Marybeth Berney — President
Marybeth has been a leader and activist for massage therapists in WA for over 25 years. She served as a State Board of Massage member and Chair for 7 years and she volunteered with AMTA-WA for 10 years where she served as President, 1st Vice President and government relations director. Practicing in Olympia WA since 1985, Marybeth works with a large variety of clients, providing wellness massage as well as treatment/clinical massage. Her goal is and always has been, to see to it that massage therapist get the respect and encouragement they deserve.
Amy Thomason — Vice President
Amy has owned and operated a full time clinical practice since graduating from Seattle Massage School in 1994. Nearly that entire time she has been actively advocating and volunteering in her local community and statewide for the massage profession and healthcare as a whole. While volunteering with AMTA-WA, Amy served on the Health Care Integration Committee for 15 years and represented WA as a delegate to the AMTA national convention for 2 years. In her local community, Amy gained valuable healthcare experience serving as a hospital commissioner for over 7 years. This gave her the opportunity to represent her healthcare district by Stomping the Hill in Washington DC advocating for Rural Healthcare issues, which led her to serve on The Hospital Governing Boards Committee of the WA State Hospital Association for 3 years.
Carl Wilson — Treasurer
Dagmar Growe — Secretary
Dagmar Growe has been a licensed massage therapist since 1991. She specializes in clinical massage and splits her time between a group practice with a large insurance clientele, and a home office with mostly self paying patients. Dagmar has been involved with the local South Sound Massage Therapy Group since the 1990s. She brings to WSMTA decades of experience working with non-profit groups in different capacities.
Susan Rosen is a founding WSMTA member with 40 years of service as an LMT in many leadership roles both locally and nationally. She has served as Chair of the Washington State Board of Massage, a participating member in the Insurance Commissioner's Clinicians Workgroup, a founding member of the National Certification Program and a vice chair of NCBTMB. Under AMTA-WA, she chaired the Healthcare Integration Committee and served as the national massage therapy representative to the AMA CPT (billing codes) Advisory Committee. As owner and director of a vibrant group clinical practice, she has practical experience with the challenges of working with insurance reimbursement and the healthcare system. She is currently chair of the WSMTA Clinical Practices Program.
Elizabeth Jane Brooks
Elizabeth is the owner and operator of The Alabaster Box, a private therapeutic massage practice dedicated to injury treatment and chronic pain relief. She’s a licensed massage therapist, certified cupping therapist, educator, patent inventor, and business consultant in the State of Washington. She graduated from Tacoma’s Alexandar's School of Natural Therapeutics, and as an avid researcher has acquired extensive education through continuing education and independent study. She is board certified by the The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, with certification from both the The International Cupping Therapy Association and the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. A strong believer in WSMTA’s mission, she quickly became a member and then a volunteer. Her articles for WSMTA currently cover coding and documentation, and she is involved in WSMTA’s related committees.