Committees


Committee Chairpersons and Members are appointed positions – Interested in being on or heading an amta nevada chapter Committee?
 

Communications Committee

makes sure that all the massage therapy news in Nevada that’s fit to print is organized, professional, factual, and disseminated with clear lines of communication with the Nevada Chapter leadership. All forms of communication, promotion, and publication are considered under the important responsibility of this committee.

David Otto

Chair: email hidden; JavaScript is required – reports to President/Board

David J Otto, LMT BCTMB earned his BA in English, Secondary Education in 1991. In 2001, he graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy where he is also an ACCET-accredited Professional Development Instructor for 4+ years. He’s owned/operated his massage therapy practice, Hands In Motion, since 2003 in Henderson, Las Vegas & Clark County, NV. David has served the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as President, 1st Vice-President, Delegate & Alternate, Newsletter Editor, Webmaster – he has served on National Convention, Chapter and Mentoring Awards committees, is a Subject Matter Expert with the NCBTMB, and is an active volunteer with the Massage Therapy Foundation.

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Webmaster (www.amta-nv.org):  email hidden; JavaScript is required – reports to Chair

David J Otto, LMT BCTMB earned his BA in English, Secondary Education in 1991. In 2001, he graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy where he is also an ACCET-accredited Professional Development Instructor for 4+ years. He’s owned/operated his massage therapy practice, Hands In Motion, since 2003 in Henderson, Las Vegas & Clark County, NV. David has served the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as President, 1st Vice-President, Delegate & Alternate, Newsletter Editor, Webmaster – he has served on National Convention, Chapter and Mentoring Awards committees, is a Subject Matter Expert with the NCBTMB, and is an active volunteer with the Massage Therapy Foundation.
 

Education Committee

Annually and throughout the year, plans, organizes and makes happen the magic of live continuing education courses in both the Northern and Southern metropolitan areas of Nevada. Making sure the members and soon-to-be-member professionals seeking growth in their profession get their experience with the Nevada Chapter, smoothly and successfully.

Jacob Tiffany, LMT

Chair: email hidden; JavaScript is required – reports to President/Board

Jacob Tiffany, LMT graduated the Professional Massage Therapist program at the Nevada School of Massage Therapy (NSMT) in August 2010 and then NSMT’s Master Bodyworker program in October 2010. He was granted professional license by the State of Nevada in March 2011.
Jacob has practiced massage therapy mostly in membership-based locations like Massage Envy, Massage Heights, and Elements with some day spa experience. He focuses his hands-on practice in sports- and injury-type massage therapy modalities and has worked with a wide range of athletes, including MMA fighters & body builders.
Jacob serves the AMTA Nevada Chapter as a Board Member, Education Committee Chair, and 2016 3rd Alternate Delegate, and 2017 Nevada Delegate.
 

Member Outreach/NMTAW® Committees

Member Outreach: watches for opportunities for the Nevada Chapter members to participate in local opportunities to volunteer for other non-profit organizations, purveying the health benefits and overall wellness effects of massage therapy to the public. National Massage Therapy Awareness Week® (NMTAW®): assures members know about how to promote their practices in each of their communities, organizes its own outreach event for the last week in October every year, and secures a gubernatorial proclamation of “Massage Week in Nevada” from the governor.

Tom Dougherty, LMTChair: email hidden; JavaScript is required – reports to President

Thomas Dougherty, LMT PT is a massage therapist since 1994. He works in out-patient clinics with Chiropractors & other Physical Therapists mainly using medical massage techniques, like stretching, myofascial release, and pain control. Tom’s been a Physical Therapist since 1997 and an accomplished actor of stage and screen since 1984.
Tom currently serves the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as a Board Member and Chair of the Member Outreach and National Massage Therapy Awareness Week® Committees.
 

Student Outreach Committee

Constantly seeks opportunities to recruit students to join AMTA as Graduate or Professional members of the AMTA through article-submission to the newsletter (for distribution to school/program campuses) and campus visits and formal & informal presentations.

Mavies Gascon, LMTChair: email hidden; JavaScript is required – reports to President/Board

Mavies Gascon, LMT CMT graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy, in Las Vegas, Nevada: from the Professional Massage Therapist Program and the Master Bodyworker Program in 2013. He is also CAMTC-certified and NSBMT-licensed; multi-state-jurisdictional credentials in the massage therapy profession.
Mavies currently practices at Roni Josef Salon in the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino and incorporates his own style of culinary cuisine into his list of in- and outcall massage therapy services in his own practice, Dream By Day – Mavies is also a seasoned Chef, graduating from the California Culinary Academy in 2000.
Mavies has volunteered massage services at places like the Caring Place, Joy Prom, for firefighter community events, and for National Guard events – Mavies has served the AMTA-Nevada Chapter’s 2nd Vice-President, and, currently, as its President and Chair of the Standing Rules and Student Outreach Committees.
 

Commission on Candidacy

runs the Nevada Chapter’s Annual Elections – from promoting offices/positions, to collecting & vetting Nominations, to running the Election process during the annual General Meeting.

Chair: email hidden; JavaScript is required – reports to President/Board

Brent Bornemeier, LMT graduated from Portland Community College in 2004 with an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems and earned his Massage Therapy certification from Anthem College and was licensed to practice in Nevada in 2013.
When not in session with his clients at Bold Bodywork in Henderson, NV, he can be found hiking/meditating at Calico Basin or crushing some weights at Gold’s Gym.
Brent serves the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as its Secretary and Chair of the Commission on Candidacy.
 

Government Relations Committee

Keeps In-The-Know about local and state issues concerning the regulation of our privileged and business licensing requirements. Changes & proposals – to the best of this committee’s massage community-initiated intelligence and through various governmental relationships and notification systems – are recorded and addressed as necessary; consideration for opinion is often motivated by the nature of the change and how it is fair for both the public and licensees/members.

David OttoChair:  email hidden; JavaScript is required – reports to President/Board

David J Otto, LMT BCTMB earned his BA in English, Secondary Education in 1991. In 2001, he graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy where he is also an ACCET-accredited Professional Development Instructor for 4+ years. He’s owned/operated his massage therapy practice, Hands In Motion, since 2003 in Henderson, Las Vegas & Clark County, NV. David has served the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as President, 1st Vice-President, Delegate & Alternate, Newsletter Editor, Webmaster – he has served on National Convention, Chapter and Mentoring Awards committees, is a Subject Matter Expert with the NCBTMB, and is an active volunteer with the Massage Therapy Foundation.

 

 

Please review and contact the Committee Chair or Member that you need to have your question, comment, or idea logged.

If you’re considering Volunteering with the Chapter, there are a few requirements:

  • Do you know what it is that you would like to do?
  • Do you have 5 to 10 hours a month to attend meetings, propose/complete projects and assignments?
  • Are you familiar with computerized spreadsheets, text documents, or online resources for massage therapy?
  • Have you completed and printed out your Volunteer Code of Conduct form? (required)

If you answered “yes” to all these questions, you are ready to consider a Volunteer life with the AMTA Nevada Chapter!

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