BCTA/NA Committees

Each committee will have a committee description. The purpose of a committee description is to create an agreed upon job delineation articulating the tasks and responsibilities of a particular committee, working within the bylaws of the Association that will fulfill aspects of the mission of the Association.  The Board is in process of solidifying each committee description and will post them below as they are approved.

Standing Committees

THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:  Plans, organizes, and runs the BCTA/NA biennial conferences
2018 Conference Chair:
Mimi Ikle-Khalsa, RCST®
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Members:
Pam Hower, BCTA/NA Administrator
Robyn Jones, RCST®
Denise Giusti, RCST®
Jennifer Song, RCST®
Conference Volunteer Coordinator:  Recruits, trains and manages member-volunteers to prepare and run a successful BCTA/NA conference.
Volunteer Chair:
Stephanie Rogers, RCST®

THE ETHICS COMMITTEE:  administer and revise the Code of Ethics; respond to ethics submissions and take appropriate action.
Chair:
Heather Lambe-Fitzgerald, RCST®
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Board Liaison:
Denise Giusti, RCST®
Members:
Tera Judell, RCST®
Marty Noss Wilder, RCST®
Jan Pemberton, RCST®

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE:  accounting, dispersing, budgeting and answering questions about the membership’s financial information.
Chair:
Frederick Snowden, RCST®
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Member:
Kristina Endo, RCST®

THE JUDICIAL & GOVERNMENTAL REVIEW COMMITTEE:  works with the BCTA/NA members to assist in the exemption of BCST from state massage therapy governing organizations’ regulations and licensure.
JGRC Committee Charter PDF
Chair: Denise Giusti, RCST®
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Members:
Mimi Ikle-Khalsa, RCST®

THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:  sustains, retains and expands BCTA/NA membership and benefits
Membership Committee Description PDF
Chair:
Jennifer Song, RCST®
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Members:
Pam Hower, BCTA/NA Administrator

THE PROMOTIONS, COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE: Publication of the annual  Cranial Wave Publication, the monthly e-Newsletter, and promotional course E Blast announcements|
Chair:
Robyn Michele Jones, RCST®
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Members:
Pam Hower, BCTA/NA Administrator
Kerry Francis

RESEARCH COMMITTEE:  supports the continued gathering and exploration of BCST research initiatives
Chair:
Denise Giusti, RCST®
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Members:
Robyn-Michelle Jones, RCST®

STANDARDS OF COMPETENCIES COMMITTEE:
The Standards of Competencies Committee Charter PDF
Chair: Denise Giusti, RCST®
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Members:
Elizabeth Hammond, RCST®, Gerry Clow,RCST®, Mary Maruca RCST® along with various consultants.
Subcommittee:
Standards of Practitioner Competencies (SOPC) Subcommittee:  
SOPC Subcommittee Charter PDF
Co-Chairs: Denise Giusti, RCST® & Elizabeth Hammond, RCST®
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Board Liaison: Denise Giusti, RCST®
Members:
Denise Giusti, RCST® & Elizabeth Hammond, RCST®

TEACHER APPROVAL COMMITTEE (TAC):  accepts new teacher applications, verify requirements are fulfilled, submits recommendation to the Board of Directors.  The Board  will vote on submitted applications at their next monthly Board meeting
Chair:
Elizabeth Hammond, RCST®
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Members:

Mary Louise Muller, RCST®
Lorna Richman, RCST®
Alternate Members:
Mimi Ikle-Khalsa, RCST®
Jennifer Corlett, RCST®

THE WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:  Manages the content, appearance and operation of the BCTA/NA website, Facebook and Twitter
Chair:
Frederick Snowden, RCST®
Members:
Elizabeth Hammond, RCST®

Future Committees (that will develop over time)

ADVANCED TRAININGS / CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Chair:
Jennifer Corlett, RCST®

THE EDUCATION GUIDELINES COMMITTEE