Board of Directors

Mark Dixon, Chair
Mark Dixon was appointed by the American Massage Therapy Association, California Chapter, in 2010. Mr. Dixon is a Certified Massage Therapist with a private practice in Newport Beach.

Jeff Forman, Vice Chair
Jeff Forman, PhD. was appointed by the Chancellor's Office for the California Community College system. Dr. Forman recently retired as a full time Professor and Director of the Massage Therapy program at DeAnza College in Cupertino, where he developed the first Community College Massage Therapy degree and certificate programs in the state.

Michael Marylander, Treasurer
Michael Marylander was appointed by the CAMTC Board to represent a Massage Business Entity. Mr. Marylander owns The Massage Place, a chain of massage therapy clinics.

Allison Budlong, Secretary
Allison Budlong was appointed by the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools. Ms. Budlong is the Student and Alumni Services Manager at National Holistic Institute (NHI) "A College of Massage Therapy."

Ronald Bates, Board Member
Ronald Bates, Ph.D., was appointed to the Board by the League of California Cities. Dr. Bates is a Senior Advisor to the League and the International City/County Management Association. Dr Bates was a former City Manager in Buena Park, South Gate, Pico Rivera, La Habra Heights and Assistant City Manager Anaheim; and a former Mayor and Council Member in Los Alamitos.

Michael Callagy, Board Member
Michael Callagy was appointed by the CAMTC Board to provide knowledge and expertise on the massage industry.

Shana Faber, Board Member
Shana Faber is a Municipal Law Attorney and was appointed as a board member by the CAMTC Board of Directors in 2015. Ms. Faber has served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Vacaville since 2002, and works closely with local law enforcement in closing down illicit massage parlors. Following the passage of the Massage Therapy Act in 2009, Ms. Faber drafted one of the first ordinances in the State of California that required massage therapists be certified by the CAMTC.

Heather Forshey, Board Member
Heather Forshey, MS, REHS was appointed by the San Mateo County Health System. The CAMTC Board had invited this public health department to appoint a member. Ms. Forshey serves the county as Director of Environmental Health and is directly responsible for permit and inspection oversight of massage establishments.

Minouche Kandel, Board Member
Minouche Kandel, Esq., was appointed by the Department of Consumer Affairs as a Public Member in 2016. Ms. Kandel serves as the Women's Policy Director for the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, where she staffs the Mayor's Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking and the San Francisco Family Violence Council..

Stephany Powell, Board Member
Stephany Powell, EdD., was appointed by Journey Out (formerly Mary Magdalene Project) an anti-Human Trafficking organization, which was selected by the CAMTC Board to fill this seat.

Chief Sean Thuilliez, Board Member

Sean Thuilliez serves as Police Chief of Beaumont CA Police Department. He was appointed by the California Police Chiefs Association.

Dixie Wall, Board Member

Dixie Wall, LAc, was appointed by the American Massage Council. Ms. Wall is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Massage Therapist with a private practice in southern California.