The COMTA Commission and staff announced that Executive Director Kate Zulaski left the organization on May 1 to pursue a graduate program in Asian Studies at the prestigious Leiden University in Leiden, Netherlands. Zulaski devoted years of dedicated service to COMTA and the massage and esthetics communities.
Zulaski joined COMTA as executive director in 2009 and was the tireless voice for the agency the past eight years. Her invaluable leadership advocating for specialized accreditation and educational quality has earned her an exceptional reputation with the commission, schools, massage/esthetics communities, and the accreditation world. Among her many accomplishments, Zulaski presided over two successful Department of Education recognition renewal petitions and was instrumental in securing COMTA’s new management agreement with the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).