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Board of Directors

 

Fast Facts 

  • The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management of the Association. The Board transacts general business, determines long range goals and objectives, prepares the annual budget, and oversees the expenditure of funds. (Please see Article VI. Board of Directors. Section 1 of the AMTA Bylaws.)
  • The Board of Directors consists of nine voting members: President, President Elect, Immediate Past President, Vice President, Vice President Elect, and four (4) delegates elected by and from the Assembly of Delegates.  The Secretary/Treasurer, Council Coordinators, Historian, Regional President Representative, and Executive Director are ex officio members without the right to vote. (Please refer to the AMTA Bylaws, Article IV. Officers.)
  • Business is conducted typically via two face-to-face meetings each year, conference calls and emails.
  • Board of Directors meetings, other than when in executive session, are open to any/all members of the AMTA.  Please know that you are always welcome to attend.
  • The Presiding Officer of the Board of Directors is AMTA President Deborah Benkovitz Williams.

Current Business

On behalf of the AMTA Board of Directors, we want thank everyone for their service to the Association whether serving on the Assembly or Board, being a Regional President, Chairing a Committee, serving as a Committee member or managing to combine several of these leadership roles. Your investment in the future of the profession is invaluable and your contribution of time and energy is greatly appreciated.

AMTA Annual 2020 Virtual Board Meeting Motions
November 5, 10, & 17, 2020

SESSION I (November 5, 2020):

MOTION #1:  Resolve, to approve the amended agenda as presented.
Author: Amber Weldon-Stephens                    The motion carried.

MOTION #2: Resolve to approve the minutes from the Midyear meeting (6/10-12), 8/13, 9/29, & 10/13 as amended.
Author: Eric Waldon                                         The motion carried.

MOTION #3: Resolve to appoint Alejandra Ferrer to replace Hakeem Leonard as Council Coordinator for the Council on Education & Training.
Author: Deborah Williams                                The motion carried.

MOTION #4: Resolve, to appoint Jennifer Fiore to replace Ellary Draper as Chair of the Standards of Clinical Practice Committee.
Author: Deborah Williams                               The motion carried.

MOTION #5: Resolve, to accept the slate for officer nominees as presented by the Nominating Committee: Leslie Henry & Jennifer Sokira for Vice President Elect & Angela Snell & Wendy Woolsey for President Elect.
Author: Deborah Williams                               The motion carried.

MOTION #6: Resolve, on behalf of Dr. Beer to approve the addition of one Associate Editor to the MTP editorial team.
Author: Deborah Williams                              The motion carried.

MOTION #7: Resolve, on behalf of the association, to commend & express our sincere appreciation for the work of the journal editors, Drs. Laura Beer & Blythe LaGasse, the Associate Editors, and the Editorial Boards.
Author: Deborah Williams                               The motion carried.

SESSION II (November 10, 2020:

MOTION #8:  Resolve, to approve the Draft Assembly Agenda as presented.
Author: Angie Snell                                         The motion carried

SESSION III: (November 17, 2020)

MOTION #9: Resolve, to rescind the 7/28 Board charge to the Assembly of Delegates to consider whether to add one member from the NER to the Commission on the Education & Training of the 21st Century Music Therapist to ensure regional representation.
Author: Deborah Williams     Second: Verhagen       The motion carried.

MOTION #10: Resolve, to approve the proposal from the Commission on the Education of the 21st Century Music Therapist & New England Region Board as presented which affirms that all 11 members of the commission remain as national representatives, regardless of residence.
Author: Andrea Dalton                                                 The motion carried.

MOTION #11: Resolve, to commend the NER Board & the Commission on the Education of the 21st Century Music Therapist for their hard work, leadership, and collaboration in resolving their conflict so beautifully.
Author: Deborah Williams                                            The motion carried.

MOTION #12: Resolve, to approve Drs. Hayoung Lim & Juyoung Lee to fill the at-large vacancies on APAC.
Author: Deborah Williams                                           The motion carried.

MOTION #13: Resolve, to accept the recommendation of no dues increase in any category for Calendar year 2022.
Author: Ed Kahler                                                        The motion carried.

MOTION #14: Resolve, to approve the proposed language revisions in section 4a & 4b of the Goals and Tasks of the DEI committee.
Author: Deborah Williams                                           The motion carried.

MOTION #15: Resolve, to charge the Standards of Clinical Practice Committee with reviewing their spreadsheet information for updates & accuracy and additionally to examine the Practices and Standards of other organizations regarding Telehealth.
Author: Deborah Williams                                           The motion carried.

MOTION #16: Resolve, to charge the Standards of Clinical Practice Committee with examining our technology standards and collaborating with the Technology Committee and other appropriate committees as needed when recommending technology.
Author: Deborah Williams                                          The motion carried

MOTION #17: On behalf of Drs. Beer & LaGasse and their Associate Editors, resolve to approve a member’s choice to opt into receiving the journals via mail as part of joining AMTA during the annual member renewal process.
Author: Deborah Williams                                         The motion carried

MOTION #18: Resolve, to approve APAC’s recommendation to re-approve the BS in Music Therapy, MS in Music Therapy, and dual degree (BS/MS) in Music Therapy program at Molloy College.
Author: Deborah Williams                                         The motion carried   

MOTION #19: Resolve, to commend the Conference Team for successful planning of the 1st Virtual Annual Conference.
Author: Jean Nemeth                                                  The motion carried.

MOTION #20: Resolve, to commend President Williams for running an exceptional first Virtual Annual AMTA Board of Directors Meeting.
Author: Amber Weldon Stephens                               The motion carried.

MOTION #21: Resolve, to adjourn the Annual Meeting 2020 of the AMTA Board of Directors.
Author: Amber Weldon-Stephens                               The motion carried.        

 

Board of Directors Board Book, 2020 Annual Meeting