists” method of governance, then it is truly a professional representation of who we are and where we stand – what we profess.

…for 2017: If you are interested in becoming a Delegate or just starting a Position Statement or Recommendation of your own: share it with us.  Let us help and represent you in your professional Association, on a National stage, and so you can practice what you preach in your own Practice.  email hidden; JavaScript is required today.

Current Nevada Delegation

 

Paul Lofgreen, LMT BCTMBPaul Lofgreen, LMT – Delegate 2015-2016 (2-year term) [Nominate]

Paul Lofgreen, LMT BCTMB BS-BA graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy in 2011, & currently practices massage therapy at his own Mountain Top Wholeness Center, LLC, in Henderson, NV. He also practices outcall massage in Clark County & the cities of Las Vegas and Henderson. Paul is also an NCBTMB-approved Provider for chair massage courses & teaches CPR, First Aid, and Basic Life Support classes as an American Heart Association-approved Instructor at Complete Medical Consultants in Henderson. Paul currently serves as the AMTA-Nevada Chapter’s 2015-2016 Delegate in the national House of Delegates. He volunteers in community-centered events & is also an accomplished Aromatherapist & Licensed Minister.

Eileen Charles, LMT

Eileen Charles, LMT – Delegate 2016-2017 (2-year term) [Nominate]

Eileen Charles, LMT, Licensed Aesthetician, graduated from the Southern Nevada University of Cosmetology in 1985 and from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy in 2014.  Eileen has worked with Spa Moulay at the Hyatt Regency in Henderson, Nevada. Currently, she works as both an Aesthetician & Massage Therapist at The Spa at Excalibur & does chair massage at resort pools & poker rooms with Casino’ssage, Inc, as an Independent Contractor in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Eileen currently serves the members of the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as their 2016-17 Delegate & on the National Massage Therapy Awareness Week Committee.

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