Regional Education INFORMATION:
Regional Education: The state of North Carolina divided up into 6 small geographical areas (by counties) to provide low-cost, continuing education & networking opportunities at a local/close- to-home locale. It is the goal of AMTA-NC to subdivide these 6 regions again & have 12 regions throughout the state thereby doubling the opportunities for CE’s and saving time & money in travel. To achieve this we need more coordinators. Please consider helping your AMTA-NC Chapter & membership by volunteering as a Regional Education Coordinator.
Regional Education generally have two local meetings a year; That is 12 local meetings through-out the state for our members continuing education needs. Unit meetings are usually 3 – 6 hours of Continuing Education Credits with an Ethics classes offered every other year.
Currently Looking for a Regional Education Coordinator for the South East Region!
For more information: contact your Regional Education Coordinator
Following is a county breakdown:
- Western Regional Education Coordinator
Emily has been a LMBT for 5 years and a member of AMTA for 3 years. She started volunteering to help bring CEs and networking to her area. Emily graduated from Isothermal Community College and has a passion for helping her clients with all the techniques that she has learned over the years. Emily also loves gardening, beekeeping, and tending to her farm animals which consist of chickens and goats.
- Western Region
- Piedmont Regional Education Coordinator
Lisa has been a LMBT for the past 30 years both in NC and NJ where she volunteered for AMTA-NJ and continues her volunteer career in NC. Her practice focuses on individualized experiences for each client where she uses her tool box of knowledge to help every client work towards becoming pain free. Lisa has been married for over 25 years and has four beautiful children. In her personal time she has a love for photography and uses all the extra wall space in her office as her own personal gallery.
- Piedmont Region
- Triad Regional Education Coordinator
The first time I heard about AMTA was while studying at Body Therapy Institute. I became a student member and later a professional member. I joined mainly for the liability insurance coverage. I enjoyed glancing through the Hands-On® newsletter and reading mtj® that all AMTA members receive.
It was years later that I began utilizing some of the other membership benefits, attending AMTA-NC conventions, reading and sharing research and position statements. At an AMTA-NC Convention in Raleigh, Ed Sansbury awarded me a 10 year member gift. I thought that was really nice and I was touched that an organization as large as AMTA would recognize and appreciate a member like me.
More years past and during the AMTA-NC Convention in 2011 I attended a volunteers’ luncheon. I was volunteered to volunteer as Triad Unit Coordinator. That “what just happened” moment was the beginning of my truly understanding the many, many benefits of AMTA that are available to all our members. I am grateful to that person who volunteered me.
As an AMTA-NC volunteer I receive email communications from our BOD, attend meetings and conference calls. As I get to know our BOD I witness their passion and commitment to the AMTA mission statement,“To serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.” These remarkable women and men carry those words in their hearts and live their lives accordingly.
Two of my passions are learning and teaching. The primary responsibility of Unit Coordinators is to organize local continuing education for the unit’s members. It is a joy to talk, meet and work with many extraordinary teachers, especially those who call NC home. I attended my first Unit CE class as part of the training for Unit Coordinator. I cannot believe that I had never taken advantage of this great benefit of affordable, local Unit CE’s! I hope you will join us and utilize this AMTA benefit.
I was graced to have been awarded a scholarship for the 2012 AMTA National Convention in Raleigh, NC as an extremely generous thank you for the work I have performed as Triad Unit Coordinator. It was an excellent opportunity to meet our AMTA National leaders and those from various Chapters throughout the US as well as the Massage Therapy Foundation leaders. They are heart-centered professionals working tirelessly “to serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.”
- Triad Region
- Triangle Regional Education Coordinator
William has been a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since 2013 and has been a member of AMTA since he was first licensed, volunteering in various roles with the North Carolina Chapter.
Currently, he serves the Triangle Unit as a Unit Coordinator, arranging low-cost, local, CE classes for the greater Raleigh-Durham area.
In his own practice, William’s specializes in working with chronic pain conditions, such as Fibromyalgia and TMJD, and has a particular affinity for upper-body work. He also enjoys providing specialized prenatal massage for pregnant clients.
“I joined AMTA specifically for the fact that there was a local Chapter, which afforded opportunities for networking, education, and volunteering in the community. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a member of AMTA NC and the connections and friendships made as a result.”
- Triangle Region
- Northeast Regional Education Coordinator
Autumn has been a LMBT for 3 years and became a member of AMTA while in school. She owns her own practice called Southern Healing, which is located in Elizabeth City. She opened southern Healing because every where else she worked she was unable to stay true to herself. She believes in wellness, and that our body’s can heal themselves if given the proper tools. She tries to promote natural options. She is a mother of 7 wonderful little spiritual beings and her husband is a full time paramedic. They live on a urban farm in Elizabeth City. She has several degrees and is currently working on her masters in alternative medicine. She will soon be working on her doctorate in Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine.
- Northeast Region
- Southeast Regional Education Coordinator
Interim RE Coordinator
Rachel Mann is helping out in the Southeast region to bring CEs to the area. If you are interested in volunteering and becoming the Southeast Regional Education Coordinator please contact Sandra York @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southeast Region