Board & Committees

Board Members and Committee Chairs are dedicated volunteers elected by the membership.

2020–2021 ATI Board:

Board Co-Chair:  Rosa-Luisa Rossi | Rheinfelden, Switzerland

Board Co-Chair:  Marya Spring Cordes | Dayton, OH, USA
Secretary:  Diane Foust | LaCrosse, WI, USA
Treasurer:  Bill Conable | Spokane, WA, USA
Director:  Debi Adams | Boston, MA, USA
Director:  Diane Hovenesian | Walpole, MA, USA
Director:  Maria Weiss | Zell-Schaftlarn, Germany

Every member of ATI can help shape the organization by becoming a committee member.  ATI believes that having new members work with current members helps us to remain fresh, with new energy and ideas injected from new people as committees grow and turnover.  Please consider joining one of the committees listed below: contact the Chair of the committee of your choice to find out more about contributing to the committee.  Our individual volunteers are of great value to ATI‘s ever-changing shape, and the committee work in turn allows our volunteers to develop and learn by being a vital part of what is going on in our organization.

2020-2021 ATI Committees, Committee Chairs, and Committee Members:

Annual Conference Agenda Planning Committee, Chair:
Marilou Chacey | Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Member/Board Liaison: Bill Conable

Committee Purpose:  The Agenda Planning Committee (APC) collects policy proposals, reports and other business for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) that are conducted each year during the business part of the ATI Annual Conference.  APC works with the people and committees that are submitting policy proposals to make sure they are well crafted.  They assemble the Facilitation and Agenda Coordinating Team, and plan the meeting agendas, as well as coordinate any last minute changes to the agendas.  Together APC and Formal Consensus Process Committee steer the proposals through the online Formal Consensus in the months before an ATI Annual Conference to ensure the proposal is streamlined and ready for the AGM.

Annual Conference Site Committee Co-Chairs:
Fiona Cranwell | Dublin, Ireland
Linda Hein | Cambridge MA, USA 

Committee Members:
Morgan Ford Brunketurner | Auburn WA USA
Corinne Cassini | Boone, NC, USA      
Teresa Lee | Vilas, NC, USA
Luke Shaver | Asheville, NC, USA
Member/Board Liaison: Bill Conable

Committee Purpose:  The Site Committee is tasked with seeking appropriate meeting locations around the world for future Annual Conferences and to support the Site Coordinators for the locations as they plan and conduct the ATI Annual Conference.  Site Committee works hand in hand with the other committees that are involved in the running of the ATI Annual Conference, particularly Workshop Planning, Agenda Planning, the Board and the ATI Office.

Annual Conference Workshop Planning Committee Co-Chairs:
Morgan Ford Brunketurner | Auburn, WA, USA
Sara Goldstein-Gall | Brookline, MA USA

Committee Members:
Marilou Chacey | Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Abigail Whitman | Lomita, CA, USA
Lucia Walker | Oxford, UK
Member/Board Liaison:  Debi Adams

Committee Purpose:  The Workshop Planning Committee (WPC) is responsible for the schedule of workshops taking place at the ATI Annual Conference. WPC solicits workshop proposals from members and non-members in the first quarter of each year, based on the theme of the Annual Conference as decided by the Board. The program for the Annual Conference is created from these proposals. WPC works with individual workshop leaders, the Agenda Planning Committee and the Board to ensure the proper mix of workshops, business meetings, and social events.

Certification Coordinating Committee Co-Chairs:
Eric Rentmeister | Koln, Germany
Gabriele Breuninger | Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Committee Members:
Delia Rosenboom | Forest Row, East Sussex, UK
Sarah Barker | Columbia, SC, USA
Linda Hein | Cambridge MA, USA
Joe Krienke | Blue Lake, CA, USA
Darci Lobdell I Albuquerque, NM, USA
Gabriella Minnes Brandes, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Molly Kittle, Boulder, CO, USA
Judit Pasztor, Forest Row, East Sussex, UK
Sharyn West, Oxford, UK

Member/Board Liaison: Marya Spring Cordes

Committee Purpose:  The Certification Coordinating Committee (CCC) oversees the ATI Certification Process.  CCC coordinates with the ATI office and ATI Sponsors to ensure that the teaching member applicant has met all criteria to receive an ATI Teaching Certificate. The CCC also coordinates the certification activities of the Pre-day each year at the ATI Annual Conference.  CCC oversees the election and re-election of all ATI Sponsors, and provide support to ATI Sponsors in their evaluations of applicants.

Communications Committee Co-Chairs: 
Freddy Villano | Ithaca, NY, USA                                 
Melissa Webber | West Windsor, NJ, USA     

Committee Members:
Communiqué Editors:  Freddy Villano & Melissa Webber          
Senior ExChange Editor:  Kathleen Juhl | Austin TX  USA
ExChange Editor:  Matt Goodrich |  Ashland, Oregon  USA
Member/Board Liaison:  Diane Hovenesian

Committee Purpose:  The Communications Committee is responsible for communications with the membership, which includes our publications and our social media presence.  ATI publishes a quarterly members-only newsletter, called the Communique, which serves to keep members informed about ATI activities and developments.  We also publish our journal, the ExChange, which showcases articles about Alexander Technique teaching, practice, and how we can best bring the Alexander Technique to the world. 

Acting Continuing Education Committee Chair:
Jennifer Mizenko | University MS, USA

Committee Members:
Sarah Barker, Columbia, SC, USA
Corinne Cassini, Boone, NC, USA
Emmalee Hunnicutt, Fairview, NC USA
Eliza Mallouk, Melrose, MA USA
Uta Hocks, Germany
Member/Board Liaison: Maria Weiss

Committee Purpose:  The Continuing Education Committee (CEC) provides oversight of the program which recognizes the continuous learning of our ATI teaching members. 

Ethics Advisory Committee Co-Chairs:
Jamee Culbertson | Woburn, MA, USA
Michael Serio | Buffalo, NY, USA 

Committee Members:
Rachel Prabhakar | Brookline, MA, USA
Peter Nobes | London, UK
Irene Schlump | Bochum, Germany
Member/Board Liaison:  Rosa-Luisa Rossi

Committee Purpose:  The Ethics Advisory Committee (EAC) is charged with the confidential investigation of alleged violations of the ATI Code of Ethics.  All ATI Teaching and General Members are bound by a Code of Ethics.  We have provided a link to the full EAC complaint procedure document.

Working Group on Racism and Diversity: 

Board Liaison: Debi Adams | Boston, MA USA
Rosa Luisa Rossi | Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Marya Spring Cordes | Dayton, OH USA 
Catherine Kettrick | Seattle, WA, USA 
Cathy Madden | Seattle, WA, USA 
Belinda Mello | New York, NY USA
Holly Cinnamon | New York, NY USA 
Lucia Walker | Oxford, UK
Sharyn West | Johannesburg, South Africa
Morgan Ford Brunketurner | Auburn WA USA
Linda Hein | Cambridge MA, USA 
Jennifer Mizenko | University MS, USA
Kathleen Juhl | Austin TX, USA
Manuelle Borgel | Paris, France
Irene Schlump | Bochum, Germany

Committee Purpose: to uncover biases in Alexander Technique theory, language and practice; to lead ATI in developing and enacting anti-racist policies that bring about a stronger, diverse and equitable community; and to provide training and opportunities for ATI to understand White privilege and systemic racism and the physical manifestation of Racial Trauma in People of Color.

Formal Consensus Process Committee Chair:
Diana Bradley | Takoma Park, MD, USA

Committee Members:
Catherine Kettrick | Seattle, WA, USA
Cathy Madden | Seattle, WA, USA
Marilou Chacey, Thousand Oaks, CA USA
Member/Board Liaison: Marya Spring Cordes

Committee Purpose:  ATI members chose Formal Consensus (developed by C.T. Lawrence Butler and Amy Rothstein) as their means of decision making because they believe its principles align closely with the principles of the Alexander Technique. The Formal Consensus Process Committee (FCPC) members are trained in Formal Consensus. They work closely with the Agenda Planning Committee to plan and help facilitate the Annual General Meeting held at the ATI Annual Conference.  FCPC trains new facilitators, and helps guide ATI members in understanding Formal Consensus so they can fully participate in the business of ATI.

International Committee Chair:
Corinne Cassini | Boone, NC, USA

Committee Members:
Manuelle Borgel | Paris, France
David Gorman | Toronto, Canada
Tommy Thompson | Belmont, MA, USA
Member/Board Liaison: Diane Hovenesian

Click here for a list of the Country Coordinators

Committee Purpose:  The purpose of the International Committee is to ensure that ATI members of all nationalities and languages can participate fully in all ATI activities and business.

Membership Committee Chair:
Dana Calvey | La Crosse, WI, USA

Committee Members:
Karen Benda | Berryton, KS, USA
Member/Board Liaison: Bill Conable

Committee Purpose:  The Membership Committee supports new members by operating the Buddy System, which matches new ATI members with a volunteer ATI member who can answer questions and help the new member understand how to get the best experience of the organization.  Membership Committee also works with the ATI Office on issues regarding membership.  The Committee stays in touch with the membership regarding member benefits and any other issues that may arise.

Nominations Committee Co-Chairs:
Bob Lada | New York, NY, USA
Tommy Thompson | Belmont, MA, USA 

Committee Purpose:  The Nominations Committee finds members to serve as the Executive Board members, and Committee Chairs who keep ATI working.  All members are eligible to serve in any Board position and as any Committee Chair.  Any member considering volunteering for any position should contact the Nominations Committee Co-Chairs.

 Professional Development Committee Chair:
Joseph Kaplan | Kirkland, WA, USA 

Committee Members:
Diana Bradley | Takoma Park, MD, USA
Morgan Ford Brunketurner | Auburn WA USA
Holly Cinnamon | New York, NY, USA
Catherine Kettrick | Seattle, WA, USA
Antoinette Kranenburg | Kensington, MD, USA
David Mills | Seattle, WA, USA
Member/Board Liaison:  Debi Adams 

Committee Purpose:  The task of the Professional Development Committee (PDC) is to establish the teaching of the Alexander Technique on a professional basis, by defining the content of the Technique; by describing the scope and nature of teaching; and by developing criteria, standards and the means for evaluating the competencies of teachers.

Vision/Mission Committee Chair:
Cathy Madden | Seattle, WA, USA 

Committee Members:
Fiona Cranwell | Dublin, Ireland
Jamee Culbertson | Woburn, MA, USA
Alison Deadman | Jonesborough, TN, USA
Catherine Kettrick | Seattle, WA, USA
Jennifer Mizenko | University, MS, USA
Tommy Thompson | Belmont, MA, USA
Member/Board Liaison: Rosa-Luisa Rossi

Committee Purpose:  The Vision/Mission Committee is comprised of former ATI Board Chairs, and is sometimes referred to as the “Council of Elders.”  The Vision/Mission Committee serves as an advisory committee to the ATI Executive Board, all ATI Committees, and all ATI members.  Consequently, the Committee knows the history of the organization through the years, and is charged with seeing that our evolving vision/mission is part of the social and organizational fabric of ATI.