The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has announced the results of its 2008 national election. This was the first year that voting was conducted online.

The election results are:

Kathleen Miller-Read of Washington was elected president-elect and will serve in that position from March 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010, when she will assume the position of national president.

Glenath Moyle of Oregon was elected as a vice president and will serve a two-year term beginning March 1, 2009.

Three people—Christopher Alvarado (Illionis), Winona Bontrager (Pennsylvania) and Nancy Porambo (Pennsylvania)—were elected as members-at-large on the national board of directors. All will serve two-year terms beginning March 1, 2009.

A total of 4,501 valid ballots were received for the officer and national board election, representing 8.6% of professional-level members, the only membership level eligible to vote. The AMTA is the nation’s second-largest massage association, with 58,000 members.