Board Members and Committee Chairs are voted in by the membership and are dedicated volunteers of time and attention.

2018 – 2019 ATI Executive Board:

Executive Board Chair:  Alison Deadman, Jonesborough TN, USA
Assistant Board Chair:   Eve Salomon, London, UK
Executive Secretary     Diego De Acosta, Seattle WA, USA
   Victoria Leomant, Clairac, France
Director:      David Behrstock, Boxboro, MA ,USA
Director     Marya Spring Cordes, Dayton, OH, USA
Director     Ulrich Funke, Toulouse, France

Every member of ATI can help shape the organization by becoming a committee member. We have listed the contact information for the Chairs of our committees to learn more about their tasks and visions, so that you can join a committee that best suits your interest and skills. ATI believes that having new members work with current members helps us to remain fresh, with new energy and ideas injected from new people as committees grow and turnover. Please contact the Chair of the committee of your choice to find out more about contributing to the committee. Our individual volunteers are of great value to ATI‘s ever changing shape, and the committee work in turn allows our volunteers develop and learn by being a vital part of what is going on in our organization.

2018-2019 ATI Committees, Committee Chairs, and Committee Members:

Annual Conference Agenda Planning Committee Co-Chairs:
Marilou Chacey, Thousand Oaks CA USA
Bill Conable, Cheney WA USA

Committee Member(s):

Committee Purpose:   The Agenda Planning Committee collects proposals, reports and other business for the Membership Council Meetings that are conducted each year during the business part of the ATI Annual Conference. This Committee works with the people and committees that are submitting proposals to make sure they are well crafted. They assemble the Facilitation and Agenda Coordinating Team (FACT), and plan the meeting agendas, as well as coordinate any last minute changes to the agendas. The Committee also steers the proposals through the online Formal Consensus Process in the months before an ATI Annual Conference to ensure the proposal is streamlined and ready for meeting work and voting.


Annual Conference Site Planning Committee Chair:
Fiona Cranwell, Dublin Ireland
Committee Purpose:  The Site Planning Committee is tasked with seeking appropriate meeting locations around the world for future Annual Conferences and to support the Site Coordinators for the locations as they plan and conduct the Annual Conference of ATI. This committee works hand in hand with the other committees that are involved in the running of the ATI Annual Conference, particularly Workshop Planning, Agenda Planning, the Board and the ATI Office.


Annual Conference Workshop Planning Committee Chair:
Morgan Ford Brunketurner, Auburn WA USA
Committee Purpose:  The Workshop Planning Committee is responsible for the schedule of workshops taking place at the ATI Annual Conference. The Committee solicits proposals for workshops from members and non-members in the first quarter of each year, based on the theme of the annual meeting as decided by the Board. The program for the Annual Conference is created from these proposals. The Committee works with individual workshop leaders, the Agenda Planning Committee and the Board to ensure the proper mix of workshops, business meetings, and social events.


Certification Coordinating Committee Chair:
Sarah Barker, Columbia SC  USA
Committee Member(s):
Nigel Hornby, Oslo   Norway
Eric Rentmeister, Köln   Germany
Tommy Schoffler, Buckhannon WV  USA
Linda Hein, Somerville MA USA
Committee Purpose:  The Certification Coordinating Committee oversees the ATI Certification Process. The CCC coordinates with the ATI office and ATI Sponsors to ensure that the teaching member applicant has met all criteria to receive an ATI Teaching Certificate. The CCC also coordinates the Sponsorship activities of the Pre-day each year at the ATI Annual Conference. The Committee oversee the election and re-election of all ATI Sponsors, and provide support to ATI Sponsors in their evaluations of applicants.


Communications Committee Chair:
Joe Krienke, Arden Hills, MN USA
ExChange Editor:    Kathleen Juhl, Austin TX  USA
Communiqué Editor:    Joe Krienke, Arden Hills , MN  USA
Online Editor, Social Media:  Jennifer Roig-Francoli, Cincinnati OH  USA
Committee Purpose:   The Communications Committee is responsible for communications with the membership, which includes our publications and our social media presence. ATI publishes a quarterly members-only newsletter, called The Communique, which serves to keep members informed about ATI activities and developments. We also publish our journal, the ExChange, which showcases articles about Alexander Technique teaching, practice, and how we can best bring the Alexander Technique to the world. Our Committee and publication editors are:


Continuing Education Committee Chair:
Jennifer Mizenko, University MS  USA
Committee Member(s):
Sarah Barker, Columbia SC  USA
Corinne Cassini, Boone NC  USA
Victoria Leomant, Clairac  France
Eve Salomon, London  UK
Committee Purpose:  The Continuing Education Committee is developing a program that recognizes the continuous learning of our ATI teaching members.


Ethics Advisory Committee Co-Chairs:
Deborah Adams, Brookline MA  USA
Michael Serio, Buffalo NY  USA
Committee Member(s):
Diane Hovenesian, Medfield MA USA
Peter Nobes, London UK
Dr. Maria Weiss, Zell-Ebenhausen   Germany
Committee Purpose:  The Ethics Advisory Committee is charged with the confidential investigation of alleged violations of the ATI Code of Ethics. All ATI Teaching and General Members are bound by a Code of Ethics.   We have provided a link to the full Ethics Advisory Committee complaint procedure document.

Formal Consensus Committee Chair:
Robert James Fleck, Toronto Ontario  Canada
Committee Member(s):
Marilou Chacey, Thousand Oaks CA  USA
Catherine Kettrick, Seattle WA  USA
Catherine Madden, Seattle WA  USA
Committee Purpose:  ATI members chose Formal Consensus (developed by C.T. Lawrence Butler and Amy Rothstein) as their means of decision making because they believe its principles align closely with the principles of the Alexander Technique. The committee members are trained in the Formal Consensus process. They work closely with the Agenda Planning Committee to plan and help facilitate the Membership Council Meetings held at the ATI Annual Conferences. The Committee trains new facilitators, and helps guide ATI members in understanding the Formal Consensus process so they can fully participate in the business of ATI.


International Committee Co-Chairs:
Corinne Cassini, Boone NC USA
Seong-Eun Kim, Seoul   South Korea
Committee Member(s):
Tommy Thompson, Belmont MA  USA
Committee Purpose:  The purpose of the International Committee is to ensure that ATI members of all nationalities and languages can participate fully in all ATI activities and business.


Membership Committee Chair:
Diane Foust, La Crosse WI USA
Committee Member(s):
Karen Benda
Dana Calvey, New York, NY USA
Ana Cortes
Anthony Taylor
Victoria Leomant, Clairac, France
Committee Purpose:  The Membership Committee supports new members by operating the Buddy System, which matches new ATI members with a volunteer ATI member who can answer questions and help the new member understand how to get the best experience of the organization. The Committee also works with the ATI office coordinator on issues regarding membership. The Committee stays in touch with the membership regarding member benefits and any other issues that may arise.


Nominations Committee Co-Chairs:
Dana Calvey, New York NY USA
Tommy Thompson, Belmont MA USA
Committee Purpose:    The Nominations Committee finds members to serve as the Executive Board members, and Committee Chairs who keep ATI working.  All members are eligible to serve in any Board position and as any Committee Chair.   Any member considering volunteering for any position should contact the Nominations Committee Co-Chairs.


Professional Development Committee Chair:
Joseph Kaplan, Newhall CA USA
Committee Member(s):
Catherine Kettrick, Seattle WA  USA
Robert Lada, Cambridge MA  USA
David Mills, Seattle WA  USA
Cirsten Verleger, Dortmund   Germany
Committee Purpose:   The task of the Professional Development Committee is to establish the teaching of the Alexander Technique on a professional basis, by defining the content of the Technique; by describing the scope and nature of teaching; and by developing criteria, standards and the means for evaluating the competencies of teachers.


Vision/Mission and Formal Consensus Process Committee Chair:
Catherine Madden, Seattle WA  USA
Committee Member(s):
Fiona Cranwell, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Jamee Culbertson, Woburn MA USA
Catherine Kettrick, Seattle WA  USA
Jennifer Mizenko, University MS USA
Tommy Thompson, Belmont MA USA
Committee Purpose:   The Vision/Mission Committee is comprised of former ATI Board Chairs, and is sometimes referred to as the “Council of Elders.” The Committee serves as an advisory committee to the ATI Executive Board, all ATI Committees, and all ATI members. Consequently, the Committee knows the history of the organization through the years, and is charged with seeing that our evolving vision/mission is part of the social and organizational fabric of ATI.