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
Jacqueline Cheung, MTA
Jorden Liteplo, MTA
Micaela Pirritano, MTA
Advocacy task force members: Julia Adam, MTA
Julie Grannary, MTA
Shannon Carr Perkins, MA, MTA Lizzy Walsh, MTA
Interior Advocacy Committee Kayla Turnbull, MTA
Judith Rietveld, MTA
Janine Carscadden

External Relations Committee:

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

Professional Services Committee:

New Grads Committee:

Chair:                 Committee Members:

Kristen Shin, MTA

Alexina Davis, MTA                   Micaela Pirritano, MTA                Susan Summers, PhD, MTA

Ethics Chair: Kirsten Davis, MA, MTA
CE Workshops Chair: Kayla Turnbull, MTA
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: Janet Phipps
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.