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: David Otto – reports to Secretary/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 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, North Las Vegas & Clark County, NV.

David has served the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as President, 1st Vice-President, and Delegate and currently-serves as Webmaster, Education Committee member, and Government Relations Committee Chair – he has served on AMTA’s National Convention Planning and Mentoring Award committees and with the Massage Therapy Foundation and is serving on the AMTA’s National Awards Committee and serves as a Subject Matter Expert with the NCBTMB.

Sarah McCallum, LMT BS

Newsletter Editor: Sarah McCallum (Silver State Massage Express) – reports to Chair

Sarah McCallum, LMT BS earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (major) and French Language (minor) from the University of Kansas in 2007. She has been a part of the healing arts community in the Reno-Sparks, Nevada area since her graduation from Hawai’i Healing Arts College in 2009, operating Massage by McCallum; Sarah firmly believes in the body’s ability to heal itself when given guidance.

Sarah currently serves the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as a Board Member, Newsletter Editor, and 2022 Delegate. She has served the chapter, additionally, as 2019 & 2021 Delegate.

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.
Elizabeth Benion, LMT

Chair: Elizabeth Benion – reports to President/Board

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 its Chapter President. She has previously-served the chapter as Secretary and 2019 & 2020 Delegate.

David Otto

Member: David Otto – reports to Chair

Government Relations Committee

Keeps Members and Public 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 Otto

Chair:  David Otto – reports to President/Board

Meaghan Maillet LMT

Member: Meaghan Maillet – reports to Chair

Sarah McCallum, LMT

Member: Sarah McCallum – reports to Chair

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Member: Alexandria Robertson – reports to Chair

Alexandria Robertson, LMT …

Community Engagement/NMTAW® Committees

Community Engagement: 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, LMT

Co-Chair – South: Tom Dougherty – reports to President/Board

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 has served the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as a Board Member and currently-serves as Chair of the Community Engagement/National Massage Therapy Awareness Week® Committee.

Sarah McCallum, LMT

Co-Chair – North: Sarah McCallum – reports to President/Board

Meaghan Maillet LMT

Member: Meaghan Maillet – reports to Co-Chair – North

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.
Elizabeth Benion, LMT

Co-Chair – South: Elizabeth Benion – reports to President/Board

Sarah McCallum, LMT

Co-Chair – North: Sarah McCallum – reports to President/Board

Meaghan Maillet LMT

Member: Meaghan Maillet – reports to Co-Chair – North

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!

Interested in being on or heading an amta nevada chapter Committee?