Committees


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

Commission on Candidacy

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

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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 email hidden; JavaScript is required, 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

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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 Chapter Board Member, 2019 Delegate, and Newsletter Editor.

Denise Bolaños, LMT

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Denise Bolaños, LMT is a licensed massage therapist in Nevada since 2013; She completed Cortiva Institute’s 750-hour Certification program in Tucson, Arizona, in 2012. She focuses her continuing education and practice on applying the orthopedic massage therapy techniques of Whitney Lowe, Ben Benjamin, Erik Dalton, and James Waslaski, serving the residents of Henderson and Southeast Las Vegas since 2017, including elite athletes and a local basketball team.

Denise currently serves the members of the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as its Secretary. When not working, volunteering, or parenting, you’ll find her hiking, mountain-biking, cooking, practicing transcendental meditation and yoga, and enjoying the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Las Vegas.

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

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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 President and 2020 Delegate. She has served the chapter, additionally, as Secretary and 2019 Delegate.

David Otto

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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 Otto

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Meaghan Maillet LMT

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Sarah McCallum, LMT

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Denise Bolaños, LMT

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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, LMT

Co-Chair – South: email hidden; JavaScript is required – 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 currently serves the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as a Board Member and Chair of the Member Outreach and National Massage Therapy Awareness Week® Committees.

Sarah McCallum, LMT

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







Meaghan Maillet LMT

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







Sarah McCallum, LMT

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







Meaghan Maillet LMT

Member: email hidden; JavaScript is required – reports to Co-Chair – North







Standing Rules Committee

Upon the Chapter Board’s request: reviews, crafts, designs current AMTA Nevada Chapter Standing Rules in Proposals presented to chapter members for approval by vote.
Elizabeth Benion, LMT

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Sarah McCallum, LMT

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Denise Bolaños, LMT

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David Otto

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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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