To All Our Members,
I am honored that you chose me to be your newly elected President. It is a role that I do not take lightly; and one that comes with great responsibility. As your newly elected President, it is imperative that I represent you, and ensure that your voices are heard. As president, it is important that I fully engage with you by listening, making choices in your best interest, and acting with urgency and good intent. I promise to be fair and just as I work hard on your behalf.
I want to welcome our newly elected Vice President Tatian Castillo, Secretary Lauren Rogers, and Treasurer Tirsa Castillo. Welcome to our new board members Belgica Castillo, Dada Ayodele, Monique Brathwaite, and Anna Lewis. I am excited for the year ahead and I know that together we can achieve great things. I am a firm believer in collaboration and team effort; I welcome all new ideas and suggestions that will help to make our association run even better. I want this to be a successful year for all of us and I can’t do it without your help.
This past October we had our first, in-person, Fall Educational Meeting at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Edison, NJ where we had an opportunity to welcome back our heroes. Our October meeting offered members from all disciplines a chance to mingle and share stories. Our Eastern District Counselor, Ivette Rivera, and Josephine Harden from Chicago Illinois joined us in our celebration. In addition to the inspirational speakers, door prizes, CEU, and brunch, we were able to recognize our Registered Medical Assistants for their hard work and accomplishments throughout the years. AMT has been certifying RMAs for 50 years; we had the privilege of hearing about their successes and the support that AMT had provided them. If you missed out on the event or just want to relive some of the memorable moments, please go to the AMT website. April will be our next Spring Educational meeting; I look forward to seeing you all.
In business and updates, we are currently looking for delegates to attend our upcoming July 2023 National Convention in Norfolk, Virginia. These dates and a sign-up will be published soon, so make sure you keep a look out on AMT’s website.
I am excited about this year and can’t wait to start this journey with you all. I have an open-door policy and will always keep an open line of communication, so please never hesitate to reach out to me. Even if you have a story or success to share, we love hearing from you, so please always reach out to AMT.
I would like to thank past president, Margaret Blaetz for her commitment and personal investment in the NJSSAMT. I hope to see her at all our meetings and annual meetings as a delegate.
Martha Howard, RMA, CPT (AMT)