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. He is an internationally recognized educator with over 28 years of experience in the fitness and bodywork industry. An NCBTMB volunteer since 2007, Baltz has 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 1994, Baltz founder of SpiriPhysical, received his massage diploma from Swedish Institute in New York City. In 1999 he developed and started to teach Deep Tissue Stone Massage workshops with LaStone Therapy. In 2007, Baltz added Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) to his teaching repertoire and developed AIS The Spa Method. SpiriPhysical is now involved in developing massage education for spa trade shows and bringing more depth into spa menus.
W. Randy Snyder, MS, DC, CMT, BCTMB
Carlsbad, CA (term ends December 31, 2016)
Randy has 17 years of clinical practice, almost 12 years of managed healthcare experience, and years of teaching both massage and healthcare administration.
Randy has earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and a Master of Science - Healthcare Administration from Independence University. Randy has also served on the NCBTMB Board of Directors from 2008 - 2010.