MASBBM Announces 2015 Election Results

MASBBM Announces 2015 Election Results
New Officers Took Th eir Seats at Annual Spring Conference in Columbia, MD, on April 25, 2015
Lilian Rosenbaum, LCSW­C, PhD, the new President of MASBBM, will assume her new
role on Saturday, April 25 , at the Society's annual spring conference at Loyola
University Graduate Center in Columbia, MD. Dr. Rosenbaum has served as the
President­elect for 2014­2015. She has been a member of MASBBM since the late
1960's. She established the first biofeedback clinical and training program nationally
at Georgetown University Medical School in the early 1970's. Lilian chaired AAPB's
national meeting in Washington, DC, in 1990. She has been in clinical practice since
1968 and Clinical Associate Professor in Georgetown's Department of Psychiatry from 1970 to the present. Says
Rosenbaum, "It is a great honor to accept the position of President of MASBBM. I plan to remain focused,
realistic, challenged and optimistic. I am looking forward to collaborating with Jay Dickinson, our new president­
elect, and gaining from his experience as past president of the Pennsylvania Biofeedback Society."
The new President­Elect is Jay Dickinson, MA, LPC, NCC, who has a Masters degree in Clinical
Counseling Psychology. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification
International Alliance and a past president of the former Pennsylvania Biofeedback Society.
Jay will serve as President­Elect for 2015­2016, at which time he will become the president.
Says Dickinson, "I am honored to be selected by the MASSBBM membership as their new
President Elect. MASSBBM is a very well run organization as evidenced by a dedicated board,
and amazing Executive Director, Bea Haskins, and an enthusiastic membership," says
Dickinson. "I look forward to 'learning the ropes' from our new President, Dr. Lilian
Rosenbaum, past President Dr. Mike Sitar and the wealth of experience from past and present board members."
Re­elected to new one­year terms as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively, are Anne Arena, MA, CAS, and
Bonnie Sobel, RN, LCSW. Ms. Arena is a Maryland certified school psychologist with a Certificate of Advanced
Study in School Psychology from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Ms. Sobel has a private practice
of psychotherapy and biofeedback in Falls Church, VA. She was President of MASBBM in 2011 and Secretary for
many years.
Katherine Thorn, LPC, was elected to a new three­year term as an at­large board member, having previously
served in that role for one­year, filling out a vacated seat. Michel A. Sitar, PhD, becomes the Past President of
MASBBM, having served in that role for three years, though terms are usually just one year. Continuing at­large
board members are Frances Stewart, MD; Deborah Stokes, PhD; and Jessica Eure, LPC.
Continuing as Advisory (non­voting) Board members are four past presidents, Elsie Ferguson, Bill Decker, Russ
Hibler, Manuel Morales and past treasurer, Mary Lee Esty.