Amanda Montera

President Elect

Amanda Montera, MMT, MT-BC, is a young professional who completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Temple University. She lives in Philadelphia and has spent the first few years of her career working with older adults with dementia, and is now in hospice care. She bases her clinical work around the evolving philosophy of community music therapy and focuses on bringing joy and quality of life to her patients. She has most recently served on the MAR-AMTA board as your treasurer, and now is transitioning to president-elect. She was also recently elected to serve as treasurer of the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT). When she isn’t working, she is most likely to be found playing disc golf.

As per the MAR-AMTA Bylaws, Article III, Section 2, 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 be deemed necessary; oversee long-range planning; serve as a member of the Nominating Committee; 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 the MAR; and carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.