Jan Benson (ND) was licensed as a reflexologist in North Dakota in 2006, subsequent to being certified through the International Institute of Reflexology. She opened Reflexology For Wellness in 2007, after retiring from nursing. During the last seven years of her nursing career, primarily spent in the operating room and ICU, she helped set up and manage a small surgery center.
She became active with the North Dakota Reflexology Association (NDRA), successfully appeared before a 2011 North Dakota Legislative committee to update the reflexology law, and is currently President of the NDRA.
Jan was certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board in 2015.
Within her term as a RAA board member, Jan has served as the Chair of the Membership committee and Ethics and Grievances committee, the Delegate Assembly Liaison (DAL) and Administrative Secretary. It is her intention to promote membership, increase retention and participation of members, bring back inactive members, support State Associations, and develop a working relationship with the Delegate Assembly to meet the needs of both the affiliated and non-affiliated states through improved communication and committee work. She also created a “Presidents Club” with other Association Presidents to help address the challenges of operating a volunteer association and to organize more regional LE&OD workshops to help develop leadership skills in as many members as possible.