Committee Chairs and Delegates
Keisha Brooks, LMT
Keisha Brooks is a licensed massage therapist with 15 yrs experience, specializing in therapeutic treatment. With a mission to share tools to help people fulfill their fullest potential through yoga,meditation and massage therapy. After experiencing depression, the discovery of meditation and yoga in 2004, leading to her discovering her gift through massage therapy in 2005 changed the trajectory of her life! As a social justice and youth advocate she has always believed in her community and the ability to affect change. With massage therapy she has been able to witness first hand not only immediate change in people’s physical wellness, but also the change in mental and emotional well being.
Government Relations Chair
Jessica Carter, LMT
As a massage therapist, I enjoy the amount and quality of time I get to dedicate to my clients. Whether it be the hour of hands-on time I have with them, listening to their needs and concerns, puzzling out their situation, and treating them or the time I invest in learning about new research, techniques and training. Massage therapy does after all have the best continuing education which helps keep me fresh and motivated to serve my clients!
Volunteering as the Government Relations Chair for the AMTA MI chapter has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me as a professional. As a licensed health care provider, it is important to me to stay involved with the current events of our license and profession. I volunteer for this position in the hopes of further legitimizing massage therapy in the state of Michigan and also to ensure that our licensure, rules, and regulations are not only upheld but also equal and fair.
Stacey Vipond, LMT
Stacey graduated from the Southeastern Institute of Neuromuscular Massage in 2009. She has since furthered her education in Oncology and Hospital Massage, Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point, Reiki and Bamboo-fusion. She owns Sacred Oasis Massage and Wellness in Lansing and Okemos. Stacey is also an instructor for the massage modality Bamboo-fusion and offers classes out of her Lansing location. She is honored to be in this position and looks forward to meeting everyone and representing fellow massage therapists as we all work together to advance massage therapy.
Julie Finn, LMT, BCTMB, CSMT
Julie has been a member of AMTA for 28 years and served at both the chapter and national level.
She is currently enrolled at Washtenaw Community College pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy Assistant.
Two of Julie's favorite passions are volunteering for The Parade Company and helping to support our military and veterans.
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.