BLOOMINGDALE, Ill., Jan. 7 The Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA-IL) is proud to announce the election of its Chapter President, Christopher Alvarado, LMT, of Evanston, IL, to the AMTA National Board of Directors.
Christopher has been a strong leader for the members of the AMTA-IL Chapter as well as all licensed massage therapists in the state of Illinois. He has held several leadership positions within the Chapter, serving as the Chair of the Government Relations Committee, Governance Committee and as the Communication Coordinator.
AMTA-IL members elected him Chapter President in the spring of 2006, and re-elected him again in 2008. As Chapter President, Christopher has worked extensively to garner a wider recognition of massage as a wellness and complementary healthcare tool among the medical/healthcare community. In addition, Christopher has made the AMTA-IL Chapter a "community" where massage therapists can come together to network, share, and develop professional and personal relationships.
More importantly, Christopher has fostered the growth of so many massage therapists throughout Illinois and has left a sense of history, service, and community to all who have encountered him.
The AMTA-IL Chapter and its members are incredibly grateful for all of his hard work and dedication. Christopher will be seated on the AMTA National Board of Directors in March 2009, where he will bring the same level of dedication and professionalism to his duties that he has so freely given to the AMTA-IL Chapter.
The American Massage Therapy Association(R) (AMTA(R)) is a professional association of more than 58,000 members. AMTA Professional members have demonstrated a level of skill and knowledge through education and/or testing and must meet continuing education requirements to retain membership. The association is directed by volunteer leadership, elected by the membership, and fosters ongoing, direct member-involvement through its 51 chapters.
AMTA works to advance the profession through ethics and standards, the promotion of fair and consistent licensing of massage therapists in all states, and public education on the benefits of massage. The association also helps consumers and healthcare professionals locate qualified massage therapists nationwide, through AMTA's Find a Massage Therapist(R) free national locator service available at www.findamassagetherapist.org or toll-free at 888-843-2682 [888-THE-AMTA].
SOURCE American Massage Therapy Association-IL Chapter