AMTA Announces 2020 Becky Schwoebel Making a Difference Award Recipient

The AMTA Board of Directors has created a new award to honor the life and service of longtime AMTA volunteer Becky Schwoebel, who passed away earlier this year.  The Becky Schwoebel Making a Difference Award is to honor an outstanding long-time volunteer who passionately shares their skills and talents in assisting AMTA to fulfill its mission in supporting the members, while promoting the art, science and practice of massage. The first recipient of the award is Patty Phillips of Washington.

Patty is a long-time volunteer and friend to AMTA who expresses her volunteer service integrity, professionalism, leadership, a vibrant team spirit and an unquestionable commitment to the members of AMTA and our profession. In addition to her service on the AMTA Board of Directors from 2016 to 2020, Patty continues to serve on the AMTA Culture and Policy Workgroup of the Governance Committee. She previously served on the National Chapter Relations Committee and the Planning Committee, and as Chair of the National Finance Committee.

Patty has served in multiple capacities for the AMTA – Washington Chapter, including as Chapter President, and was the 2013 recipient of the AMTA-WA Chapter Meritorious Award. She is the Founder and Owner of Get in Touch Therapy in Renton, WA. 

About This Award

In creating this award, the AMTA Board noted that Becky Schwoebel was a long-time volunteer and friend to AMTA who left behind a legacy of integrity, professionalism, leadership, volunteer service, and an unquestionable commitment to the members of AMTA and our profession. The contributions Becky made to AMTA during her years of volunteer service demonstrated her forward-thinking and common-sense approach, which led to positive change and innovation. Her quick and ready smile and vibrant sense of teamwork embodied the true spirit of volunteerism. Through this award, the deep roots of Becky’s contributions will continue to bring benefits to AMTA and the massage therapy profession for years to come.