Commission Alert – October 2018



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The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) would like to bring your attention to the following important announcement as a result of its October 24-25, 2018 Commission meeting:

New COMTA Commissioners Seated

  1. The Commission welcomed the newly elected Commissioners to four-year terms, ending 2022:
  • Lurana Bain – Educator – Massage
  • Beverley Giroud – Practitioner – Massage (re-elected)
  • Dale Healey – Administrator (re-elected)
  • Cari Johnson Pelava – Administrator
  1. The Commission approved the appointment of the following Commissioners to four-year terms, ending 2022:
  • Toshiana Baker – Practitioner – Esthetics
  • Jeff Harmon – Public Member (re-appointed)
  • Cliff Korn – Distinguished Contributor (re-appointed)
  • Bruce Levine – Public Member
  • Elizabeth Pugh – Employer (to fill vacated position, expiring 2020)

Please see the COMTA website for Commissioner bios.

For additional information concerning this memorandum, please contact Dawn Hogue, Acting Executive Director of COMTA, at 202-688-6790, or via email at  You may also email the chair of the Commission at  Be sure to check the COMTA website regularly for actions and alerts.  The Commission updates all pertinent actions and alerts on its website.

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