FSMTB 2020 Officer Election Results

Officers were elected at the October 16, 2020, Board of Directors meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. David Cox, Maryland Board of Massage Therapy Examiners, was elected to serve as president, Victoria Drago, Florida Board of Massage Therapy, was elected to serve as vice president, and Sandy Anderson, Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy was elected to serve as treasurer of the board.

FSMTB Board of Directors

  • President – David Cox – Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners
  • Vice President – Victoria Drago – Florida Board of Massage Therapy
  • Treasurer – Sandy Anderson – Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy
  • Director – Robin Alexander – Texas
  • Director – Craig Knowles – Georgia Board of Massage Therapy
  • Director – Dianne Layden – North Carolina
  • Director – Charlene Russell – Mississippi
  • Ex Officio – Debra Persinger – FSMTB Executive Director

For more information about the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, visit www.fsmtb.org.



Florida Extends License Renewal Date

Due to Hurricane Idalia’s devastating impact, license renewal deadlines have been pushed back for some professionals, including massage therapists and their businesses. Practitioners now have until October 2, 2023, to renew their professional and establishment licenses.

New Jersey, New Rules? Comment Before October 6!

The New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy issued proposed rules that would impact clinical education, continuing education, and devices that cause percussions or vibrations.



Podcast: Smart Phone, Dumb Biomechanics

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren speak with David Lesondak about how smartphones affect the biomechanics of neck tilt and ergonomic considerations people can take to avoid excessive smartphone-related neck tilt.

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