Regional Education

 

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

Elizabeth Bryson

A native to western North Carolina, my passion is helping people feel and live better.  I now would like to start working with AMTA to mold the future of massage therapy.

As a massage therapist, I specialize in therapeutic massage, neuromuscular therapy and structural bodywork.  My experience spans a wide variety of practice, from spa to clinical work, as well as private practice.

Western Region

Allegheny
Ashe
Avery
Buncombe
Burke
Caldwell
Cherokee
Clay
Graham
Haywood
Henderson
Jackson
Macon
Madison
McDowell
Mitchell
Polk
Rutherford
Swain
Transylvania
Watauga
Yancey
Piedmont Regional Education Coordinator

Lisa Castellano

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

Anson
Cabarrus
Catawba
Cleveland
Gaston
Iredell
Lincoln
Mecklenburg
Montgomery
Richmond
Stanly
Union
Triad Regional Education Coordinator

T.A.G. Woods

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

Alamance
Alexander
Caswell
Davidson
Davie
Forsyth
Guilford
Randolph
Rockingham
Rowan
Stokes
Surry
Wilkes
Yadkin
Triangle Regional Education Coordinator

William Dickinson

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

Chatham
Durham
Franklin
Granville
Harnett
Johnston
Lee
Moore
Orange
Person
Vance
Wake
Warren
Northeast Regional Education Coordinator

Lucille Lamberto

 

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for welcoming me to AMTA NC Chapter as the Northeast Regional Educational Coordinator.  I have been involved in health care for my entire adult life primarily as a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Practitioner. I returned to school to graduate with my LMBW certification in 2017 from Carolina Massage Institute in Hillsboro NC.

It’s exciting to me to organize workshops here at the Outer Banks that will improve massage skills and introduce new healing modalities that you may choose to incorporate into your practice.  Oh, and while you are here on the coast, learning and earning CEs, there’ll be time to swim, sun, surf and relax. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore and its beaches are ranked #1 on the Eastern Seaboard!

Please don’t hesitate to email me at mymidwife@gmail.com  with your thoughts or questions about an in-person workshop. And be sure to pack your sunscreen! Looking forward to meeting you all in the spring of 2021.

Warmly, Lucille

 

 

Northeast Region

Beaufort
Bertie
Camden
Chowan
Currituck
Dare
Edgecombe
Gates
Halifax
Hyde
Martin
Nash
Northampton
Pasquotank
Perquimans
Pitt
Tyrrell
Washington
Wilson
Southeast Regional Education Coordinator

Michele Mantzakanian

I’m a licensed massage therapist from Maryland.  My husband and I recently moved to NC a couple years ago.  We love our new community of New Bern and being close to the beach and on the golf course!

It is my intention to help provide quality massage care to anyone who might need assistance.  I’ve been a massage therapist for over 16 years, trained at PMTI in Washington DC.  Had a private practice in MD, also worked with chiropractors, physical therapists, hospice and hospitals.  Trained in most modalities, incorporate many techniques to assist with overall wellness!

Recently got my NC massage license in 2018 and began working with another local therapist at Balanced Hands & Bodywork in New Bern.

Love entertaining, cooking, swimming, volunteering, outdoor activities and of course family & friends!

 

Michelle Stout

 

Southeast Region

Bladen
Brunswick
Carteret
Columbus
Craven
Cumberland
Duplin
Greene
Hoke
Jones
Lenoir
New Hanover
Onslow
Pamlico
Pender
Roberson
Sampson
Scotland
Wayne