by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports

Jan Schwartz, MA, BCTMB, recognized as Educator of the Year by the Massage Therapy Foundation

Education and Training Solutions co-founder Jan Schwartz, MA, BCTMB, was honored by the Massage Therapy Foundation as Educator of the Year for 2014. Schwartz’ roles as an educator have been many. She was chair of the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation during a period of robust activity. She served as vice president for education with Cortiva Institute when they were consolidating massage schools. As an interprofessional leader, Schwartz became a founding member and the core massage presence on the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) where for 5 years she co-chaired the Education Working Group. She was a leader in the program committee in the breakthrough International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. She teaches business at a Tucson acupuncture school. Her service includes a stint on the MTF board of directors and an ongoing role in providing online education with the gigantic Massage Envy, and others, through her Education and Training Solutions.

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports

Jan Schwartz, MA, BCTMB, recognized as Educator of the Year by the Massage Therapy Foundation

Education and Training Solutions co-founder Jan Schwartz, MA, BCTMB, was honored by the Massage Therapy Foundation as Educator of the Year for 2014. Schwartz’ roles as an educator have been many. She was chair of the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation during a period of robust activity. She served as vice president for education with Cortiva Institute when they were consolidating massage schools. As an interprofessional leader, Schwartz became a founding member and the core massage presence on the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) where for 5 years she co-chaired the Education Working Group. She was a leader in the program committee in the breakthrough International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. She teaches business at a Tucson acupuncture school. Her service includes a stint on the MTF board of directors and an ongoing role in providing online education with the gigantic Massage Envy, and others, through her Education and Training Solutions.

Comment: What a well-deserved award! For a decade I have leaned on Schwartz to educate me with her balanced perspectives on the sometimes turbulent ins-and-outs of the massage field, and to draw quality individuals to our work together in ACCAHC. My vote was in a long time ago on this one! For me Schwartz is “teacher of the decade.”

 

Integrative Health Leader Mary Jo Kreitzer Honored among Minnesota’s Most Influential Women

A “Twin Cities Women Leaders” event on September 16, 2014 honored 84 of the most powerful and influential leaders in the Twin Cities area. One was Mary Jo Kreitzer, RN, PhD, FAAN, the founder and director of the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. The event was sponsored by the George Family Foundation.  In a press release on the event, Penny George, president of the foundation, states: “We are pleased to honor Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer for her leadership and contributions to our community. I find it immensely gratifying the number of talented women who have led the Twin Cities in building institutions and solving significant social problems.” The full list and a photo of those honored is here, with Kreitzer third from the right, first row, next to the Georges.