AMTA Assembly of Delegates – Nevada Delegation

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AMTA Assembly of Delegates 2020 Business Meeting [Virtual] – September 15, 2020

Position Statements are the cornerstone professional beliefs of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) as decided by the membership population of over 90,000 professional massage therapists.

See all the currently Approved Position Statements.

the 2020 Agenda – each year the members are encouraged to formally propose Position Statements – statements that 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. 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 mid-August.

Read the entire 2019 Nevada Delegates’ report – by Elizabeth Benion

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 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 Proposal. 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.  Terms are now starting at 2 years.

Who can write a 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 2021: 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.  email hidden; JavaScript is required today.

Current Nevada Delegation

Elizabeth Benion, LMT

email hidden; JavaScript is requiredDelegate 2019 & 2020 (2-year term) [Nominate]

Elizabeth Benion, LMT, BS earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Phoenix and an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies at the McCann School of Business & Technology. She sought out the healing practice of massage therapy in 2017, graduating from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) of Pennsylvania and becoming licensed to practice massage therapy in 2018. She is currently licensed in both Nevada & Pennsylvania. Presently she works full time as a consultant for a design/marketing company, A Mighty Group.

Elizabeth serves the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as the Chapter Secretary and 2019 Delegate.

Ivy Adams, LMT

email hidden; JavaScript is requiredDelegate 2020 & 2021 (2-year term) [Nominate]

Ivy Adams, LMT, a native of Las Vegas, graduated Northwest Career College’s massage therapy program in May 1999; she’s the sole-proprietor of Holistic Birth & Bodyworks, a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 20 years, including a focus on women and children of all ages. During her career, she has earned specialty-certifications for Prenatal and Postpartum Massage, for Levels 1 and 2 of The Spurgeon Method™ – Therapeutic Breast Massage, and is NCBTMB Board-Certified.

Ivy is an educator at Northwest Career College in its Massage Therapy Program as a Senior Instructor for 15 years. Additionally, she homeschools her 4 gorgeous children with her partner, and is currently earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Arizona State University. She serves the American Massage Therapy Association’s Nevada Chapter members as their 2020/2021 Delegate in the Assembly of Delegates.

Additionally, Ivy is a Girl Scout Troop Leader and raises backyard chickens at her home in historic Downtown Las Vegas.

2020 Discussion of Assembly of Delegates (AoD) Proposals

We will be asking all AMTA-NV members for thoughts and opinions to take to the AoD Meeting on September 15, 2020: Watch This Space!

Let Us Know your thoughts!

Do you support or challenge any of the ideas statements above? In what way would you like the AMTA to take a position on any or all of these topics?

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