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, External Relations and Advocacy and Government Regulations.


MTABC Board:
President: Katherine Deane, MTA
Vice-President: Sheila Lee, MA, MTA, FAMI, RCC
Secretary: Jennalene Steinbichler, MTA
Treasurer: Carolyn Neapole, MTA
Past President: Gemma Isaac, NMT, MTA
Director of Advocacy and Government Regulations: Susan Summers, PhD, AVPT, NMT, MTA
Director of Professional Services: Mary Cobham, MTA
Directors of External Relations: Alexina Davis, MTA

Advocacy and Government Regulations Committee:

Advocacy Chair: Lisa Mullaly, MTA
Advocacy Committee: Emily Naccarato, MTA
Emily Brown, MTA
Josh Denny-Keys, MTA
Olivia Nussey
Annette Rolleman, MTA

External Relations Committee:

Public Relations Chair: Julia Walmsley, MTA
Public Relations Committee: Alexina Davis, MTA
Advertising: vacant
Social media Chair: Miki Sochor, MTA
Sponsorship: Josh Denny-Keys, MTA

Professional Services Committee:

Ethics Chair: Nicole Burgess, MTA
CE Workshops Chair: Lorri Johnson, MTA
Photographer/videographer Katherine Lim, MTA
Conference Co-Chairs: Melody Owen, MTA
Jessica Shen, MTA
Conference Committee: Alison Harbidge, MTA
Danielle Schmidt, MTA
Joshua Denny-Keys, MTA
Nadia Petriw
Tinaya Iron
Membership Chair: Tasha Neufeldt, MTA
Membership renewals: Lori Johnson, MTA
Drumbeat editor: Aisling Hennessy, MMT
Drumbeat publisher: Iris Wong, MTA
Website Liaison: Mayumi Holbrook, MTA
Administrative Assistant: Lori Johnson, MTA
Regional representatives: Fraser Valley: Erin Parr, MTA Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands:
Oona Jean, MTA Interior, Kamloops, Shuswap/Okanagan:
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.