Executive Board

Officers (Voting)


 

Executive Board Officers (Ex­-Officio) (Appointed by the President)

Role of the Officers (Voting)Executive Board Members

President:

  • As per the MAR-AMTA Bylaws, Article III, Section 1, The President shall: preside at all meetings of the Region; call and preside at all meetings of the Executive Board; be ex officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee; be a representative to the Assembly of Delegates; make all designated appointments subject to the approval of the Executive Board; perform all other duties commensurate with the stated purpose of the organization; communicate with, advise, and guide corresponding student officer; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; and submit an annual written report at the regional conference.

President-Elect:

  • The President-Elect shall: assist the President as requested; study the duties of the President in order to be prepared at the appropriate time to take over the responsibilities of this office; assume all duties of the President in case of resignation or removal of the President; attend Regional Executive Board meetings; be a representative to the Assembly of Delegates; seek input, lead on-going study and propose changes in the Constitution and Bylaws as may bedeemed necessary; oversee long-range planning; serve as a member of the NominatingCommittee; serve as a member of the Finance Committee; ensure that all new officers and  appointees receive their handbooks outlining job responsibilities; maintain on computer all officer handbooks; update the handbooks on a yearly basis following the Fall Executive Board meeting with input from officers and the Executive Board; present the updated handbooks to the officers and Executive Board on a yearly basis at the annual Spring conference; establish and/or maintain communication with the Editor(s) of the official regional publication on a quarterly basis; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; submit an annual written report at the regional conference; serve as a liaison between state associations and the MAR board to facilitate communication between the states and MAR; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Vice President for Conference Planning

  • The Vice President for Conference Planning shall: assume the duties of the President in case of absence of both the President and President-Elect; succeed to the Presidency in case of the resignation of both the President and President-Elect; attend Regional Executive Board meetings; chair the Conference Council; serve as Program Chair, taking complete charge of program planning for the annual regional conference and conferring on all details of management with any committees appointed to arrange for conference programs; develop and send out conference publicity; work with the Regional Event Planner, the Local Host(s), the Continuing Education Coordinator, and the Exhibits Coordinator, and the Vice President of MARAMTS; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; submit an 33  annual report at the regional conference; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned bythe President or the Executive Board.

Vice President for Membership:

  • Succeed to the presidency in case of the resignation of the President, President-Elect, and the Vice President for Conference Planning; chair the Regional Services Council; serve as regional representative to the Membership Committee of AMTA; maintain official statistical records of the membership for the Mid-Atlantic Region; correspond with members on related matters; correspond with the national Director of Membership Services to facilitate the transmission of information to the regional members; attend Regional Executive Board meetings; serve as Regional Membership Chair; coordinate the implementation of the website and email tree; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; submit an annual written report at the regional conference; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Immediate Past President

  • The Immediate Past President shall: endeavor to effect a smooth transition of power by assisting and advising the new President as necessary; chair the National Services Council; chair the Nominating Committee appointed by the President; present the slate of nominees to the membership; attend Regional Executive Board meetings; serve as a member of the Assembly of Delegates; serve as a member of a Constitution and Bylaws Revision Committee; communicate with, advise, and guide corresponding student officer; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; submit an annual written report at the regional conference; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Vice President-Elect for Conference Planning

  • Study the duties of the Vice President for Conference Planning in order to be prepared at the appropriate time to take over the responsibilities of the office; assist the Vice President for Conference Planning as requested; maintain communication with the Vice President for Conference Planning; attend Regional Executive Board meetings and regional conferences during their term of office; maintain handbooks that outline the duties of the regional conference local host committee; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Treasurer

  • Pay all bills authorized by the Executive Board and issue reimbursement within 30 days of receipt of the request; keep an itemized account of all receipts and disbursements; present a financial report to the Executive Board regularly; publish the financial report in the regional publication; provide AMTA with financial information necessary to complete tax filing as requested by AMTA; chair the Finance Committee appointed by the President; attend Regional Executive Board meetings; communicate with, advise, and guide the corresponding student officer; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; submit an annual written report at the regional conference; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Treasurer-Elect

  • Study the duties of the Treasurer in order to be prepared at the appropriate time to take over the responsibilities of the office; assist the Treasurer as requested; maintain communication with the Treasurer; serve as Conference Treasurer for conferences of the Region; assume all duties of the Treasurer in case of resignation or removal of the Treasurer; attend Regional Executive Board meetings and conferences of the Region during their term of office; serve as a member of the Finance Committee; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Public Relations Chair

  • Coordinate regional public relations efforts; serve as regional representative to the Workforce Development and Retention Committee of AMTA; attend Regional Executive Board meetings; request that the President appoint Public Relations Committee members, as needed, to assist in developing and maintaining public relations efforts across the region; maintain regular communication with Public Relations Committee to assist them in fulfilling their duties as outlined in Articles IX, Section 3, of the Bylaws; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; submit an annual, written report at the regional conference; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President and Executive Board.

Government Relations Chair

  • Serve as regional representative to the Government Relations Committee of AMTA; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; attend Regional Executive Board meetings; submit annual written report at the regional conference; coordinate state efforts in implementing the AMTA/CBMT State Recognition Operational Plan within MAR; submit to the President proposed state task force chairs and members for Board appointment to state task forces (for areas specified in Article V, Section 2 of the Bylaws); direct and assist the State Task Forces in advocating change in public policy conducive to the practice of music therapy; assist State Task Forces in facilitating communication among music therapists in their areas; direct issues and concerns from the membership, and/or the State Task Forces, to the Executive Board and the appropriate committees; maintain regular communication with AMTA and CBMT in order to work collaboratively in implementing the State Recognition Operational Plan within MAR; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Government Relations Chair-Elect

  • Study the duties of the Government Relations Chair in order to be prepared at the appropriate time to take over the responsibilities of the office; assist the Government Relations Chair as requested; maintain communication with the Government Relations Chair; assume all duties of the Government Relations Chair in case of resignation or removal of the Government Relations Chair; attend Regional Executive Boar meetings during their term of office; participate in regional State Task Force conference calls; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

The Student Affairs Advisory Board Representative

  • Serve as the regional representative to the Student Affairs Advisory Board of AMTA; attend Regional Executive Board meetings; serve as a conduit for student problems and concerns, referring to appropriate committees and officers; keep the Regional Executive Board advised of all regional and national student activities; communicate with, advise, and guide corresponding student officer; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; submit a written report at the annual regional conference; coordinate and administrate the Jenny Shinn Memorial Scholarship, the Sophomore and Junior Scholarships, and any other student scholarships/awards initiated by MAR or MARAMTS; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

The Student Representative

  • Hold the current office of Vice President of MARAMTS; communicate with other music therapy students in AMTA affiliated schools; report student views and concerns to the Board; attend Regional Executive Board meetings; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board; and serve on the Conference Council.

 

Role of the Executive Board Members (Ex-Officio) (Appointed by the President)

The Recording Secretary

  • Send out meeting announcements; distribute agendas; keep minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board and the general membership; and assure that corporate minutes are maintained. The Recording Secretary shall submit copies of all minutes to the Executive Board, Regional Delegates to the AMTA Assembly and Alternates, and the Archivist. Minutes shall be made available to the general membership upon request. The Recording Secretary shall also: communicate with, advise, and guide the corresponding student officer; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Editor

  • The Editor shall: edit, supervise, and publish the official regional publication which shall be published quarterly pending availability of funds; and submit a report at the annual conference. The Editor shall: attend Regional Executive Board meetings; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; and communicate with, advise and guide the corresponding student officer. The Editor shall carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

The Assembly Chair

  • Serve as a liaison among the Executive Board, Assembly Delegates and Alternates and the general membership; attend Regional Executive Board meetings, disseminate information related to issues expected to come before the Assembly to the general membership; solicit feedback from the membership on issues that are to come before the Assembly; ensure that Alternate Delegates receive a copy of any correspondence from the Speaker, including the mid-year report; submit a written report for publication in the newsletter following the annual Assembly of Delegates meeting; work with the President and the Delegates and Alternates to insure attendance and participation in Assembly meetings at each national conference; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Historian

  • Publish any findings of historical value in the regional publication; coordinate historical displays and the dissemination of historical information; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; submit an annual written report at the regional conference; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Appointed positions shall consist of the following:

  • Parliamentarian, Registration Chair of the Regional Conference, Public Relations Representatives, Members of the MAR Government Relations Committee (which encompasses the State Task Forces), Archivist, Continuing Music Therapy Education Coordinator, Exhibits Coordinator, Regional Event Planner, and Assistant Editor, should one be needed. Specific duties of each position shall be defined and assigned by the President and/or the Executive Board. The Region will maintain handbooks delineating the current duties of each appointed position

Executive Board Minutes

Executive Board Minutes AMTA Conference ,Sandusky, OH 11.16
Fall Executive Board Meeting Elizabethtown, PA 09.16
Executive Board Meeting Minutes Harrisburg,PA 03.16
AMTA 2015 National Conference Board Meeting Minutes
Fall Executive Board Meeting Minutes Elizabethtown, PA 9.15
Executive Board Summer Meeting 6-12-15
Executive Board- MAR Ocean City EB Board Meeting 3-19-15
AMTA 2014 EB Meeting Minutes Louisville, KY, 11-5-2014
Fall EB Meeting Minutes Elizabethtown, PA 9-12-14
Proposed_Business_Mtg_minutes_4.10.14
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_4.9.14
Proposed_Business_Mtg_minutes_11.08.14
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_09.12.14
Proposed_MAR_Business_Meeting_Minutes_Jacksonville_AMTA_11.23.2013
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_6.7.13
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_4.3.13
Proposed_MAR_Business_Meeting_Minutes_Scranton_MAR_4.4.2013
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_10.11.12
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_03.21.12
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_11.17.11
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_9.23.11
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_6.10.11
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_11.18.10
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_09.24.10
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_09.25.09
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_9.26.08
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_09.28.07
ExecBoard_Mtg_minutes_3.28.07

General Meeting Minutes

MAR Membership Meeting Minutes DRAFT- 3.16.17
MAR Membership Meeting Minutes Harrisburg, PA 03.16
MAR Membership Meeting Sandusky, OH 11.12.16
Approved Business Meeting Minutes Buffalo 4-10-14

General_Mtg_minutes_04.04.13
General_Mtg_minutes_10.13.12
General_Mtg_minutes_11.19.11
General_Mtg_minutes_3.31.11
General_Mtg_minutes_11.20.10
General_Mtg_minutes_03.25.10
General_Mtg_minutes_11.14.09
General_Mtg_minutes_03.26.09
General_Mtg_minutes_11.22.08
General_Mtg_minutes_03.29.07

Constitution and Bylaws Revisions

MARAMTA Constitution and Bylaws 2017
MARAMTA_Constitution_and_Bylaws_2016
MARAMTA_Constitution_& Bylaws_2015
MARAMTA_Constitution_&_Bylaws_2014
MARAMTA_Constitution_&_Bylaws_2012
MARAMTA_Constitution_&_Bylaws_2011
MARAMTA_Constitution_&_Bylaws_2010
MARAMTA_Constitution_&_Bylaws_2009
MARAMTA_Constitution_&_Bylaws_2008
MARAMTA_Constitution_&_Bylaws_2007
MARAMTA_Constitution_&_Bylaws_2006