The volunteer New York Delegates represent the opinions of our New York State members during the House of Delegates at the National Convention. The delegates keep the association strategically focused by presenting bylaw changes for the Board of Directors’ review.  The House of Delegates also votes on proposed AMTA Position Statements that reflect AMTA’s stance on important massage therapy issues.


Delegates represent us on the National level and play a very important role for the membership in AMTA. They are your voice on the national level. Delegates serve two year terms.

Delegates are accountable to, and elected by the membership. Qualifications according the National bylaws are that Delegates must be a professional member in good standing and shall not be an AMTA National Board member.  For a complete position description, frequently asked questions,  and the current position statements and recommendations, please log onto

Delegate – term: 2017-2018
Frank A. Casucci III LMT CKTP

Delegate – term: 2017-2018
Lindsay Bodkin



Delegate – term: 2018-2019
Donald Goodale



Lead Delegate – term: 2017-2018
Melanie R. Olivieri, RN, LMT


Delegate Alternates

In the event a Delegate is unable to fulfill their duties, an alternate will be asked to fill the term of the Delegate. Delegate Alternates are selected according the number of votes received.

Elected Delegates are required to go to AMTA National Convention. A written report is required to be submitted with expense report in order for reimbursement to be issued. AMTA-NY reimburses airfare, meals and expenses related to travel. Hotel reimbursement is at half of the room rate, so sharing a room with another Delegate is required.