The American FDM Association (AFDMA) was formed by Marjorie Kasten in August 2007 to carry on the work of Stephen Typaldos, D.O., to train doctors, support research and educate the community about the Fascial Distortion Model and its benefits, for individuals and for society at large. The founding incorporators were Dr. Ray Andreassen from Delta Junction, AK, Dr. Byron Perkins from Anchorage, AK and John Kasten from Bangor, ME. Dr. Andreassen was the first president of the AFDMA and Dr. Perkins succeeded him as our second president. Other original board members include Dr. Gene Lenard from San Diego, Dr. Todd Capistrant from Healy, AK and Ann Shea, now from Texas, and Marjorie Kasten serving as executive director. The AFDMA is a non-profit corporation approved by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and classified as a public charity. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.