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.

The Board of Directors also elected Baltz as Chair-Elect. A former NCBTMB Approved Provider Committee member and current member of NCBTMB Board of Directors, Baltz brings over 28 years of industry experience to the table. His term as Chair-Elect is also effective immediately.

In addition, elected members Teresa M. Matthews and Dr. Stuart Watts will join the Board of Directors beginning January 1, 2014. Both Matthews and Watts will serve four year terms.

Board Chair, Dr. Leena Guptha expresses her enthusiasm regarding the new additions to the Board. “On behalf of everyone at NCBTMB, we are humbled and honored to welcome Michael, Bruce, Teresa, and Stuart to our Board of Directors. Together, the board and I look forward to taking up the challenges and the torch for NCBTMB as a united front that only grows stronger with the addition of these dedicated industry professionals.”

Steve Kirin, CEO, also welcomes the new members to the Board, with enthusiasm for the depth and breadth of “a collection of industry-recognized teachers, authors and speakers who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our Board of Directors. We look forward to working together to continue to advance our organization and our profession as a whole.”

Michael McGillicuddy, LMT, NCTMB, CKTI

McGillicuddy currently resides in Winter Park, FL. As the owner and instructor of USA Pro-Sports Massage Therapy Clinic, a continuing education company, he conducts workshops throughout the world. With over twenty years of experience, he is a trusted CE provider, as well as a worldwide industry influencer and educator. When he is not teaching, McGillicuddy enjoys running and biking.

Bruce Baltz, LMT, NCTMB

Baltz is a notable NCBTMB Approved Provider. Currently residing in Miami, FL, he is the VP of Education & Business Development for Bon Vital Inc. and is busy coordinating an in-house CE program and awareness outreach for the massage school community. This project allows him to travel throughout the country and network with several organizations, Approved Providers, therapists and students. Outside of his role, Baltz is working on a new initiative with NCBTMB to create a national school tour.

Teresa M. Matthews, LMT, CPT, NCTMB

For the past 18 years, Matthews has owned and operated a successful Massage School in Jacksonville, FL. She continues to teach advanced massage training and her Personal Training Certification Program. Her passion and ambition to educate health and wellness has enabled her to present seminars statewide and nationally. Matthews currently resides in Florida and, in her free time, enjoys creating fitness DVD’s to help others stay fit.

Dr. Stuart Watts

A concerned practitioner of the healing arts, Dr. Watts worked for both the practitioners’ rights and the rights of the public throughout his forty year career. As a teacher, he has taught workshops throughout the world and been a speaker at several national conventions in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Watts currently resides in Albuquerque, NM.

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The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992.  The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Approved Providers, Assigned Schools and entry level State Licensure Exams.

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