OVERLAND PARK, Kan.—The 13th Annual Meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) was held in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 5-6, 2018. In attendance were 40 state delegates, along with 52 additional registrants from member boards, businesses, and professional associations.
The delegate assembly, comprised of FSMTB member boards and agencies, elected Victoria Drago, Florida Board of Massage Therapy; Dianne Layden, North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy; and re-elected Craig Knowles, Georgia Board of Massage Therapy, each to three-year terms on the board of directors.
Charlene Russell, formerly of the Mississippi Board of Massage Therapy was elected to serve as president, Robin Alexander, Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy, was elected to serve as vice president, and David Cox, Maryland Board of Massage Therapy Examiners, was elected to serve as treasurer of the board.
Ed Bolden, former Chair of the Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure, remains on the Board of Directors as Immediate Past President. We want to thank Linda Lyter, Executive Director of the West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure Board, who completed six years as an FSMTB Director.
The delegate assembly elected Micheal Black of the Utah Board of Massage Therapy, Bridget Myers of the South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy and Lydia Nixon of the Florida Board of Massage Therapy to serve on the 2019 Nominating Committee.
FSMTB Board of Directors
President – Charlene Russell – Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy (formerly)
Vice President – Robin Alexander – Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy
Treasurer – David Cox – Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners
Director – Victoria Drago – Florida Board of Massage Therapy
Director – Craig Knowles – Georgia Board of Massage Therapy
Dianne Layden – North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
Director -Thomas Ryan – Executive Director, Wisconsin Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board
Ex Officio – Immediate Past President, Ed Bolden, Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure
Ex Officio – Debra Persinger – FSMTB Executive Director