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April 22, 2009

NCBTMB Names New Director of School Outreach

Two New Committee Chairs Also Join NCBTMB's Volunteer Leadership Team

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) has named Betty T. Ward its new Director of School Outreach.

In her new role, Ward will work closely with educational institutions to ensure the schools meet eligibility requirements for preparing students to take NCBTMB exams. The department also drives educational initiatives designed to assist schools in their mission to prepare students for success - both in the classroom and in the field.

Ward comes to NCBTMB with more than 12 years of experience in program management and working with businesses and institutions of higher education. She has overseen numerous college outreach initiatives for various corporations and institutions. Her areas of expertise include establishing relationships with a national network of top-tier universities, managing all aspects of corporate internship programs and executive mentoring relationships, consulting with senior university leaders, and providing career development support to college students.

Ward has served as the Director of Career Services for Triton College and for Lewis University, where she also was an assistant director and academic advisor for its Graduate School of Management, as well as an instructor, advisor and mentor for first-year students. She holds a bachelor's degree in applied psychology from Loyola University, a master's in counseling psychology from Lewis University and a master's in education from the University of Illinois.

Also joining NCBTMB's school outreach efforts is Nathalie Turotte, who has been appointed Chair of its School Outreach Advisory Performance committee. Turotte is the Director of Career Services at the American Institute, School of Wellness & Beauty in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Newly appointed Government Relations Chair Virginia Cowen has also become part of the volunteer leadership team at NCBTMB. The president of IngeniousWellness, she has more than a decade of fitness- and wellness-related experience. Cowen holds a PhD in exercise and wellness from Arizona State University and a master's in applied (exercise) physiology from Columbia University.

Source: National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork


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