2017 TTIA Election Ballot

Election Ballot 2017 Election of Board of Trustees

  • Nominations have been received for TTIA Communications Trustee and TTIA Research Trustee and are being put forward for election. All members of TTIA are eligible to vote. The deadline for ballots is April 15, 2017. You can submit your ballot electronically or through regular mail. Even though there may only one candidate for the position, we urge you to vote to support this candidate and TTIA. Once the election is closed, the Nominating Committee will tally the ballots and announce the election results to the membership at the TTIA 4th International Congress at the Membership Meeting on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Ballots may be sent by email to [email protected] , or by mail to TTIA, Box 130 Delmar, NY 12054 or by fax: (509) 693-3537.
  • For over 15 years Tama has provided Therapeutic Touch® sessions to help people deal with life's challenges as well as foster hope and wellness in times of shifting health. Tama is credentialed as a Recognized Practitioner and Recognized Teacher (TTRT) with the British Columbia Therapeutic Touch Society Network and is a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner and Teacher (QTTT) through the Therapeutic Touch International Association (TTIA). Tama served briefly as TTIA's Membership Trustee and offered new insights and ideas to the Board. She has been an active participant at Camp Indralaya and at the TT Dialogues, and is currently serving on the Education Curriculum Committee for TTIA. She is currently the Newsletter editor for BCTTNS and the newsletter are always current and interesting. She is current on social media, and knows how to use them to support TTIA.
  • Denise has the experience of 27 years as a Therapeutic Touch Practitioner, 24 years as a TT teacher. Her PhD dissertation qualitative study was on TT practice. She has conducted both qualitative and quantitative research projects on TT, while maintaining her practice and teaching. As an associate professor of nursing at the University of RI, she integrates principles of TT in her course work and clinical practice as a nurse practitioner. Dr. Coppa is currently the Coordinator of the family nurse practitioner concentration and the PI of the gerontological nurse practitioner concentration funded by the US Public Health Service. She has a baccalaureate in nursing from URI, a masters in nursing, with a nurse practitioner specialization from the University of Colorado and a PhD from URI. . In terms of professional commitments, she is the current chair of the RI Nurse Practitioner Council, a council of RI State Nurses Association. She also serves on the clinical advisory Board of Neighborhood Health Plan and the mid-level health care provider committee at Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI. In addition, she serves on the RI Department of Health, Primary Care Advisory Committee. She served in the TTIA Board of Trustees as our Membership Trustee from 4-2015 - 9-2016 when she was appointed to the Research Trustee position.
  • Bylaws - Proposed changes March, 2017 Article V. Board of Trustees D. Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees 6. Specific Roles of Each Trustee: Current Version: (5) Education and Practice (a) Coordinates development and review of Therapeutic Touch curriculum and teaching guidelines (b) Develops the components of education for the process of practice and teaching (c) Oversees The Association’s Continuing Education process (d) Collaborates with the Programs Trustee to ensure synchrony between Therapeutic Touch education standards and practice (e) Oversees the credentialing process for the recognition of TT practitioners, teachers and others, and reviews the process periodically for currency (f) Reviews applications and oversees reviewers (g) Coordinates the development and implementation of The Association's peer reviewed credentialing processes Proposed Version: (5) Education (a) Coordinates development and review of Therapeutic Touch curriculum and teaching guidelines (b) Develops the components of education for the process of practice and teaching (c) Oversees The Association’s Continuing Education process (d) Collaborates with the Programs Trustee to ensure synchrony between Therapeutic Touch education standards and practice (6) Credentialing (a) Oversees the credentialing process for the recognition of TT practitioners, teachers and others, and reviews the process periodically for currency (b) Reviews applications and oversees reviewers (c) Coordinates the development and implementation of The Association's peer reviewed credentialing processes Article V. Board of Trustees G. Meetings of the Board of Trustees Proposed : ADD 4. A quorum consists of 60% of the members of the Board of Trustees
  • We appreciate your responses. Cordy, Suzi and Maria
 

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