Update 16 Jan 2013: The Massage Therapy Foundation covered this story in a blog post today.
Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron, founder of MassageNet, has been elected President-Elect of the Massage Therapy Foundation. She will serve as President-Elect for one year beginning March 2013, alongside Ruth Werner, the outgoing MTF President. Dr. Cambron will then serve for two years as President beginning March 2014. She was previously elected to the Foundation’s board of trustees in 2010, and became a vice president of the organization in 2012.
The Massage Therapy Foundation seeks to “advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.” Dr. Cambron commented, “These three tenets of research, education, and community service are exactly what I stand for as well, so as a massage therapist, the Foundation was a natural match for me.”
“The Massage Therapy Foundation’s work is very exciting,” says Dr. Cambron. “We have an international massage therapy research conference coming up, and also an online open-source journal that is indexed in PubMed. The Foundation gives out funding for research and community service projects, and is starting a webinar series on how to write case reports. In fact, we have a case-report contest for both students and practitioners.”
In addition to her involvement with MassageNet, Dr. Cambron serves on the faculty of the Research Department at National University of Health Sciences. She holds a doctorate degree in Chiropractic, a master’s degree in Public Health and PhD from the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She is also a licensed massage therapist.