Board of Directors

Janene Sun President

 Phone: (573) 999-0451

Janene is a licensed massage therapist in Columbia MO. She has two daughters, Rachel and Eliana.  She has an MS in Kinesiology, from AT Still University and she is a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  She is an Approved Provider for the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and is a certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.  She is also a Juice Plus Distributor.

Janene specializes in more of a structural sports massage. Her techniques of choice are Muscle Energy Technique, Positional Release, and cranial mobilization. Homework for clients might include Active Isolated Stretching or some other form of therapeutic stretching. She believes that these techniques, when used appropriately, have a tremendous impact on the muscles and fascia in the body.

She has been a part the MO AMTA for over 14 years and has served in many of the roles available.  She is looking forward to the next year in this particular role.

 Susan Eggener


Board Member, Education committee Chairperson


Phone: (573) 214-1866

Susan graduated from Ohio State University with an International Studies major and an Anatomy minor. She graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute of Missouri in 2005, and teaches Anatomy to massage students at the local massage school at the Columbia Area Career Center. Her continuing education classes include hip and shoulder stabilization techniques. She has spent several years living abroad, and engaging in such things as jewelry making and book-selling in London, Seattle, Cleveland, and San Francisco. Susan’s other interests include participation in a community garden, cooking, yoga, friends, family and an artisan of tea tree- based Swirl Soaps of Columbia. Her children are Gus and Rosalind and she is happily married to Ken.


Crystal Mapp


Board Member


Phone:  314-479-4104


Robin Paul Financial Administrator


Phone: (660) 621-3420

I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2004.  I look forward to serving on the Missouri AMTA board.  What a tremendous opportunity I have been given to learn and grow in the field of massage therapy.  I have been in this profession for several years now and am looking forward to somehow giving back to the profession.

I currently reside and have my practice, Chouteau Springs Therapeutic Services, in Boonville, Missouri.  My husband, Darin, and I have lived here for 20 years.  We are active in our community and our church.  Along with massage my practice also offers doula services.  I have been a member of AMTA since graduating Heritage college in 2004.  I have always enjoyed attending the annual conferences.

Again, thank you for this opportunity to serve on the Board of AMTA Missouri.

Rachel Skrabal



Phone: (573) 289-2711

As a practicing Massage Therapist for 17 years, I joined the AMTA in 1998 when attending the Massage Therapy Institute of Missouri in Columbia, MO.  Since then I have always looked forward to attending the continuing education classes at our state conventions and the fall class when offered.  I have attended at least ten AMTA national conventions as well.  At these conventions and classes I have learned so much from great educators and leaders in our profession.  For me, the hands on training, the knowledge shared there, and the camaraderie and  support of other therapists  met through the AMTA have really been paramount to my professional development and longevity as a therapist.  As I fulfill this years term as secretary of the AMTA MO my hope is to be able to give back to the AMTA since it has been such a benefit to me.  Though I am inexperienced in the organizational leadership of the AMTA, our officers are being very helpful in teaching me, and they are great folks with whom to work.  I look forward to serving as your secretary, meeting many more of you, and learning from you and your experiences in the year to come.


Esteban Ruvalcaba

Law and Legislation Chair


I have been a practicing therapist since 1982. I have focused on Sportsmassage since 1983. I have worked on athletes at all levels from junior high through professionals (golf, baseball, football, and track and field). For ten year, I served as the massage therapist for the University of Missouri track and field team, and am still on the sports medicine staff of the University. I have also worked with softball, golf, gymnastic, men’s and women’s basketball, football, and baseball at MIZZOU. In 2008, The American Massage Therapy Association presented me with its national Sports Massage Achiever Award for my contributions to the field.


vacant position


Online Election Coordinator



Janene Sun



Maureen Hoock

Delegate (2021-2023)


(573) 999-0451

Delegate (2020-2022)


(314) 420-1650