Important Announcement from COMTA: Zulaski Press Release


April 28, 2017

To view this announcement in pdf, click here: Zulaski Press Release – April 28, 2017

The COMTA Commission and staff wish to announce the bittersweet news that Executive Director Kate Zulaski will be leaving the organization effective May 1, 2017. We heartily congratulate her on her acceptance into the Asian Studies graduate program at the prestigious Leiden University in Leiden, Netherlands and sincerely thank her for her years of dedicated service to COMTA and the massage and esthetics communities.

Kate joined COMTA as Executive Director in 2009 and has been the tireless voice for the agency the past eight years. She served the Commission and member schools/programs with intelligence, integrity and warmth. Her invaluable leadership advocating for specialized accreditation and educational quality has earned her an exceptional reputation with the Commission, schools, massage/esthetics communities, and the accreditation world. Among her many accomplishments, Kate presided over two successful Department of Education recognition renewal petitions and was instrumental in securing COMTA’s new management agreement with the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

On behalf of all stakeholders, the Commission and staff wish Kate and her husband all the best as they begin their next adventure. Though she will be sorely missed, we are proud of her recent achievement and confident she will find success and joy in this well-deserved new chapter in her life.


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