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: Sheila Lee, MA, MTA, FAMI, RCC
Vice-President: Melody Owen, MTA
Secretary: Sam King, MTA
Treasurer: Carolyn Neapole, MTA
Past President: Katherine Deane, 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
Autism Initiative Committee: Esther Thane, MTA
Rachel Bergen, MTA
Melody Owen, MTA

External Relations Committee:

Public Relations Chair: Julia Walmsley, MTA
Public Relations Committee: Alexina Davis, MTA
Advertising: Vacant
Social media Chair: Jude Pereira, MTA
Sponsorship: Vacant

Professional Services Committee:

Ethics Chair: Meg Goudreau, MTA
CE Workshops Chair: Lorri Johnson, MTA
Photographer/videographer Katherine Lim, MTA
Conference Chair: Brittany Robart, MTA
Conference Committee: Jessica Shen, MTA
Natalie Kimpton
Mekayla Knol, MTA
Joshua Denny-Keys, MTA
Alison Harbidge, MTA
Rachel Bergen, MTA
Membership Chair: Nadia Petriw, MTA Intern
Membership renewals: Janet Phipps
Drumbeat editor: Mekayla Knol, MTA
Drumbeat publisher: Iris Wong, MTA
Website Liaison: Mayumi Holbrook, MTA
Administrative Assistant: Janet Phipps
Regional representatives: Fraser Valley: Erin Parr, 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.