Awards Committee

Regina Cobb is AMTA’s 2016 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is happy to announce that Regina Cobb of the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) is this year’s recipient of AMTA’s Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award. Each year, AMTA presents this award to an instructor in an AMTA member school who demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and a commitment to high standards of education in massage therapy. This award honors the memory of Jerome Perlinski, an extraordinary educator and much loved leader.

Since 2001 Regina Cobb has been the director of the massage therapy program at CCRI. She received a master’s degree in clinical social work from Simmons College and her Bachelor of Arts in both psychology and criminal justice from C.W. Post University. While much of her time at CCRI is focused on the administrative management of the program, she demonstrates a strong commitment to the students. Regina teaches the physiological and emotional benefits of therapeutic massage in courses such as pathophysiology, medical terminology, deep tissue massage and hospital based oncology massage. She also teaches an introductory class on therapeutic massage and classes on the fundamentals of scar tissue and pregnancy massage.

AMTA’s Jerome Perlinski Award is one way AMTA recognizes the importance of a quality massage therapy education to continually advance the next generation of massage therapists. “Regina is clearly dedicated to giving massage students at CCRI the highest level of initial massage therapy education,” says AMTA President Nathan Nordstrom.

Regina will receive her award during the AMTA 2016 National Convention, to be held October 26-29 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She will also be recognized during a celebration luncheon on Teachers Day Friday, October 28. Learn more about Teachers Day.


National AMTA Award Recipients

2012
Chapter Meritorious – Frank Rapone
2013
Chapter Meritorious – Joan Tarter-Van Hees & Pat Bachus for their team work on NERC
National Humanitarian – Michaele Colizza
Give Chapters a Hand Award – recognizes chapters for there hard work to comply with
National standard in meeting goals set for” Deliverables and reporting, Government
Relations, newsletter, Community service, Sports, Social Media
2014
Chapter Meritorious – Kim Cook
Give Chapters a Hand Award – recognizes chapters for there hard work to comply with
National standard in meeting goals set for” Deliverables and reporting, Government
Relations, newsletter, Community service, Sports, Social Media
Sports Massage Achiever – LouAnn Botsford
2015
Chapter Meritorious – Debbie Kilty

Volunteering IS worth a lot!

$350 Scholarship will be awarded

VOLUNTEERING
(As defined in the dictionary)

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote goodness or
improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and
respect. There is no financial gain involved for the individual. Volunteering is also renowned for
skill development, socialization, and fun. It is also intended to make contacts for possible
employment. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work, such as medicine,
education, or emergency rescue. Others serve on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a
natural disaster.

There are many forms of volunteering: church and synagogue, boy and girl scouts, meals on wheels, to name a few. Volunteering can be done in a variety of locations: cleaning the environment on earth day, raking an elderly persons leaves, shoveling snow, visiting a shut in, or performing massage at a Crisis Team Call Down or ANY Rhode Island Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (RI AMTA) event.

The Awards Committee for the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (RI AMTA) is recognizing volunteerism. Yearly the American Massage Therapy Association gives awards to thank it’s dedicated chapters across the country for the countless hours devoted to advancing our profession and serving our members. In 2013 the RI AMTA received 8 awards, including the prestigious AMTA National Humanitarian Award. This past year 2014 we (RI AMTA) received 4 awards. Read about it in the Winter Newsletter.
We would like to recognize our members for their volunteer efforts within RI AMTA and your personal lives outside of massage therapy. This year we have created a way for any RI AMTA member to earn points for any type of volunteering. Those points will be tallied and the person with the most point will receive a scholarship for $350.00 to be used at any RI AMTA educational program. The winner will be announced at the October General Meeting and the winner need not be present to win.

How it works.
If you attend:
RI AMTA events – Sports, Crisis Massage Team, Operation Stand Down,
General Meetings, membership events etc.

  • PRINT YOUR FULL NAME on the sign in sheet.
  • The log in sheets will be submitted to the record keeper and I will take care of
    your point tally.

Non chapter events: Religious, 4H, Scouting, Environmental, Humanitarian etc
Download the AWARDS volunteer form.

  • PRINT YOUR FULL NAME and e-mail address legibly please.
  • Have the person organizing the event sign your form and please have them include their phone number for verification.
  • Mail the form to Joanne Lozy c/o CRITM 1481 Atwood Avenue Johnston, RI 02919
  • The form allows for multiple events and doesn’t need to be mailed each time.
  • Forms must be received the Friday before the October General Meeting.

Meeting times and dates can be found on our events page.
RI AMTA MEMBERS ONLY

Sorry
RI AMTA board and Committee Chair persons are not eligible.


 


 

Awards Committee Chair
Joannn Lozy
Joanne Lozy
401-497-2111
Jlozy123@gmail.com

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