Commission Chair: Thanks and Congratulations

Posted by: Angie Myer    |    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Commission Chair Thanks & Congratulations

The COMTA Commission and Staff would like to thank Dr. Randy Swenson for his valuable service during his tenure as Commission Chair.  Dr. Swenson has been a dedicated leader and advocate for the Commission, its member institutions/programs, and the massage profession.  Under his leadership, the Commission has deepened our relationship with the coalition of national massage therapy organizations and supported the Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP).   We congratulate him on his recent appointment as Interim Vice President for Academic Services at National University of Health Sciences, and are grateful he will continue to serve as a Commissioner for the remainder of his term (2016).


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The Commission and Staff would also like to welcome and congratulate Dawn Hogue, MA as the new Commission Chair, effective March 2014.  Ms. Hogue began serving on the Commission in 2012 and brings 17 years’ experience in massage/bodywork profession.  She is the School Director for the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy, a COMTA-accredited institution.  Prior to serving on the Commission, she volunteered as a peer reviewer for five years.  In addition to her work with COMTA, she has volunteered for the NCBTMB’s Ethics & Standards and Government Relations Committees and contributes extensively to the work of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education.   Her term as Chair expires 2016.  Ms. Hogue can be contacted at

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