Erin Damour

Instructor of Anatomy and Physiology, Ethics, and Clinic Internship Manager – LMT #7494, RMTI

 

Erin is a 2012 graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. Her roles at NMSNT have included teaching, management and administrative tasks; she began her employee role at NMSNT as a teaching assistant in Anatomy and Physiology where she quickly moved into other roles.

Erin is currently the Student Clinic Internship Manager where she is responsible for coordinating and facilitating student success in the internship component of the NMSNT educational program. She develops attainable action plans for students to achieve their educational objectives, is a point person for addressing any client or student concerns, complaints, or professional or ethical dilemmas.

Erin is an instructor of Ethics & Emotional Support Skills: a series of classes is meant to teach the basic ethical concepts of concern facing somatic practitioners; of Sports, Specifics and Myofascial Release Massage Techniques which are supplemental to the school’s Swedish massage training (teaching techniques for sports/rehabilitative massage, introduction to myofascial release and provide instruction in specific massage techniques addressing how to treat and address areas of specific complaint); and of Anatomy & Physiology which provide hands-on learning experience, palpation and education in human physiology and anatomy as well as chronic disease and pathology as related to massage therapy.

Formerly, Erin acted as registrar/receptionist for the school, providing customer service to students as well as public visitors to the school. She was responsible for all transcript and records requests and assisting students with state regulations and processes for obtaining licensure. She also performed small in-house graphic design projects.

Erin also has deeply rooted experience in organizational management having spent 11 years guiding the operations of two non-profits in Albuquerque: The NM Pediatric Society and The NM Academy of Physician Assistants. She was responsible for specific management tasks for these organizations including: financial activities (A/R, dues collection, reporting, budgeting and taxes), maintaining an online presence (e-news publication, web design, Facebook), organizing an annual membership drive and the logistics of a yearly board of director’s election and the planning and implementation of bi-annual educational meetings.

As the Executive Director for the New Mexico Pediatric Society she lead pediatric advocacy projects including quality improvement and legislative advocacy at the local, regional and national level. She managed, developed and organized all continuing medical education (CME) programs including accreditation, grant writing, contract management, and developing and disseminating marketing materials. She managed budgets and all financial affairs of the Society and other projects/grants, wrote reports and oversaw board and committee meetings, strategic planning, board development and managed volunteers. Erin also built and maintaining websites and wrote, edited, typeset and distributed a quarterly newsletter. She was active in fundraising and other financial stability and sustainability efforts of the Society.

Erin’s purpose is twofold; association management and guiding people to love living life in a body; she hopes to help people find ease, relaxation, comfort and joy in their bodies. She is currently the owner of two businesses: a private massage therapy practice –Mandala Therapeutics – and Nia with Erin. Erin is a passionate mover/dancer and has taught classes in The Nia Technique since 2007. She taught over 500 students during her tenure as adjunct faculty in the University of New Mexico’s College of Education Physical Education Program. She offers regular classes, workshops and retreats. She is a certified and licensed Nia Black Belt and 5 Stages instructor.

Erin’s extensive education and experience in movement, bodywork, non-profit management and design inform her style and how she shares knowledge on the dance floor, in the classroom and as a manager in the student clinic.

Erin’s other passion includes traveling. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin and has lived in Ireland and France and traveled to western Europe (Greece!), Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Hawaii.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & EDUCATION
New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics: Natural Therapeutics Specialist Graduate /Massage Therapist 

The Nia Technique™: Instructor training in Santa Fe, NM, Portland, Oregon, and Cape Town, SA

High Desert Yoga: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

UNM Anderson School of Business: Certificate of Nonprofit Management

UNM Continuing Education Digital Arts Program: Multimedia Design

American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Director’s Steering Committee Member

Lewis and Clark College: Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology

 

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