The volunteer Virginia Delegates represent the opinions of our Virginia State members during the House of Delegates meeting at the National Convention. The Delegates keep the association strategically focused by presenting bylaw changes for the Board of Directors’ review. The House of Delegates also votes on proposed AMTA Position Statements that reflect AMTA’s stance on important massage therapy issues.
The number of Delegates a state can have is based on the number of members in that state. Virginia has four Delegates each of which will serve a two-year term. The state also elects four Alternate Delegates which each serve a one-year term.
Bernadette, known as Bernie to most, enjoys adventures where newness of life is experienced while traveling with friends and family, responding to questions from her clients, and reading about the history of the world. Her favorite place to visit is Sedona, AZ and, one day, she desires to go to Australia. Bernie is very spiritual and follows her path in life as directed by God.
Bernie’s parents introduced massage to her to help rehab her broken clavicle. She attended massage school in Herndon, VA in 2004. Her educational experience connected her to a mix of techniques, Thai Medical Massage and Sports Massage. She is currently pursuing certification in Cranial Sacral Massage.
Bernie has been volunteering with the Chapter since 2005, always involved in membership outreach and leadership development. She provides as much support as possible to support the mission of the chapter.
Locust Grove, VA
After Caitlin received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, she wanted to expand her knowledge of anatomy and physiology. While attending American Spirit Institute in Williamsburg, she specialized in Massage Therapy.
One of Caitlin’s clients tells us, “…I am so glad I finally found Caitlin! She is a very knowledgeable and skilled massage therapist. She is also very skilled in educating and explaining in a clear, concise and thorough manner… Her friendliness, …easy going nature and commitment for the profession of massage therapy in general as well as for her professional ethics and training has made her a great person to work with and an essential part of my treatment team. I recommend her highly.
Charlly is nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and licensed to practice massage in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
He works full time with a variety of clients struggling with a full range of conditions from day-to-day stress and fatigue to acute and chronic pain related to injury, accidents or surgery. His work combines neuromuscular therapy (NMT), deep tissue massage, sports massage, Swedish massage and chair massage. Describing his work, Charlly explains, “I target the specific muscles and/or groups of muscles that give my patient pain and/or discomfort. I then work each individual muscle to achieve therapeutic results.”
In his spare time, Charlly receives great satisfaction hanging out with his teenage children, Lisa, exercising and looking for the next pristine coral reef to dive.
Jennifer began practicing massage in 2014 after a long career in customer service. She has been an AMTA member since 2014 and began volunteering in 2015 at the State Legislative Day. Jennifer has a private practice in Waynesboro, VA where she specializes in prenatal massage and infant massage instruction.
In her free time Jennifer, enjoys reading, crochet, baking and watching Doctor Who. She lives in Waynesboro with her husband.
The alternate delegates will take the place of a Delegate who is unable to fulfill their obligations.
Brand new volunteer in 2016, Amy King will help to represent the Virginia Chapter at the House of Delegates meeting at National Convention.