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The Mid-Atlantic Region of
the American Music Therapy Association

The mission of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy, to increase access to quality music therapy services, and to provide support to its members within the Mid-Atlantic Region

Announcement List:

2015-2017 MAR-AMTA Election Results

As you know, we recently conducted elections for the 2015-2017 MAR-AMTA Executive Board. The results of the election are as follows:

President-Elect: Michael Viega, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC
Vice President for Membership: Anita Gadberry, PhD, MT-BC
Vice President for Conference Planning-Elect: Timothy Gannon, MS, LCAT, MT-BC
Treasurer: Brooke Carroll Lemchak, MMT, MT-BC
Government Relations Chair: Maria Fay, MSW/LSW, LCAT, MT-BC
Public Relations Chair: Megan Resig, LCAT, MT-BC

We would also like to announce the 2016-2017 MAR Assembly Delegates and Alternates.

Delegates (in alphabetical order)

Elaine Abbott
Brian Abrams
Mark Ahola
Gene Ann Behrens
Carol Ann Blank
Nicole Hahna
Anthony Meadows
Julie Neal (serving as Immediate Past President)
Kristen O'Grady
Donna W. Polen
Noah Potvin
Gabby Ritter (serving as President)
Brigette Sutton
Michael Viega (serving as President-Elect)
Gary Verhagen
Patricia Winter

Alternates (in order of being called to serve)

Seung-A Kim
Andrea Hunt
Flossie Ierardi
Leah Oswanski
Maria Battista Hancock
Bryan Muller
Darcy Lipscomb
Betsey King
Robert Miller
Clare Arezina
Jacqueline Birnbaum
Melanie Walborn
Laurie Keough
Joni Milgram-Luterman
Seamus O'Connor
Maria Montserrat Gimino
Mary Claire Holliday

Congratulations to all!

NEWWinter 2015 Newsletter


Survey Regarding Licensing in NYS

The New York State Task Force on Occupational Regulation (NYSTF) is conducting a brief survey regarding licensing in NYS. Your participation in this survey is voluntary but is of critical importance in informing NYSTF of your opinions regarding future advocacy efforts in New York State – this is your chance to have your voice heard! [ read more ]

Meeting Minutes for Review

Members, please look over the [ Business Meeting minutes ] from the National Conference in October for corrections prior to the Regional Membership Meetings. Questions or comments can be directed to:

Free Membership from AMTA

Want to win a free membership from AMTA? The membership committee is giving away 2 free memberships! Tell us why a membership in AMTA is awesome on Facebook or Twitter and enter for a chance to win.

Tag 'American Music Therapy Association, Inc' on Facebook, or

Use #AMTARocks on Twitter to enter.

[ Click here ] for information and official rules.