Chapter Leadership

Chapter President
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.</p><p>Carrie truly enjoys volunteering with the MI AMTA and has made lifelong friendships through it

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
Jodi Wiley MS, LMT, BCTMB 


Jodi started massage school on a whim in 2004 and began massaging professionally in 2006.  Her practice has had various focal points over the years including maternal massage and evidence-based orthopedic treatments.  In 2013, she started teaching part time, then full time in 2021 while still maintaining a small, home-based practice.  Jodi has enjoyed serving on several massage-related committees with AMTA, AFMTE and the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy.  She recharges her internal batteries by being in the woods and reading.  Jodi lives in Williamston with her husband and son on 2.5 wooded acres and does Wordle daily.  😉

Financial Administrator
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.

Wendy Woerner LMT


Wendy is an 18-year (and counting) member of AMTA since she graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy in 2003. Since that time, Wendy has been a partner in massage therapy businesses in Ann Arbor. Wendy also has a BS from Eastern Michigan University with a Biology major.

During the past years, Wendy has found her passion and loves to share that passion with students and other Massage Therapists. This is on display with the volunteering that Wendy has done and is doing with AMTA. From 2008-2010 Wendy was Education Coordinator. After a bit of time, Wendy dipped her toe back into volunteering with AMTA-MI Chapter by being the Online Election Coordinator for the 2021 election. Then she was appointed to fill a Board Member seat that was vacated, and the volunteering bug hit her again. She is now a Board Member, Government Relations Chair, and Education Committee member. In 2022 Wendy also volunteered to help out the AMTA-New Mexico chapter as their Online Election Coordinator when they needed one.

Wendy truly believe the saying, “When you choose a job you love you never have to work a day in you life.”