Vice President for Conference Planning

Lauren Faggiano

Lauren C. Faggiano MS, LCAT, MT-BC received a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Fredonia with a Major in Music Therapy and a Minor in Psychology, and her Masters degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Nazareth College in May 2012. Throughout her career, she’s worked in a variety of settings including early intervention pre-school, adolescent psych, adults with developmental disabilities as well as facilitating focus groups designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s and adults with HIV. Her therapeutic approach is person centered and often incorporates improvisation. She served the Mid-Atlantic Region as a local host for the Rochester, NY conference, and then was nominated and elected to serve as the Vice President Elect for Conference Planning. When Lauren isn’t practicing music therapy, she loves spending time with her children and husband. She also performs music in a variety of settings, has released 4 studio cd’s and is often playing music with her band, Lauren and the Good Souls.

As per the MAR-AMTA Bylaws, Article III, Section 3, 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 the MARAMTS; establish and/or maintain a handbook outlining job responsibilities; submit an annual report at the regional conference; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

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