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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

Carl has been in practice since 1991. After graduating from Seattle Massage School Carl went to work for Seattle Athletic Club where he managed their Northgate Massage program for 15 years. During that time Carl volunteered for the AMTA and served in many officer positions at the State Chapter level and on several committees at the National level. Carl currently practices part-time on a referral basis only.


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.


Elizabeth Jane Brooks - Director

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.


Stephanie Dickey - Director

Stephanie Dickey, BaPsyc, LMT, MLD, CDT practices massage and teaches CE in Port Townsend Washington. She lives with her husband and 3 dogs, and 4 cats. She spends time with her family on weekends and loves DIY projects, the arts and nature, when she is not working in massage. She is a body geek and can be found reading the latest on just about anything having to do with the body.  Massage Therapy is her calling. After 17 years of working in holistic healing and with people she decided to broaden her career in health to massage. Now 30 years total of working in Whole Health healing models and 12 years specifically in massage and bodywork, she finds fun and good challenges in what she does. 
Massage, energy medicine, lymphatic work, and other myotherapies are to her, as important as your trip to the dentist. She continues to want to elevate, educate and support massage as a professional and validated health care option.
Her volunteering at WSMTA continues to lead her into new connections, support, Government Relations projects, and educational opportunities for the Massage Profession. 
She is a retired 4 year Board Member on The Washington State Board of Massage and retired as Chair of the board in September 2019. She has been volunteering with the WSMTA since December 2019.



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