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Gail L. Lanning, NBCR, LMT

President

Gail became a certified reflexologist in 2008, secured a Florida massage license in 2012 and achieved national board-certified status in 2013.  While maintaining a private practice, Gail regularly takes classes on the art, science and history of reflexology. In the past, she has served on the FAR Board in the capacity of Secretary (2018-2020) and Vice President (2020-2021).

Gail is dedicated to the advancement of her practice through awareness of legislation and connecting fellow reflexologists in Florida.  She enjoys working as part of this team-orientated Association and strives to be adaptable and flexible.  Gail is dedicated to being an asset to the Board of Directors and members.  

 

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diane Wedge, NBCR

Vice President

diane Wedge is semi-retired in Venice, Florida from a full-time reflexology
practice in the Boston Metro area. She maintains her Professional member
status at the state level with the Florida Association of Reflexologists and at the
national level with the Reflexology Association of America (RAA). diane has twice been recognized for her sustained contributions to the field of reflexology: In 2018 she was given the RAA President's Award and the award for Outstanding Service.
 

diane spends her community service hours serving as the Director of the
Veterans Wellness Clinic in Venice and introduces veterans to complimentary
reflexology sessions. She volunteers on numerous state and national teams
across the country in the grand and honorable effort to change the discipline of Reflexology into a stand-alone profession. A past five-year director of the Massachusetts Association of Reflexology and the current Delegate Assembly Coordinator (DAC) for the Reflexology Association of America, diane brings tremendous experience and support to the current FAR Board. She promises the FAR membership that if she doesn't know the answer to a question, she will definitely know the exact person to contact and ask for their assistance.

 

One of diane's goals as the FAR VP is to assist in developing policies, procedures, and tools to help future FAR Boards with their transition and learning curve in order to begin their terms as confident FAR Directors. This means YOU!

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Terry MacIvergan

Treasurer

Terry is a licensed massage therapist and ARCB certificant in foot reflexology and was trained in ear and hand reflexology as well. She completed her massage school training (800 hours) in 2012 from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in Denver and her reflexology education (300 hours) in 2014 from Integrative Earth Medicine (formerly Just for Health School of Reflexology) in Englewood, Colorado.


While in Colorado she had a very small home based business in massage and reflexology. She moved to Florida at the end of 2015 to be closer to family, and has only practiced with family and friends since then. She works full-time for a financial services company, but plans to transition to broadening her client base in the next several months.


She is interested in helping and supporting her reflexology colleagues, building community, and doing what she can to promote reflexology as a profession.

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Karen Ball, NBCR, LMT

Secretary

Karen is a board-certified reflexologist in practice since 1983 and Florida-
licensed massage therapist since 1989. In addition to maintaining a clinical
practice in Saint Augustine, she offers, through the Academy of Ancient
Reflexology, introductory and advanced trainings in conventional reflexology,
Thai reflexology and related subjects throughout the United States and Canada. She served as the lead reflexology instructor in the massage-licensing program at the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville for over 20 years.

 

Karen is the past Director of Education and the immediate Past President of the Reflexology Association of America (RAA), and founded the current Tri-board representing RAA, the American Reflexology Certification Board and the National Council for Reflexology Educators. She has been nationally recognized for her contribution to the field of reflexology on three occasions: In 2014 she received the RAA President’s Award; in 2016 the Education Award for "serving as a role model for all educators to inspire students to aspire to create a successful life on their own terms”; and in 2021 the prestigious Eunice Ingham Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifetime of dedication to the discipline.


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Lorna Eaton, NBCR, LMT

Director

Lorna claims that reflexology has provided her with many learning opportunities during her twenty plus years of practice. Her first involvement with a reflexology organization was in helping to establish and manage the Reflexology Association of Jamaica.  She was also a member of the Teacher Council of the Reflexology Association of Canada.

The experience of serving on a number of different professional associations has honed Lorna’s understanding of non-profit associations and administrative skills that she brings to FAR.  She is committed to helping reestablish a vibrant reflexology organization for Florida.

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