Committee Chairs and Delegates
Andrea J. Munsell-Simpson, LMT, BCTMB
Andrea is a Board Certified Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworker, owner of Balance Point Massage Therapy of Fenton and Licensed Massage Therapist. She is a five-time award-winning licensed massage therapist in Grand Blanc and Genesee County, and has 16 years of massage therapy experience and membership with the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
She graduated from the Health Enrichment Center massage therapy school in Lapeer, Michigan in 2007 with 675 hours of education and with over 100 hours of additional continuing education in their field. Andrea has volunteered for AMTA Michigan as delegate and awards chair in the past and now serves as delegate in 2023. In January of 2023, she became a board certified massage therapist, and works daily to set high standards for the public she treats.
In her free time, Andrea enjoys outings with her husband and their children, watercolors and researching topics of varying study.
Government Relations Chair
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.”
Sarah Suddarth, LMT
Sarah has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in Michigan and member of AMTA since 2016. She owns her own practice in East Lansing, Michigan and enjoys mentoring new therapists as they develop as professionals. She has had experience practicing massage in chiropractic offices, a day spa, on yachts, and through her private practice. She enjoys helping clients resolve chronic pain, especially neck/shoulder and sciatic issues; she is also a prenatal/postpartum massage specialist.
Sarah also enjoys cooking, baking, bicycling, and gardening.
Communications and Event Coordinator
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.
Christa Hudson, LMT
Christa has been an AMTA member since 2019. During that time she volunteered as a communication committee member and helped with class rosters. As a licensed massage therapist, she specializes in using Trigger Point Therapy for pain management. She graduated from Davenport University in 2005 with an ABA in Business Administration and from Stautzenberger Institute in 2011 with a Massage Diploma. As Kathy said "Massage is a solitary profession" Christa enjoys the community engagement, networking, and knowledge that being a member of AMTA provides.