The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has welcomed Sharon Marden Johnson and Lynda Solien-Wolfe to its Board of Trustees. Johnson is serving a one-year term from March 1, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2014 while Solien-Wolfe will be serving a two-year term from March 1, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2015.

Sharon Marden Johnson, MASSAGE MagazineSharon Marden Johnson has had a busy and fulfilling full-time massage therapy practice since 1983. Licensed in the state of Maine and nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, she has been a volunteer for the Massage Therapy Foundation since 1997, chairing a number of committees and serving as a vice president during several of the foundation’s formative years. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Johnson is dedicated to promoting access to massage therapy for all people. She also served as the chair for Maine’s successful legislative efforts from 1985 to 1995.

Lynda Solien-Wolfe, MASSAGE MagazineLynda Solien-Wolfe is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida and is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork. She graduated from Space Coast Massage Institute in Melbourne Florida in 1993. Solien-Wolfe co-owns a massage therapy clinic in Merritt Island, Florida, and is the director of education and research-massage therapy and spa for Performance Health, the makers of Biofreeze and Thera-Band products. She also serves on the advisory board for MASSAGE Magazine. Solien-Wolfe was inducted to the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2011. Additionally, she served for eight years on the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and was a past chairman. She calls the Space Coast of Florida home along with her son Colton and English bulldog Princess

The MTF would like to thank outgoing trustees Diana Thompson (WA) and Jan Schwartz (AZ) for their many years of service and contributions to the board.

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