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Government Affairs Committee (GAC)


Committee Description

     The Government Affairs Committee represents the American Dance Therapy Association in government through oral and written testimony and statements of information, advocating for the standards of practices set by the Association and the promotion of the profession of dance/movement therapy. 


Committee Chair: Alison Salter


     :     Contact Alison to get involved


Government Affairs Committee (GAC) representatives cover Federal legislation for Education, Healthcare, and Veteran's Affairs. 

GAC Committee:

Alison Salter - Chair,

Jody Wager - ADTA President,

Robyne Davis - Education, Arts Advocacy Day,

Ellen Yacoe - Education, Arts Advocacy Day,

Norlyn Asprec - Licensure, Arts Advocacy Day,

Angela Wiley - Licensure,

Myrna Mandlawitz - Policy Consultant,

Gloria Farrow - Operations Director,

Sherry Goodill - Past President,



ADTA Past President Sherry Goodill spoke about dance/movement therapy as part of a congressional hearing Tuesday, April 17, 2012 as part of Arts Advocacy Days in Washington DC. The ADTA delegation included Dr. Goodill, pat GAC Chair Corinna Brown, GAC members Robyne Davis and Ellen Yacoe, and the ADTA Public Policy Consultant Myrna Mandlawitz. National creative arts therapy organizations joined with the Society for Arts in Healthcare for this congressional hearing. Actor Hill Harper and musician Ben Folds attended and spoke of the benefits of the arts to an audience of advocates and congressional staff members. Click photo for more about the AAD events


The ADTA was a proud participant in Arts Advocacy Day, a public awareness project of the American for the Arts, on Monday and Tuesday, April 16th - 17, 2012. ADTA collaborated with the other creative arts therapy organizations, the Society for Arts in Healthcare, and many other national entities.


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