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August, 2001, Vol. 01, Issue 08

New Executive Committee, Board Members at NCBTMB

By Editorial Staff

MCLEAN, VA - The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) recently announced the election of its new executive committee and board members. The announcements were made June 20-21.

The new committee consists of:

Susan Scoboria, NCTMB (Westport, Connecticut), was elected as chair-elect last year and now assumes the position of board chair. Susan is the administrative and admissions director for the Westport branch of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, and the former director of admissions for the New York College for Holistic Health Education and Research. She is a former member of the Connecticut chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and the AMTA Council of Schools.

Whitney Lowe, NCTMB (Bend, Oregon), was elected as chair-elect at the board of directors meeting in May 2001. Whitney, the owner/director of the Orthopedic Massage Education and Research Institute (OMERI), is a continuing-education instructor and serves NCBTMB as a board liaison for the nomination committee. (Editor's note: As you probably know, Whitney is also a current columnist for Massage Today.)

William F. Stoehs (Palm Harbor, Florida), a telecommunications consultant and NCBTMB public member, was also elected in May as NCBTMB secretary/treasurer. Bill serves as the board liaison to the bylaws committee. All three executive committee positions (chair, chair-elect, and secretary/treasurer) carry a one-year term.

In addition, three new board members were elected in early spring to the board of directors, serving three-year terms:

Garnet Adair, NCTMB (Tucson, Arizona) is an instructor at her alma mater, the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts. Garnet served as chair of NCBTMB's Ethics and Standards Committee for two years; she has also held several positions with regional and state organizations.

Tree Bright, NCTMB (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), another graduate of the Desert Institute, previously served as program coordinator and instructor for Forsyth Technical Community College.

Elaine Calenda, NCTMB (Longmont, Colorado) is an instructor/director of clinical education for Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Elaine has been a member of NCBTMB's Exam Committee since 1994, serving as chair of the committee since 1995.

The new board members and executive committee join current board members Leena Guptha, PhD, DO, NCTMB; Pam Laubscher, DO, public member; C. Michael Pizzuto, NCTMB; and Christine Niero, PhD, executive director and ex-officio member of the executive committee.


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