The position of Nevada Chapter Delegate is an elected Volunteer Position

  1. The new term for an elected Nevada Chapter Delegate (1, of 2 Total) or Alternates begins in or around May 2018 (TBD)
  2. Elections for these positions will be held at the next Annual General Meeting, in or around May 2018 (TBD), in Las Vegas, NV – Nominate yourself or another Graduate or Professional Nevada Chapter member

Some benefits:

  • Mentoring by other (NV) Delegates
  • Paid attendance at HOD/Convention (see Chapter Delegate Position Description)
  • Networking and developing an understanding of association governance processes

Some responsibilities:

  • Create a Proposal and/or Coach members through Process, if needed
  • Notice & Poll members of Proposals (Recommendations & Position Statements)
  • Represent NV Chapter/Members in HOD
  • Write a report of the HOD minutes for publication to members


Jacob Tiffany, LMTemail hidden; JavaScript is required – Delegate 2017 (1-year term) [Nominate]

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, 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, Standing Rules Committee Member, and 2017 Delegate.

David J Otto, LMT BCTMB

email hidden; JavaScript is requiredDelegate 2017-2018 (2-year term) [Nominate]

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 has also been an ACCET-accredited Professional Development Instructor for 6+ years. He owns/operates 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[/Immediate Past President], 1st Vice-President, Delegate, and is currently serving as 2017 Delegate, Webmaster, and Education Committee member – he has served on AMTA’s National Convention Planning and Mentoring Award committees, is serving on the National Awards Committee, is serving as an active volunteer with the Massage Therapy Foundation, and served as a Subject Matter Expert with the NCBTMB.

Alternate Delegates (2017)

Gwendolyn Curry

Brent Bornemeier

Bianca Smith

Hope Wallace

Jayar Tolentino



Nomination Form – Chapter Delegate

  • When you accept your nomination, you agree to be elected by the members to a 2-year term
  • When you nominate yourself or another member, you/they must accept the Nomination at the Annual General Meeting.
  • To be considered for Nomination, you/Nominee must be present at the Annual General Meeting.

Chapter Delegate Position Description

Delegate represents her/his Chapter members in the HOD and related activities, informs the Chapter of timelines, and facilitates the Chapter’s influence in the HOD.

  • Must be a professional member in good standing of the Chapter to which they are assigned
  • Must sign the AMTA Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct.
  • Agrees to uphold and abide by National AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, and Job Description.
  • Shall not be an AMTA National Board member.

Delegate is given authority by National Bylaws and Policies and through election by the Chapter membership.
Delegate is accountable to the members of the Chapter by virtue of election, and to the Chapter Board by virtue of funding, where applicable.
Term of Office
The delegate shall serve a term of office of two years, beginning at the same time as chapter officers’ terms. The delegate shall serve no more than three consecutive elected terms.
Delegate works with her/his Chapter members and fellow Chapter Delegates, as well as Delegates from other Chapters and the House of Delegates Operations Committee (HODOC), to follow timelines and carry out the assignments and charges applicable to the HOD function.

1. Delegate, in communication at all Chapter Meetings and through other means available, initiates member involvement in discussion of matters that may or will come before the HOD.
2. Delegate responds to Chapter Board and member communications on a regular and timely basis via phone, e-mail, or other appropriate means.
3. Delegate provides written reports to the Chapter Board as directed by the Chapter Board.
4. Delegate attends all Chapter membership meetings, and reports to the members and Chapter Board at those meetings.
5. Delegate maintains a working knowledge of materials provided for the HOD meeting.
6. Delegate prepares and reviews all necessary materials prior to meetings.
7. Delegate attends and participates in the HOD orientation and meeting and casts informed votes.
8. Delegate reports the actions of the HOD to the Chapter membership.
9. Chapters may assign additional Chapter responsibilities to delegates.

Time Commitment
· The time commitment averages about 2-4 hours per month.
· Delegate attends the Chapter Annual Meeting, Chapter membership meetings, Chapter Board meetings (as requested by the Chapter Board), Chapter Leadership Training, (as requested by the Chapter Board), the Delegate Orientation Meeting and the HOD Meeting at the National Convention.
Time commitment will be considerably higher during the annual convention.
Use of Organizational Resources
Resources related to carrying out the duties of this office:

· HODOC provides materials and training.
· Chapters may provide reimbursement according to Chapter Policy.

Vacancy and Succession
In the event of a vacancy, the alternate with the next highest number of votes in the previous election will assume the Delegate position.
Removal from Office
A Delegate may be removed from office for failure to:

1. Fulfill her/his duties and responsibilities (dereliction of duties).
2. Abide by the AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, or Job Description.
3. Keep AMTA membership dues current.

Removal shall occur in accordance with the AMTA Chapter Conflict Resolution Process.


Refer to the AMTA-NV Standing Rules for additional description


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