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Anne Williams of ABMP has confirmed to me today the members of the group that are working on the Entry-Level Analysis Project that I have been blogging about for the past few weeks. Since the secrecy surrounding this project has been my main complaint, about it, I will share that information here. The members are:
Cynthia Ribeiro, President of AMTA (National), educator, and school owner.
Tom Lochhaas, University-level educator, author, editor with 24 years experience in developing college-level textbooks and ancillaries.
Elan Schacter, Massage therapist, instructor, text reviewer, contributing author.
Clint Chandler, Massage therapist and instructor, experienced in curriculum development.
Rick Garbowski, Massage therapist and instructor, experienced in curriculum development.
Jim O’Hara, Instructional designer.
Anne Williams, Director of Education for ABMP.
Williams stated that she was in the process of compiling the comments of those who were present at the Leadership Summit; that everyone present was now in support of it, and that much more information about the project would be forthcoming in the next two weeks. She further stated that this was intended to be a research project, and that what people do with the information will be their choice. As I said in my last blog, neither ABMP, AMTA, or any of the other organizations present at the Leadership Summit are regulatory organizations, and none of them have the power to dictate legislation. (Clarification: the FSMTB is an organization of regulatory boards, but is not regulatory in and of itself).
I am acquainted with several of the people on the work group. Cynthia Rebeiro, Pat Archer, and Elan Schacter do good work in all they endeavor to do. I would have liked it if this information had been put out there immediately, along with the rest of the details, but you don’t always get what you want. And actually, the fact that you don’t always get what you want is sometimes a good thing. As I also previously stated, the wheels of legislation turn very slowly…READ MORE