Board of Directors

Meagan Dick

President

Bio: Meagan Dick is a 2012 graduate from Alberta Massage Training with a passion for working with people. Early education found her in the social work program at Mount Royal University until her career took a different path into massage therapy. Here she is able to utilize her strengths and own her own business. After registering with RMTA in 2012, Meagan continued on in the medical field to obtain her Emergency Medical Responder Certificate in order to fortify her knowledge in emergency response. Other courses she has completed include Cupping Therapy, M2T Blading course and Advanced Orthopedic Massage courses.

Meagan continues to build her own business through networking opportunities and public speaking and has attended BNI meetings to help achieve this. Meagan looks forward to promoting RMTA in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Through school visits, she plans to educate prospective members of the benefits they can expect when they join our association.


Jeremy Sayer

Vice President

Bio: Jeremy Sayer has been a member of the RMTA since 2013, and a full member since 2014 when he graduated from Alberta Massage Training.  He has a passion for therapeutic massage and since graduation he has added both Cupping Therapy and Applied Reflexology to his ever-expanding knowledge base.

Jeremy also came to us with other great life experience, particularly on the political front where he served as a Councillor in local government from 2013 to 2017.  Before becoming a massage therapist, he spent 5 years as an Operations Manager for a propane company following his graduation from College.  He has a great passion for communication, a great dedication to learning, and a knack for knowledge.

Jeremy currently spends his days operating his own massage clinic and spending one day a week massaging seniors’ in a continuing care facility.

During his time on the board, he looks forward to advancing our association to a new level, and hopes to see regulation come to fruition in the province of Alberta.


Shantel Krawetz

Secretary

Bio: Shantel Krawetz is a Registered Massage Therapist who became a member of RMTA after graduating from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in 2017. Prior to becoming a Massage Therapist, Shantel was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She has always had a passion for helping clients live the best possible life. Her passion started at a young age of 4 years old when she was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous leukemia, being in and out of the health care system she knew she needed to do something to assist clients as they work towards their health goals. Shantel owns her own business in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as well as works part time in Big River, Saskatchewan. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge via continuing education courses in the near future.


Ted Ghertsos

Treasurer

Bio: I completed my 2200 hour massage therapy program in Windsor, ON 2012. I then moved to Alberta and joined the RMTA as a member that same year. I hold a shiatsu certification as well as a hot stone massage therapy certification. I have practiced at well-established clinics and high end luxury spas over the past 5 years throughout Calgary and as far as Grande Prairie, AB. I have always been passionate about being in the health care profession and using my skills to help in recovery and well-being of clients. I believe our industry will only continue to grow over the coming years and I am happy to be part of a profession that is always changing in light of new research and information. I hope to learn much from our previous treasurer and bring the Remedial Massage Therapists Association and members to new heights as we push on toward full regulation in the province of Alberta. My desire is to bring my knowledge of coming from a regulated province for RMT’s in Ontario and applying this insight to help with this process in Alberta. I feel honored and privileged to be a part of this wonderful team and am excited for the transitions to come.


Sonia Lafleur

Historian

Bio: I have been a massage therapist in Edmonton and area for over 16 years working mostly in chiropractic and Physiotherapy clinics. I specialize in integrated fascial release and complex orthopedic cases. My goal is to do clinical research and present my findings at the international fascial Congress. 


Janet Mwamburi B.Sc., RMT, COTT

Past President

Bio: Janet Mwamburi, RMT and Bachelor of Science graduate has been a member of the Remedial Massage Therapists Association since 2011. Upon joining, she volunteered in the Education Committee and developed RMTA’s Prior Learning and Recognition procedures for the evaluation of international credentials.
Being an educator herself, Janet served in the Education Committee for three years, during which she was nominated and elected as RMTA president. She completed her four-year term in 2018 and is now supporting the new board for a period of one year.

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