Vice President for Conference Planning

Headshot of Timothy DoakTimothy Doak is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Board Certified Music Therapist at the Baystate Medical Center’s Pediatric Palliative Care program in Springfield, MA. Timothy has been a music therapist since 2013 and has worked with a variety of clinical populations. He received his Bachelors of Music Therapy from Shenandoah University, and his Masters of Science in Music Therapy from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Timothy is also an Advanced Trainee to become a Fellow of the Association of Music & Imagery. He is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served as a Health Empowerment Facilitator in Fiji from 2013 to 2015

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.