FSMTB 2020 Election Results
October 16, 2020
FSMTB 2020 Election Results
The 15th annual election of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) was conducted online from October 5-13, 2020.
A quorum was established by registration of voting delegates representing 41 FSMTB member boards and agencies.
Position One: Incumbent Robin Alexander, not affiliated with a state board, was elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors.
Position Two: Sandy Anderson, executive director of the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy was elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors.
Officers were elected at the October 16, 2020 Board of Directors meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. David Cox, Maryland Board of Massage Therapy Examiners, was elected to serve as president, Victoria Drago, Florida Board of Massage Therapy, was elected to serve as vice president, and Sandy Anderson, Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy was elected to serve as treasurer of the board.
FSMTB Board of Directors
President – David Cox – Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners
Vice President – Victoria Drago – Florida Board of Massage Therapy
Treasurer – Sandy Anderson – Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy
Director – Robin Alexander – Texas
Director – Craig Knowles – Georgia Board of Massage Therapy
Director – Dianne Layden – North Carolina
Director – Charlene Russell – Mississippi
Ex Officio – Debra Persinger – FSMTB Executive Director
2021 Nominating Committee
There were three open positions to serve on the 2021 Nominating Committee. Three candidates presented; therefore, all three are elected by acclamation. The 2021 Nominating Committee members are:
Carla Hedtke, Wisconsin Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board
Megan Maxey, Washington State Board of Massage
Allyson Pettley, Utah Board of Massage Therapy
We extend our thanks to Thomas Ryan, former Executive Director, Wisconsin Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board, who completes a three-year term of service on the board of directors. Sincere thanks are also due to the excellent candidates who were not successfully elected in 2020. The Federation benefits from leadership and the experience of our members; we encourage them to remain involved in supporting the work of the FSMTB and consider re-applying at the next available opportunity.
Established in 2005, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) is an autonomous, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization comprised of state regulatory boards and agencies that regulate the massage therapy profession. All revenue collected by the organization is used to enhance FSMTB programs, maintain and improve the quality of the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) and provide support to FSMTB Member Boards in fulfilling their responsibility of protecting the public. For more information, please visit www.fsmtb.org.