Board of Directors

AMTA-Illinois Board of Directors

The Chapter Board governs the activities of the AMTA-Illinois Chapter. Terms of office are for two years. Board positions include: President, 2 Board Members, Secretary, and Financial Administrator.  The President, one board member and secretary are elected in even-numbered years. The other board position and and financial administrator are elected in odd-numbered years. If mid-term vacancies occur, appointments are made by the Board until the next scheduled election. Elections are held online.

The Chapter Board meets monthly, either in person or by conference call. Members are welcome to attend in order to understand the operation of the Board. Call the Chapter office for date and location information for upcoming Board meetings, or check the calendar on the Home Page of this web site.

Board of Directors Call for Candidates (Google Drive Doc)

All Board members can be reached through the Chapter office at 847-430-0203 or via email at http://illinois@amtamassage.org.

Current Board of Directors

  • President: Linda Moore
  • Board Member:  Karina Eckert
  • Board Member:  David Foreside
  • Financial Administrator: Joan Cole
  • Secretary:  Nicole Tellez

*Vacancies will be filled by Board of Directors Vote


President – Linda Moore


Board Member – Karina Eckert


Board Member – David Fireside


Financial Administrator – Joan Cole

I have been involved with the AMTA-IL Chapter since 2015. I chair the Social Media Committee, and serve on the Education and Election Committees.

I have been a business owner in various endeavors since 1988, and in the massage industry since 2006.  I have been an enthusiastic student of massage, and eventually a continuing education instructor and appreciate the commitment shown by AMTA to the profession in what it provides in terms of continuing education, government relations, business tools, insurance benefits, etc.

When I began teaching continuing education workshops, I began giving back by volunteering for the AMTA-IL Chapter. I am honored to continue this work, following the service of Vicki Gothard, Steve Albertson and the many volunteers in this position before.


Secretary – Nicole Tellez