Board of Directors

MTABC believes in quality leadership in our board of directors and committee members. Board members serve a two-year term and have their MTA credential.

The board consists of executive positions and Directors of Professional Services and External Relations.

MTABC Board:

Co-President: Gemma Isaac, NMT, MTA
Co-President: Maryann Burrows, MTA
Vice-President: Vacant
Secretary: Lucy Thomas, MTA
Treasurer: Madeleine Bourdages, MTA
Past President: Vacant
Director of Advocacy and Government Regulations: Susan Summers, PhD, AVPT, NMT, MTA
Director of Professional Services: Meg Goudreau, MTA
Directors of External Relations: Katherine Deane, MTA

Advocacy and Government Regulations Committee:

Advocacy Co-Chairs: Mara Sawchyn, MTA
Advocacy Committee: Olivia Nussey

External Relations Committee:

Public Relations Chair: Laura Hastings, MTA
Public Relations Committee: Alexina Davis
Lucy Cross, MTA
Advertising: Josh Denny-Keyes
Social media: Alexina Davis
Sponsorship: Lucy Cross, MTA

Professional Services Committee:

Ethics Chair: Nicole Burgess, MTA
CE Workshops Chair: Camilla Schroeder, MTA
Sheldon Francescini, MTA: CE workshop host
Vicky Ngai: photographer, videographer
Conference Chair: Kristen Morrow, MTA
Conference Committee: Danielle Schmidt, MTA, Melody Owen, MTA, Alison Harbidge, MTA
Membership Chair: Caitlin Smith
Membership renewals: Brooke Angus, MTA
Drumbeat editor: Amelia Koebel, BMT
Drumbeat publisher: Vacant
Website Liaison: Mayumi Holbrook, MTA
Administrative Assistant: Brooke Angus, MTA
Regional representatives: Fraser Valley: Marni Brechin, MTA Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands:
Oona Jean, MTA Interior, Kamloops, Shuswap/Okanagan:
Christie Millard, MTA
Bandwagon2 Coordinator: Carol Wiedemann, MTA
Webmaster: Susan Friesen and Dana Alberts, eVision Media

Leadership Philosophy

As leaders in MTABC, we are committed to the mission, objectives and goals of MTABC and adhere to the following values and principles:

Excellence and striving for continuous quality in everything we do.

A clear, appropriate, timely and open exchange of ideas, feelings, expectations, information, and engage in active listening.

The authority, accountability and responsibility for decision-making.

An effective, efficient, creative process used to achieve a common goal in an atmosphere of trust, support and respect.

Positive personal and organizational change achieved through creatively, risk-taking and learning.