The Board

The AmSAT Mission

To establish the Alexander Technique as a basic and recognized resource for health, productivity, and well-being.

 

AmSAT Board of Directors 2016-17

Rick Carbaugh, Chair

Rick Carbaugh

  • AmSAT Board of Directors Chair: June 2014 - present
  • AmSAT Board of Directors Chair-Elect: February 2014 - June 2014
  • AmSAT Member-at-Large:  June 2013 - February 2014
  • Director, Alexander Technique Urbana, Urbana, IL
  • AmSAT Certified, Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique, 1994
  • 30+ years business experience in Restaurant Management
  • BA English, Psychology minor - Grinnell College, Grinnell IA

 

 

Claire Creese, Acting Secretary 

Claire Creese

  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Acting Secretary: June 2016 - present
  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Member-at-Large: June 2015 - present
  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Past Chair: June 2014 - June 2015
  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Member-at-Large:  June 2013 - June 2014
  • STAT, Democratic Procedures Working Party: 2011-present
  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Chair-Elect, Chair, Past Chair:  2004-2006
  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Member-at-Large: June 2002-2004
  • AmSAT AGM Co-Chair:  1995
  • AmSAT Certified Teacher, IFAT:  December 1990
  • Master of Theological Studies, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA: 2003
  • BA (Hons), Religious Studies, Lancaster University, UK:  1980
  • Extensive background in dance and movement arts with an interest  in liturgical action
  • Private teaching practices in NYC;  Berkely, CA; Erie, PA and currently in Oxfordshire, UK:  1990-present

 

Lisa Levinson, Treasurer

Lisa Levinson

  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Treasurer: June 2016 - present
  • AmSAT Government Relations Committee Chair:  April 2011 - June 2015
  • AmSAT Certified, ATAA 2009
  • On Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama, School of Music
  • Private teaching practice in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Violinist in Edgewood Symphony Orchestra
  • Other interests: Music, hiking, cycling, cooking
  • MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

Michele Drivon, Member-at-Large

Theta Michele Drivon

  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Member-at-Large:  June 2013 - present
  • AGM Planning Committee, San Francisco, 2009
  • Teaching Certificate from The Alexander Educational Center of Berkeley, CA, 2009
  • Post-Certification study with Joan and Alex Murray, Erik Bendix
  • Alexander Teachers of the Mountain Area member, 2009-present
  • Private practice teaching Alexander Technique since 2009
  • Group Alexander Technique class instructor at University of North Carolina - Ashville and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute -Ashville since 2010
  • A.A. in Professional Crafts-Clay from Haywood Community College, 2005
  • A.B. cum laude in Political Science From Bryn Mawr College, 1995

 

 

Matthew Dubroff, Member-at-Large

  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Member-at-Large: June 2014 - present
  • ACGM Coordinator, 2005
  • Alexander Technique Certified from ATTC-VA, 2002
  • Founding Member and performer, Theatre Nohgaku, 2000 - present
  • Teacher of Wu Style Tai Ji, 1999 - present
  • Professor of Theatre, Hampden-Sydney College, 1999 - present
  • Monbusho Scholarship for Post-Graduate Studies, Japan, 1997 - 1999
  • M.F.A., Asian Theatre Perfomance, The University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1997
  • B.A. Theatre, Williams College, 1990

 

 

Caitlin Freeman, Member-at-Large

Caitlin Freeman

  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Member-at-Large: June 2016 - present
  • Member, AmSAT Continuing Educatoin Committee: January 2016 - present
  • Member, AmSAT Teacher Resources Committee: December 2014 - December 2015
  • Alexander Technique teacher at The Center for Integrative Medicine, UPMC: 2016 - present
  • Stage Movement teacher at Pint Park University, COPA: 2010 -2015
  • Educator and workshop presenter on autism-related issues: 2009 - present
  • Autism advocate and resource provider: 2008 - present
  • AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher: 2008 - present
  • Alexander Technique teaching certificate from ATSNE: 2008
  • Private practice vocal instructor: 2002 - 2008
  • Theatre outreach provider for elementary and high school students: 2002 - 2005
  • BA in Theatre Arts and Vocal Performance from Sarah Lawrence College: 2002

 

 

Elinore Morin, Member-at-Large

  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Member-at-Large: June 2014 - present
  • Member, TAC Committee: 2004 - 2009
  • Graduate Teacher's Certificate in the Alexander Technique (AT) from Patrick J. McDonald's Teacher Training Course, London, England, in 1986
  • AmSAT Board of Directors, Member at Large:  June 2013 - June 2014
  • Founding member of the Michigan State University College of Music's Interdisciplinary Wellness Team (founded in 2001)
  • Professional violist and an accomplished classical soprano
  • Private practice in Michigan since 1988
  • On faculty at Michigan State University College of Music
  • B.A in Philosophy and Viola from Oberlin University
  • M.M. in Viola Performance from Michigan State University

Rick Carbaugh, Chair: rick.carbaugh@amsatonline.org

Lisa Levinson, Treasurer: lisalevinson@amsatonline.org 

Claire Creese, Secretary:   claireamsat1987@gmail.com

 

Michele Drivon, Member-at-Large: drivon@amsatonline.org

Matthew Dubroff, Member-at-Large: matthewdubroff@amsatonline.org

Caitlin Freeman, Member-at-Large:     caitlinfreeman@amsatonline.org

Elinore Morin, Member-at-Large: elinoremorin@amsatonline.org

 

Maggie Barlow, Management Associate: info@amsatonline.org

Fran Rickenbach, Senior Advisor: info@amsatonline.org

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