December 4, 2023 | News

NCBTMB Announces New Board Certificants of 3rd Quarter

BURR RIDGE, IL — Twenty-four massage therapists earned their Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB®) this past quarter from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), joining a community of more than 13,000 massage therapists worldwide.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome so many massage therapists to the Board Certificant community,” said Dolly Wallace, BCTMB, LMT, and NCBTMB President. “The commitment to excellence by so many practitioners is astounding!”

The list of the new certificants, listed by state, for the third quarter appears below:

James Ivaska, BCTMB

North Little Rock, AR

Jaime Colleen Richards, BCTMB

Wilmington, NC

Evan Ellenbogen, BCTMB

Eureka, CA

Joseph Craft, BCTMB

Browns Mills, NJ

Samuel Torres, BCTMB

Loomis, CA

Sung Youn Lee, BCTMB

Freehold, NJ

Natalie Elledge, BCTMB

Delray Beach, FL

Velina L. Vassar, BCTMB

Albuquerque, NM

Erin Winnie, BCTMB

Belvidere, IL

Candice Kruth, BCTMB

Las Vegas, NV

Deborah Sweeney, BCTMB

Rockland, MA

Athena Perusse, BCTMB

Las Vegas, NV

Dominic Ernst, BCTMB

Warren, MI

Kathy German, BCTMB

Austin, TX

Vincent Rubino, BCTMB

Hazel Park, MI

Yvette Gutierrez, BCTMB

Corpus Christi, TX

Eric Cooper, BCTMB

Manchester, MI

Katie Tesar, BCTMB

Austin, TX

Rachel Nelson, BCTMB

St. George, UT

Angelee Oh, BCTMB

Dumfries, VA

Jaymi Crosier, BCTMB

Washington, UT

Wendy Halfpap, BCTMB

Mequon, WI

Jennifer Agape, BCTMB

Ogden, UT

Julia L. Koch, BCTMB

New Richmond, WI


Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB®) is the highest credential within the massage and bodywork profession. Choosing to become Board Certified demonstrates advanced assessment and critical thinking abilities, as well as provides instant credibility to current and prospective clients and employers. The program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).


NCBTMB is a non-profit organization with the mission to elevate the massage therapy profession nationwide by establishing and advancing the highest credentials and standards of excellence. In addition to the BCTMB®, NCBTMB offers the Approved Provider Program, the country’s most-respected source for continuing education approval by state boards, government and regulatory agencies, and massage therapists. NCBTMB also offers the Massage Therapy Assessment for Certification (MTAC) and the Assigned Schools program.


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