NCBTMB Announces Billie Shea as Government Relations Liaison

Oakbrook Terrace, IL (December 3, 2013) –NCBTMB announced today that Billie Shea, BCMT, will become its Government Relations Liaison.  In this role, Billie will represent and advocate on NCB’s behalf to the state boards regarding licensure within the massage therapy profession, and in particular, the importance of NCB’s licensure exams to be recognized by the states.

“We’re thrilled we found someone with such an amazing set of qualifications—perfect for this role,” says Steve Kirin, CEO of NCB.

Billie’s unique set of qualifications include:

NCBTMB Welcomes New Board Members

Oakbrook Terrace, IL (November 22, 2013) – NCBTMB announced today important transitions for the NCBTMB Board of Directors with the appointments of Michael McGillicuddy and Bruce Baltz, effective immediately. Elected members Teresa M. Matthews and Dr. Stuart Watts will also join the NCBTMB Board of Directors beginning January 1, 2014.

NCBTMB Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of McGillicuddy to the board based on his notable achievements and unmatched influence within the profession. Effective immediately, McGillicuddy will serve on the board for a three year term.

NCBTMB Elevates Steve Kirin to CEO

Oakbrook Terrace, IL  (May 22, 2013) – The Board of NCBTMB is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Kirin to Chief Executive Officer.  Stating that his transitional role and major organizational objectives are nearly complete, Mike Williams, interim CEO of NCBTMB, recommended Kirin’s promotion to the post.  The promotion of Steve Kirin, the current Chief Operating Officer, is a natural progression of the changes implemented at NCBTMB over the past twenty months.

Congratulations to New Members Joining the NCBTMB Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce a number of Board transitions effective January 1, 2013.

Sue Toscano (current Chair-Elect) will become Chair beginning January 1, 2013. At that time, our current Chair, Alexa Zaledonis moves into her newly elected role as Treasurer, replacing Ronni Burns who has served as Treasurer for two years. Ronni will remain on the NCB Board as a public member.

Congratulations to our new Chair-Elect, Dr. Leena Guptha, who was elected by the current Board during our November Board meeting. Dr. Guptha will become Chair effective January 1, 2015.

NCBTMB Statement Regarding Continuing Education

As previously announced, The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is rolling out a slate of products and services that individually and cumulatively will advance the standards in the massage and bodywork profession. We have reviewed the feedback given by the AMTA and the AFMTE regarding the Maintenance of Core Competence (MOCC) Program Proposal, and share some of their concerns as the proposal appears to advocate for an overall minimum level of required continuing education.

NCBTMB Announces Board Certification Credential

A Slate of New Programs Aimed at Elevating the Profession - Set to Roll Out Over the Next 12 Months

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois (March 14, 2012) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a 12-month plan 
that will improve the quality and usefulness of all of its products and communications including a new certification credential, new technology, and improved tools and support. The nonprofit organization is completely revamping all areas of operation to ensure that the support is in place to elevate standards for the profession.


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