Board Members


Erin HewittPresident
Erin Hewitt
I graduated from Massage School at Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy in Minneapolis, in 2001.  I have a private practice in St. Louis Park where I share an office with 3 chiropractors, another MT and a yoga instructor.  I have been there for 7 years.  Prior to my own practice, I worked most of my career with Life Time Fitness.  I have been a AMTA member since school and I have volunteered with them just as long.  When I am not working or volunteering with the AMTA, you can find me in my garden or at the Target Center, cheering on our Minnesota Lynx!!  I am excited to be your AMTA – MN Chapter President!
Racheal RomanelliBoard Member
Rachel Romanelli
I graduated with honors from Seattle Massage School in Seattle, WA the summer of 1996.  I grew up in Seattle Washington, moved to Missoula Montana in 2000 where I lived for 11 years before moving to Minneapolis with my family in 2011. From 2004-2011 I served as the 3 Vice President and Government Relations Chair on the Montana AMTA Chapter board. I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the AMTA MN chapter board as the 1 Vice President and to continue to support the mission of AMTA and the Minnesota Massage Therapy Profession.
Deanna BensonBoard Member
Deanna Benson

I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a BS in Special Education in 1976. After twenty three years of working in human services supervising group homes for individuals who have cognitive and physical disabilities I made a career change in 2001 by attending Northwestern Health Sciences University, School of Massage Therapy, and graduated in December 2002. I am an Independent Contractor at Courage Kenney Rehabilitation Institute (formerly Courage Center) in Golden Valley, and I see clients who have disabilities in four different group homes.   I have also worked with the Robbinsdale School district providing chair massage as part of their wellness program.  I enjoy volunteering with Basset Buddies, a Basset Hound rescue, and Families Moving Forward. My hobbies are gardening, cooking and traveling.

Barbara WildSecretary
Barbara Wild

Financial Administrator – 1 year Term – Open Immediately