The terms of the elected USTA Board Members and Officers begin in August of each year. Each Regional Board member is elected by the members of the Region she or he represents. The maximum length of service on the Board is two consecutive three-year terms. Officers are elected each year by the Board.
OPEN ~ President Elect
Northwest Trager® Region (NWTA-1)
[Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming]
Joe Rodin – USTA President
I treat the musculoskeletal structures of the body. Beyond these, I treat the nervous system, accelerating your progress and its long term benefits. This can include reflex response, sensory and motor integration, chronic tension and holding patterns, as needed.
My passion is to form a partnership and base treatment on your specific needs. Clients can expect a partnership based on deep listening, comprehensive assessment, and sensitive, highly effective, personalized treatment. My interests are in chronic pain, TMJ, headache, and movement disorders.
Heartland Region (HRTLND-3, 4, 23)
[Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas]
Photo and Bio to Come:
Northeast Trager® Region (NETA-5)
[Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont]
Laura Lynn Giubardo – USTA Vice President & Trager International Council of Trustees Rep
As a Massage Therapist, body worker, hula dancer, yoga student, mother of seven and a spiritual seeker from the Church of Kindness, my journey began as a 19 year old, on the big Island of Hawaii.
I studied Lomi Lomi, shiatsu, sport massage, prenatal massage, Swedish massage, etc. My Level 1 Trager® training facilitated a transcendent experience as my diaphragm released; it enabled me to take a breath so deep that my life was transformed and has been growing and transforming ever since.
I continue to apply the principles of Trager® in my life, and the lives of my family, friends and clients. I have seen other’s lives transformed by The Trager Approach. I believe in the principles that Milton Trager taught to the core of my heart, it is beyond my understanding why these principles are not taught in every school in the world.
The body is a vessel that carries the soul, moving the body to help a person realize the potential of their existence, transforming a life is powerful for all involved. I remain forever grateful to Milton Trager for the gift he has offered, allowing me to heal, and assist others in their healing.
Laura Lynn Giubardo
Great Lakes Trager® Region (GLTA-10)
[Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin]
Barbara Mason – USTA Secretary
As a former college dance teacher and choreographer, I have always been interested in how body movement can be made more efficient to allow for increased grace, fluidity, strength and freedom of motion. In 2004 I took a Somatics class at the Ohio State University, and I asked a fellow classmate who was also a Trager practitioner, to tell me about Trager. She suggested I attend an introductory class that she was teaching that weekend; and thus began my immersion into the study and practice of the Trager Approach, which was the perfect vehicle for me to continue my love of movement education. I became a practitioner in 2008 and am currently involved with a volunteer group in Columbus, Ohio called the Stone Soup Project. This group of body and energy workers offers their wellness and educational services to organizations such as retirement homes, hospital nursing staffs, veterans, and military families. I have an M.F.A. in Dance and am also certified in Laban Movement Analysis.
Four Corners Trager® Region (FCTA-11)
[Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah]
No Current Representative
Trager® Southeast Region (TSE-13)
[Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, portions of N. Carolina, S. Carolina]
Northern California Region (NORCAT-14)
[California zip codes 93000-96999]
Photo and Bio to Come:
Socahane Region (SOCAHANE-15)
[California zip codes 90000-92999, Hawaii, Nevada]
Photo and Bio to Come:
Mid-Atlantic Trager® Region (MATA-21)
[New Jersey, New York, Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, W. Virginia]
Fortunate to have had a successful business career in communications and International business development, I’m now focused on building my massage and Trager® practices. I began this journey 30 years ago as a receiver of all massage and bodywork modalities, progressing to becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and now a Trager Practitioner.
PH: 201 259 0862
Chesapeake Trager® Region (CTA-22)
[Delaware, Maryland, N. Carolina, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Virginia, D.C.]
Photo and Bio to come.
Anna Marie Bowers – Admin. Director
Anna Marie Bowers has had a passion for the Trager® Approach for more than 25 years. She found herself in a Trager training as a result of her own search for balance and health. Anna Marie became a certified Trager Practitioner in 1982. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Anna Marie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wright State University. In addition to her tasks as Administrative Director of the USTA, she maintains a Trager practice in Burton, Ohio.
P.O. Box 1009, Burton, Ohio 44021