The PMA is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Florida, USA.

A non-for-profit organization is formed for the purpose of serving a public benefit, not for the pursuit of profits for owners or investors. Non-profits are not privately owned; they are governed by a board of directors who serve as unpaid volunteers. The board determines the organization's mission, which is implemented by a salaried administrative staff. In the event the organization realizes a profit, that profit is reinvested back into the organization to support programs, develop the organization and promote its mission. Profits are not paid to an owner.

A 501(c)(3) organization is a public service entity that qualifies for tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Donors to a 501(c)(3) can claim tax deductions based on their contributions to the organization. (Members who derive an income from teaching Pilates may deduct membership and certification fees as business expenses.)

The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) is the not-for-profit professional association dedicated to the Pilates field. 

PMA Bylaws (pdf version)


PMA Board of Directors




Email Address

Elizabeth Anderson 

Executive Director 

Non Voting

Shelly Power
President Voting
Jo Ann Graser
President-elect Voting
Katie Santos Vice President Voting

Deborah Mendoza

Treasurer Voting

Alisa Wyatt

Secretary Voting
Kim Gibilisco Director Voting
Seran Glanfield Director Non Voting
Suzy Levi
Director Voting
Lesley Logan
Director Voting
John Marston
Director Voting

Emily Mokwunye

Director Voting

The PMA Board of Directors has authority and control over the activities of the professional association, including but not limited to policies and matters relating to membership; programming; publications; fees and dues; member services; operations; funding, spending, and budgetary matters; contracts; staffing; management of corporate resources; ethics, grievances, appeals, and disciplinary procedures for members who are not certificants or candidates for certification. The Board of Directors is prohibited from influencing the work of the Certification Commission in its management of the Certification Program. 



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