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ADTA Board of Directors
& National Office Staff

Motivated by the belief in the value of dance/movement therapy, the Board of Directors enacts the mission of the ADTA through strategic planning and responsible fiscal oversight.  It assesses the needs of the ADTA membership and responds by collaboratively developing structures that utilize the knowledge, skills and creativity of the ADTA membership. Board Position Descriptions

Board Officers

Board President

Margaret Migliorati, R-DMT, LPCC, NCC Executive Committee Member, Ex-Officio Member to All Committees Liaison to: Nominating Committee, American Journal of Dance Therapy

In addition to the above, the President:

  • Presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors (BOD) and at all annual meetings
  • Coordinates all business of the Association including the agendas for all official BOD meetings
  • Presents a summary of the Association’s activities at the annual meeting
  • Provides general supervision and oversight of Association activities
  • Conducts Association staff performance reviews
  • Convenes the Executive Committee as needed in between BOD meetings
  • Serves as liaison to other professional organizations
  • Responsible to the BOD and membership
President@adta.org

Board President Elect

Paul Sevett MA, BC-DMT, LICSW, Executive Committee Member, Annual Conference Committee Chair Liaison to: National By-Laws Committee

  • Chair of the Annual Conference Committee planning and structuring each annual national conference
  • Liaison to the Members-at-Large on the Board of Directors
  • Chair of the By-Laws committee
  • Other jobs designated by the ADTA President
PresidentElect@adta.org

lesliearmenoixBoard Secretary

Leslie Armeniox, PhD, BC-DMT, LPC Executive Committee Member Liaison to: Student & Global Membership Sub-Committees, Facebook Sub-Committee

Secretary@adta.org

  • The Secretary ensures that a record of all business meetings of the Association and of all Board meetings are maintained in the National office and managed by the office staff.
  • The Secretary, together with his/her committee, is responsible for review of qualifications for membership and for services to the membership relating to professional liability insurance and health insurance.
  • The Secretary addresses specific member issues regarding questions of fee maintenance, membership dues, and payment schedules.
  • The Secretary is available for phone/email contact to respond to membership issues.
  • The Secretary supports new and future members, and the retention of present members.

vicky-wilderBoard Treasurer

Vicky Wilder, MA, BC-DMT Executive Committee Member Liaison to: Budget & Finance Committee

ADTA Treasurer’s Duties

  • Review and oversee budget approval
  • Review annual Financial Report
  • Review chapters’ annual Financial Report
  • #GIVINGTUESDAY annual project
  • Clinical Consultations at the annual conference
  • Member of Annual Conference Committee
Treasurer@adta.org

Committee Chairs

Committee on Approval Chair

Anne Margrethe Melsom, BC-DMT, LPC

approval@adta.org

Education Chair

Jessica Young, MA, BC-DMT, GLCMA, LCPC

  • Responsible for developing, revising, and maintaining the ADTA Standards of Education and Clinical Training for approved programs and alternate  route
  • Ensures that the quality of education and clinical training remains relevant to the evolving needs of the public, demands of the health care system, licensure trends, changing landscape in the delivery of education and clinical services, and best practices that emerge out of evidence based research and innovation within the field in order to further advance the ongoing growth and stimulation of the profession
  • Interfaces with the Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board to ensure congruency between educational standards and credentialing requirements

education@adta.org

Government Affairs Committee Chair

Meghan Murphy-Sanchez, MA, BC-DMT, GL-CMA, Liaison to: Regional Representatives

  • Maintains communication of relevant federal legislation with ADTA membership
  • Monitors relevant proposed legislation and current regulations in individual states that impacts ADTA membership
  • Responsible for organizing and awarding annual Arts Advocacy Day Scholarship on behalf of ADTA

GovernmentAffairs@adta.org

Multicultural & Diversity Committee Chair

Charne Furcron BC-DMT, Annual Conference Committee Member, Liaison to: Multicultural & Diversity Committee Affinity Groups, Executive Committee Member

The Multicultural and Diversity Committee (MDC) is responsible for

  • strengthening multicultural awareness, knowledge, and competency in the ADTA;
  • developing, communicating, and maintaining inclusive perspectives that respect and recognize all individuals and groups;
  • ensuring that existing mono-cultural barriers to diversity and multiculturalism are mitigated; and
  • promoting the retention of multicultural and diverse members through outreach Affinity Groups.

Diversity@adta.org

Public Relations Committee Chair

Sara R. van Koningsveld, BC-DMT, GLCMA,

Annual Conference Committee Member, Liaison to: Chapter PR Committee Members

PublicRelations@adta.org

  

Research & Practice Chair

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Jennifer Tantia, PhD, BC-DMT, LCAT

 ResearchandPractice@adta.org

Standards & Ethics Committee Chair

Joan Wittig, BC-DMT,  Executive Committee Member

Ethics@adta.org

Members At Large

Member at Large: Eastern Region

Dawn Morningstar, BC-DMT, LPC
Liaison to: Carolina, MD/DC/VA, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania  and Puerto Rico Chapters

  • Serve as a liaison for Region Chapters and all Regional ADTA members to the national Board of Directors.
  • Facilitate Regional Caucus at the ADTA Conference
  • Attend all ADTA board meetings
  • Assist in the establishment of new chapters and assist in resolving any Chapter issues
  • Serve on the Annual conference committee for the region that is represented
  • Respond to multiple request for information on DMT

EasternMAL@adta.org

Member at Large: Central Region

Pam Margules BC-DMT
Liaison to: Illinois, Minnesota,  Southern, Texas, & Wisconsin Chapters

  • Serve as a liaison for Region Chapters and all Regional ADTA members to the national Board of Directors.
  • Facilitate Regional Caucus at the ADTA Conference
  • Attend all ADTA board meetings
  • Assist in the establishment of new chapters and assist in resolving any Chapter issues
  • Serve on the Annual conference committee for the region that is represented
  • Respond to multiple request for information on DMT

CentralMAL@adta.org

Member at Large: Western Region

Marybeth Weinstock BC-DMT
Liaison to California, Rocky Mountain, & Washington Chapters

  • Serve as a liaison for Region Chapters and all Regional ADTA members to the national Board of Directors.
  • Facilitate Regional Caucus at the ADTA Conference
  • Attend all ADTA board meetings
  • Assist in the establishment of new chapters and assist in resolving any Chapter issues
  • Serve on the Annual conference committee for the region that is represented
  • Respond to multiple request for information on DMT

WesternMAL@adta.org

Office Staff

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