NCBTMB Announces New Board Certificants of 1st Quarter 2022

BURR RIDGE, IL — Twenty-nine 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.

“Congratulations! Your commitment to excellence is to be applauded! Board Certification indicates that you are highly qualified in your field,” said Dolly Wallace, BCTMB, LMT, and NCBTMB President. “Healthcare practitioners look for that credential when referring their patients for massage therapy. Consumers also seek out Board Certified therapists. Board Certification means something!”

The new Board Certificants are:

Ma-Juther Avdi, BCTMB

Wixom, MI

Darcy Holderman, BCTMB

Saint Paul, MN

Jodi Best, BCTMB

Lima, OH

Shantel Leigh Howard, BCTMB

Fort Worth, TX

Ann Boone, BCTMB

Lexington, KY

Janet Kelly, BCTMB

Overland Park, KS

Jesse Brock, BCTMB

Parrish, FL

Michael Kirchgesner, BCTMB

Springfield, IL

Glenda Jenean Byrd, BCTMB

Laurel, MS

Brandon Kruse, BCTMB

Saint Joseph, MN

Shawnqna Chinn, BCTMB

Atlanta, GA

Rebecca Maras, BCTMB

Plymouth, MN

William Christiansen, BCTMB

Minneapolis, MN

Tammy L. McLendon, BCTMB

Everett, WA

Daniel Deloge, BCTMB

Hillsborough, NH

Hannah Mitchell, BCTMB


Alden Durfee, BCTMB

Asheville, NC

Mamapalo Mokeyane, BCTMB

Philadelphia, PA

Sophia ElJazzar, BCTMB

Virginia Beach, VA

Erica Ogdon, BCTMB

Del Mar, CA

Ida Friedman, BCTMB

Oakland, CA

Priscilla Riley, BCTMB

Springfield, IL

Brenda Gomez, BCTMB

Pflugerville, TX

Lea Rodriguez, BCTMB

Pflugerville, TX

Morgan Hastings, BCTMB

St Cloud, MN

Megan Sweeney, BCTMB

Hilger, MT

Deborah Hoffa, BCTMB

Layton, UT

Shannon Willoughby, BCTMB

Myrtle Beach, SC

Mirya Zen, BCTMB

Brooklyn, NY


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.