Chapter Leadership

Chapter President
Kathy Paholsky, LMT, BCTMB


Kathy has been an AMTA Member for over 30 years! A licensed massage therapist, she specializes in pain management, craniosacral and manual therapy. As an NCB Approved Continuing Education provider, Kathy has taught at local meetings, state and national conventions as well as creating online courses for AMTA.

She's been a volunteer for AMTA at the state and national levels, working on school committees, and is currently on the National Convention Education Committee. Since becoming the Michigan Chapter President in 2017, she's had a chance to meet many of our members and renew connections with former students. The friendships she's made and sense of fun she's found as a volunteer keep her active. Massage is a solitary profession; AMTA provides a community of caring therapists.

Board Member
Cindy Dort, LMT, BCTMB


Cindy graduated from Health Enrichment in 1997. She joined AMTA in 1998 because she liked the way they presented information in brochures. Cindy has been a volunteer for over 10 years as a delegate, an alternate delegate, and vice president. She is now a board member and the Education Chair.
Cindy still believes in AMTA, and even today she highly recommends AMTA to any massage therapist for their business.

Board Member
Wendy Woerner LMT


Wendy is a long time chapter member and has been a volunteer in various roles. 

Financial Administrator
Carrie Mayo Buechler, LMT


Carrie has been an AMTA member for over 20 years and have been actively volunteering with the Michigan Chapter since 2013. In recent years she has been a Delegate, an Awards Committee Member, and 1st VP. Carrie is currently the Chapter Secretary, Membership Committee Chair, and an Education Committee Member.

Carrie truly enjoys volunteering with the MI AMTA and has made lifelong friendships through it.

Corey Rivera, LMT


Corey has been an AMTA member for 8 years. She graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage therapy in 2008. She co-owns a private practice in Okemos. This is her first time volunteering for AMTA and she is terribly excited.

Corey studied opera and human biology at Lansing Community College and Michigan State University. She attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine at MSU in 2016 where she realized that her true interest was massage therapy and all of its possibilities.

In her spare time, Corey enjoys detailed cross-stitching, watching all manner of movies, reading cheesy romance novels, and attending nerdy conventions with her husband.