Government Relations Chair

CJ Shiloh

CJ Shiloh, MT-BC is serving as the MAR Government Relations Chair for the 2019-2021 election term. CJ is Owner and Director of Services of Annapolis Music Therapy Services. She is also Co-Founder and Executive Director of the disability rights nonprofit organization, The Musical Autist. After working in the field of music education for fifteen years, CJ attended Shenandoah University’s Professional Studies program from 2011-2013 to earn her music therapy credentials. She completed her internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.

As per the MAR-AMTA Bylaws, Article III, Section 10 the Government Relations Chair shall: 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 the MAR; submit to the President proposed state task force chairs 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 the MAR; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

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