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. Delegates play a very important role for the membership in AMTA. They are your voice on the national level.  Delegates serve two year terms. In odd years AMTA-NY Convention elect 3 delegates and in even years, 2 delegates, so that every year, there are 5 New York members that go to the National Convention and represent the Chapter in the House of Delegates.

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

Lead Delegate – term: 2016-2017
Jasmin Pitter, LMT
(516) 770-2373
Delegate – term: 2017-2018
Frank A. Casucci III LMT CKTP

Delegate – term: 2017-2018
Lindsey Bodkin



Delegate – term: 2016-2017
Donald Goodale



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 recommended.