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: Vacant
Vice-President: Brittany Robart, MTA
Secretary: Bernice Chu, MA, MTA
Treasurer: Carolyn Neapole, MTA, AVPT, SEP
Past President: Sheila Lee, MA, MTA, FAMI, RCC
Director of Advocacy and Government Regulations: Susan Summers, PhD, AVPT, NMT, MTA
Director of Professional Services: Kristen Shin, MTA
Directors of External Relations: Alexina Davis, MTA, MT-BC

Advocacy and Government Regulations Committee:

Autism initiative chair: Calista Switzer, MTA
Autism Initiative Committee: Esther Thane, MTA
Advocacy Task force members: Lizzy Walsh, MTA
Julia Adam, MTA
Julie Grannary, MTA
Shannon Perkins Carr, MTA
Birgit Giesser, MTA

External Relations Committee:

Public Relations Chair: Julia Walmsley, MTA
Public Relations Committee: Alexina Davis, MTA
Advertising: Vacant
Social media Chair: Micaela Pirritano, MTA
Sponsorship: Josh Denny-Keys, MTA

Professional Services Committee:

Ethics Chair: Kirsten Davis, MA, MTA
CE Workshops Chair: Lorri Johnson, MTA
Photographer/videographer Katherine Lim, MTA
Conference Chair: Brittany Robart, MTA
Conference Committee: TBA
Membership Chair: Nadia Petriw, MTA
Membership renewals: Janet Phipps
Drumbeat editor: Darby Meszaros
Drumbeat publisher: Iris Wong, MTA
Website Liaison: Vacant
Administrative Assistant: Janet Phipps
Regional representatives: Fraser Valley: Sheila Harry, MTA Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands:
Supriya Crocker, MTA Interior, Kamloops, Shuswap/Okanagan:
Kayla Turnbull, 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.