Board of Directors
The NCBTMB Board of Directors manages and directs the affairs of the National Certification Board, Board Certification, volunteer committees, publications and examinations. These members also govern NCBTMB's policies and procedures with a mission of defining and advancing the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession.
Leena Guptha, D.O., BCTMB, MBA (Hons)
Lehigh Valley, PA (term ends December 31, 2016)
Dr. Leena Guptha BCTMB, received her degree in Osteopathic and Naturopathic Medicine from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London (formerly British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy), a Masters in Complementary Therapy from the University of Westminster, graduated from the British College of Acupuncture with a Licentiate in Acupuncture, is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist and graduated with honors as a Valedictorian from her Masters in Business Administration program. She was formerly the Dean of Massage Therapy at Lehigh Valley College in Pennsylvania and taught at the National University for Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois, for eight years.
Dr. Guptha is passionate about advancing education, securing regulation and facilitating the profession at large toward global recognition. Dr. Guptha is an NCB approved provider and dedicates her time to promoting and teaching Ethics, Research, Musculoskeletal alignment techniques and Business practices. Her professional career spans more than 20 years and has encompassed primary care, academic appointments and the practice of massage therapy. In the past, she has presided as Dean of Academic Affairs and Campus President and managed multi-disciplinary education departments in healthcare, business and technology. As an independent self regulator/evaluator, she served as a national accreditation evaluator for degree programs. In addition, she has been an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association, which she presided as national president in 2007-2008.
As a driving force in the massage industry, Dr. Guptha’s personal mission has been to facilitate the integration of complementary alternative therapies into primary healthcare settings. As an incoming chair of NCBTMB, and with the help of Board of Directors, our dedicated volunteers and staff, she aims to carry the torch for the profession advancing educational standards in massage therapy, promoting the value of board certification, securing quality continued education providers and classes, which universally supports education, training and the practice of massage therapy and bodyworks.
Bruce Baltz, LMT, BCTMB
Loxahatchee, FL (term ends December 31, 2018)
Bruce Baltz is Board Certified and a licensed massage therapist in New York and Florida. Bruce received his massage diploma from the Swedish Institute in New York City in 1993. He is an internationally-recognized educator with over 30 years of experience in the fitness and bodywork industry. An NCBTMB volunteer since 2007, Bruce served on the Approved Provider Committee. He has also held volunteer positions with the Florida State Massage Therapy Association and American Massage Therapy Association.
In 1999, Bruce developed and started teaching Deep Tissue Stone Massage workshops with LaStone Therapy and founded SpiriPhysical in 2004, focusing on continuing education in massage therapy. In 2007, Bruce added Active Isolated Stretching (IAS) to his teaching repertoire. From 2011 to 2013, Bruce was Vice President of Education and Business Development for Bon Vital Inc. He received his certification in AIS and has developed an AIS program for the Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach, Florida in 2015. Bruce is also a founding member of Deep Freeze Team LLC, offering an advanced new generation of cool therapy pain relief products.
Dr. W. Randy Snyder, DC, MS, CHCQM, BCTMB
Vista, CA (term ends December 31, 2016)
Dr. Snyder is a California licensed Chiropractor and Board Certified Massage Therapist. He graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1983 from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. In addition, he has a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Independence University and is Certified in Healthcare Quality and Management with a sub-specialty in Case Management from the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.
Upon graduation from chiropractic school, Dr. Snyder went into clinical practice and followed this path for the first 17 years of his career. He then was hired by a national managed healthcare company and has been performing insurance authorization peer review for the last 14 years. During this time, he has also had experience teaching massage, continuing education, and healthcare administration. He has spoken at several massage conferences and has a particular interest in the integration of massage into the healthcare setting.
This is his second term volunteering at NCBTMB as he previously served from 2008-2010.