Chapter Leadership

Greg Hurd


Bio: Education: Greg holds a Masters Degree in Expressive Therapy from Lesley College and a diploma from Bancroft School of Massage Therapy.

Employment: 20+ years at Bancroft School of Massage Therapy as the Director of Career Development and Outreach and as an instructor. Licensed Massage Therapist since 1984.

Experience with AMTA: Greg has been an AMTA member since 1985. He has served on several committees and has been the 2nd and 3rd VP. He has earned the following AMTA awards: State Meritorious Award, Outstanding Volunteer (for his work as co-chair for the 2012 NERC), and Humanitarian Award. He has taught at NERC, AMTA-MA education events, and will be teaching at the AMTA National Convention in 2016.

Greg is very excited to return for a 2nd term as your President!

Nichole Cross

Board Member & Delegate


Education: Massage Therapy Certificate from Baker College in Michigan in 2003, continuing onto an Associate's Degree in 2004, earning over 1200 hours in massage therapy training.

AMTA Membership: Since 2006

Massage Practice: Founder of the Body Mechanist in Buzzards Bay, MA. Where we focus on human restoration and helping our clients to look and feel their best.

Experience with AMTA: Becoming an active member of AMTA-MA in 2007, I took the position of Secretary and Newsletter Editor in April of 2008 till 2010 and have recently come back to fill the Secretary position 2015-2017 and be a delegate at the 2016 and 2017 conventions.

Roles & Responsibilties: As a board member I help around the chapter in any way that I can. As a delegate I help to bring the voice of the MA chapter to the AOD.

Loves: Being a massage therapist and trigger point work. Anything music. Rough sports but especially Muay Thai and Rugby. Traveling whenever possible and hanging out with my family and friends, playing games and having fun.  

Patty Jaworski

Board Member


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Brenda Thibault



Education: Associate's Degree in Massage Therapy in 2004 as a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College with 1000 hours of training. Recipient of an award for Professionalism and Academic Achievement for having the second highest GPA 3.945!

AMTA Membership: Since 2004

Massage Practice: Owner operator of Brenda Thibault, LMT where "You're in the right hands!" I am certified in prenatal massage and have helped several moms through their pregnancies.

Experience with AMTA: I have been an active member since 2004 volunteering with NERC in several capacities and ended in 2008/09. I served as a delegate to the National Convention in 2009 in Orlando Florida. That was such an awesome experience that I decided to put my name in for 2017 and 2018. Now I am the Secretary for the Chapter Board for the next 2 years. I'm very excited to be a part of the leadership team!

Roles & Responsibilties: As the chapter Secretary I take minutes at board meetings as well as helping out where ever needed. Also attend National convention as a delegate.

Loves: I love being a massage therapist and helping people feel their best! I love music. I enjoy bike riding, bowling and laughing!

Roxanne Cunningham

Financial Administrator


Roxanne Cunningham is an LMT and active member of the AMTA. As the Financial Administrator, Roxanne plans to work closely with Board members to ascertain their needs and the needs of the Chapter, and to promote and coordinate volunteering in a way that ensures a good all-around fit. Roxanne is happily filling in as our Financial Administrator until the next election winners are announced at the 2018 Annual Chapter Meeting.

Gordon Pilotte

1-Year Delegate


Education: 1996 Muscular Therapy Institute Graduate, Core Institute Myofascial Certification, Back School of Atlanta Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist I & II, and numerous continuing education seminars over the last 23 years.

AMTA Membership: Since 1995

Massage Practice: Current practice is Massage Therapy Inc, with focus to Corporate On-Site Seated Chair Massage & Ergonomic Evaluations, and a licensed private massage practice out of my home in Medford. Specializing in myofascial/deep tissue massage, integrated sports massage, and therapeutic massage.

Experience with AMTA: Got involved with AMTA-MA chapter in 2014 originally with CSMT, delegate 2016 & 2017, continued to attend board meetings and volunteering. Now back as a delegate for 2019.

Loves: The best part of my career & life is now after 23 years as a full time MT, I still Love what I do! Also like to travel, run, bike, hike, kayak, enjoy live music, sunsets, dance, and to eat, drink and be merry!

Sarah Ernst-Edwards

2-Year Delegate


Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music from Smith College 2000, Graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge 2005

AMTA Membership: Since 2004

Massage Practice: Co-Owner of 360 NeuroMuscular Therapy in Waltham, where the mission is to help solve chronic pain problems with advanced neuromuscular, orthopedic and trigger point therapy techniques.

Experience with AMTA: She is excited to delve deeper into volunteering for the Mass Chapter by representing AMTA-MA at the National Convention.

Roles & Responsibilities: Be at the Assembly of Delegates!

Loves: Going for walks and hikes, cuddling with their oversized orange tabby named Jack, playing her piano & ukelin, and lying like broccoli every once in a blue moon.

Kristen Lutz

Communications Program Chair



Bio: Education: BS in Exercise and Sport Sciences from Colby Sawyer College 2003 | MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University 2005 | Massage Therapy Graduate of Cortiva Boston 2009

AMTA Membership: Since 2009

Massage Practice: Waltham

Experience with AMTA: I earned a place on The Massage Therapy Foundation Charity Team for the 2014 Boston Marathon and raised $26,200. It was through the amazing generosity and support of the greater massage therapy community that inspired me to want to get more involved and help my local AMTA chapter. It started with speaking at a few meetings and conferences to generate donations for the MTF Charity Team, then to blog writing for MTF and AMTA. Before I knew it, I was the Newsletter Editor and now, Communications Program Chair.

Roles & Responsibilities: My role is to maintain and update the AMTA-MA Chapter website, coordinate with our social media manager, send seasonal newsletters and email updates to chapter members, creating blog content, managing advertisers and essentially all things that involve sharing information to and from our members. If you have a story, question, concern, comment or would love to help me with this work in any way, please email me!

Loves: Being a "pawrent" to my sassy yellow lab mix, Kona, being outdoors whether it's for a run, bike ride, golfing, skiing, kayaking or just playing around, traveling, home reno projects, gardening, knitting, organizing and planning parties (I host 50+ friends for our own version of Thanksgiving every year, going strong for the last 10 years!), being an avid Boston sports fan and happy to say I get to do what I love and love what I do with a career in massage therapy!

Debbie Baker

Education & Practitioner Development Program Chair


Education: 1994 graduate from the Muscular Therapy Institute (now Cortiva)

Employment: She has been practicing in the Boston area for the past 18 years.

Experience with AMTA: Debbie understands the importance of education and is committed to making the AMTA-MA Chapter Education Program informative, current, and engaging.

Tonya Brooks

Membership & Volunteer Support Program Chair



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Education: BA in International Relations from Boston University 1990 | Massage Therapy Graduate of John Winslow Institute of Massage Therapy 2009

AMTA Membership: Since 2008

Employment: Solo Practice since 2009. Owner of Wings Wellness massage & bodywork studio in Stoughton, MA.

Experience with AMTA: An AMTA member for 10 years, Tonya began her volunteering work in 2016 on the Education Committee. She is thrilled and excited to serve as the Chair for Membership & Volunteering, and won the AMTA-MA Volunteer of the Year award in 2018.

Loves: When not in her Stoughton studio, or at AMTA, she can be found researching genealogies, a 30-year hobby which she recently turned into a 2nd business; reading, or writing. She is working on her first novel.

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