BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MTABC believes in quality leadership in our board of directors and committee members. Board members serve a two-year term and have their MTA credential.

The board consists of executive positions and Directors of Professional Services, External Relations and Advocacy and Government Regulations.

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Leadership Philosophy

As leaders in MTABC, we are committed to the mission, objectives and goals of MTABC and adhere to the following values and principles:

Excellence

Excellence and striving for continuous quality in everything we do.

Communication

A clear, appropriate, timely and open exchange of ideas, feelings, expectations, information, and engage in active listening.

Empowerment

The authority, accountability and responsibility for decision-making.

Teamwork

An effective, efficient, creative process used to achieve a common goal in an atmosphere of trust, support and respect.

Growth

Positive personal and organizational change achieved through creativity, risk-taking and learning.

Laura MacLeod

MA, NICU-MT, MTA

Past President – Currently on Maternity Leave


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Vacant

President-Elect


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Susan Summers

PhD, AVPT, MTA

Past President

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Olivia Nussey

MTA

Secretary


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Jessica Shen

MTA, BMT

Treasurer


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Julia Walmsley

BCRMT, BMus, BMT, MTA, MT-BC

Director of Professional Services


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Susan Summers

PhD, AVPT, MTA

Director of Advocacy and Government Regulations:


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Sheila Lee

MA, MTA, FAMI, RCC

Directors of External Relations


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Advocacy and Government Regulations Committee


Jorden Liteplo, MTA

Esther Thane, MTA

Tiana DickRuth, MTA

Francis-Lyster, MTA

Susan Summers, PhD, AVPT, MTA

Sheila Lee MA, MTA, FAMI, RCC

External Relations Committee


Jemma Sprusten, MTA

Vacant

Vacant

Katherine Deane, MTA

Professional Services Committee


Jaideen Rawlings +Vacant, co-chair

Kirsten Davis, MA, MTA

Vacant

Katherine Lim, MTA

Clara Troje and Morgan Stedman, MTA

Nadia Petriw, MTA

Peter Schroeder

Cailey Dye,MTA

Vacant, MTA

Mary Cobham, [email protected]

Peter Schroeder

Vacant, MTA
Maryann Burrows, MTA
[email protected] Island and Gulf Islands
Kayla Turnbull, MTA
[email protected], Kamloops, Shuswap/Okanagan

Susan Friesen and Dana Alberts, eVision [email protected]

All board members must:

  • Fulfill duties as described in the MTABC Bylaws and in this Manual.
  • Attend Board Meetings as required.
  • Maintain membership in MTABC and CAMT.
  • Recruit Committee members to work on Committee projects.
  • Provide a written report the Secretary for the Annual Report on activities, accomplishments, expenses and goals of the Board position or Committee.
  • Assist in development of long and short-term goals for the MTABC.
  • Maintain regular contact with the MTABC President regarding activities, concerns and developments.
  • Maintain contact with other Board members as required.
  • Keep up-to-date with all Board projects and activities.
  • At the end of the Board duties, return any Board materials to MTABC.
  • Fulfill duties as requested or required by the Board President or designate and the MTABC.
  • Inform the Board President immediately when duties will not be fulfilled due to circumstances, so the alternative measures can be organized.

Board Obligations and Responsibilities

The board is ultimately responsible to determine the purpose of the non-profit organization, through the establishment and implementation of the organization’s vision and mission, and the review and modification of these guiding principles as required. It is also responsible for the continuity of the organization, which it provides through either directly managing and implementing the organization’s affairs, or through the effective recruitment of management and staff personnel.

The board sets the organization’s rate of progress in reaching its mission and vision, and also is responsible for establishing the identity of the organization by securing its community’s support and appreciation for the organization’s mission, objectives, and long-term direction.

It is important that the board of a non-profit organization ensure that it is aware of its obligations and responsibilities, and that this information be articulated and disseminated to all board members. The board, and vicariously each board member is ethically responsible for the proper functioning of the board.

Often the board’s area of ethical responsibility is ignored, with ethical concerns focused on areas of perceived and actual areas of fairness and honesty, and little or no focus placed on the potential of lack of management or failure to ensure that the board meets its responsibilities to its board members.

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Membership Is Open To Anyone With An Interest In Music Therapy Who Lives In BC Or Beyond, Regardless Of Qualifications Or Experience.

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