FSMTB Elects New Leadership
October 24, 2013
Contact: Debra Persinger, Ph.D.
Executive Director, FSMTB
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2013
(Overland Park, Kan. – October 24 ) – The 8th Annual Meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) was held in Baltimore, Maryland with 88 representatives from state licensing boards and agencies, along with businesses and professional associations in attendance.
The delegate assembly, comprised of FSMTB member boards, re-elected Karen Armstrong, as well as elected Anthony Jusevitch, Executive Director of the Florida Board of Massage Therapy to serve three year terms on the FSMTB board of directors. Dixie Wall, the former Chair of the California Massage Therapy Council, resigned from the FSMTB board of directors with 2 years remaining and Linda Lyter, Executive Director of the West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure Board was elected to complete the remaining two years of Wall’s term.
Dennis Beye, Chair of the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy was elected to serve as president, Karen Armstrong, former Chair of the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy as vice president and Lance Gilliland, Vice Chair of the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy as treasurer. Jaime Huffman, former Chair of the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, will serve as the immediate past president.
The Federation’s mission is to support its member boards in their work to ensure that the practice of massage therapy is provided to the public in a safe and effective manner.
FSMTB Board of Directors
President – Dennis Beye – Chair, Arizona Board of Massage Therapy
Vice President – Karen Armstrong – Former Chair, Michigan Board of Massage Therapy
Treasurer – Lance Gilliland – Vice Chair, Alabama Board of Massage Therapy
Director – Ramona Chance – Ohio Massage Therapy Advisory Committee
Director – Marcela Collins – Former Chair, Tennessee Massage Licensure Board
Director – Anthony Jusevitch – Executive Director, Florida Board of Massage Therapy
Director – Linda Lyter – Executive Director, West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure Board
Ex Officio – Immediate Past President – Jaime Huffman – Former Chair, North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
Ex Officio – FSMTB Executive Director - Debra Persinger