NCBTMB Announces New Board Certificants

Burr Ridge, IL (February 5, 2021)—Seven massage therapists earned their Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB®) this past month from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), joining a community of more than 14,000 massage therapists worldwide.

“Congratulations to the new class of Certificants! Your commitment to increasing your knowledge of massage therapy practices combined with your ongoing commitment to the community, will help you, your clients and our profession,” said Portia B Resnick, BCTMB, PhD, ATC, NCBTMB President and Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach.

The new Board Certificants are:

Stefanie Pusateri, BCTMB
Chippewa Falls, WI

Mylinh Gillespie, BCTMB
Newton, IL

Kerry Hagner, BCTMB
Anthem, AZ

Patricia V. Jara Arenas, BCTMB
Sleepy Hollow, NY

Victoria Dyugovsky, BCTMB
San Jose, CA

Julia Tar, BCTMB
Manchester, MI

Saint Clair Shores, MI

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 define and advance the highest standards within the massage therapy and bodywork profession. 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), Specialty Certificates, and Assigned Schools.