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AMTA Welcomes New Vice President Elect

August 27, 2013 01:59 PM


Lisa Gallagher, MA, MT-BC, resigned as AMTA Vice President Elect so that she could focus on her health and family. The AMTA Board of Directors wholeheartedly supports her decision and wishes her well.  Per the AMTA Bylaws, the Board approved the appointment of Amber Weldon-Stephens, EdS, MEd, MT-BC, to assume the role of Vice President Elect immediately, moving into the role of Vice President on January 1, 2014.

Amber is well prepared for the office, having served as President of the Music Therapy Association of Georgia, President of the Southeastern Region of AMTA, Council Coordinator on the AMTA Board of Directors, and Local Chair for two AMTA annual conferences and two regional conferences.  In addition, Amber was a candidate for AMTA Vice President Elect in 2005.  Amber leads the largest school system music therapy program in the nation with 13 music therapists serving 65 schools  As an Internship Director, Amber has supervised over 70 interns. The AMTA Board appreciates Amber’s willingness to assume the role of Vice President Elect and pledges its support.