The FSMTB is governed by the delegate assembly and the FSMTB board of directors. The board consists of seven voting and two non-voting members (Executive Director and Immediate Past President). Directors are voted into office by general election at the FSMTB Annual Meeting. In making nominations, the Nominating Committee considers diversity in ethnicity, gender, geographic distribution and professional experience.

2018 - 2019 Board of Directors

President | Charlene Russell
Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy (former)


Vice President | Robin Alexander
Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy


Treasurer | David Cox
Past Chair, Secretary/Treasurer of the Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners


Director | Victoria Drago
Florida Board of Massage Therapy


Director | Craig Knowles
Chair, Georgia Board of Massage Therapy


Director | Dianne Layden
North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy


Director | Tom Ryan
Executive Director, Wisconsin Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board


Immediate Past President | Ed Bolden
Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure


Executive Director | Debra Persinger