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AMTA Assembly of Delegates 2024 Business Meeting – September 11, 2024 | Tampa, FL

Position Statements, developed through the AMTA’s Assembly of Delegates, are the cornerstone professional beliefs of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) as decided by the membership population of over 100,000 professional massage therapists.

Read the entire 2023 Nevada Delegates’ report – by Cathy Lightcap & Jasminemarie Soller

What does the Assembly of Delegates do?

Each year the members are encouraged to formally propose Position Statement Ideas and Discussion Topics for the Assembly of Delegates to discuss and on which to possibly take action during their Annual Meeting. Position Statements that complete the approval process may say something about Massage Therapy: how it can/may assist in healthcare-positive results with special populations or medical conditions – all claims are thoroughly-researched and -studied, created by members with the most-current, scientific data.

See all the currently Approved Position Statements.

Annually, since 2006, Member-approved – through the Assembly of Delegates – Position Statements become the beliefs of the leading, non-profit professional association in the United States. This year’s Discussion Topics and Position Statement Proposal will be released to the membership – through the AoDAC and Chapter Delegates – approximately, in late-June.

Member Voting vs. Delegate Representation:

The function of the Delegate is to represent the member consensus on the National floor of the Assembly of Delegates (AoD) each year.  Delegates poll the members, discuss the Discussion Topics and Position Statement Proposals with the members and take a Chapter consensus to the AoD.  When in the AoD Business Meeting at the National Convention, Delegates 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 Discussion Topic and/or Position Statement Idea. If needed and based on information discovered at the annual AoD Business Meeting, 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.  The duration of a Delegate’s Term is 2 years.

Who can write a Discussion Topic or Position Statement Proposal?

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 2024

If you are interested in becoming a Delegate or just starting a Position Statement 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.  Contact your Nevada Chapter Board today.

Questions? Comments?  Contact your Delegate via email

Current Nevada Delegation

Catherine Lightcap, LMT

Cathy Lightcap, LMT – Delegate 2023 & 2024 (2-year term)

Catherine Lightcap, LMT earned her certification as a Massage Therapist in 2014, graduating Northwest Health Careers’ program in Las Vegas, Nevada. She’s attended Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) courses and uses them with her clients in her private practice in Henderson, Nevada: Catherine’s Massage & Bodywork.

Cathy wanted to be a massage therapist since she was in high school – she achieved her dream after retiring and moving to Henderson. Cathy believes that Massage Therapy is so very beneficial to individuals, and she loves to help people improve their lives through massage.

Before becoming a massage therapist, Cathy worked in Public Safety in the private sector, often engaging companies with reviewing, writing, and implementing OSHA-Standard Safety Policies & Procedures on their sites. She also used to ride a milk cow.

Cathy serves the Nevada Chapter as a Board Member and Nevada Delegate to the AMTA Assembly of Delegates. She has served as 2018 Delegate and has served the AMTA Kansas Chapter as its Secretary and 2022 Delegate.

Jasminemarie Soller, LMT

Jasminemarie Soller, LMT CA MA HHP AS earned her Associate of Science degree at DeAnza College in 1994, Chiropractic Assistant (1996), Medical Assistant (1997), Holistic Health Practitioner (1997), and Massage Therapy (2004) diplomas and uses them all in her 28+ years of work-experience and 25+ years of experience serving allied-health programs in the field of Education.

In the Massage Therapy field, Jasminemarie is Certified by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), licensed by the State of Nevada (NSBMT), Proctor for Prometric and NCCT, and Librarian Technician and Facilitator (Pacific Institute). In her massage therapy practice, she also incorporates Joe Lucero’s Therapeutic Reposturing™ techniques, most-notably working with Lucero for the Wildflower Triathlon Olympic Team. Jasmine maintains her memberships with the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE), Reflexology Association of America (RAA), National Association of Massage Therapists (NAMT), and American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

When she’s not with massage clients, Jasminemarie oversees the Massage Therapy Program as Program Director and teaches Personal Fitness Training courses at Advanced Training Institute (Las Vegas campus). She’s always been active in sports, and, when her children were active in sports, Jasmine was there as their coach, trainer, and massage therapist as needed.

Jasmine serves the Nevada Chapter as Chapter Secretary, Nevada Delegate, and as a Member of the Government Relations Committee.

2024 Discussion of Assembly of Delegates (AoD) Proposals

Asking all AMTA-NV members for thoughts and opinions for the AOD Meeting

No Discussion Topics or Position Statement Proposals have been proposed yet for 2024’s Assembly of Delegates Meeting which will be held in Tampa, FL, on September 11, 2024. Every year, topics focusing on a wide range of issues affecting and pertaining to the betterment of our profession are submitted for Delegates to discuss and/or vote upon.

Delegates are charged with gathering chapter member feedback and determining a Chapter consensus on the topics and statement based on that feedback. Delegates present this information at the Assembly and use this information to guide their vote. The topic(s) and/or statement(s) that pass may then become the approved beliefs of the AMTA.

We want to hear your support, concerns, and thoughts about 2024’s Discussion Topic & Position Statement Proposal: we expect their availability around July 2024.

Discussion Topic & Position Statement Proposal

Discussion Topic: TBD

Position Statement: TBD

Let Us Know your thoughts!

  • If you’re a current AMTA Nevada Chapter Member, you’ll be receiving a short Survey at your AMTA-Member-email-address with an opportunity to answer more-specific Questions and an open-ended “Comment”-area that the Nevada Chapter’s Delegates will receive and consider in their participation in 2024’s Annual Business Meeting of the Assembly of Delegates in Tampa on September 11th.